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An Azul Embraer 195 lands in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Underserving Cargo Demand, Brazilian Airlines Resume Service to Some Cities

The lack of passenger demand brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has created an existential threat to airlines in Brazil. Despite a delayed initial outbreak compared to some countries, the onset of the coronavirus in the country eventually led to a drop in bookings and revenue similar to that seen abroad. To face the crisis, the country's three major airlines — Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines and LATAM Brasil — dramatically slashed capacity. A coordinated effort between airlines and federal and…

Alaska Airlines Consolidates Flights In Response to Reduced Demand

During these turbulent times, many airlines have cut frequencies and some have even been cutting routes entirely. But one airline is taking a unique approach to this challenge. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is committed to cutting the least number of cities possible and has just announced its unique approach to this…

United Poised to Continue Some International Flying

In the wake of the emergency generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines has decided to cancel most of its long-haul schedule but to maintain a skeleton presence on several of its most important routes. On Friday, United had announced the cancelation of all its long-haul flights but just 24…

United Announces Updated European Flight Schedule

Chicago-based United Airlines has announced its updated travel restrictions after the recent U.S. travel ban due to COVID-19. In a statement released earlier today, the carrier announced that it would first be capping all fares to the U.S. on flights from countries affected by the travel ban. Additionally, the carrier…

French bee, Air Tahiti Nui Avoiding U.S. Stopovers, Fly Paris…

The Coronavirus outbreak has been wreaking havoc on the aviation industry around the globe. This has been exasperated by the U.S. government's decision to ban non-citizens from entering the United States if they have travelled to several European countries in the past 14 days. The decision has been particularly hard…

U.S. Travel Ban Extended to the U.K. and Ireland

President Donald Trump confirmed at a news conference on Saturday, March 14, that the current travel ban restricting flights from the European Union will now include the United Kingdom and Ireland. The travel ban now affecting the U.K. and Ireland will take effect from 4:00 a.m. (UK time) on Tuesday,…

EU Commission Relaxes ’80/20′ Rule after Falling Passenger Numbers

The European Commission has announced it will temporarily halt rules enforcing airlines to use their take-off and landing slots for at least 80% of the time, as Coronavirus concerns have significantly cut travel around the world. The move comes after the Commission reviewed the impact of legislation on airline operations…

Spirit Adds International Flavor to New Orleans Route Map

Spirit Airlines has continued to push its presence in New Orleans and recently began to push outside the domestic market. The ultra-low-cost carrier will launch service to the Big Easy to Cancun, Mexico and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The routes will be operated using the carrier’s 145-seat Airbus A319 aircraft…

Virgin Atlantic Adds New Manchester to Delhi Service

Virgin Atlantic announced last week that it would be starting flights from Manchester to Delhi from October 26. The flight will operate three times per week on Airbus A330-200s, fitted with Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class cabins to seat 266 passengers, according to Routesonline. The flight times are as follows,…

Silver Airways Announces Service Between Orlando and Destin

Silver Airways, the Florida based regional airline, recently announced that it will begin operating nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. and Destin, Fla. starting on March 13, 2020. Originally launched in 2011, Silver Airways operates primarily between destinations in Florida and the Caribbean using a fleet of all turboprop aircraft. Currently,…