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United Prepares For Summer Travel Amid Border Reopenings

In March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic wreaked political, social and economic havoc on the world, and the aviation industry faced substantial challenges as countries implemented strict travel restrictions and closed borders. As a result, air travel demand plummeted, causing flight operations to become stagnant, resulting in major airlines grounding countless aircraft. However, over a year later, the ongoing global vaccine rollout is seen as the most plausible method of slowing the spread of the virus, instilling confidence to begin reopening…

Delta, WestJet Expand Codeshare Partnership

The world's current state seems unfavorable for airlines to resume and return to efficient and effective flight operations. Stringent travel restrictions, lengthy entry requirements and extended border closures limited demand for leisure travel. Even so, major carriers worldwide adapted to the ongoing dilemma and focused on increasing connectivity and growth…

Spirit Airlines Directs Its Attention to St. Louis

The COVID-19 crisis forcefully hindered networking and the ability to seamlessly travel for leisure – two components that highlight and define the airline and travel industry. However, Spirit Airlines - an airline that has evolved and grown its notable, low-cost business model in response to COVID-19’s profound effects, faster than…

Frontier Airlines Announces Expansion in Las Vegas, Miami

Frontier Airlines has announced yet another round of network expansion, continuing their aggressive strategy seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Following last month's expansion, the Denver-based carrier's new routes are based around its Las Vegas and Miami focus cities. The airline will launch six new destinations from Las Vegas, including two…

In Search of Financial Salvation, Avianca Rationalizes South America Network

This week, Avianca, the oldest airline of the Americas and second oldest in the world, celebrates its 100th anniversary. However, in recent times, the airline has not much to commemorate. Its financial situation is very fragile, with not much cash remaining and a very complex debt situation. As its latest…

LATAM Brasil Changes Network Strategy to Avoid Losing Corporate Traffic,…

LATAM Brasil is passing by a year of several transformations. While most macroeconomic forecasts show a stagnated economy in Brazil, the top 3 Brazilian airlines - Azul, LATAM Brasil and GOL - have shown a growth in demand and ticket prices, with much of that owed to Avianca Brasil's virtual…

Airline Networks: A Marketing Perspective

Network design is one of the fundamental drivers of airline costs and revenues. Airlines routes require detailed planning and may require a whole year to be implemented. Quite often, we see airlines announcing new routes one year ahead. The process involves many professionals from different departments, each one trying to…

Air Italy Inaugurates Los Angeles Service, Celebrates Long-Haul Network Growth

Air Italy has landed on the West Coast, bringing Italian style to Los Angeles from Milan and providing the only nonstop link between the two cities. The inaugural flight from Milan's Malpensa Airport arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late Wednesday afternoon marking the very first West Coast flight for…