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Avelo's 737-800 aircraft in Burbank (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Growing Pains and Delays: Onboard Avelo’s Phoenix-Burbank Flight

There is a reason that I opted out of Avelo’s media flight in late April, and my experience on the airline’s inaugural Phoenix/Mesa to Burbank flight highlighted that. Media flights are typically set up to go perfectly with an operational execution that does not match with reality. And sure enough, Avelo’s first flight last month was just that, with mostly media onboard and only a handful of paying passengers. On May 3, Avelo began service between Burbank, Calif. and Phoenix/Mesa,…

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi To Takes Off in January

Wizz Air has been one of the low-cost airlines that have grown most during the last year and have managed to most effectively survive the COVID-19 crisis. Back in December 2019, the Hungarian carrier announced the launch of an Abu Dhabi base by a subsidiary company. Originally the launch was…

Air Transat Presents Q2 Results and Return to Operation Plan

Air Transat released its 2nd quarter report on June 11 and announced its plans to return to the skies next month. Predictably, its 2nd quarter results were significantly impacted by the ongoing health crisis but in the airline’s announcement, it stated that summer sales figures are showing “clear improvement.” Canada’s…

Allegiant Air: The Airline to Watch Post-Pandemic

As more places continue to lift restrictions and airline demand slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, Allegiant Air saw an overall improvement in passenger and cash burn figures, positioning the airline above many of its competitors in the current industry climate. While some of these improvements are relatively small when…

Interview: How Sun Country is Adapting to an Evolving Industry…

As the airline industry struggles to find its footing during an unprecedented travel downturn worldwide, many air carriers are finding new ways to cope during this period. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is no exception to this. While commonly seen as a leisure carrier, the airline has recently enacted contracts…

Jetstar Planning For Proposed Strike

Australian low-cost carrier Jetstar is cancelling flights due to a workers strike. The carrier has cancelled 90 flights after employees planned a strike due to safety and pay disputes. Jetstar has started to consolidate services, including re-aligning flights and aircraft in order to meet its existing flight load. 10 percent…

Wizz Air Announces the Launch of Abu Dhabi-based Low-Cost Carrier…

Wizz Air announced on Thursday that it will set up a low-cost subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be a partnership with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDH), a partner of the Abu Dhabi government. The airline is expected to begin operations in the second…

Spirit Airlines to Begin Service Between Orlando and Charleston, W.V.

Spirit Airlines has announced it will begin flights between Charleston, W.Va. and Orlando, Fla. Yeager Airport saw its last flight to Orlando International Airport back in 2012 and since then, travelers have not had a nonstop link between the two cities. The new service, scheduled to begin in February 2020,…

Flybondi’s Founder Steps Down From Airline After Leaked Political Message

Argentina's political and economic situation has been boiling in recent months, bringing uncertainty to the recently-opened domestic aviation market of the South American country. What should have been a joyful week for Flybondi, Argentina's first ultra-low-cost carrier that just celebrated its two millionth passenger, turned into a media nightmare as…

VietJet Air Confirms New Aircraft Amid Third Quarter Success

Vietnam's low-cost carrier, VietJet Air, has announced its third-quarter financial statement, revealing air transport revenues and profit before taxes were VDN 10,415 billion ($448 million USD) and VDN 1,310 billion ($56 million USD), respectively. The figures showed an increase of 17 percent year-on-year with average load factors around 88 percent.…