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KLM Cityhopper's first Embraer E195-E2 in flight. (Photo: Embraer)

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 delivery is the first of 25 aircraft currently on order by the carrier with options for ten additional aircraft should the airline wish to exercise them. Of the 24 remaining…

American Airlines and JetBlue Launch Codeshare and Numerous New Routes

American Airlines and JetBlue have officially teamed up in the Northeast United States with the launch of a new schedule and codeshare agreement. The “Northeast Alliance” was launched by the two carriers in July 2020, and was approved by the Department of Transportation in January 2021. The deal between the…

American Airlines Announces Two New Destinations, Six New Flights

American Airlines has quietly added six new flights to their network, all starting in June. The new flights are already available for sale and were first loaded to the airline's website over this past weekend. Highlights of the new routes include the launch of two new destinations for the Fort…

Air Canada Rouge Announces Suspension of Operations

According to reports from CBC News, leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge has announced that they will be suspending flights until further notice. The airline, a leisure-based subsidiary of Air Canada, will operate its last flight on Feb. 8.  Usually, Air Canada Rouge operates flights to sun and leisure destinations in…

Breeze Airways Takes First E190 From Nordic Aviation Capital

One of the newest airlines in the United States has taken another major step towards its first flight. Start-up carrier Breeze Airways has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital. In December 2020, the airline took its first Embraer 195 aircraft, registered N190BZ, from Elevate…

Alaska Airlines Announces 2020 Financial Results, Receives First 737 MAX

Just two days after taking delivery of their first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft, the Alaska Air Group has announced their fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2020. Like other airlines in the United States around the globe, Alaska felt the impacts of COVID-19, posting losses both quarterly and annually. …

Frontier Adds New Florida Routes

Frontier Airlines has continued their aggressive expansion in Florida with the announcement of three new routes and the resumption of two other routes from the Sunshine State. The Denver-based carrier has focused on expansion in Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic as leisure travel to warmer states continues to flourish.  The…

Delta Air Lines Announces Fourth-Quarter Financial Results

Delta Air Lines announced their fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, becoming one of their first airlines in the United States to do so. The Atlanta-based carrier posted a $1.1 billion loss, according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, in the final quarter of the year. For the calendar year, the airline…

Allegiant Announces 21 New Routes, Three New Cities

Allegiant Air has announced a large network expansion including the addition of three brand new cities for the airline. The Las Vegas-based carrier announced 21 new routes, all starting in 2021.  Three New Cities In addition to new routes, the ultra-low cost carrier will start service in three new cities.…

The U.S. Carriers Growing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As airlines try to continue to find the right fleet size for a post-pandemic recovery, two airlines have taken a slightly different route. Allegiant Air and Sun Country Airlines are the only two passenger airlines in the United States that now have larger fleets than when the pandemic first started…