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Interview: JSX Adds Third Texas Destination

As airlines add back service in preparation for their busy holiday season, Dallas-based regional airline JSX has announced it's third destination in the state of Texas. Beginning in January, the airline will fly two routes to the border town of Lajitas, located in west Texas. [caption id="attachment_47059" align="aligncenter" width="976"] JSX Texas Routes (Photo: JSX)[/caption] The new flights on JSX to Lajitas will begin on Jan. 8, 2021, and are currently only bookable through the end February 2021, but that could…

Allegiant Adds Service to Orange County, Calif. and Grand Rapids,…

Allegiant Air loaded several new routes and even a new destination onto its website early Tuesday morning, appearing to quietly announce new flights as the airline looks to strengthen its presence on the West Coast and in the Midwest. The airline is commencing new routes to John Wayne Airport in…

Advanced Air Adds Mammoth Lakes

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, airlines are beginning to bulk up on their schedule for what they hope to be a busy winter season, and Advanced Airlines is no different. Advanced Airlines is an aircraft operator company that was founded in Los Angeles in 2018. The airline operates scheduled flights in…

Trip Report: Delta’s Final 777 Passenger Flight

As airlines begin to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta is continuing to finalize some of its fleet restructuring programs. On Oct. 31, it had its final passenger flight onboard the Boeing 777 aircraft. I was lucky enough to get a seat on this final farewell flight.…

EAS Round Up — Part 1

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren't the only airports that have news to report on. This new series, titled 'EAS Round up' will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the EAS airport community. Whether it…

Alaska Airlines Begins E175 Flights Within Alaska

Air service changes have come in the state of Alaska. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, with regional partner Horizon Air, announced the intent to bring the Embraer E175 jet to serve smaller communities in the state in June, and they have made good on their commitment. In the beginning of April 2020,…

Trip Report: Flying the Former North Country Sky – Part…

This is the second of a two-part series on this trip. Part one can be viewed here. A video trip report for both legs is available at the end of this video or at this link. After a peaceful 30 minutes wandering around Chicago Midway's Terminal A, I headed to…

Boutique Air Adds Third Destination in Oregon

Despite the mass layoffs on Oct. 1, when CARES funding ran out, San Francisco-based Boutique Air has continued expanding its route map. Not more than a week after the carrier began its new flights to Palm Springs on Oct. 1, they announced another new destination: Redmond/Bend, Oregon. Service to Redmond…

Trip Report: Flying the Former North Country Sky – Part…

Manistee, Mich. has been in the news frequently regarding the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract in the community. After seeing what carrier currently served the city, I decided to give it a try. The community of Manistee switched EAS carriers at the end of September 2020, switching to Cape Air…

Alamosa Unable to Qualify for Part 139 Certification, Current EAS…

Just like airlines, airports in the U.S. are required to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and must each pass a certain number of qualifications. The city of Alamosa, Colorado has been improving its airport, the San Luis Valley Regional Airport, for the past couple of years so…