Frontier Airlines Announces Latest Network Expansion

Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its network with 20 new routes and five new cities, including service to its 7th New York airport: Stewart International in New Windsor. The flights, which will primarily operate out of Orlando International Airport, will begin in November to meet winter demand to sunny destinations. To celebrate the expansion, the airline is offering introductory fares starting at $25 one-way. 20 New Routes and Five New Cities Frontier is starting service to five new cities, including expanding…

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A Frontier Airbus A320 departs Las Vegas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Delta Announces Massive Hiring, New Customer Satisfaction Measures

In a letter directed to its employees, Delta CEO Ed Bastian has acknowledged that there are serious shortcomings in customer service as passenger demand is ramping quickly up, and in more than one occasion the current structure has failed to take care of customers needs. "After a year of lockdowns, it’s been heartening to see so many of you returning to the skies this summer and reclaiming your lives. While we are pleased to welcome you back, the unexpected pace of the return of our…

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A Delta Boeing 767 departs New York's JFK. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

WestJet, KLM Expand Codeshare To Prepare For International Travel

The summer travel season has reached its peak, and several countries already reopened their borders with relaxed entry requirements and have eased Covid-19 mandates. As a result, several major airlines have revived key routes and unveiled new flight operations to recapture as much of the market as possible since the ongoing surge in passengers traveling continues to rise. While Canada prepares for its border reopening, Westjet – Canada’s second-largest airline – used this time period and opportunity to prepare for providing more connectivity this summer…

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A WestJet Boeing 787 enters the runway at Paine Field in Washington. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Travel Bubble Between South Korea, Saipan Has Launched

South Korea and Saipan, the US territory in the Pacific Ocean have inked the travel bubble agreement. However, the travel demand was remained weak in South Korea as the country is seeing the fourth wave of the coronavirus. Asiana Airlines, the second largest carrier in South Korea, and Jeju Air, a no-frills airline, have carried a total of 92 passengers to Saipan on Saturday. However, only six passengers were traveling under the latest travel bubble arrangement. The remaining passengers were essential travelers, such as residents…

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Asiana Airlines took delivery of its first A350-900XWB on Monday (Photo: Airbus)

LATAM Brasil Outlines Growth Plans

As Brazil is through its worst phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination campaign ramps up, airlines that operate domestically are starting to feel the effect of increased demand. This time, contrary to the shattered hopes and brief rebound of later 2020 (or, as it is called in Brazil, a "chicken flight"), companies start to gear up for good, hoping for a post-pandemic scenario. In this regard, LATAM Brasil, the second largest airline by domestic traffic in the country pre-COVID and currently the second…

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A LATAM Boeing 777 on approach to Amsterdam. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

A First Look at Air France’s New Airbus A220

On Monday, Air France's brand new Airbus A220 rolled out of the paint shop sporting a sleek, elegant look. The aircraft, which will be delivered in September, is the first of 60 A220-300s the airline has on order. The addition of the A220 into Air France's fleet should prove beneficial for the airline and its customers considering its improved range, comfort, low operating costs and reduced environmental impact.  A Look at Air France's First A220 Air France's first A220 debuted with the airline's updated livery…

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Air France's first A220 rolling out of the paint shop (Photo: Air France Newsroom)

Eurowings Discover Inaugurates its First Long-Haul Service with flights to East Africa

Lufthansa Group's newest airline, Eurowings Discover, yesterday made its first commercial long-haul flight, inaugurating its flights to Mombasa's Moi International Airport and then onwards to Zanzibar, Tanzania. After obtaining its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the German Federal Aviation Authority on June 16, Eurowings will be commencing flight operations under the airline’s own flight code “4Y”. The airline is the only European airline currently offering scheduled direct flights to Moi Intl. Airport and is taking advantage of the demand for leisure travel at a time…

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Eurowings Discover A330-300 (Photo: Lufthansa)

Air Canada Looking Toward Slow, Steady Recovery

More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, many airlines have returned to operating bolstered schedules with flights filled with passengers once again. Airports have been busy and airlines have ramped up flight schedules and opened up recruitment drives as air travel returns to a new, yet familiar normal. The return of air travel might have been slower than initially predicted, but it has brought back much-needed earnings for several airlines as their numbers begin to improve quarter over quarter. Montreal-based Air Canada reported its…

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX taxies to its gate. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

American Airlines Reports First Profit Since the Start of the Pandemic

On Thursday, American Airlines revealed its numbers for the second quarter of 2021, posting its first profit since the beginning of the pandemic. Specifically, the Fort Worth, Tex.-based carrier totaled a $19 million net profit, boosted by funds via the U.S. government's Payroll Support Program - PSP. The Numbers During the second quarter of 2021, American Airlines accumulated $7.748 billion in revenue, led by $6.545 billion in passenger revenue from a rebound in domestic travel. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, amid lockdowns throughout…

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An American Airlines 737-800 taxing at Boston Logan International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Breeze Airways Faces a Lull Following Schedule Changes

Breeze Airways, an upstart carrier founded by the creator of jetBlue Airways, David Neeleman, has already hit some bumps in one of their inaugural flights and has announced the reduction of some flights. In addition to jetBlue and Breeze, David Neeleman also founded Brizillian carrier 'Azul' and Canadian airlines 'WestJet'. Breeze Airways follows the lead of Avelo in reducing flights not too long after beginning them, but unlike Avelo, they haven't announced the discontinuation of any cities just yet. At least 13-routes have been affected…

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A Breeze Airways E195 (Photo: Breeze Aviation)
A Taos Air Fairchild Dornier 328JET prepares for its first flight of the day at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

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Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its network with 20 new routes and five new cities, including service to its 7th New York airport: Stewart International in…

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In a letter directed to its employees, Delta CEO Ed Bastian has acknowledged that there are serious shortcomings in customer service as passenger demand is ramping quickly up, and in…

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