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The Avelo aircraft is seen during the Avelo Air aircraft shoot at Hollywood Burbank Airport on April 07, 2021 in Burbank, California. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air)

Interview: Avelo Airlines CEO Andrew Levy On the U.S.’s Newest Airline

On Thursday morning, Avelo Airlines — a new low-cost U.S. airline based in Houston — announced it had begun selling tickets for its first flights: 11 routes to as many cities in the Western U.S. operating from Hollywood Burbank Airport just north of Los Angeles. The airline is headed by Andrew Levy, a multi-decade veteran of the industry who has worked at big-name airlines like United Airlines and Allegiant Air and still serves on the board of directors of Panamanian…

U.S. Airlines Bring Back Inflight Food and Drink Service

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to rage throughout the world in early 2020, airlines searched for ways to make the travel experience safer and minimize contact between their employees and passengers who were still flying. For many carriers, this meant the addition of mask requirements and stricter cleaning protocols to…

United Airlines Boeing 777 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200, registered N772UA, suffered an uncontained engine failure during its departure from Denver International Airport. Flight UA328 bound for Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport was forced to return to Denver just a few minutes into the flight after the right-hand engine malfunctioned. The incident led…

Interview: Qatar Airways Continues U.S. Expansion With New Flights

Even as U.S. commercial airline traffic continues to sit at less than half of 2019 levels, a number of airlines have taken the opportunity to open service to new markets, grabbing unused slots and gates left behind by other airlines. Much of this activity in the U.S. has been centered…

WestJet Adds Warm Weather Destinations

On Wednesday, WestJet unveiled its schedule for January, which highlights new route resumptions and upgauges — changes to the aircraft operating certain routes — to its Caribbean network.  The new route resumptions include Ixtapa, Mexico, and Liberia, Costa Rica, both from Calgary, Canada, while WestJet's upgauges feature its Boeing 787…

Interview: Online Travel Agencies’ Work to Help Airlines Create and…

As COVID-19’s effects on the international travel and tourism industries have dragged on for the past nine months, airlines and hotels have grounded aircraft and closed rooms, hunkering down completely in mid-2020 and working to reinvent themselves almost entirely. The ecosystem of companies that gets customers from the first search…

American Airlines Takes First Step in Bringing Back the 737…

American Airlines was already set on being the first U.S. airline to bring the Boeing 737 MAX back into service, planning on bringing back the aircraft over the busy winter holiday travel season with a flight between New York's LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport on Dec. 29. But as…

FAA Green Lights Boeing 737 MAX

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday announced the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft could once again fly in the U.S., reversing a decision made almost two years ago after two of the aircraft were involved in fatal crashes in Africa and Southeast Asia. While the day's announcement represents a key…

United Adds Flights Ahead of Projected Demand Spike

United Airlines announced on Monday that it would be adding 1,400 flights to its domestic schedule over the course of the week of Nov. 23, bolstering its offerings in preparation for hundreds of thousands more travelers to take to the skies during what is traditionally one of the busiest travel…

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First A330-800

Kuwait Airways on Thursday took delivery of the world's first Airbus A330-800 aircraft, one of only a total of 14 to be delivered to a collection of at least two airlines and customers undisclosed by Airbus. The two aircraft the airline received are the first of eight slated to join…