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Alitalia's inaugural flight to Washington Dulles International Airport pulls into the gate (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Alitalia Completes COVID-19-Free Trial Flights

As the airline industry is struggling to cope with the collapse in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some carriers and trade associations are trying to experiment with possible solutions that could encourage the general public to take to the skies again. After the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it supported the initiative to require a negative test for all international passengers before they board a flight, some carriers have undertaken local trials to gather data and figure out…

Miami Most Popular International Route from Chile

In September, 31,851 people were transported on international flights in Chile, mainly to the U.S. The total is 47.9% higher than in August, although it is still at historic lows as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In relation to the same month of last year it represents a fall…

Peruvian Government Announces Restart of Flights with a Duration Up…

The Peruvian President, Martín Vizcarra, announced on Oct. 21 in a press conference that international flights allowed to enter the country may last up to 8 hours from November, as part of the resumption of international operations that began on Oct. 5. Vizcarra stated that the Government will be stricter…

Southwest Looks to Network Diversification in Third Quarter Results

On Oct. 22 Southwest Airlines announced the company’s third-quarter financial results. As expected the airline posted a large loss and continues a high level of daily cash burn as the industry continues to navigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline also announced a change to the passenger experience…

Alaska Reports Traffic Jump in Third Quarter Results

Alaska Airlines joined American Airlines and Southwest Airlines in announcing their third-quarter financial results on Sept. 22. The Seattle-based carrier also announced some changes to the customer experience while traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Alaska Airlines reported losses for the second straight quarter, stemming from the lack of travel due…

Paraguay Resumes Commercial Flights

The main Paraguayan international airport, Silvio Pettirossi located in Asunción, resumed its commercial activities on Oct. 21, which were suspended since March 24. The Guaraní airport, located in the city of Minga Guazú, Alto Paraná, also restarted its operations. The official resumption of the commercial routes took place during a…

American Airlines Earnings Show Hope for New Strategies

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines reported earnings for the third quarter on Thursday morning, announcing a net loss of $2.4 billion on the back of $3.17 billion in revenue, a 73% revenue decrease from the same period in 2019. The company's stock dropped in early trading on Monday as the…

Finnair to Lay Off 10% of Workforce

As part of its plan to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which has left much of the world immobile, Finnair announced it will be laying off 10% of its employees, accounting for more than 700 people. The decision comes after months of negotiations between the airline and employee unions regarding…

Chinese Aviation Industry Sees Speedy Recovery

The aviation industry in China is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in the country is planning to take delivery of nine A321neo and two A319neo jets from Airbus. It is believed that the new aircraft could replace 24 Boeing 737…

TSA Screens Record One Million Passengers in One Day

On Sunday, the TSA screened 1,031,505 passengers - the first time the agency has seen a seven-digit number since March 2020. The numbers are a good sign that air traffic is picking up, but the airlines still have a long way to go before things get even close to normal.…