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U.S. Airlines Announce Significant Schedule Changes

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on air travel across the world, the airline industry continues to bounce back as the world begins to reopen. The most recent airline route announcements come courtesy of American Airlines and United Airlines. United Airlines announced that it would be adding close to 25,000 flights to their August schedule, while American laid out plans for international schedules through the summer of 2021. American's New International Schedule American Airlines announced an adjusted…

Qatar Airways Continues to Commit to U.S. Through Flight Resumptions

Qatar Airways aims to continue its commitment to operating flights in the U.S. market, even during the current, unprecedented crisis. The national carrier of Qatar is currently the only Gulf carrier to maintain flights to the U.S. out of Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airline will reaffirm its commitment to…

New York LaGuardia Airport Opens New Terminal B Hall

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the grand opening of LaGuardia Airport’s (LGA) new Terminal B hallway yesterday, the largest milestone in the airport’s ongoing $8 billion dollar transformation. The 850,000 square-foot Terminal B facility will host American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Air Canada operations and will be…

American Expands Domestic Schedule For Summer Travel Season

Summer is right around the corner, and American Airlines announced its plan to prepare for the summer travel traffic by restoring more flights. In response to increasing demand for air travel, the Dallas/Ft. Worth-based carrier is planning to fly more than 55 percent of the domestic capacity in July 2020,…

The JT8D Engine Roars into History Books as Delta Retires…

With the retirement of Delta’s McDonnell-Douglas MD-88s, the chapter for the MD-80 series in North America and the world closes for major airlines. However, it is more than just the metal fuselage that will see service decrease as the engine that once powered numerous aircraft types is falling silently into…

American Plans to Shrink Management Staff by 30%

Amidst COVID-19 and its effects on many industries in the economy during this time period, around the world, the aviation industry has been one of the top sectors that are deeply affected by the global pandemic. Many major U.S. airlines are attempting to rebound, through modified cleaning procedures, more flexible…

Evanescent Embraer: The E190’s Quickly Fading Presence in North America

One of the fallouts of the recent few months has been the rapid acceleration of retirements of aircraft that airlines believed were going to withstand a few more years. Peel back the emotional retirements like McDonnell-Douglas MD-80s and Boeing 747s and you will find some other noteworthy names fading into…

American Finds Cash Cushion Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

American Airlines has announced that, with government aid, it has enough liquidity to survive the travel drop-off associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. American reported its Q1 results a bit over a week ago and it revealed its current liquidity status as well as its current cash flow position. The airline…

U.S. Airlines to Make Wearing Face Masks Compulsory

American, Delta and Frontier join JetBlue in making wearing face masks compulsory for passengers traveling as of next week. This is part of a wider set of sanitary measures that different stakeholders are putting in place as the world prepares to slowly reintroduce economic activity as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.…

United, American Significantly Reduce New York Service

New York has become the epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. As such travel demand to the city has collapsed, as has demand across the world. In response, United, one of the largest carriers in the city, has made drastic reductions to its flying schedule. In total,…