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Alaska Airlines Orders 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9

Just one month after increasing orders for the Boeing 737 MAX 9, Alaska Airlines has announced yet another new order for the type with Boeing. While last month’s order involved leased aircraft, this announcement is for the purchase of 23 airframes. The order will increase the airline's total to 68 MAX 9 aircraft on order, with deliveries starting in 2021. Included in the most recent order was an option to add 15 additional frames for delivery between 2023 and 2026.…

Frontier Airlines Announces Expansion in Las Vegas, Miami

Frontier Airlines has announced yet another round of network expansion, continuing their aggressive strategy seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Following last month's expansion, the Denver-based carrier's new routes are based around its Las Vegas and Miami focus cities. The airline will launch six new destinations from Las Vegas, including two…

Ryanair Orders an Additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Dublin-based Ryanair became the first airline to place an order for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft since the aircraft was ungrounded by the Federal Aviation Administration in mid-November. The low-cost airline placed an order for 75 of the aircraft, bringing the airline's outstanding order total to 210 of the newest Boeing narrow…

Frontier Airlines Announces New Routes and Destinations

Frontier Airlines has announced continued aggressive expansion plans as travel demand continues to pick up. Although travel is still down due to COVID-19 the airline has continuously expanded over the past eight months to new, leisure-based destinations. The airline’s latest announcement includes 18 new routes and three new destinations for…

JetBlue Announces Refreshed Mint Experience, Is Granted London Slots

JetBlue has announced a major refresh of its JetBlue Mint services as it prepares for a transition into trans-Atlantic travel starting in 2021 with flights to London. These current changes are just the first steps for the airline who are planning a “fully reimagined version of Mint” for one of…

Emirates Announces Significantly Impacted Half-Year Financials

The Emirates Group announced its latest half-year financial results with numbers being significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19. The group, which uses two, six-month financial periods spread across two calendar years, reported losses of 14.1 billion United Arab Emirates Dirham ($3.8 billion).  The airline reported a revenue of just…

United Poised to Make JFK Return in 2021

Just over a month after United Airlines was first rumored to be returning to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the carrier has officially confirmed its intentions. The Chicago-based airline will connect JFK with two cities on the U.S. West Coast starting in February 2021. The airline last…

Atlas Air Worldwide Announces Third-Quarter Profit

Whilst the passenger side of the airline industry continues to struggle due to COVID-19, cargo carriers have continued to see increased demand. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the parent company of airlines such as Atlas Air and Southern Air announced a profit in their third-quarter results.  The New York-based holding company…

Hi Fly Announces Intention to Retire Airbus A380

Hi Fly, the Portuguese charter carrier, has announced its intentions to retire its sole Airbus A380 aircraft by the end of the 2020 calendar year. The carrier has operated the aircraft since July 4, 2018 on a lease from Doric Aviation. The airline has decided to not renew its lease,…

JetBlue Announces Major Traffic Increase in Third Quarter, Finalizes Guyana…

JetBlue Airways has become the latest U.S. airline to announce its third-quarter financial results. The airline reported significant financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel dropoff associated with it.  The New York-based carrier announced a pre-tax loss of $578 million under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This…