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Hawaiian Suspends Inter-Island Passenger and Cargo Flights to Molokai, Lanai

Hawaiian Airlines is indefinitely suspending inter-island services from Honolulu to Moloka‘i, Hawaii and Lāna‘i, Hawaii. The services are operated by its fully-integrated subsidiary carrier, 'Ohana by Hawaiian. The suspension, which starts Nov. 1, includes not only passenger services but also cargo-only services within the Hawaiian Islands. Due to low demand across its inter-island network, Hawaiian Airlines made the decision to suspend 'Ohana by Hawaiian service between Honolulu and Kapalua, Hawaii — located in West Maui — earlier in March. It…

American Airlines Halts Routes After CARES Expiration

American Airlines has announced drastic service cuts for the month of November. Bookings for the month are sitting at around a quarter of where they were last year, and American — along with the other two legacy carriers in the U.S. — has been forced to drop unprofitable routes. The…

As CARES Act Funding Expires, Thousands Brace for Job and…

CARES Act funding ran out at midnight on Thursday morning, and tens of thousands of airline employees braced for furlough as congress failed to make a job-saving funding extension.  When the U.S. passed the CARES Act in March, among its terms were a prohibition on involuntary layoffs or furloughs through…

United Airlines Pilots Agree to Avoid Furloughs

The United Airlines chapter of the Air Lines Pilot Association has announced that none of its 13,000 pilots will be furloughed on Oct. 1, the company announced. The agreement will delay any furlough in the pilot group until June 2021 at the earliest. Prior to this agreement, 2,850 pilots out…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces More Airport Infrastructure Grants

On September 24, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $335 million in infrastructure grants for airports throughout the United States. The announcement comes just weeks after the FAA announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. The $1.2 billion was spread out over 434 grants to 405 airports.…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces $1.2 Billion in Airport Safety and…

Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. “This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” U.S. Transportation Secretary…

American Airlines Cuts 19,000 Jobs

American Airlines announced Tuesday morning that it will cut 19,000 jobs on Oct. 1 when federal subsidies from the CARES Act run out. Per the money it received, the airline was not allowed to involuntarily cut any staff through Sept. 30. Cuts in October will include about 17,500 flight attendants,…

Delta To Furlough 1,941 Pilots on Oct. 1

As demand remains weak and Oct. 1 looms on the horizon, U.S. airlines are struggling to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the industry. In that context, Delta has announced in an internal memo that is planning to furlough 1,941 pilots once the CARES act prohibition on involuntary cuts ends.…

Frontier, Spirit Send Furlough Notices to Employees

Frontier Airlines warned 35% of its flight attendants and pilots that they are at risk of being furloughed during the first two weeks of October. In a letter sent to employees and obtained by AirlineGeeks, Frontier’s Vice President of Human Resources notified staff of their expected status and did not…