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JetBlue's arrival in Cuba is celebrated by ground staff (Photo: jetBlue)

U.S. Airlines Reducing Service to Cuba Due to Lower Demand Than Anticipated

Effective on April 22, 2017, Silver Airways, a Fort Lauderdale-based regional carrier, will be ceasing its 22 daily flights to Cuba due to lower than anticipated demand and an inflation of the market. The decision comes just six months after Silver became one of the first airlines to begin selling regularly scheduled tickets to the island. Prior to the decision, Silver had used its Saab 340 aircraft to fly to smaller, provincial cities in Cuba such as Cienfuegos and Cayo…

Frontier Takes Delivery of First A320neo

Denver-based Frontier Airlines took delivery of their first of 80 Airbus A320neo family aircraft with CFM engines. The entirety of Frontier's orderbook for the A320neo Family aircraft will be powered by CFM's International LEAP-1A engines. Frontier took delivery of their first Airbus aircraft in 2001 and since then, the airline…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Lynx Aviation

In 2006, Frontier Airlines was a "Whole Different Animal." The airline was a low cost carrier focused on their Denver hub connecting both leisure travellers and business travellers from coast to coast. Although still based in Denver, today’s Frontier is far different from the Frontier of a decade ago. Today…

The Frontier Model: History, Hubs, and More Revenue

Frontier Airlines has quickly become the third largest low-cost carrier in the nation, finding a unique niche as it has slowly moved into the ultra-low-cost carrier model. The airline shocked many travelers as it unveiled a whopping 58 new routes last week and solidified itself as the brand of choice…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Midwest Airlines

Similar to Michael Scott and the rest of the cast from the hit television show The Office, Midwest Airlines started from a paper company. In 1948 the Kimberly-Clark Corporation opened a corporate flight department to transport employees and executives between the company's headquarters in Eastern Wisconsin and the company's paper…

The Cleveland Revival: How Low Cost Carriers Help Rebuild a…

Just over one year ago, United Airlines’ CEO Jeff Smisek had announced that Cleveland Hopkins International Airport would be losing its hub status. "Our hub in Cleveland hasn't been profitable for over a decade, and has generated tens of millions of dollars of annual losses in recent years," Smisek stated.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Western Pacific Airlines

Western Pacific Airlines, also known as WestPac for short, was a small Colorado airlines known for using their planes as billboards. The airline started in Colorado Springs in 1995 with eight Boeing 737-300 planes under the name Commercial Air. Soon after launch, Oklahoma millionaire and owner of Gaylord Hotels founder…