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A Delta A220 at Paine Field. The airline currently has 31 A220-100s in its fleet. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Delta CEO Says Airline is Looking to 2022, 2023 for Recovery

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported a nearly $5.4 billion net — after-tax —loss in the third quarter on Tuesday morning as the airline became the first major U.S. carrier to release figures for the period. This came even as the airline has continued to work to lower cash burn and operate more efficiently across its route network. The carrier's $2.6 billion adjusted pre-tax loss — a loss of $3.30 per share — came on the back of $2.6 billion in…

Confirmed: Delta Plans Final Scheduled 777 Flight

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will operate its final Boeing 777 flight on Oct. 31, the carrier confirmed to AirlineGeeks. After announcing earlier this year that it would retire all of its 777s by the end of 2020, the date is now official. Two flights have been put on the schedule…

American Scales Back Winter Transcontinental Frequencies

American Airlines has changed its transcontinental flight schedules to remove the Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft — known inside the airline as the A321T — from its flagship route from Los Angeles International Airport to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for some of its November flight schedule. Originally reported…

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines Report $2.1 Billion, $915 Million Losses

The final two of the U.S.'s four largest airlines to report second quarter earnings released their figures before market open on Thursday. Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines announced a $2.1 billion net loss on the back of $1.6 billion in revenue. Southwest Airlines, headquartered at Love Field Airport in neighboring…

United Reports $1.6 Billion Second Quarter Loss

Chicago-based United Airlines released its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday afternoon, announcing a $1.6 billion net loss on approximately $1.5 billion in revenue. The revenue figure, which comes on the back of an 87.8% drop in total capacity, is 87.1% less than revenue in the second quarter of 2019.…

Delta Reports Massive $7 Billion Loss in Second Quarter

Delta Air Lines this morning became the first U.S. airline to report second-quarter earnings. After a full three months full of depressed traffic and drastic cost-cutting measures coming on the heels of huge industry fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline reported a loss of $7 billion on revenue…

Opinion: Don’t Fault Airlines For Not Blocking the Middle Seat

Over the course of the past few months, airlines have taken a number of different measures to do their part to curb the spread of COVID-19. Most have mandated that passengers wear masks onboard. Some have scaled back their food and beverage services, as well as cut back their amenities…

The All-747 U.S. Airline? An Interview with Avatar Airlines’ Chief…

A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing the latest aviation news from around the internet. I was looking specifically at what I could find surrounding the Department of Transportation (DOT). And I stumbled across an article about Avatar Airlines. It's a name that rang a bell but didn't, of…

In Midst of Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses, SkyWest Posts First Quarter Profit

SkyWest Airlines — the St. George, Utah-based regional airline that operates flights on behalf of numerous large American carriers — announced its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, reporting a $30 million profit even as the country's largest airlines saw losses in the billions of dollars. The company, which did still see…

Looking At the Second Half of Major U.S. Airlines’ Earnings

Last week, the first two of the four major U.S. airlines reported their first-quarter earnings. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced a loss of $607 million and United Airlines announced a whopping $2.1 billion loss for the same time period. Originally, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — the two Dallas/Fort-Worth-headquartered competitors…