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A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER landing in Las Vegas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

United Airlines Turns Green With Q3 Profits

The air travel industry may finally be able to move past the pandemic crisis and have a less turbulent flight heading into the next year because despite the impact of various Covid-19 variants, major airliners have been seeing a great turn of profits for their third quarters. United Airlines joins in on the green side, having reported a third-quarter profit of $473 million, indicating that the airline is definitely on the right track to achieving the range of long-term financial…

Air China Looks To Domestic Growth for Pick-Up After Modest…

Air China released its 2021 third quarter earnings Wednesday, revealing 7% growth in capacity — measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) — versus the same period In 2020, remarkably lower than the 26% growth recorded in previous quarters of 2021. The decelerated pace was anticipated as China has endured multiple…

Opinion: As Borders Open, the Travel Industry Must Create A…

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a deserved domestic focus on dealing with the immediate Covid-19 outbreaks within individual countries. This resulted in the implementation of travel restrictions and the closing of borders to non-essential international travel. Recently Reuters reported that the U.S. will reopen its borders…

Delta Prepares for Fall Travel, Expects Rapid Growth in Northeast

Economic effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that crippled the airline industry throughout 2020 and into 2020 continue to loom large for the global travel industry, which remains a significant issue for airlines, specifically when several of the world's major carriers are pushing for a rapid recovery and a restoration of…

Sun Country Announces Expansion with Schedule Extention

Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced another route expansion, including service to seven new cities. The expansion also comes as the airline is extending its schedule into fall 2022, as the airline prepares for a big summer. The new routes and destinations including the airlines' first foray into Canada and…

First Lufthansa Dreamliner To Be Named After Germany’s Capital

For more than 60 years, Lufthansa has had a tradition of naming its aircraft after German cities, but only less than a handful have been given the privilege of being named after the German capital, Berlin. Besides being the German capital, Lufthansa and Berlin have had a long and special…

Southwest Reveals 10-Year Sustainability Plan

On Monday, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines introduced its 10-year sustainability plan. In the press release, the company revealed both its long- and short-term goals aimed at targeting 2019’s carbon neutrality levels, all while continuing to grow its operation.  The announcement comes just weeks after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) voted…

Qantas Brings Forward International Flights to Nov. 1

Qantas will finally commence international flights to London and Los Angeles on Nov. 1, two weeks earlier than initially planned and some 20 months after the Australian government closed the country’s borders. Further destinations will be added from Dec. 18 including Singapore, Vancouver and Fiji. The flights, which will be…

Poised for Success in Eastern Europe: How Martin Gauss Is…

The face I saw entering the plane was familiar. He put his belongings on his seat and went to the cockpit to greet the pilots. That's when I asked if he was who I thought I was — and the answer was yes. It was. Quite a coincidence, as I…

Ethiopian Airlines Renews SabreSonic Agreement With Minimum Commitment of $110…

Ethiopian Airlines and Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Corporation, announced they have renewed their long-standing strategic partnership in passenger management systems for yet another seven-year with a minimum commitment of $110 million. Under the renewed agreement, Ethiopian airlines will continue to use Sabre's passenger service system – SabreSonic – enabling it to…