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Shifting Tides: Delta Unblocks Middle Seats

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced it will resume selling middle seats for flights departing May 1. It is the last U.S. airline to end the policy, originally created by select airlines at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to give travelers extra space and peace of mind on their flights. Ever since Delta join Southwest, JetBlue and Alaska in blocking seats in April 2020, debates have arisen over how effective the system really is. Airlines did not block out…

African Union Approves Post-Coronavirus Air Travel System

After a year of COVID-19 restrictions, the world is slowly starting to open up and airlines are preparing for a travel boom later this year. However, due to new virus strains and slow vaccination rates in some countries, the airline industry needs a way to effectively and efficiently coordinate travel…

American Airlines Prepares For Post-Pandemic Spring

American Airlines is preparing for its best season since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. The airline has seen a surge in bookings and revenue and its preparing to return all of its planes to service by May. In an internal email reviewed by AirlineGeeks, American Executive Vice…

Tasmania Lands First International Flights Since 1990s

Tasmania is slated to get its first regularly-scheduled international flights in 23 years next month, as Air New Zealand will launch flights between Auckland and Hobart in April, Simple Flying reports. The move comes amid speculation over quarantine-free travel between the two countries, rumors of which have begun to spread…

China Airlines Retires Passenger 747s

China Airlines flew its final passenger flight on a Boeing 747 on Saturday. The flight, operating as China Airlines flight 2747, lasted five hours and 15 minutes and operated exclusively at Taipei, taking a scenic journey to Mount Fuji and back. The aircraft used is line number B-18215, which was…

American Airlines Testing Touchless Check-In

American Airlines has revealed a new touchless check-in process at its base at Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, World Airline News reports. The process is being used on select international flights and relies on biometrics – namely a face scanner – to verify the passenger’s identity with U.S. Customs and Border…

Airlines Cautiously Moving Forward Amid Vaccine Rollout

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world economy full force in March 2020, the aviation industry faced its worst travel crisis ever. Air travel hit its steepest dropoff in history. Many airlines filed for bankruptcy or went out of business, and even the airlines most flush with cash have been…

Boeing Under Pressure Amid Recovery

The past few months have been among the most hopeful in Boeing’s recent history. The manufacturer has faced constant pressure over its handling of its Boeing 737 MAX certification and ensuing grounding. The coronavirus pandemic saw the planemaker’s revenues plummet as airlines have largely stopped accepted aircraft deliveries, forcing Boeing…

Taipei’s Songshan Airport Records a Profit Amid Pandemic

Taiwan's aviation industry seems significantly different from its global peers. For example, the staff of China Airlines were recently rewarded with year-end bonuses. In addition, Taipei's Songshan airport, which mainly provides domestic and limited regional services, has recorded a $4.61 million profit during the pandemic in spite of declining passenger…

Avianca Suspends International Flights

The evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the end of the pandemic is still further away than we once expected. While vaccination progresses in more than 100 countries all around the world, there are still many restrictions and border closures due to the appearance of new virus variants.…