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Alaska, Iberia Establish New Oneworld Codeshare Agreement

The ongoing, lengthy Covid-19 pandemic has posed a significant obstacle for the airline industry, as at the peak of the of its effects, several major carriers faced major disruptions in their flight operations. Many airlines faced a major decline in passenger load factors, leading to a large reduction in flight frequencies and a substantial increase in route suspensions, which inhibited growth in route networks. However, the push for vaccinations and further scientific research in combating Covid-19 has led many carriers…

Alaska Airlines Continues West Coast Push With Lounge Opening, New…

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced virtually every major airline in the world to quickly devise and outline a plan for recovery, revamping their fleets and route networks to account for new industry trends. Many have had to adapt to the drastic ebb and flow of passenger travel demand in recent…

Alaska Airlines Reinforces Boeing Aircraft Partnership

The Covid-19 ordeal remains at large while the push for vaccinations continues. This summer holiday travel season was one of the glimmers of hope for the major airlines as they experienced a significant surge in passenger travel demand after a dismal year of reduced flight schedules. In response to the…

Alaska’s Second Quarterly Report Show Smaller Losses, Increased Revenue

Alaska Airlines recently held an earnings call and announced its second quarterly reports for 2021, citing a net income of $397 million compared to last year’s net loss of $214 million at the peak of the COVID-19 ordeal. Additionally, the airline posted a net loss for this year’s second quarter…

Reviewing the Revised American Route Map

In many industries, it is common for testing to occur before implementing something in market. Think of the very well-documented three-phase testing regime that the COVID-19 vaccines went through in 2020 or video game firms, which have a "public testing region" in which they will implement character balancing changes and…

Alaska Air Group Announces First Quarter Results

The Alaska Air Group has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, and like many other U.S. airlines, is eyeing a return to profitability later in 2021. The Seattle-based carrier reported a net loss of $131 million following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or GAAP. While the airline’s…

Alaska Airlines Adds Pacific Northwest Routes, Leverages Horizon Air

Alaska Airlines has continued its expansion plans into 2021, announced today that it will be adding four new routes to its network, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The region’s hometown airline is looking to increase its presence in its home territory, as well as provide more options for travelers. The…

Delta Awarded ‘Diamond’ APEX Rating for Cleanliness

Delta has earned a Diamond rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying for customer safety throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rating is the highest of the three-tiered certification for the award determined through an independent health and safety audit. The audit consists of an online questionnaire covering…

Delta To No Longer Accept Emotional Support Animals

Delta has become the latest airline to announce that emotional support animals will no longer be permitted to fly onboard its aircraft. The new policy comes as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule, dropping the requirement for airlines to recognize emotional support animals as service animals. The…

American Airlines Adds Domestic Routes

American Airlines late last week filed large changes to its network including the introduction of multiple new routes to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and a new route to Honolulu from Charlotte. Other moves involve entering markets against competitors in key cities. Charlotte to Hawaii On May 6, 2021, American Airlines will…