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American Airlines to Resume Domestic Premium Cabin Inflight Service May 1

After a long year of operating in a global pandemic, American Airlines is bringing back some semblance of normalcy to its inflight experience. Beginning May 1, the carrier will restart its beverage service in premium cabins on all domestic flights. The decision comes as millions of Americans become vaccinated against COVID-19, with many feeling comfortable flying again. In just a couple of weeks, premium class passengers traveling on American can once again enjoy beer and spirits on all domestic flights.…

Reagan National Says Goodbye to Gate 35X, Hello to a…

Washington D.C. locals and American Airlines frequent flyers have something to celebrate today - the opening of Reagan National Airport's brand new concourse! The airport is getting rid of the dreaded Gate 35X, a cramped space that was used to shuttle passengers by bus to their aircraft, and opening a…

United Airlines Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Carbon Reduction Alliance

Over the years, United Airlines has made significant efforts in decarbonizing the airline industry. In 2015, the carrier invested $30 million into Fulcrum BioEnergy, an alternative fuels developer in the United States, which converts municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. The investment was the single largest of any airline…

Porter Airlines Postpones Flight Restart Date to June 21

On Monday, Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced it has postponed its restart date to June 21, over a month past its initial relaunch date of May 19. According to the carrier, several factors are impacting the delay, including travel restrictions, low passenger demand and a closed U.S.-Canada border.  Grounded Since March…

IndiGo, SpiceJet Bolster Domestic Networks

This week, IndiGo announced the addition of seven new domestic routes. The routes are part of the country's UDAN "Regional Connectivity Scheme" that seeks to better connect India and make air travel affordable and expansive. The goal is "letting the common citizen of the country fly," and Indian airlines are…

TAP Air Portugal Expanding Route Network in Europe, Africa

More than one year after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global aviation industry, many airlines are finally on a path to recovery. In particular, Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has announced plans to gradually restore its network to pre-pandemic levels. The carrier will increase its flight schedule to nearly 900 flights…

African Union Approves Post-Coronavirus Air Travel System

After a year of COVID-19 restrictions, the world is slowly starting to open up and airlines are preparing for a travel boom later this year. However, due to new virus strains and slow vaccination rates in some countries, the airline industry needs a way to effectively and efficiently coordinate travel…

Austrian Airlines Ramping Up Flights for Winter Tourism

As airlines worldwide prepare for a likely travel boom this winter, Austrian Airlines is making an aggressive return to international operations. With a focus on long-haul flights to sunny destinations, the carrier is reintroducing routes to Cancún, Mexico, Mauritius and Cape Town, South Africa, and is increasing its flight frequency…

New Norwegian Start Up to Launch December 2021

Even during a pandemic, start-up airlines are popping up everywhere, likely with the hopes that a significant increase in travel demand will come later this year. In particular, a new Norway-based airline called Norse Atlantic Airways is expected to launch in December 2021 with a fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft…

Southwest Set to Start 737 MAX Return-to-Service on March 11…

Two years after the Boeing 737 MAX was first grounded on March 10, 2019, Southwest Airlines — the largest U.S. operator of the type — is ready to fly it again. This week, the carrier will relaunch the MAX to 15 of its key cities across the United States, including…