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First Quarantine-Free Flight Touches Down in Auckland

The aviation industry in Australia and New Zealand is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. After being hit by the pandemic, a two-way trans-Tasman bubble arrangement has been launched. The first quarantine-free flight to New Zealand touched down at Auckland International Airport at 12:30 p.m. Monday, over an hour delayed because some passengers failed to complete the travel documents on time. According to Qantas, the flight is operating to Auckland at close to full capacity. “Quarantine-free travel…

Delta Announces First Quarter Results, Positive Second Quarter Outlook

Delta Air Lines became the first U.S. carrier to announce its first-quarter earnings for 2021, starting the year off with an overall loss, but with some positives to take from it. Following Generally accepted accounting principles or GAAP, the airline posted a loss of $1.5 billion for the first three…

Singapore Airlines Passenger Capacity Down – Sees Hope For Measured…

Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a decline in overall passenger capacity by 90.2 percent year on year, while passenger capacity was lowered by 56 percent in March 2021 as compared to the same month last year. Compared to February 2021 however, the airline had expanded its network from forty-one to forty-seven…

American Airlines Expands Services for the Summer

American Airlines has announced a new expansion for its upcoming summer schedule. In response to strong demand, the airline expects to fly 90% of its domestic seat capacity compared to the same period in 2019. Although slower see a rebound in demand, the airline also expects that it will operate…

DHL Expanding Asia-Pacific Network

In response to predicted exponential growth in shipment volume, DHL Express has increased its flight network between the Asia-Pacific, the U.S and Europe, adding flights with Kalitta Air and AeroLogic to accommodate more demand. DHL added a couple of new Boeing 777F aircraft to its fleet with the purchase coming…

Frontier Airlines Announces New Routes, Adds New State to Network

Frontier Airlines has continued its aggressive network expansion as travel across the United States continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has introduced eight new routes across the country, including adding the state of Alaska to its route map. All new routes will start in early June and…

Investigators Successfully Downloaded CVR from Crashed Sriwijaya Air Jet

Two weeks after retrieving the cockpit voice recorder of a crashed Sriwijaya Air jet, an official at Indonesia's air accident investigator said on Monday, Apr 12 that the data has been downloaded successfully, including the crucial last minutes of the flight that crashed with no survivors. The second black box…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 43: Airlines Expediting Recoveries

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

India Regional Carrier TruJet Eyes Airbus A220, E2

In an interview with the Indian publication Money Control, Laxmi Prasad, the chairman of TruJet minority owner Interups Inc., revealed plans for TruJet to purchase 54 Airbus A220s and 54 Embraer E2s. The news arrived after his investment firm, Interups Inc., acquired a 49.9% stake in the company. TruJet expects talks…

Malaysia Airlines Extends Widebody FHS Contract with Airbus

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Malaysia Airlines have signed a five-year extension of its Flight Hour Services Components contract for the carrier's wide-body fleets, which consists of the Airbus A330-300s and the A350-900s. The extension will also include the A330-200Fs operated by the carrier's cargo counterpart, MASKargo. This comes as…