United Invests Another $15 Million in Electric Flying Taxi

United, on September 8, announced a $15 million investment in EVE Air Mobility. In addition, it made a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat electric aircraft plus 200 options. The airline is expecting the first deliveries as early as 2026. EVE Air Mobility is an Embraer-backed startup that spun off…

Alaska Air Group Orders 8 Additional Embraer 175s with Options…

Alaska Air Group has announced an order for eight new E175 aircraft and options for 13 more. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Horizon Air. The contract value, including options, is $1.12 billion based on list price. The new 76-seat…

Japan Airlines Considers Replacements for Aircraft in Fleet

Japan Airlines is looking to modernize its fleet and subscribe to more fuel-efficient aircraft, according to Bloomberg. The airline owns 45 Boeing 737 aircraft with a median age of 12.5 years old and looks to replace them with Boeing 737 MAXs or Airbus A320Neos.  It is expected to be a…

Embraer: From a Painful Boeing Breakup to a Future Based…

Speaking at the Embraer Media Day 2022 event in Sao José dos Campos, the Brazilian company’s CEO, Francisco Gomes Neto, said that the non-conclusion of the agreement with Boeing caused "suffering," given that Embraer had prepared for it. "We started to reintegrate Embraer Commercial. It was a painful and expensive…

Western Air Announces First Flight to U.S.

Bahamian airline Western Air has announced the launch of its first flights to the United States. The San Andros-based carrier will launch flights between the Bahamian capital of Nassau and Ft. Lauderdale on May 19. The flights will be operated on the carrier's Embraer E145 aircraft and flown twice daily.…

Mexico’s Calafia Airlines Makes Another Move for Leisure Travelers

Beginning April 29, Tijuana Airport (TIJ) will have an air link with Puerto Peñasco via Calafia Airlines. The governor of Mexico's Sonora state, along with directors of Calafia Airlines and tourism officials, announced the new service at a press conference Tuesday. Calafia Airlines will operate twice weekly — on Monday…

Qantas’ First A380 Returns Home, Expands Its Regional Brand

The Airbus A380 — regarded as the long-haul, flagship aircraft in the Qantas fleet — was initially planned to be returned home in Australia by mid-December and prepared for operations in the next year. As Australia accelerates its reopening, Qantas wants to further cut the superjumbos' hibernation period and get…

JSX Adds First East Coast Routes

JSX, the self described “hop-on jet service” announced on Tuesday that it will expand its route network with two new popular East Coast markets. The carrier will offer its short-haul private jet-like experience to the popular New York Metro area and Miami markets and will begin service just in time…

ATAG Takes Aggressive Approach to Net-Zero Emissions Initiative

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2…