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Air Transat Reinstates Its Flight Operations with Winter Schedule

Even though it may seem like travel demand will not return to its higher pre-pandemic levels for a long time, several major airlines around the world are continuing to add flights back to their current and future schedules. Air Transat, Canada’s largest leisure carrier, has officially released its plans to reinstate more flights for the winter season. The new schedule will consist of over 40 destinations from its main hub in Montreal, QC, and two of its focus cities, Toronto…

Qatar Airways Resumes Flights To Finnish Capital, Continues Facing Challenges

Qatar Airways officially resumed flights to Helsinki on July 29, serving the Finnish capital with three weekly flights, reinstating access from the Gulf region to the Baltic region of Northern Europe. The Finnish capital is the latest long-haul destination, from Northern Europe, which has seen flight resumptions from the national…

Volaris To Resume Several Routes Between Mexico and US

Volaris is resuming a large number of transborder services between Mexico and the U.S. in August. Mexico's largest low-cost carrier will be strengthening its operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Costa Rica, operating more flights, and resuming a number of point-to-point services to multiple destinations across Mexico. Volaris is also…

Emirates Resumes Flights to Seychelles, Expands Maldives and Philippines Operations

Emirates resumed services to the Seychelles Aug. 1, boosting access to Indian Ocean destinations this summer. The resumption of flights to the island nation coincided with the country’s re-opening to international tourists. The Gulf carrier will operate five flights a week with its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, giving access to access…

Russia Resumes International Flights To Select Destinations

After approximately four months of international isolation, on Aug. 1 some airports in Russia were able to welcome international departure to a small number of foreign destinations. Earlier in the month, Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor had sent a memo to the Transport Ministry and the Federal Air Transport Agency containing…

Holiday Airlines Drop Spain After U.K.’s New COVID-19 Rules

Jet2 has followed the recent surge in coronavirus cases by removing the Iberian Peninsula from its route map for the time being. This comes after the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that only essential travelers should take the journey to Spain as the country fights yet another spike…

After 29 Years, South America’s Most Important Air Route Goes…

Over its 70 years of history, the route that connects Congonhas-São Paulo Airport to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport has become the most important single air route not only in Brazil, but in Latin America. Linking the two largest metropolises in the country the 'Ponte Aérea' — which translates to "Air…

TAP Launches New Azores-Boston Nonstop Service

TAP Air Portugal, Portugal’s national airline, announced Tuesday new nonstop service to the United States from the Azores, according to an emailed statement obtained by AirlineGeeks. Launched this week, the flight marks the airline's only nonstop service between Ponta Delgada, Portugal and Boston. The inaugural flight departed yesterday from Ponta…

WestJet Announces Schedule Expansion for August

As the summer travel season moves forward, Canada's WestJet is expanding its August schedule and continuing its flight operations for July. The Calgary, Canada-based carrier plans to add more than 200 flights to 48 destinations across Canada and beyond. Even though there seems to be no end in sight for…

Alaska Airlines Grows Its Presence at LAX With New Flight…

Alaska Airlines’ operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is expanding as the airline announces the addition of seven new routes, bringing the number of new routes for this year out of LAX to 12. Earlier in the year, the airline began service from LAX to Redmond, OR, Spokane, WA,…