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American Announces Further International Reductions for Summer Schedule

As uncertainty around the duration of the COVID-19 emergency hampers travel demand and restricts international mobility, airlines around the world are adjusting their capacity to this new reality. American Airlines announced on Thursday further capacity cuts that will be made to its schedule during the peak summer season. The Fort Worth-based carrier will reduce capacity more than 60 percent compared to the same period last year, which includes an 80 percent reduction in Pacific capacity, a 65 percent reduction in…

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…

Trip Report: Turboprop Transcon Part 2

After a peaceful night of rest in Memphis and briefly exploring the sights, it was time to head back to the airport for my continuation west. Day Two The second day of my trip had me beginning in Memphis, Tenn. and flying west to Albuquerque, N.M. and this day would…

Abu Dhabi Sovereign Fund to Invest at Airline Start-Up in…

Itapemirim Group, one of Brazil's largest passenger bus companies, is about to start up its own airline, named "Ita," backed by one of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth funds. The news was announced this week by the company owner, Sidnei Piva, to Folha de São Paulo newspaper. According to Piva, the…

South African Airways Receives Government Bailout Package

South African Airways (SAA) has once again been saved from collapse after the airline received funding of 3.5 billion South African Rands ($239 million USD) from a state-owned bank. The team overseeing the rescue package, the Business Rescue Practitioners declared: “We can confirm that the Development Bank of South Africa…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…

Southwest Adds Second Wave of Expansion in Hawaii

Southwest just announced the expansion of Hawaii operation, with new services to, from and within the islands starting in January 2020. A new daily flight will cover the route between Sacramento and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii will provide a network…

Southwest Adds Second Wave of Expansion in Hawaii

Southwest just announced the expansion of Hawaii operation, with new services to, from and within the islands starting in January 2020. A new daily flight will cover the route between Sacramento and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii will provide a network…

British Airways Makes Long-Haul Route Changes

British Airways has made major long-haul route changes for the winter 2019/2020 season, according to RoutesOnline. The changes affect both aircraft type and frequency on important long-haul routes for the airline. The first changes go into effect from October 27 and is scheduled to run through the winter season. The…