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Air Canada Rouge Returns to the Skies

Air Canada's leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, resumed service this week for the first time since the spring season.  The resumption of services ends their almost seven-month suspension. In February, Air Canada paused operations to Mexico and the Caribbean at the request of the Canadian government. Since Air Canada Rouge primarily served these destinations, Air Canada suspended its operations. The leisure carrier relaunched on September 7 with flights between Toronto and Las Vegas, Orlando and Regina. Later this month, Air Canada Rouge…

VivaAerobus Moves Key Operations to Terminal A at Monterrey Hub

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus immediately moved its Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara and Tijuana operations at its Monterrey hub to Terminal A, citing a surge in summer travel. All arrivals and departures for those cities will now be attended to at Terminal A. The change was made effective July 1 and…

Mexico’s Volaris and VivaAerobus Expand to Colombia and South America

This week Mexican Low-Cost Carriers (LCC's) Volaris and VivaAerobus officially announced the expansion of their international operations to Colombia and South America. Volaris and VivaAerobus will begin flying to Bogotá, Colombia later this year, with VivaAerobus being first in line to launch service on August 21, followed by Volaris on…

LATAM Brasil Restores More International Flying, Announces Cancún Flights

As the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Brazil continues and the worst phase of the pandemic recedes throughout the country, airlines are closely monitoring any demand patterns that they can capture in the weeks and months ahead. And this is not limited to domestic flying. LATAM Brasil, the country's second-largest domestic…

Austrian Airlines Ramping Up Flights for Winter Tourism

As airlines worldwide prepare for a likely travel boom this winter, Austrian Airlines is making an aggressive return to international operations. With a focus on long-haul flights to sunny destinations, the carrier is reintroducing routes to Cancún, Mexico, Mauritius and Cape Town, South Africa, and is increasing its flight frequency…

JetBlue Outlines 2021 Expansion Plans

JetBlue has on Tuesday announced a large expansion for the first half of 2021, including four new destinations. The growth is part of a large 24 route expansion starting in February 2021, targeting leisure destinations that have seen the most recovery since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new…

Spirit Adds International Flavor to New Orleans Route Map

Spirit Airlines has continued to push its presence in New Orleans and recently began to push outside the domestic market. The ultra-low-cost carrier will launch service to the Big Easy to Cancun, Mexico and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The routes will be operated using the carrier’s 145-seat Airbus A319 aircraft…

Spirit Airlines Celebrates Anniversary, Growth In Austin

Spirit Airlines inaugurated new flights to Cancun from five U.S. cities on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in time for spring break travel. The Miramar, Flo.-based carrier now serves Cancun from 11 U.S. destinations with Austin, Nashville, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh joining the list. For Austin, the departure of Spirit flight 1054…

Spirit Goes Cancun Crazy With Five New Routes

Spirit Airlines is continuing its push across America's southern border with an expansion of leisure routes to Cancun beginning this winter. The airline will add service to Cancun from five new cities with including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Austin, Philadelphia and Nashville launching across a three-week period starting Feb. 13, 2020. The…

TUI Continues Growth at Doncaster Sheffield

Earlier this week, TUI UK - the U.K.'s largest holiday operator - announced a further commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, including the start of a new weekly long-haul route to Cancun, Mexico starting in Summer 2020. The U.K.'s favorite airport, according to Which? Magazine, also will begin service to Orlando Sanford…