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United Contemplates Return to JFK After Five Year Hiatus

After its five-year absence at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, United Airlines has plans to resume flights from what is one of the busiest airports in the U.S. Flights could begin as early as the beginning of 2021, according to CNBC. Given the uncertainty in the airline industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United can allocate its resources to reinforce its New York and East Coast network through a different airport, but the airline’s future endeavors will not…

American Shifts Strategy With New Routes, Prepares For 737 MAX…

While business travelers remain grounded, vacation-goers in the U.S. and abroad are slowly returning to the skies. In preparation for the upcoming winter season, airlines are pivoting their schedules to adapt to adjusted leisure demand that is anticipated. American Airlines is the latest U.S. carrier to adopt its schedule to…

Air New Zealand Sees Business Travel Increase

As demand slowly starts to recover following the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been mainly focused on leisure travel. Demand for business travel has remained minimal and looks to remain that way for the near-term as many companies continue to promote remote working and are hesitant to require workers to travel.…

Opinion: U.S. Major Airlines Won’t Return to Normal Together

Everyone knows the aviation industry is in turmoil. We’ve been hearing about it since March, where people began to realize the impact on the industry would be bigger than what happened to it through 9/11, the 2008 financial crash and the Oil Crisis put together. Initially, it was the drop…

IATA Expects Passenger Levels to Recover by 2024 at Latest

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that the social and economic immobility caused by COVID-19, plunging passenger levels across the world, will take longer to recover than what was originally expected. During its weekly update meeting held today, IATA revealed that traffic will only recover to 2019 levels by…

As Traffic Dwindles, Austin-Bergstrom Hosts Online Music Festival for Passengers

Empty flights as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have turned bustling airport terminals across the country into eerie, empty halls with closed concession stands and flight display systems showing just a handful of flights per day. As airlines reported record passenger numbers in the years leading up to 2020,…

Opinion: Strong Airline Demand May Not Return in 2020

The first quarter of the year has been a bloodbath for the travel industry. Planes are flying empty, hotels are empty and other industries impacted by travel and tourism are hurting. Airlines are cutting capacity by as much as 80 percent in the U.S. and foreign airlines such as Emirates…

South American SKY Airline Temporarily Suspends Operations

Chile born SKY Airline has announced it will be temporarily suspending operations from March 25 to April 30 due to a significant slump in demand as governments throughout the region implement travel restrictions to slow COVID-19s contagion curve and passengers suspend short term travel. The news was first reported by…

240 Laid Off as Icelandair Combats Drop in Demand

Before what is usually the busy summer months for Icelandair, the carrier has been forced to look towards retracting itself in size as COVID-19 epidemic affects demand for travel for the next few months. In order to stay afloat, Icelandair has looked at employee reductions to cut costs. The airline…

Taiwanese Airlines Cut Services Amid Virus Outbreak

In light of confirmed coronavirus cases increasing sharply in the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air are going to suspend scheduled flights to affected destinations. China Airlines announced that flights to Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Australia, Auckland and Vienna will be suspended for 20 days.…