Airlines

Emirates Resuming Flights to Six Cities; Implements Additional Wave of Layoffs

For Emirates employees, it was a week of one step forward and two steps back. On a positive note, Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to six cities in the coming weeks. Sadly, the announcement comes as the carrier initiated more layoffs. Emirates will begin flying to Geneva on July 15, 2020; Los Angeles on July 22, 2020; Dar es Salaam on August 1, 2020; both Prague and Sao Paulo on August 2, 2020; and Boston on August…

Allegiant Second Quarter Traffic Data Encouraging

In a press release issued July 9, Allegiant reported encouraging performance in its preliminary 2nd quarter and June passenger traffic report but signaled cautious optimism for the upcoming third quarter. Allegiant reported carrying 867,207 scheduled service passengers in the month of June, down 45.6% from the previous year. For the…

Union Praises Ryanair’s ‘Constructive’ Approach to Minimise U.K. Job Losses

Ryanair’s U.K.-based cabin crew have followed the airline’s U.K-based pilots in accepting a deal to secure jobs as the aviation industry copes with the significant decrease in passenger demand because of the COVID-19 crisis. The 4-year agreement negotiated with the UNITE union includes productivity improvements and pay cuts of between…

JetBlue Leaves Long Beach For LAX

JetBlue announced Thursday that it will end services to Long Beach Airport in California and transfer them to Los Angeles International (LAX), which will become a focus city for the airline. JetBlue’s last day serving Long Beach will be Oct. 6. “LAX is one of JetBlue’s most successful markets and…

Emirates Expects Further Delay in 777X, Looks to Swap With…

Emirates, Boeing's biggest 777X customer with 115 firm orders, expects another delay with deliveries due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic. The airline no longer expects to receive its first 777X next year, Emirates chief operating officer (COO) Adel Al Redha told Bloomberg on Thursday. After there had previously been…

Volaris Becomes Mexican Airline with Most Operations, Receives Airbus A320neo

According to aero-naves, Volaris has since May become the carrier with the highest daily number of operations in Mexico. Currently, the airline is operating with a market share of 33%, compared to 24% for Aeroméxico, 21% for Viva Aerobus and 18% for Interjet. Volaris is operating at 40% of its…

Czech Airlines to Operate Scenic Flights over Prague to Celebrate…

Czech Airlines, the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, is planning to operate a number of scenic joy flights over Prague’s most popular tourist attractions and interesting places. The flights will be operated with the airline’s 70-seat ATR 72 regional aircraft at an altitude of approximately 2600 feet above the…

Manistee Airport Backs EAS Provider Amid Controversy

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, routes provided by Essential Air Service (EAS) — a Department of Transporation (DOT) program that subsidizes flights to airports that might not otherwise receive service — have become, as the name suggests, essential. That's true not only for the communities and travelers that rely on the…

United Airlines Warns of Mass Furloughs in October

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate travel demand, the airline industry continues to feel this major impact. United Airlines announced that they are getting ready to send potential furlough notices to about 36,000 employees. This would make up about 45% of their staff members in the United States. The…

Caribbean Airlines Finds Restart Through Jamaica Operations

As the COVID-19 remains a fluid one, Caribbean Airlines has taken steps to start rebuilding its island dominated route map with the relaunch of its Jamaican service. The airline started with resuming flights to New York-JFK, Miami, Toronto-Pearson and Bridgetown, Barbados. The airline will operate daily flights to the American…