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China Airlines To Resume Flights to Ontario in June

China Airlines will resume flying to Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. from its Taoyuan, Taiwan hub in June in preparation for the summer travel season. China Airlines flew the daily non-stop flight from Taipei to Ontario using both its Boeing 777-300ER and an Airbus A350-900 WXB long-haul jets before suspending the service in April 2020 due to the global impact of COVID-19. Despite COVID-19 travel restrictions in Taiwan and the U.S., China Airlines continued serving Los Angeles International Airport…

Alaska Airlines Adds Pacific Northwest Routes, Leverages Horizon Air

Alaska Airlines has continued its expansion plans into 2021, announced today that it will be adding four new routes to its network, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The region’s hometown airline is looking to increase its presence in its home territory, as well as provide more options for travelers. The…

Alaska Airlines Reveals Four New Routes

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted countless stay-at-home orders, forcing many businesses to have their employees work virtually from home. Fortunately,  a sense of excitement and adventure came for leisure travel during a time when it is necessary, as Alaska Airlines - an airline who continuously hopped on to the expansion of…

Southwest Releases Schedule For Service To Fresno, Santa Barbara

The prolonged COVID-19 catastrophe has proven to be a daunting obstacle for the airline industry, one that has forced airlines to question their traditional methods for operating and marketing flight routes through their fortified hubs. As a result, major U.S. carriers have had to make tough decisions on where to…

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Continental U.S. Presence In 2021

Following a $97 million loss during the third quarter and the announcement of Boeing 787 delivery deferrals until 2022, Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its continental U.S. network for 2021 as travel begins to rebound. The Honolulu-based airline will fly to three more U.S. mainland destinations next year including Austin; Ontario,…

New FedEx Facility Opens in Southern California as Cargo Volume…

After two years of work, a new 251,000 square foot FedEx Express complex with nine wide-body aircraft gates, 14 feeder aircraft gates and 18 truck docks has opened at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. The airport is located about 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The new space on…

Frontier Airlines Announces New Routes and Destinations

Frontier Airlines has announced continued aggressive expansion plans as travel demand continues to pick up. Although travel is still down due to COVID-19 the airline has continuously expanded over the past eight months to new, leisure-based destinations. The airline’s latest announcement includes 18 new routes and three new destinations for…

Viva Aerobus Adds Mexico City to Los Angeles and Houston…

Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus started serving Geroge Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Los Angeles International Airport from its Mexico City hub on July 16 and July 17, respectively. A new domestic route to Tampico from Mexico City was also launched by the airline on July 16 as well.…

Trip Report: Flying Mokulele in the States

Essential Air Service (EAS) routes are vital to providing airline routes to small communities around the country. While some states have many cities that qualify, some have only one or two. The state of California currently has three EAS cities: Imperial, Merced and Crescent City. I found myself looking through…

Delta Halts Service to 10 Airports Around the U.S.

Facing tremendous challenges posed by the new coronavirus, Delta is suspending flights to ten airports across the country. Delta announced on May 8 that it is cutting service to 10 U.S. secondary airports as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule. Notably, Delta is halting service…