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Hawaiian Airlines Returns Service To American Samoa 

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will be returning to the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. The carrier looks to provide nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Pago Pago-Tafuna International Airport, located in the village of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa.  Returning on Sept. 13, the airline’s service will consist of two flights per month and will extend through December 20. The territory's acting governor, Talauega Eleasalo Ale, says Hawaiian Airlines will…

Advanced Air Plans Delayed Mammoth Lakes, CA Entry

Hawthorne, Calif.-based Advanced Air has confirmed it will begin flights to Mammoth Lakes, Calif. via Mammoth Yosemite Airport in November 2021. The airline did announce plans to fly to Mammoth Lakes last season, but those plans were put on hold on account of local restrictions put in place due to…

Alaska Airlines Continues West Coast Push With Lounge Opening, New…

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced virtually every major airline in the world to quickly devise and outline a plan for recovery, revamping their fleets and route networks to account for new industry trends. Many have had to adapt to the drastic ebb and flow of passenger travel demand in recent…

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the…

Eastern Airlines Expands Operations Into Cargo Market with 777F Purchase

On Wednesday, Eastern Airlines announced that it will be expanding its operations into the cargo market following the acquisition of 35 Boeing 777F aircraft. Set to enter service in the first quarter of 2022, the aircraft acquired by the company will be the first 777s to ever undergo a passenger-to-freighter…

Qantas Plans International Lounge Reopening, Shutters Hong Kong Lounge

Planning for easements in global travel restrictions, Qantas has announced plans to reopen its international flagship lounges in Singapore, London and Los Angeles in anticipation of Qantas international flights resuming in December. The Oneworld alliance carrier seeks to resume many overseas flights from its Sydney and Melbourne hubs — including…

British Airways Adds Subsidiary to Restructure Short-Haul Operations

The recovery of the aviation industry from the effects of the pandemic is contingent on multiple factors including government restrictions on travel, vaccination rates and individual airlines’ abilities to adapt to the new environment. This week the Wall Street Journal reported that British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group (IAG)…

American Airlines Eyes Codeshare With Toronto Startup Connect Airlines

American Airlines plans to launch a codeshare with a new airline startup, Connect Airlines, allowing American Airlines to gain access to Connect's base at Toronto's city-center airport: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. In March 2021, American Airlines and Connect Airlines signed an interline agreement, allowing tickets from both carriers to…

Colombian Viva Air Continues Grab for Stronger Market Position

Colombian low-cost carrier Viva Air has already reactivated all of its pre-pandemic operations and is now working on adding new routes to various domestic and international destinations as a part of the recovery of the airline industry across both Colombia and all of South America. Last year, the Colombian low-cost…

WestJet Looks to California As US-Canada Border Reopens

Earlier this year, several leaders in the international community — particularly from countries that are hotspots for tourists and leisure travel — reopened their borders after vaccines had reached significant penetration levels in developed international markets, hoping to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus. After having its transborder closure…