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Allegiant’s December 2021 Traffic Numbers Exceed 2019 Levels

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air recently announced its December 2021 passenger numbers as well as its overall passenger traffic for 2021. Passenger numbers for the month exceeded the same month in 2019. This was despite operational difficulty over the holiday period mostly related due to crew shortages from the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The airline also managed to post a profit for the third consecutive quarter since the Covid-19 pandemic began.  Passenger Numbers Rising Passenger numbers for December 2021 were up…

FAA Referring Disruptive Passengers for Criminal Prosecution

The FAA has begun referring cases of disruptive passengers to the FBI and Department of Justice for prosecution. The agency has referred 37 cases of disruptive passengers to the FBI since August. The number of disruptive and unruly passengers has been on the rise this year due to pushback from…

Alaska Airlines Announces Development of Hydrogen Engine

Alaska Airlines has announced a partnership with California-based ZeroAvia to develop a hydrogen-electric powertrain. The new engine will be installed on a De Havilland Q400, operated by Alaska's wholly-owned subsidiary Horizon Air. Alaska and ZeroAvia will work together to modify one of ZeroAvia’s existing powertrains to a new ZA2000 engine…

Sun Country Announces Expansion with Schedule Extention

Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced another route expansion, including service to seven new cities. The expansion also comes as the airline is extending its schedule into fall 2022, as the airline prepares for a big summer. The new routes and destinations including the airlines' first foray into Canada and…

Lufthansa Brings Last 747 Out of Storage From Twente Airport

German flag carrier, Lufthansa, has brought their last Boeing 747 out of storage from Twente Airport to be returned to service. The Twitter account for the Twente Airport in the Netherlands tweeted out photos of the German queen departing for Frankfurt. From there the aircraft will go through the process…

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…

WestJet Restarting Service to All Domestic Destinations

WestJet Airlines has announced it will be resuming service to five cities in eastern Canada, the CBC reports. The destinations were suspended due to the significant drop in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent provincial lockdowns. When the services resume, WestJet will be back to serving all domestic…

Delta Announces Summer Expansion

Delta Air Lines has announced an ambitious expansion to its summer flying schedule. The airline is expanding service at popular outdoor destinations to help match leisure travel demand. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has to lead most tourists to flock to destinations that allow for wide, open outdoor spaces.…

Alaska Airlines Adds Pacific Northwest Routes, Leverages Horizon Air

Alaska Airlines has continued its expansion plans into 2021, announced today that it will be adding four new routes to its network, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The region’s hometown airline is looking to increase its presence in its home territory, as well as provide more options for travelers. The…

NTSB Provides Update on United Airlines 328

The NTSB has released an update on its investigation into the catastrophic engine failure on United Airlines flight 328. The incident received widespread media attention when the engine cowling from the Boeing 777 landed in the front yard of a house in a Denver suburb. None of the passengers or…