United Airlines is the World’s Sustainability Guinea Pig

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set an ambitious goal for global air travel emissions: cut the CO2 the aviation industry emits by 50% of 2005 levels by 2050. Airlines are at different stages in their adjustments, with some carriers clearly breaking out as clear leaders in the fight against climate change. United Airlines is perhaps the leader in the fight against climate change in the aviation industry. The airline has long boasted its advancements in the field – from its first investments in…

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A United Eco-Skies 737 on approach into Las Vegas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Air France Announces New Flights to Denver

Amid a slowdown in transatlantic travel, Air France is launching a new service to Denver, increasing its total U.S. destinations for the 2021 summer season to 12. Initially, the French flag carrier plans thrice-weekly services on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Flights are slated to start on July 2, 2021, subject to the lifting of travel bans between France and the United States, allowing non-essential travel. Additionally, the services operate seasonally during the summer, ending on October 29. On the route, Air France will utilize its…

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An Air France 787-9 begins its takeoff roll at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

SKY Airline Inaugurates Interregional Routes in Peru

SKY continues to bet on the Peruvian connectivity and inaugurated new interregional routes this week. According to alnnews, this April 12 and 14 respectively, the routes between Cusco and Puerto Maldonado, and Tarapoto and Iquitos were inaugurated. “We are very proud to start low-cost and direct flights between Cusco and Puerto Maldonado, as well as from Tarapoto to Iquitos. We are sure that our arrival will be well received. SKY will expand the current offer so that Peruvians can move quickly, safely and at the…

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A SKY Airlines A321XLR mock-up (Photo: Airbus)

American Airlines Expands Services for the Summer

American Airlines has announced a new expansion for its upcoming summer schedule. In response to strong demand, the airline expects to fly 90% of its domestic seat capacity compared to the same period in 2019. Although slower see a rebound in demand, the airline also expects that it will operate 80% of its international seat capacity when compared to 2019. This summer the airline will operate 150 new routes, including new services announced today. In addition to operating new routes, the airline will also add…

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An American Airlines Boeing 787 at LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Ultimate Air Shuttle Announces New Gulf Shores Route

Ultimate Air Shuttle is based at the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio and operates as Part 135 Air Charter Carrier. It has operated many routes as 'public charters' similarly to the way that JSX operates on the west coast. The carrier suspended their scheduled flights in mid-2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. They did resume operations briefly that summer but stopped operations once again shortly after. They did, however, operate flights to the EAS city of Manistee, Michigan under the title of 'North Country Sky' until…

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An Ultimate Air Shuttle Dornier 328Jet in Chicago. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Virgin Atlantic Debuts ASMR Campaign to Encourage Travelers

Virgin Atlantic has launched a unique campaign targeting travelers with their favorite sights and sounds of flying. The advert comes just days after The Mirror reported Brits could begin to book summer holidays. The new advert entices those who are yearning to catch their next flight with a video featuring call bells, seatbelt clicking and the sound of ripping boarding passes. Virgin Atlantic states that, from a survey of over 1000 British adults, 82% of people missed the sound of a pilot's announcement and 73% missed the…

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A Virgin Atlantic 787-9 departing London Heathrow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

DHL Expanding Asia-Pacific Network

In response to predicted exponential growth in shipment volume, DHL Express has increased its flight network between the Asia-Pacific, the U.S and Europe, adding flights with Kalitta Air and AeroLogic to accommodate more demand. DHL added a couple of new Boeing 777F aircraft to its fleet with the purchase coming as part of a 14-unit order with Boeing in 2018, with the American manufacturer having already delivered 10 aircraft and the remaining four being slated to enter service in 2021. In January, DHL ordered eight…

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A DHL 777F taxies for takeoff at Paine Field Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Frontier Airlines Announces New Routes, Adds New State to Network

Frontier Airlines has continued its aggressive network expansion as travel across the United States continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has introduced eight new routes across the country, including adding the state of Alaska to its route map. All new routes will start in early June and feature popular leisure destinations for travelers looking to get away. Of the new routes, four will be to cities not currently served by Frontier, with the remaining new routes operating between larger cities in the…

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A Frontier A320 lifts off from Las Vegas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Eastern Air Lines Lands in Europe

Eastern Airlines has announced its first transatlantic route, which will fly from Chicago to Sarajevo in Bostnia and Herzegovina. The bold move comes as the U.S carrier continues to chase profitable business opportunities outside of core markets that are well-served by traditional legacy carriers. Starting on May 28, Eastern will between Chicago's O’Hare International Airport and Butmir International Airport in the city of Sajarevo. Flights will run once a week and will take place throughout the summer season until September 5, 2021. The outbound flight…

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An Eastern Airlines 767 in the new livery. (Photo: Eastern Airlines)

United Airlines Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Carbon Reduction Alliance

Over the years, United Airlines has made significant efforts in decarbonizing the airline industry. In 2015, the carrier invested $30 million into Fulcrum BioEnergy, an alternative fuels developer in the United States, which converts municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. The investment was the single largest of any airline in the industry at the time and demonstrated United's commitment to advancing the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Now, United has made another leap in lessening its carbon footprint - the launch of its…

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A United Boeing 737 rotating out of Washington Dulles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Weiland)
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United Airlines is the World’s Sustainability Guinea Pig

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set an ambitious goal for global air travel emissions: cut the CO2 the aviation industry emits by 50% of 2005 levels by 2050.…

Air France Announces New Flights to Denver

Amid a slowdown in transatlantic travel, Air France is launching a new service to Denver, increasing its total U.S. destinations for the 2021 summer season to 12. Initially, the French…

SKY Airline Inaugurates Interregional Routes in Peru

SKY continues to bet on the Peruvian connectivity and inaugurated new interregional routes this week. According to alnnews, this April 12 and 14 respectively, the routes between Cusco and Puerto…