Republic Airways Requests Exemption From 1,500-Hour Rule To Address Pilots…

The airline industry has been worrying for many years about a possible upcoming shortage of pilots to fly all the aircraft needed to cover the networks of all carriers. With all the “baby boomers” approaching their retirement age, it was feared that there would not be enough new pilots to…

Azul Reports 25 Percent Revenue Increase in Q1 2022

On Monday, Azul presented its Q1 2022 report, which it showed a significant increase in revenue when compared with the same period in 2019. This comparison reflects the outstanding performance of the company, as 2019 is the last year of growth before the pandemic hit the industry. When compared with…

India Aviation Authority Deregisters Air India’s Last Boeing 74s7s

Last week, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) deregistered the last four Boeing 747-400s still listed as assets in the fleet of Air India, the national airline recently sold to the Tata Sons Group. With this, one of the last passenger jumbo jet operators in the world is saying…

Easter Travel Overloads Australian Aviation

This year's Easter weekend has seen Australian airports and airlines struggle to manage the highest amount of passengers some airports have seen in over two years. News outlets across the country have been sharing footage of lines extending outside terminals as over 250,000 passengers made their ways through Australia's major…

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…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Full Complement of US Destinations

Virgin Atlantic has announced that from April it will reinstate its full portfolio of destinations in the U.S. The return to a number of U.S. airports and an increase in frequency to others has been driven by a 50% increase in passenger demand from 2021 in light of relaxed travel…

Cargo Belly Space Aboard AirAsia X is for Sale

Over the next year, AirAsia X will dedicate a third of the cargo capacity in its Airbus A330 cargo holds to transport freight on behalf of Teleport. AirAsia X has reached an agreement with another Capital A (previously the AirAsia Group) company to make greater use of the cargo capacity…

Ottawa Airport Notes Some Interference with Ongoing ‘Freedom Convoy’

The ongoing “Freedom Convoy” that is occurring in Canadian capital of Ottawa has made its way to the airport. On Thursday, the airport noted that traffic had become fixated on taking the airport loop and driving very slowly to disrupt travelers from making their way to the terminal. A couple…

WestJet Reduces Flight Operations By 20% in March

Canadian airline WestJet is set to reduce flight operations across its network by 20% in March, citing continued restrictions for international travel. The Calgary, Canada-based carrier will also be extending reductions in capacity that were implemented for January and February. “It’s disappointing that Canada remains stagnant in its approach and…