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Maskless Travel Is Returning on SAS. When Could the U.S. Follow?

Scandinavian Airlines, known most commonly worldwide as SAS, made headlines this weekend as it announced that passengers traveling within Denmark, Sweden and Norway would no longer be required to wear a face mask onboard its aircraft. The move was followed by other local carriers Norwegian, Flyr, and Widerøe, the latter two of which have route networks that are much more heavily concentrated within the Nordic countries. Masks are still required on all of the carriers' flights to destinations outside those…

Emerging Trends In The Aviation Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a surge of technological advancement in the aviation industries and other sectors. Given that air travel was affected in the previous year, it becomes essential to revive the industry to ensure passenger safety. For this reason, many airlines have adopted innovative technology to maximize comfort and…

Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled Due to Reported Pilot Shortage

American Airlines canceled over a hundred flights on Saturday and canceled hundreds of others in advance after a shortage of crew left the airline unable to operate some of its summer route network. Originally reported by View From the Wing, American's cancelations come as U.S. airlines continue to ramp up…

Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Debuts Routes, Details Onboard Product and Other…

American startup airline Breeze Airways revealed its first set of routes on Wednesday, aiming to launch service just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The industry newcomer released the first batch of cities to which it will begin service throughout May, June and July as the airline moves toward a…

Interview: David Neeleman’s New Airline Breeze Is Taking Names

Airline industry titan David Neeleman is in his fifth decade tackling one of the most challenging tasks in the business world: starting airlines. In the 1980s, it was charter carrier Morris Air, later purchased by Southwest Airlines. In the 1990s, Neeleman served at rising WestJet before going on to found…

What You Need to Know About Traveling to the U.K.…

Restrictions are beginning to ease across the world after the pandemic left many countries closing their borders to overseas visitors. This saw many holidaymakers having to put their plans on hold, as well as family members continuing to be separated from their loved ones during this challenging time.  However, in…

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

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…

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…