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One of Frontier's five Airbus A320neo aircraft which feature more efficient LEAP engines (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Frontier Inaugurates Flights Amid Air Travel Surge

The surge in passenger travel demand for this summer’s holiday travel season remains a prominent part of airline industry planning, even after Covid-19 forced many to stay at home for over a year. As lengthy border closures start to come to an end and rigorous entry requirements and restrictions begin to loosen, several major airlines are resuming flight operations on key routes and inaugurating new routes to accommodate the surge. In response to the ongoing surge in demand for air…

VivaAerobus Moves Key Operations to Terminal A at Monterrey Hub

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus immediately moved its Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara and Tijuana operations at its Monterrey hub to Terminal A, citing a surge in summer travel. All arrivals and departures for those cities will now be attended to at Terminal A. The change was made effective July 1 and…

Ryanair Announces Its Third African Base in Agadir, Morocco

On Thursday, Ryanair announced its third base in Africa out of its more than 80 bases in the continent and across Europe. Its new base is located in Agadir, Morocco, where the low-cost carrier plans to base two aircraft as an investment of $200 million. We are delighted to open…

Frontier Airlines Announced 16 New Routes This Week

As part of an expected surge in domestic summer travel, Frontier Airlines has announced 16 new routes this week, with a variety of new flights including six new routes from Atlanta.  New Seasonal Routes From a future crew base in Atlanta, the low-cost carrier plans to add six routes. With…

Japanese LCC Skymark Chooses 4-Day Workweek Instead of Furloughs

Owing to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19, Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Skymark Airlines has introduced a four-day workweek for its office employees beginning next spring. Unlike its counterparts around the world, which have furloughed or cut staff, the Tokyo-based airline is choosing to keep its workers employed and is…

Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s

Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition…

Blue Air Announces Italian Expansion

Romania's Blue Air has announced that it will strengthen its strategic position in Italy with new routes and additional flights to Turin, Italy starting September 2020, the airline announced in a press release. The airline is slated to enhance its operations in Italy by deploying an additional aircraft to its…

Volaris To Resume Several Routes Between Mexico and US

Volaris is resuming a large number of transborder services between Mexico and the U.S. in August. Mexico's largest low-cost carrier will be strengthening its operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Costa Rica, operating more flights, and resuming a number of point-to-point services to multiple destinations across Mexico. Volaris is also…

Wizz Air Takes Legal Action Against Ryanair Over Buzz Brand

Europe’s two low-cost giants Ryanair and Wizz Air are in an open conflict over Buzz, a subsidiary of the Ryanair Group, as announced by Ryanair in a statement on Friday. Wizz Air previously filed a lawsuit against Ryanair to block its rival low-cost carrier from using the Buzz brand. The…

Hungarian Low-Cost Carrier Wizz Air Opens Four New Bases, Adds…

Right in the middle of the pandemic, when his airline’s flying activity had been reduced to a few flights per week, some of which were pure cargo, Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi was very bullish about the future of his company. “This crisis will present us with opportunities," Varadi said…