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Fiji Airways Receives Five-Star Safety Rating

Fiji Airways has received a five-star Covid-19 Safety rating from Skytrax for its safety protocols to limit infection, covers all the airline's safety protocols in response to Covid-19. Skytrax accredited the airline following a safety audit over March and April. Safety measures implemented at Nadi International Airport, onboard and in lounges were all evaluated. These include social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning regimes, the food and beverage offer and contactless service offerings. Fiji Airways established a Travel Ready program last year.…

Reagan National Says Goodbye to Gate 35X, Hello to a…

Washington D.C. locals and American Airlines frequent flyers have something to celebrate today - the opening of Reagan National Airport's brand new concourse! The airport is getting rid of the dreaded Gate 35X, a cramped space that was used to shuttle passengers by bus to their aircraft, and opening a…

With End of Ban, Airlines Restart Flights From Brazil to…

After almost three months with no flights between both countries, this week three airlines are restarting their flights between Brazil to Portugal. Last Friday the Portuguese Government, via its Ministry of Home Affairs, lifted the ban that forbid passenger operations to the South America's largest nation, as well as to…

United Targets Vaccinated Travelers With Latest Route Announcement

While domestic airline traffic in the U.S. is on its way to full recovery and some analysts expect the number of passengers to return to 2019 levels by early 2022, international traffic remains still well below pre-pandemic levels. However, some U.S. carriers are trying to jump-start the return to international…

First Quarantine-Free Flights Arrive in New Zealand

The aviation industry in Australia and New Zealand is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. After being hit by the pandemic, a two-way trans-Tasman bubble arrangement has been launched. Bubble flights to both Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand started this week. The first quarantine-free flight to New…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 44: Divergent Domestic Markets

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

Silver Airways To Begin Service Between New Orleans, Jacksonville

Silver Airways, the Florida-based regional airline, recently announced that it will begin operating non-stop service between New Orleans, La. and Jacksonville, Fla. starting on June 3. Now entering its tenth year of operation, Silver Airways operates primarily between destinations in Florida and the Caribbean using a fleet consisting entirely of…

Bamboo Airways Eyes Flights to U.S.

Amid reports of Vietnam Airlines' plans to launch flights to the United States, Bamboo Airways Chairman Trinh Van Quyet expressed his interest in routes to the U.S., according to Reuters. The news stems from the Vietnamese carrier's plans to launch an initial public offering in the U.S., raising up to…

ExpressJet Plans Independent Renaissance

Much like Avelo Airlines and Breeze Airways, another name might take to the skies in 2021 as the United States commercial aviation industry continues to rebound from 2020. For this airline, the name will return to the skies, unlike the aforementioned brands. While still in the early stages, the return…

Delta Announces First Quarter Results, Positive Second Quarter Outlook

Delta Air Lines became the first U.S. carrier to announce its first-quarter earnings for 2021, starting the year off with an overall loss, but with some positives to take from it. Following Generally accepted accounting principles or GAAP, the airline posted a loss of $1.5 billion for the first three…