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American Announces Further International Reductions for Summer Schedule

As uncertainty around the duration of the COVID-19 emergency hampers travel demand and restricts international mobility, airlines around the world are adjusting their capacity to this new reality. American Airlines announced on Thursday further capacity cuts that will be made to its schedule during the peak summer season. The Fort Worth-based carrier will reduce capacity more than 60 percent compared to the same period last year, which includes an 80 percent reduction in Pacific capacity, a 65 percent reduction in…

American Airlines to Freeze Hiring and Expedite Aircraft Retirements Following…

As COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus that appeared months ago continues to slow down travel around the world, American Airlines has announced that it will halt pilot recruitment and expedite the retirement of its older Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft. "As you are aware, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on…

Travel Suspended Between U.S. and 26 European Nations

In an Oval Office address to the nation on March 11, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the suspension of travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The new travel restrictions will go into effect on Friday at…

Alaska Airlines Intends to Join Oneworld by 2021

Alaska Airlines has announced its intention to join the oneworld alliance. This announcement comes alongside plans to forge a partnership with American Airlines to connect more U.S. destinations, specifically the West Coast, with the country and the world. By summer 2021, Alaska Airlines customers will be able to earn and redeem Alaska…

American to Build Alaska Partnership, Add Seattle to India Service

American Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Bangalore, India to be launched in October. Tickets go on sale next month. American will become the first airline to offer nonstop flights between Bangalore and the United States. Daily flights between the two cities will be operated with a…

Profit-Sharing Continuing to Shape Major U.S. Airlines

All of the four major U.S. airlines have released the figures for their 2019 profit-sharing, each doling out hundreds of millions of dollars to employees across their networks. This year's announcement continues the streak of 'giving back' as the airlines — publically and proudly — reward employees for their role…

Star Alliance and Oneworld Carriers Announce New, Extended Transatlantic Service

Passengers loyal to both Star Alliance and oneworld will have even more transatlantic options after a pair of airlines announced on Wednesday two new flights from the U.S. to the United Kingdom while another revealed popular seasonal routes would be available past their original set end dates. British Airways revealed…

Mixed Signals From Airlines on Hong Kong Market Demand

There were mixed signals this week that international tourism to Hong Kong may be seeing demand levels return to normality after almost six months of continuous political unrest. This comes after the number of travelers to the city dropped by as much as 40 percent in the peak month of…

United to Begin Non-Stop Service to Alaska from Los Angeles

United announced it will be launching a new non-stop seasonal summer service to Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport from its west-coast LAX hub using its Boeing 737-800 jet. Flights are scheduled to begin June 18, 2020, and will operate once daily in each direction through Aug. 17, 2020. The airline operates…

American Relaunches Boston Services, Increases Europe/South America Frequencies

American Airlines' 30th anniversary of serving Latin America came with an unexpected move, as its long-time oneworld alliance partner LATAM Airlines Group announced it would be cutting ties in favor of pursuing a strategic partnership with Delta. American, who operates the greatest number of frequencies between the U.S and Latin…