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U.S. Airlines See Busiest Pandemic-Era Travel Week

The pandemic caused many challenges for the airline industry, such as restructurings, route suspensions and multitudes of cancellations. However, after a busy Father’s Day weekend, carriers are optimistic about their post-COVID recovery. According to JetTip, last week was the busiest pandemic-era week thus far for airports and airlines, which saw record passenger numbers and increased fleet utilization. Busiest COVID-Era Week for U.S. Airlines and Airports Three weeks ago, Memorial Day weekend set the record for air travel since the start of…

American Airlines Is Using More Widebodies On Domestic Flights than…

Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place across many parts of the world. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that American Airlines is still using more widebody aircraft on domestic services than international flights, according to data seen by AirlineGeeks. With many countries remaining closed to American tourists, more…

Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled Due to Reported Pilot Shortage

American Airlines canceled over a hundred flights on Saturday and canceled hundreds of others in advance after a shortage of crew left the airline unable to operate some of its summer route network. Originally reported by View From the Wing, American's cancelations come as U.S. airlines continue to ramp up…

American Airlines Expands Its Return to New Delhi

In response to growing travel demand between the United States and India, American Airlines has increased its flight frequency from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The carrier initially planned to operate the route thrice weekly during off-peak months and increase…

American and Virgin Atlantic Commit to Zero-Emission Air Taxi

Continuing the recent flood of news of airlines investing in "the future of aviation," Vertical Aerospace has entered the market with its own creation and customers already lining up for the new product. The English company has announced that it has acquired interest for roughly 1,000 units of its new…

American Airlines Expands Austin Operations with 14 New Routes, Grows…

Last March American Airlines announced eight new routes from Austin, reinforcing its position in the fast-growing city. Three months later, Thursday, June 11, the Dallas-based carrier unveiled an ambitious ramp-up of its Austin operations, adding fourteen new routes, beginning in the fall.  Specifically, American Airlines will launch ten domestic destinations,…

U.S., U.K. Airlines Call For Eased Travel Restrictions

On Monday, Reuters reported that the leaders of several airlines in the United States and the United Kingdom have called on their respective governments to ease travel restrictions between the two countries. The CEOs of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and British Airways agree that the high vaccination…

Vaccination Tourism Takes Off from Argentina to Florida

In this year and a half in which the commercial aviation industry received its worst hit since its inception, airlines were desperate to find routes that could still hold three characteristics: high demand, low competition and minimal restrictions. In Latin America, there is one route in particular that covers those…

U.S. Airlines Hit by East Coast Pipeline Shutdown

Several American Airlines flights have been scheduled with unusual domestic stops as the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which was brought on by a ransomware attack on Saturday, continues toward its fourth day. At the time of writing, two notable routes, both out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North…

American Set to Reopen Admirals Clubs Locations

As travel rebounds, American Airlines is reopening many of its Admirals Club lounges and adding enhancements to make customers feel comfortable at the airport. By Memorial Day weekend, the airline will fully open 27 lounges across 21 U.S. cities, most of which will have innovative touchless technology and offer healthy…