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KLM Halts Intercontinental Flights in Response to New Travel Restrictions

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has suspended 270 flights to the Netherlands, including all of its intercontinental services, after new government regulations were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to intercontinental flights, certain routes between Amsterdam and other European destinations will be canceled indefinitely beginning on Jan. 22, including all connections where crew members would be forced to spend a night in a foreign country. “We cannot run the risk of our staff being stranded somewhere. This…

United Airlines Delays JFK Return

United Airlines revealed Wednesday it is delaying its return to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in an internal memo viewed, per Airline Weekly. The delay will last about a month, with inaugural flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco now scheduled for Feb. 28 instead of Feb.…

Norwegian Returns Planes to Lessors

Norwegian Air Shuttle has begun moving aircraft to Ireland’s Shannon Airport as it plans to return the planes to lessors in accordance with its restructuring. Most of the planes Norwegian will lose are Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which the carrier has previously used for long-haul flights. Two Dreamliners are already prepared…

First Breeze E190 Leaves Paintshop

The first aircraft for Breeze Airways, the new project of JetBlue, Azul and WestJet founder David Neeleman, has left the paint shop. The aircraft, an Embraer E190 registered N90NA, was spotted at Juan Santamaría's International Airport, where it is under the care of the Coopesa workshop, at the end of…

AirlineGeeks Year In Review: 2020

In an industry notoriously difficult in normal circumstances, aviation faced extraordinary challenges in 2020. As COVID-19 spread, the travel industry was among the hardest-hit industries as governments closed borders and businesses went virtual. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at AirlineGeeks’ most…

Alaska Airlines Adds New Destinations From Anchorage

Alaska Airlines has announced several new routes from its Anchorage hub, the airline announced in a statement on Wednesday. The routes, which the airline dubs "sun and fun" routes, include flights to popular tourist destinations: in addition to expanding their route to Phoenix, Arizona, the airline is adding new flights…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 25: Milk Runs and New Aircraft

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

American Airlines Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX Since Grounding

American Airlines has taken its first Boeing 737 MAX delivery since the type’s worldwide grounding in March 2019. The aircraft, registered N323SG, is the 25th 737 MAX in American’s fleet out of an order for 100 planes. The aircraft was flown from Boeing Field in Washington to American’s maintenance facility…

Brazil’s GOL Slated To Be First Airline With Commercial 737…

Brazil’s GOL Airlines will become the first carrier in the world to resume regular commercial flights with the now-infamous Boeing 737 MAX. The carrier has nearly 30 737 MAX flights scheduled in December. Per a statement from the airline, GOL’s first MAX flight will be on Dec. 9. First flights…

American CEO Takes Flight on 737 MAX

American Airlines is starting fights with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft ahead of the airplane’s return to passenger services at the airline later this month. American Airlines employees, including top executives, and journalists were invited aboard one of five flights on the aircraft. The move comes soon after the FAA lifted…