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A United Airlines 737 MAX 9 stored at Houston Hobby Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Weiland)

United Airlines, WestJet File Intentions for Resuming Boeing 737 MAX Flights

On Wednesday, WestJet announced its intent to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights. Additionally, United Airlines filed its first routes with the Boeing 737 MAX 9 on Wednesday.  These two moves showcase the gradual reinstatement of the Boeing 737 MAX after groundings that kept it out of service for almost two years. WestJet MAX Resumption WestJet will resume its Boeing 737 MAX flights on Jan. 22, with three weekly flights between Calgary, Canada and Toronto, subject to the approval of the…

Qatar Airways Welcomes Trio of 777 Freighters

The travel demand slump in the airline industry is continuing into the new year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. While airlines observe a slight rise due to the holiday season, the gains are small, marginal and temporary. Air travel demand levels are not expected to return to pre-COVID-19…

Alaska Airlines to Introduce Boeing 737 MAX in March

Amid the recent ungrounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, many airlines have begun filing plans to integrate the Boeing 737 MAX into service.  Recently, Alaska Airlines has filed new plans to integrate its MAX fleet into service starting in March 2021. Alaska's Boeing 737 MAX Routes Note that these filings…

What It’s Like to Fly the 737 MAX Post-Grounding

On Tuesday, Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX took to the skies again in the U.S. with paying passengers onboard. American Airlines became the first U.S. operator to place the type back into revenue service with a flight from Miami International Airport to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Other U.S. airlines are planning…

Boeing’s 737 MAX Returns to U.S. Skies

On Tuesday, Fort Worth-based American Airlines became the first U.S. airline to put the beleaguered 737 MAX back into revenue service after two deadly accidents. The carrier flew the 737 MAX from Miami to New York-LaGuardia upon its re-entry to service. The move comes over 20 months since the 737…

Alaska Airlines Orders 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9

Just one month after increasing orders for the Boeing 737 MAX 9, Alaska Airlines has announced yet another new order for the type with Boeing. While last month’s order involved leased aircraft, this announcement is for the purchase of 23 airframes. The order will increase the airline's total to 68…

Copa Airlines To Resume 737 MAX Flights in 2021

Amid the recent ungrounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, many airlines are reinstating the service of their MAX fleets. Copa Airlines will be the latest airline to reintroduce 737 MAX service starting Jan. 4, 2021. Panama Recertification Panama's Civil Aviation Authority is the latest to give the green light to…

Aeroméxico Places 737 MAX Back Into Service

According to a press release, Aeroméxico has coordinated with the manufacturer Boeing and the Mexican Federal Civil Aviation Agency for all the required steps and tests necessary to reincorporate the Boeing 737 MAX into operation. Currently, the airline has received six of the MAX 8 with another 44 expected to…

Jet Airways to Be Flying Again by Summer 2021

On Monday, the Times of India reported that the recently-defunct Jet Airways will be relaunching all of its domestic routes by Summer 2021. The carrier ceased operations due to insolvency in April 2019 but was granted a lifeline when a consortium of businessman including Murari Lal Jalan and London’s Kalrock…

Ryanair Orders an Additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Dublin-based Ryanair became the first airline to place an order for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft since the aircraft was ungrounded by the Federal Aviation Administration in mid-November. The low-cost airline placed an order for 75 of the aircraft, bringing the airline's outstanding order total to 210 of the newest Boeing narrow…