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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…

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…

How American Airlines Is Preparing For Summer Travel

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to loom large for airlines, but the ongoing push to get the nation as close to fully vaccinated as possible has offered a glimmer of optimism, in which social and economic normalcy may return sooner than expected. This possibility has prompted many major airlines to resume…

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…

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…

Shifting Tides: Delta Unblocks Middle Seats

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced it will resume selling middle seats for flights departing May 1. It is the last U.S. airline to end the policy, originally created by select airlines at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to give travelers extra space and peace of mind on their…

American Airlines Announces Austin Expansion

American Airlines has announced a large network expansion from Austin, Texas nearly doubling the number of destinations the airline serves from the Texas State Capitol. The announcement of eight new destinations, along with some service adjustments on existing routes comes just one day after Alaska Airlines announced it would be…

Joplin Drops American for United, Favoring Chicago Opportunity

For the first time in a decade, the service provider at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Missouri will change hands. The route, which is current serviced by American Airlines and its regional partners, will be dropped on June 1 as the Essential Air Service contract was up for renewal. American…