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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,…

Itapemirim Recieves Green Light by Brazil’s Aviation Regulator

As the vaccination effort rolls out and local airlines start to forecast a steady recovery of the market by the second half of the year, as of last Friday Brazil officially welcomed its newest airline. Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos announced it received the COA - Certificado de Operador Aéreo, or Air Operator…

ExpressJet Plans Independent Renaissance

Much like Avelo Airlines and Breeze Airways, another name might take to the skies in 2021 as the United States commercial aviation industry continues to rebound from 2020. For this airline, the name will return to the skies, unlike the aforementioned brands. While still in the early stages, the return…

Flypop Signs A330-300 Deal With Aircraft Lessor

United Kingdoms startup airline flypop has recently signed a lease deal for multiple Airbus A330-300 aircraft with Avolon ahead of the planned launch of flights between the UK and India later this year, the airline has announced. Based in Ireland, Avolon is the world's third largest aircraft lessor. It provides…

Connect Airlines Plans To Reconnect Canada – United States

In the wake of the Air Canada-Air Transat merger termination, the business industry of Canada might just get an additional competitor to add to the mix. The Toronto-based firm, calling itself Connect Airlines, targets a late 2021 launch date and wants to lure in business travelers as they make their…

New U.S. Start-Up Avelo Airlines to Begin Service Offering $19…

New U.S. budget carrier Avelo Airlines has announced its launch date, including initial routes and its onboard services. The carrier will launch flights on April 28 out of its Burbank, Calif. base to 11 cities on the West Coast. Avelo’s business model is focused on connecting underserved markets that lack…

Mesa Airlines Plans European Startup

American regional airline Mesa Airlines has announced plans to launch a new subsidiary in Europe. The company plans to use Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, which it already uses extensively in the U.S., for the new airline, meaning the carrier will likely resemble Mesa Airlines itself as it begins its life cycle.…

Peruvian Congress Commission Approves Creation of National Carrier

In the middle of the worst crisis in commercial aviation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transport Commission of the Peruvian Congress approved by a majority (9 votes in favor and 1 against) a bill that declares the creation of a national airline of interest. It is important to remember…

First Breeze E190 Leaves Paintshop

The first aircraft for Breeze Airways, the new project of JetBlue, Azul and WestJet founder David Neeleman, has left the paint shop. The aircraft, an Embraer E190 registered N90NA, was spotted at Juan Santamaría's International Airport, where it is under the care of the Coopesa workshop, at the end of…

World2Fly – A New Spanish Airline

In the summer of 2021 a new airline will be taking to the Spanish skies. Last week, World2Meet presented the image of its new carrier. World2Fly will be the next step of the Iberostar group to connect Spain and the Caribbean. Like many of its rivals, this tour operator seeks…