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Frontier, Spirit and Southwest planes meet in Orlando (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

DOT Holds Ex-Southwest Gates for Low-Cost Carrier Use Only

After the departure of Southwest from Newark Liberty International Airport, the Department of Transportation noted that those vacant slots would not go to any airline moving forward. The government agency announced that the airport will freeze the eight vacant landing slots into New Jersey’s largest airport and will only be unfrozen once a low-cost carrier or ultra-low-cost carrier sees the need to use them for further expansion. The airport is currently a hub for United Airlines, but has seen expansion…

Alaska Airlines Continues West Coast Push With Lounge Opening, New…

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced virtually every major airline in the world to quickly devise and outline a plan for recovery, revamping their fleets and route networks to account for new industry trends. Many have had to adapt to the drastic ebb and flow of passenger travel demand in recent…

Qantas Plans International Lounge Reopening, Shutters Hong Kong Lounge

Planning for easements in global travel restrictions, Qantas has announced plans to reopen its international flagship lounges in Singapore, London and Los Angeles in anticipation of Qantas international flights resuming in December. The Oneworld alliance carrier seeks to resume many overseas flights from its Sydney and Melbourne hubs — including…

Sydney Airport Bullish Despite Pandemic-Driven Deep Losses

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, Australia has been among the countries imposing the most restrictive limitations to international travel, with borders still remaining essentially shut down almost a year and a half since the start of the pandemic and no relaxation in sight until at least the…

Lima Airport Signs Renewables Contract As It Begins Expansion Project

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) — the parent company managing Lima, Peru's Jorge Chávez International Airport — and Engie Energía Perú, signed this week a contract for the latter company to supply the airport's main terminal with renewable energy covering all of its energy needs. The deal will also cover the…

Kansas City Preaches Flexibility, Adaptability As NewKCI Rises

26 days – that’s all that Kansas City International Airport’s existing structure was able to last before being deemed outdated due to the overwhelming changes that brought forward security screening and increased safety measures to the industry in 1972. Now, with the old structure on the way out and a…

China’s Jiaodong International Airport Has Been Launched

After the smooth transition from the former airport, Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport started its operation on Aug. 12. The brand-new airport will replace Qingdao Liuting International Airport, which has served Qingdao for 39 years. Qingdao is located at China’s Shandong province in the east coast of the country, only a…

Amazon Air Launches $1.5 Billion Cargo Hub

On Wednesday, Amazon began operations at its newest hub located at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The campus will serve as the main hub for the carrier's network which consists of operations to over 40 scheduled destinations across the U.S.  As the carrier exclusively transports Amazon packages, the hub looks to…

Auckland Airport Revises Its Expansion Scheme

As a result of the prolonged pandemic, Auckland Airport had scaled back its expansion scheme and left some confirmed projects on hold, including the airport’s second runway. The airport had confirmed a two billion New Zealand dollars ($1.4 billion) of core aeronautical infrastructure projects before the pandemic. With no end…

Clark International Airport’s New Terminal Set to Open Soon

Even though the aviation industry is not out of the woods, the Philippines hasn’t stopped developing its aviation facilities amid the pandemic. The new terminal of Clark International Airport, located in the northern Philippines, has been completed. Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, called the new terminal a “massive…