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Aeroméxico Becomes Highest Rated Airline in Latin America for Health, Safety

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aeroméxico has worked to become a benchmark in the industry by implementing rigorous sanitary measures through its Health and Hygiene Management System, created by expert epidemiologists based in its home country. This system mandates various measures for the protection of its personnel and passengers, such as the sanitation of aircraft after each flown segment; the use of personal protective equipment by their crews and airport personnel; a face mask requirement for passengers; protocols…

Cathay Pacific Takes Over 15 Chinese Routes From Subsidiary

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to downsize their operations. Among them was Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific decided to cut its regional subsidiary, Cathay Dragon, last October. As a result, the airline will pick up the capacity left by Cathay Dragon, specifically its portfolio of Chinese routes. Cathay…

Brazilian Airlines Again Begin Transporting COVID-Related Cargo From China

After months of stoppage, this week a Brazilian airline operated the first flight in months connecting the South American country and China in the fight against COVID-19. This time, the cargo it brought back contained material for the production of 8.6 million vaccine doses, the country's next step in its…

Air Canada Rouge Announces Suspension of Operations

According to reports from CBC News, leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge has announced that they will be suspending flights until further notice. The airline, a leisure-based subsidiary of Air Canada, will operate its last flight on Feb. 8.  Usually, Air Canada Rouge operates flights to sun and leisure destinations in…

Qantas Partners With Alliance Airlines, Secures New E190s

Australia-based Qantas Airways will be adding the Embraer E190 to its regional subsidiary, QantasLink, as part of a three-year deal with Alliance Airlines.  Beginning in mid-2021, QantasLink will operate three Embraer E190s from Darwin and Adelaide, Australia to cope with an expected surge in local tourism demand following the end…

Breeze Airways Takes First E190 From Nordic Aviation Capital

One of the newest airlines in the United States has taken another major step towards its first flight. Start-up carrier Breeze Airways has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital. In December 2020, the airline took its first Embraer 195 aircraft, registered N190BZ, from Elevate…

Delta Air Lines Launches First Domestic Digital ID Test

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way people travel by air, possibly forever, growing attention is being paid to systems and procedures aimed at eliminating opportunities for close personal contact and the exchange of objects and papers that can lead to disease transmission. In addition to the development of electronic…

Interview: Qatar Airways Continues U.S. Expansion With New Flights

Even as U.S. commercial airline traffic continues to sit at less than half of 2019 levels, a number of airlines have taken the opportunity to open service to new markets, grabbing unused slots and gates left behind by other airlines. Much of this activity in the U.S. has been centered…

Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled as PSA Regional Fleet Grounded

PSA Airlines has grounded the majority of its fleet as it works to carry out required nose gear door inspections. PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines and operates flights under the American Eagle banner. The grounding is related to a maintenance issue with the airline's fleet. The airline…

Boeing Commits To Enabling Jets To Fly On 100% Sustainable…

U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced a very challenging and important target that it is setting for itself. By the end of this decade, the company wants to make sure that all the aircraft being manufactured at its facilities will be able to fly using 100% sustainable fuels. Boeing has…