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An American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner on approach to Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Opinion: As Borders Open, the Travel Industry Must Create A Seamless Experience for All Travelers

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a deserved domestic focus on dealing with the immediate Covid-19 outbreaks within individual countries. This resulted in the implementation of travel restrictions and the closing of borders to non-essential international travel. Recently Reuters reported that the U.S. will reopen its borders on Nov. 8 to fully vaccinated passengers from 33 countries.  With this in mind, I thought I would share my recent experience of travelling to Los Angeles as an international…

Sun Country Announces Expansion with Schedule Extention

Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced another route expansion, including service to seven new cities. The expansion also comes as the airline is extending its schedule into fall 2022, as the airline prepares for a big summer. The new routes and destinations including the airlines' first foray into Canada and…

Maskless Travel Is Returning on SAS. When Could the U.S.…

Scandinavian Airlines, known most commonly worldwide as SAS, made headlines this weekend as it announced that passengers traveling within Denmark, Sweden and Norway would no longer be required to wear a face mask onboard its aircraft. The move was followed by other local carriers Norwegian, Flyr, and Widerøe, the latter…

Lufthansa Cargo Retires Final MD-11 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo retired its final McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 Freighter on Sunday, marking the end of a 20-year era of trijet operations for the airline. It operated legs to Cairo, Tel Aviv and Chicago before flying its last flight on Saturday, which operated under the flight number Lufthansa flight 8161, a transatlantic…

ANA Welcomes Final A380 to Fleet

The largest carrier in Japan — All Nippon Airways — finally took delivery of its final of three Airbus A380s that will round out its fleet operating from the archipelagic nation to the Hawaiian islands. Much like its sister planes, this A380 once again graces the skies in a turtle-themed…

Viva Aerobus Reports Strong September Traffic Figures, Surpassing 2019

In September, Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus registered more than 1.23 million passengers carried, an increase of 27% compared to September 2019. These statistics show Viva Aerobus's strong planning and execution in the Mexican market in recent months, which has led to a significant upward trend compared to pre-pandemic occupancy…

United Airlines Reveals Biggest-Ever Transatlantic Network Expansion

United Airlines has been known to use cryptic social media posts to build up suspense to the reveal of big news. This year, that took the form of a video posted on the airline's social media accounts, allowing followers to guess the new routes the airline was planning to introduce…

LATAM Colombia Surpasses 2019 Passenger Numbers

LATAM Colombia pushed ahead in its quest for a full recovery this summer, as the airline beat the number of passengers it transported during the third quarter 2019, with a total of 1,742,988 passengers moved between the 15 destinations and 25 routes handled by the airline in Colombia from July…

Flyr Adding Boeing 737 MAX To Fleet

Having just taken to the skies for the first time in June, Norway's new airline Flyr has decided to take yet another step in expanding its fleet in a way that is similar to that of the old Norwegian. The Oslo-based Flyr on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with…

Air Arabia Inaugurates Direct Flights to Uganda, Posts Profitable 1H21

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost operator, successfully launched commercial operations to Entebbe, Uganda's capital from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 10. The five-hour, 20-minute flight landed at Entebbe International Airport on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. and was welcomed with the traditional water…