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A United Boeing 757 departs Eagle County. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

U.S. Airlines See Busiest Pandemic-Era Travel Week

The pandemic caused many challenges for the airline industry, such as restructurings, route suspensions and multitudes of cancellations. However, after a busy Father’s Day weekend, carriers are optimistic about their post-COVID recovery. According to JetTip, last week was the busiest pandemic-era week thus far for airports and airlines, which saw record passenger numbers and increased fleet utilization. Busiest COVID-Era Week for U.S. Airlines and Airports Three weeks ago, Memorial Day weekend set the record for air travel since the start of…

Wexford Capital Acquires Bankrupt Via Airlines, Set To Launch New…

Wexford Capital, a Florida-based investment firm, announced that it and some of the firm’s partners received bankruptcy court approval to reorganize and acquire Via Airlines, a regional airline based in Maitland, Florida. The court’s approval will allow Via to relaunch flight operations when approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation…

Mesa Air Group Signs Contract With DHL, Adds Boeing 737

Mesa Air Group, a major regional carrier in the United States, announced Monday that it will provide air cargo services for DHL Express starting this year. Mesa will inaugurate the Boeing 737-400F into its fleet for the flights. The contract will see Mesa operate two cargo aircraft out of Cincinnati/Northern…

Kearney, Nebraska to Receive New Service From SkyWest

The Kearney, Neb. City Council has unanimously voted SkyWest Airlines has the next carrier for Kearney. City council members voted 5-0 for SkyWest, the winner out of seven bids from other regional carriers. The council will send a recommendation for a two-year contract to the U.S. Department of Transportation. 17…