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An ExpressJet E145. The regional carrier's contract with United Airlines is being terminated. (Photo: Timothy Powaleny via Creative Commons)

ExpressJet Plans Independent Renaissance

Much like Avelo Airlines and Breeze Airways, another name might take to the skies in 2021 as the United States commercial aviation industry continues to rebound from 2020. For this airline, the name will return to the skies, unlike the aforementioned brands. While still in the early stages, the return of ExpressJet Airlines has been a yearlong process in the making as the carrier transitions from a regional airline to an independent carrier. The last time ExpressJet was seen in…

Connect Airlines Plans To Reconnect Canada – United States

In the wake of the Air Canada-Air Transat merger termination, the business industry of Canada might just get an additional competitor to add to the mix. The Toronto-based firm, calling itself Connect Airlines, targets a late 2021 launch date and wants to lure in business travelers as they make their…

Air Canada and Air Transat Forgo Merger Following Challenges

Following two years worth of debate and speculation, the Air Canada and Air Transat merger is officially off the table. Both parties agreed to terminate the Arrangement Agreement and will go their separate ways following nearly two years of attempting to merge. The deal was originally constructed in June 2019…

Aeromar Launches Second McAllen Route, Initial Monterrey Destination

Celebrating eight years of service to McAllen, the city’s lone international airline is adding a new flight to a new destination for the city. Mexican airline Aeromar will begin to operate flights between the south Texas city and Monterrey, Mexico. The airline will deploy ATR 72s on the route, operating…

777 Partners and Flair Airlines Confirmed for Boeing 737 MAX

As the Boeing 737 MAX works it way back into the sky, a steady stream of orders are starting to work their way into the Renton orderbooks. Boeing's latest customer is 777 Partners, who was confirmed to pick up 24 737 MAX 8 models with an additional 60 more options…

Joplin Drops American for United, Favoring Chicago Opportunity

For the first time in a decade, the service provider at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Missouri will change hands. The route, which is current serviced by American Airlines and its regional partners, will be dropped on June 1 as the Essential Air Service contract was up for renewal. American…

Japan Plans Schedule Changes & Executive Changes as New Fiscal…

Japan Airlines announced changes in both operations for the 2021 flight as well as changes for the new year’s corporate structure. The airline, which runs a financial calendar from April 1 to March 31, will see the corporate changes take place when the new fiscal year begins. The airline noted…

Bombardier Posts Mixed 2020 Results, Announces Learjet Retirement

Bombardier continued its quest for stabilization following a difficult 2020, announcing numerous changes across the company as it seeks to achieve profitability. The most recent casualty will be the Wichita-based Learjet, which will cease production in the fourth quarter of 2021. Asset Disposals Generated Much-Needed Cash Bombardier’s recent asset disposals…

Japan Airlines Operates First Flight With All-Japanese Constructed Alternative Fuel

Japan Airlines continues its well-documented push for the future of aviation fuel as the airline has flown its first flight using a new fuel type that is unique in using recycled cotton material. The fuel, made with a blend of clothing and kerosene was utilized onboard JL319 which departed Tokyo-Haneda…

Pittsburgh Begins Renewable Resource Push

As a part of the push towards sustainability, the largest airport in western Pennsylvania is getting approval to move into greener pastures. The airport has become the latest airport to begin construction of a solar farm to move the airport towards an electric supply built on renewable resources. Pittsburgh has…