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Multiple American jets sit grounded at Pittsburgh Airport following a sudden downturn in demand for travel in March. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

American Shifts Strategy With New Routes, Prepares For 737 MAX Re-Entry

While business travelers remain grounded, vacation-goers in the U.S. and abroad are slowly returning to the skies. In preparation for the upcoming winter season, airlines are pivoting their schedules to adapt to adjusted leisure demand that is anticipated. American Airlines is the latest U.S. carrier to adopt its schedule to new travel trends. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is adding 23 new and unique routes to its schedule as it focuses on more point-to-point flying within its network. This news…

Azul Still Not Sure About Bailout, Says CEO

While an eventual date for an airline bailout package in Brazil approaches, at least one airline is still reviewing whether such a package would be worthwhile or not. This is what John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul, told Reuters this Friday. The airline was the third-largest by domestic traffic in Brazil before…

Projections for African Aviation’s Coronavirus Battle and Recovery

In a newly released data, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expanded on the coronavirus' impact on Africa's aviation industry, which has continued to worsen sharply since the previous assessment in April, per a video released on the body's social media. IATA's earlier estimate was that the continent would…

TAP Air Portugal Outlines Return to North American Skies

The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled a lot of uncertainty these days when it comes to the resumption of air travel. Airlines are drastically cutting back fleets and retiring aircraft every day. Long haul flying is going to look very different as it starts to return. However, one carrier is trying…

Anniversary of JAL 123 Crash Renews Requests to Re-Open Investigation

This week marks the 35th anniversary of the deadliest single aircraft accident in aviation history. Japan Airlines flight 123, a B747 flying from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Osaka International Airport, crashed 32 minutes after departure near Mount Osutaka in Japan, killing 520 people. All but four passengers were lost in…

European Airline Executives Call For Eased Travel Restrictions in Canada

In a July letter, some major European airline officials called upon Canada to ease its travel restrictions even as airlines are slowly finding small footholds in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior executives, which include Air France-KLM and Germany's Lufthansa Group, have urged Canadian authorities to lift travel…

Air France, Pilot Union Agree to Domestic Restructuring Effort

Air France and its main union, SNPL, have agreed to a restructuring that will allow Transavia France to fly domestic routes, Air France-KLM Group announced in a press release. The agreement will allow Transavia France to operate on domestic Air France flights and changes mid-range activity guarantees in line with…

Italian Authorities Threaten to Ban Ryanair Over COVID-19 Procedures

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe has been told it may face restrictions or even a ban on its flights to Italy should it be found to flout safety rules relating to COVID-19. Irish carrier Ryanair has been specifically mentioned by Italian authorities over its apparent failure to follow rules…

Delta Remains Confident In Business Travel Rebound

In comments to The Washington Post, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said that he is confident that business travel will return in the future despite being having been greatly reduced over the past months due to COVID-19 pandemic. The executive has been firm with this stance and has repeatedly assured it…

Frontier, Spirit Send Furlough Notices to Employees

Frontier Airlines warned 35% of its flight attendants and pilots that they are at risk of being furloughed during the first two weeks of October. In a letter sent to employees and obtained by AirlineGeeks, Frontier’s Vice President of Human Resources notified staff of their expected status and did not…