July 17, 2021| 106 0

Viva Aerobus Increases Domestic Destinations and Beats Passenger Record

Viva Aerobus surpassed its monthly passenger record for the second time in a row in June after reaching 1.36 million registered passengers. According to a press release, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier increased passenger counts by 31% compared to June 2019. For its part, the company’s load factor was 88.1% for the month, one of the highest natio …

March 14, 2021| 69 0

Lufthansa Doubles Services For Easter After Jump In Bookings

German national flag carrier Lufthansa said in a statement released on March 12 that it had doubled its number of flights to spring sun destinations over the Easter holidays after seeing a massive increase in bookings. Not surprisingly, after almost a year of lockdowns and restrictions, people in Germany are eager to get away to somewhere warm over …

February 16, 2021| 84 0

TUI To Become First European Airline To Resume MAX Flights Tomorrow

On February 17th, TUI fly Belgium is expected to resume flights using the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline will be flying the plane to Spain and become the first European airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after European authorities gave their approval for the aircraft to return to commercial service. TUI fly Belgium to resume Boeing 737 MAX flight …

February 15, 2021| 99 0

Sun Country Airlines Wants To Expand – Where Could It Fly?

Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost carrier that often flies under the radar of most travelers. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the carrier focuses on flying leisure passengers on nonstop routes on mostly seasonal services. As the airline charts a course to get to 50 aircraft, the carrier has plenty of room to grow. Here are some exam …

February 13, 2021| 59 0

Volaris Expects To Receive Up To 98 Planes By 2028

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris expects to receive up to 98 new aircraft between 2021 and 2028. These new planes will replace older aircraft and increase the size of its current fleet. The airline will keep putting its trust in the Airbus A320neo family in an attempt to consolidate itself as the largest operator in the Mexican market. What does the …

February 10, 2021| 59 0

Air Canada Continues To Cut Routes & Jobs

Air Canada announced Tuesday that it would be cutting 17 more transborder and international routes. As a result, the carrier will temporarily lay off another 1,500 staff. This will bring the total of airline job cuts in Canada since the start of the new year up to 5,000. Unions are not happy with the lack of aid from the Canadian government. Sevente …

February 6, 2021| 96 0

WestJet Lays Off More Staff And Cabin Crew

Canada’s second-largest airline has had to make some further cuts to its workforce, announcing this past week that 250 staff will be laid off. Citing Canada’s recent restrictions imposed on travel to Mexico and other southern sun destinations, WestJet will lay off 120 cabin crew as of March 2nd. The other 130 WestJet jobs being cut will come from c …

January 30, 2021| 248 0

Avianca Has Almost Resumed 100 Routes

Since Avianca resumed operations in October, the South American airline has reactivated almost 100 routes. Little by little, Avianca is reconnecting Colombia and El Salvador with many Latin American countries, despite the ongoing travel restrictions and waves of COVID-19 infections. Simple Flying spoke with Avianca’s CEO, Anko van der Werff, about …

January 28, 2021| 91 0

American Airlines Alters International Lounge Access Policy

American Airlines is making some changes to its international lounge access policy. The airline bills the changes as streamlining lounge access policies and making it easier for customers to figure out which lounge they get access to. These changes are currently in effect for a limited amount of time, though it would not be surprising to see Americ …

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