Frontier Releases Unlimited “Go Wild” Pass

Remember when American Airlines sold an all-you-can-fly lifetime pass for just $250,000? Then ended up revoking them because, well, allowing the most avid frequent fliers, who have the cash ready, to fly as much as they want wherever they want for a fixed price is not usually a good business…

COMAC ARJ21: Opening China’s Regional Network?

For many aviation enthusiasts outside of China, the COMAC ARJ21 is not an aircraft that they are often familiar with. The “Advanced Regional Jets of the 21st Century” was only operated by Chinese carriers as of this moment. Since the certification of COMAC ARJ in 2014 and its first flight…

U.S. Carriers Seek to Capitalize on Additional Cuba Flights

United Airlines has requested an additional 30-day waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline to resume flights to Cuba. Reuters reports that the airline has been faced with challenges to relaunch the service that was suspended at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.…

Garuda, Citilink To Double Number of Airplanes by End of…

Garuda Indonesia is rumored to be increasing the number of new aircraft in line with public interest for travel in and around Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia Director Irfan Setiaputra stated that the airline is targeting to increase the number of aircraft in its fleet from 61 to 120 by the end…

Ukrainian Airline SkyUp Takes Delivery of a New Boeing 737-800

Ukrainian low-cost carrier SkyUp Airlines took delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 on Tuesday, becoming the tenth aircraft of this type to join its fleet. The airplane, with the manufacturer’s serial number (MSN) 40249, completed its first flight in July 2011. From August of that year, it operated for FlyDubai and in…

Japan Airlines Continues to Restore its Intercontinental Flights

As of early October, Japan Airlines is increasing its intercontinental operations in Europe, Oceania and North America, restoring most of its pre-pandemic frequencies, after sanitary restrictions in Japan and globally being gradually reduced. The company expects to operate 3,840 flights on 53 routes in October, representing a 48% reduction from its schedule…

British Airways to Land for First Time in Aruba and…

British Airways announced that it will connect London with Georgetown (GEO) in Guyana and Aruba (AUA) for the 2023 northern hemisphere summer season. It will be the first time that both destinations will be part of the airline’s network of destinations. The flights will be operated from Gatwick (LGW), via…

United Announces New Nonstop Flights to South Africa

Earlier this week, United announced new direct flights between Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport and Cape Town, South Africa —becoming the first airline to provide nonstop round-trip service from the United States’ capital to one of South Africa's main gateways. The U.S. Department of Transportation granted the airline three weekly direct…

Panamá Pacífico International Airport Resumes Operations

On Thursday, Panamá Pacífico International Airport (BLB) resumed commercial operations, following the completion of the renovation works on its passenger terminal. The facility had been closed in March 2020, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Tocumen S.A. moved forward with expansion and modernization works, with the aim…