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United Evolves “CleanPlus” Program With Extended Mask Policy

The passengers’ air travel experience is currently being transformed due to the ongoing global pandemic, and changes are being made in every part of the traveler’s journey as time progresses. For instance, United Airlines has officially declared that its customers must now wear masks in the more than 360 airports where the carrier operates flights.  United is the latest in the growing number of major carriers to enact its mask policy in the airport, in addition to refusing passengers and…

American and JetBlue Ink New Agreement

JetBlue Airways and American Airlines announced a new partnership on Wednesday in a joint press release that aims to create more connectivity options for passengers. The association includes an alliance agreement that proposes codeshare benefits and loyalty programs that will improve the offers of each operator in New York and…

Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines On Course to Launch Expanded Partnership

Amidst the continuing global pandemic, Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines are eager to overcome the obstacles of the current, revamped airline industry that is filled with uncertainty, major repercussions, temporary travel restrictions and new, transformative policies. Both carriers — which are a part of the Oneworld alliance, the world’s third-largest…

Qatar Airways Continues to Commit to U.S. Through Flight Resumptions

Qatar Airways aims to continue its commitment to operating flights in the U.S. market, even during the current, unprecedented crisis. The national carrier of Qatar is currently the only Gulf carrier to maintain flights to the U.S. out of Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airline will reaffirm its commitment to…

Potential International Partnerships Arise For Embraer After Boeing Fallout

Brazilian planemaker Embraer confirmed Monday that it has entered talks with at least two potential new partners after its previous deal with American manufacturing giant Boeing fell through. Embraer CEO Francisco Gomes Neto said that his company is negotiating with companies in China, India and “others.” The Chinese state-owned manufacturer…

How Alaska Airlines is Supporting Remote Communities with Donated Fuel

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many airlines are flying with fewer passengers. And as a result, the frequency of many regularly scheduled air routes has been reduced to, in many cases, a couple of days per week. This in part, has had a direct effect on not only the passenger demand,…

Alaska Airlines Intends to Join Oneworld by 2021

Alaska Airlines has announced its intention to join the oneworld alliance. This announcement comes alongside plans to forge a partnership with American Airlines to connect more U.S. destinations, specifically the West Coast, with the country and the world. By summer 2021, Alaska Airlines customers will be able to earn and redeem Alaska…

American to Build Alaska Partnership, Add Seattle to India Service

American Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Bangalore, India to be launched in October. Tickets go on sale next month. American will become the first airline to offer nonstop flights between Bangalore and the United States. Daily flights between the two cities will be operated with a…

Ryanair Ends Partnership with Air Europa

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair and Globalia Group’s Spanish carrier Air Europa have announced an end to their cooperation that had enabled both airlines to share each other's long and short haul capabilities. Ryanair‘s head of marketing, Kenny Jacobs, cited the inability to integrate the computer and booking systems between both…

China Southern and American Announce Partnership Following SkyTeam Exit

A new partnership between China Southern Airlines and American Airlines has been announced with a 'significant' expansion of codeshare cooperation and the launch of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access. From early 2019, members of either airline traveling with the other airline will have the ability to earn and…