Icelandair Extends Seasonal Services to Portland and Raleigh-Durham into 2023

Icelandair has announced an extension to the seasonal routes offered from the airline’s base at Keflavik airport (KEF) to Portland International Airport (PDX) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Initially the Icelandic carrier was scheduled to operate the services until the end of the Northern Summer season in October. The extended…

Sun Country Schedules First-of-its-Kind EAS Flight

In mid-July 2022, the Department of Transportation posted a document selecting Sun Country as the airline that will serve the Essential Air Service of Eau Claire in Wisconsin. When the DOT decision was made it was a shock to most as there has never been an aircraft this large operating…

Sun Country Selected for Essential Air Service Contract

Essential Air Service (EAS), the government-funded program providing air service to small communities around the U.S., has been in the newS a lot recently. With new contracts being selected almost every month around the country, and SkyWest requesting to terminate more than 30 of these contracts, it is a very…

Southwest Airlines Announces WiFi Changes, In-Seat Power Additions To Come

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday announced plans to enhance the customer experience for its passengers moving forward, providing a long list of upgrades to come soon. The plan comes at a hefty price tag of two billion dollars and will incorporate changes to things such as Wifi, overhead bins, power ports…

Allegiant Air Announces New Base in Provo Utah

On Tuesday, ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air announced plans to open a new four-aircraft base at Provo Municipal Airport (PVU) in Utah County, Utah. Possible through an investment of $95 million, the airline is set to begin base operations on November 16th later this year, and is expected to create upwards…

Alaska Airlines Reports First Quarter Loss of $143 Million, Sees…

On Thursday, Alaska Airlines released its first quarter earnings for 2022, posting a net loss of $143 million for the quarter ending March 31.  The Seattle-based carrier reported a loss of  $1.14 per share, compared to a net loss of $131 million, or $1.05 per share in the first quarter…

An Adventure with Aircraft of Years Past: Mexico City’s Zombie…

Mexico has always been a great place for seeing old planes. Airports like Mexico City and Toluca still have lots of old aircraft parked up, and there are several other airports in just the same situation. Some of those aircraft have been left to rot for over a decade. But…

Canada’s ULCC Swoop To Triple Its Fleet To 30 Aircraft

As the world progresses towards re-establishing some kind of post-pandemic normality and the airline industry works at regaining the years of lost growth, carriers are doing their best to position themselves so they can take advantage of the rebound in demand. Canadian Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Swoop, a fully-owned subsidiary of…

The Boeing 737 MAX Will Soon Fly Again in China

A week before Chinese New Year, Chinese carriers are still busy readying their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to get back to the sky. They are hoping to use those jets to add capacity to the travel rush around Chinese New Year. On Dec. 2, 2021, the Civil Aviation Administration of…