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Spirit Airlines Adds Third Destination in Puerto Rico

The persistent COVID-19 ordeal disrupted and altered the airline industry, forcing several major carriers to quickly reevaluate their current strategy and adapt to stay afloat and survive during the crisis. However, with the significant push for vaccinations and subsequent booster shots to combat the spread, some airlines see this as an opportunity to appeal to as many passengers as possible. In an industry filled with cutthroat and fierce competition for flight routes and passengers, Spirit Airlines' notable ultra-low-cost (ULCC) and…

Korean Air Flies Its Longest Nonstop Flight

Korean Air flew its longest flight since its founding in 1969 last weekend using one of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger jets. The jet, registered KE8047, operated a nonstop cargo flight to Miami International Airport on June 12 from Korean Air's base at Seoul's Incheon International Airport. The journey lasted 14…

Trip Report: Music City to the Gulf Coast With Boutique…

It is once again time for another Essential Air Service (EAS) trip report. Just like my journey on Air Choice One, this trip is another unique experience that connects two larger cities using a small EAS community. For this trip I will be flying from Nashville to Pensacola, Fla. with…

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…

JetBlue Introduces New Flights Between Hartford and Miami

The setting for the airline industry is changing at a relatively fast pace. In addition, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the airline industry — already cutthroat and rife with uncertainty and fierce competition — to transform itself to adapt to the new state of the world. For instance, airlines…

Frontier Adds New Florida Routes

Frontier Airlines has continued their aggressive expansion in Florida with the announcement of three new routes and the resumption of two other routes from the Sunshine State. The Denver-based carrier has focused on expansion in Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic as leisure travel to warmer states continues to flourish.  The…

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Continental U.S. Presence In 2021

Following a $97 million loss during the third quarter and the announcement of Boeing 787 delivery deferrals until 2022, Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its continental U.S. network for 2021 as travel begins to rebound. The Honolulu-based airline will fly to three more U.S. mainland destinations next year including Austin; Ontario,…

Interview: Boutique Adds First Florida Destination

Boutique Air is continuing to push forward with its expansion plans of recent months, most recently announcing the small carrier would begin operating to Pensacola, Fla. Flights to Pensacola will operate out of the city of Muscle Shoals, Ala., one of the many Essential Air Service (EAS) cities the airline…

JetBlue Eyes Leisure Markets with Latest Network Boost

As airlines continue to slowly recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of demand, many airlines have turned to new routes in an attempt to reach the market of those who are still traveling. With the addition of 24 new routes from the fall of this…

United Goes Point-to-Point with Florida Route Additions

In the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, airlines are being forced to adapt to the new level and type of demand that travelers are booking. The demand that has existed since the pandemic began has been mostly leisure travelers seeking an escape after a period of lockdown. As such…