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Delta Announces First Quarter Results, Positive Second Quarter Outlook

Delta Air Lines became the first U.S. carrier to announce its first-quarter earnings for 2021, starting the year off with an overall loss, but with some positives to take from it. Following Generally accepted accounting principles or GAAP, the airline posted a loss of $1.5 billion for the first three months of the year. Operating revenues for the quarter sat at $4.2 billion, with operating expenses at $5.5 billion. Lower operating expenses were in large part due to the second…

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…

Allegiant Air Joins Airlines Expanding Austin Presence

The Allegiant Travel Company and its subsidiary Allegiant Air have announced plans for a base at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. This move becomes Allegiant’s latest major announcement during the COVID-19 pandemic where there has been a significant focus on leisure travel. The announcement also comes just weeks after American Airlines announced…

Ryanair Announces Zagreb and Zadar Bases

Ryanair has announced significant expansion in Croatia, including the opening of two new bases, to line up with an expected increase in travel demand over the course of the Summer of 2021. The airline will open bases in both Zagreb and Zadar, aiming to capture leisure travelers looking for a…

United Announces May Schedule and New Leisure Routes

United Airlines has announced its May schedule, including the addition of 26 new leisure routes to destinations across the United States. The new routes are mainly point-to-point and are focused on connecting Midwest markets to areas in the South and New England. Along with the new routes, United will resume…

JSX Announces Flights to San Diego, Destin

JSX has announced two new destinations to match ever-growing demand as travel continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has added both Destin, Florida and San Diego to its route map, bringing its total number of destinations served to 16, including one in Mexico. The carrier will serve…

American Airlines Announces Austin Expansion

American Airlines has announced a large network expansion from Austin, Texas nearly doubling the number of destinations the airline serves from the Texas State Capitol. The announcement of eight new destinations, along with some service adjustments on existing routes comes just one day after Alaska Airlines announced it would be…

Spirit Airlines Announces New LaGuardia Routes, Terminal Adjustments

Spirit Airlines has announced significant changes to its route network out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Following a similar strategy seen by many of the ultra low-cost carriers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier’s expansion focuses on leisure destinations and one destination that is currently unserved by any airline from…

Greece’s Sky Express Launches International Flights

Sky Express, previously an all-domestic Greek carrier has launched its first flights into the international market. The airline recently started flying to Larnaca, Cyprus from its main hub in Athens, with the first scheduled commercial flight touching down on Monday, Feb. 22, according to the airline. Prior to the international…

KLM Cityhopper Takes First Embraer E195-E2

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ subsidiary KLM Cityhopper has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, registered PH-NXA. The aircraft will be the first of the type in the regional airline’s fleet and is leased from ICBC Aviation Leasing. The delivery took place at Embraer's production facilities in Brazil. The…