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Boarding my first ViaAir flight for the day to Amarillo (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Via Airlines Ceases Commercial Service, Reverts Back to Charter Operation

Growing independent regional airline Via Airlines has abruptly ended all scheduled commercial flights with plans to revert back to its original business model of conducting charter operations. Known by its shortened name, ViaAir, the airline began flying in 1997, specializing in both public and private charter flights catered for corporations, casinos and sports teams. In early 2014, the airline entered the world of Essential Air Service (EAS) routes, commencing flights between Charlotte and Beckley, Va with its Embraer E-120 Brasilia…

Doncaster Sheffield’s Gets First U.S. Flight in Over a Decade

Doncaster Sheffield Airport in the north of England this weekend celebrated the first departure of the first flight bound for North America in over a decade. The TUI UK flight departed the airport on Saturday bound for Orlando’s Sanford Airport in Florida. The flight numbered TUI 564 was operated on…

Jamaica Sees Big Increase in Summer Flights

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is set to welcome more travellers this summer as 8.4 percent more air seats are bound for the destination, over 1.4 million in total. United States Jamaica’s primary source market — the United States — has been the source of the most growth with over…

Allegiant Seeks DOT Permission to Fly to Mexico

U.S. leisure carrier Allegiant Air has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to offer scheduled air services between the United States and Mexico. This would mark the beginning of international services for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which has so far limited its operations to 117 destinations all within…

Trip Report: Flying from Phoenix to Orlando and Back on…

American debuted its newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, into passenger service on Tuesday. The latest-generation narrowbody aircraft offers exceptional range, larger overhead bin space and, overall, a better passenger experience over previous-generation A320 family models. American became the third operator of the type in the U.S. after taking delivery back…

American Debuts A321neo into Passenger Service on Phoenix to Orlando…

Just over two months after taking delivery of its newest jet, American debuted its Airbus A321neo into passenger service on Tuesday. The inaugural flight for the next-generation aircraft operated between Phoenix and Orlando as flight AA682. This route will join a handful of others over the coming months as proving…

Spirit Airlines Launches Service and Announces New Routes from Indianapolis

Spirit Airlines began service to its newest destination, Indianapolis, this week, marking the third ultra-low-cost carrier to serve the Indiana capital behind Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines. The airline began service Thursday evening with a flight to Las Vegas, a popular route for the city. Spirit’s second route from Indianapolis…

Shop or Fly: Airports Find New Ways to Sell In-Terminal…

When it comes to airports luring in new passengers, the challenge always seems to be having the lowest airfare and best routing and airline options while winning over travelers with new designs and amenities like WiFi and new lounges. However, a trend has formed that has seen airports target a…

Frontier Continues Expansion with Six New Routes

Frontier has announced another round of expansion, announcing six new routes. The new routes will all be seasonal as well as less than daily. The biggest expansion will be at Orlando International Airport with four new routes. Philadelphia and Sarasota will receive a new route each. Orlando will see flights…

WOW to Launch New Service to Orlando

As the busy summer season for transatlantic airlines comes to a close, Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air announced on Wednesday its newest U.S. destination, Orlando, Fla. The Central Floridian city will be served from the airline's main hub at Keflavik International Airport, 40 minutes from Iceland's capital of Reykjavik, on…