Emirates SkyCargo Transports Over 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines

News of Covid-19 vaccines available for distribution around the world buoyed industry practitioners both above and below deck with cargo carriers with climate-controlled facilities suddenly having a business opportunity in the worldwide distribution of billions of doses of vaccines. Among the carriers that benefited immensely from the supply chain of…

More On JetBlue’s Strategic, Financial Rationale for Spirit Airlines Offer

On Tuesday, news leaked that JetBlue had made a $3.6 billion takeover offer for Spirit Airlines, the Miramar, Fla.-based ultra-low-cost carrier that in February agreed to terms for a merger with close competitor Frontier Airlines. The early announcement — in addition to a formal release from the airline after the…

Aeromexico Announces Third Destination From Mexico City‘s New Airport, Reverses…

Aeromexico recently announced a new destination out of Mexico City’s Felipe Ángeles Airport this past Friday — less than two weeks since the airport’s inauguration. Beginning May 1, the airline will fly to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico four times weekly from the new international airport. The new Puerto Vallarta, Mexico service,…

SkyWest Adds Flights to Two New York EAS Airports

Plattsburgh and Ogdensburg, two airports in northern New York state, have been in aviation news a substantial amount in the past three months. Both are Essential Air Service cities, and in mid-January 2022, SkyWest announced it would be terminating service to these communities in 90 days, a proposal that was swiftly…

JetBlue Announces $3.6 Billion Offer for Spirit, Topping Previously Announced…

Following reports by the New York Times earlier Tuesday, JetBlue announced this afternoon that it had submitted a $3.6 billion all-cash offer for Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines, putting the New York-headquartered carrier in direct competition with Frontier Airlines — the ultra-low-cost carrier with which Spirit had agreed to merge earlier…

Analysis of the U.K. Aviation Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was monumental for the aviation industry across the globe. It only took a matter of a few weeks for a proclamation to be accurate with airlines across the globe shredding their operational flying programs. While most aircraft were mothballed in anticipation, airline executive boards…

Asiana Airlines Resumes Flights to Hawaii

South Korea’s aviation industry has gradually started recovering from the pandemic. Asiana Airlines — the second-largest carrier in the nation— has resumed its services to Hawaii on Sunday. The resumption comes after the easing of the travel restrictions in South Korea. The airline will operate three times a week services…

Runway Construction Begins at New Sydney Airport

Sydney's newest airport is beginning to take shape with runway construction of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport officially commencing last week, according to its official website. The new international airport, slated for operations by late 2026, has transformed the once rural landscape of Western Sydney to a major…

Emirates, Qatar Airways Push for New Nigerian National Carrier As…

Nigeria's much anticipated Nigeria Air will finally launch in 2023, according to the West African country's Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The office of the country's president officially agreed to the extended deadline, according to ICRC Director General Michael Ohiani. “I want to assure the Nigerian public that we are…