Pilot Shortages Continue to Cause Significant U.S. Flight Disruptions

Airline passengers this summer can continue to expect record flight cancellations as the aviation industry wages its battle against one of the largest pilot shortages to date.  Where the crisis has stemmed from Airlines in the United States have struggled to meet demand that is considered high by pre-pandemic standards…

Qatar Airways, American Grow Partnership Following New JFK-Doha Service

American Airlines started regular service to Doha from New York this past weekend. The flight will operate daily with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. This marks the first time the airline is flying to Doha and its latest service to the Middle East along with Delhi and Tel Aviv. American has…

EAS Round Up – Part 6

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently for the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in…

American, United Report Net Losses, Project Capacity Again Lower than…

U.S. airline industry earnings season continued Thursday morning as rival legacy carriers American Airlines and United Airlines released figures from the fourth quarter and all of 2021. The pair of airlines followed competitor Delta Air Lines' lead with a beat on the top and bottom lines. United reported a total…

Boeing Records Decrease In Orders, Observes Increase In Air Cargo

On Nov. 9, Boeing reported that deliveries fell to 27 aircraft in October, while Boeing's 787 Dreamliners remained on the shelf. However, the prominent American aircraft manufacturer took advantage of robust air cargo demand by gaining an order for two Boeing 777 cargo freighters for Maersk's Star Air. The U.S.…

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…

Sun Country Airlines Adds Midwestern Beverages, Snacks, Entertainment to Inflight…

Sun Country Airlines has revamped its inflight menu to consist of several new food and beverage options sourced from local Midwestern brands. The Minneapolis-based carrier has newly partnered with Caribou Coffee, Fulton Brewing and Dot’s Pretzels, all Minnesota-based companies, as part of its new initiative to provide a more Midwest…

First Look: Envoy Debuts New Retro Livery on Embraer E170

2013 was a significant turning point for American Airlines under the AMR Corporation and the US Airways Group, after American completed its merger and acquisition of the latter, ultimately creating the holding company of The American Airlines Group as it is known today. Now, the group is made up of…

American Airlines to Purchase Minority Stake in Chilean Airline JetSMART

On Thursday, American Airlines announced its latest venture into the South American market, signing a letter of intent with Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART to create the "broadest and most rewarding network in the Americas." In a statement, the Fort Worth, Tex.-based carrier revealed that it plans to purchase a minority…