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American, Delta Double Down on Regional Flying

Airlines are looking to bolster their regional operations following nearly four years of post-pandemic pilot supply challenges. In first-quarter 2024 earnings calls, both American and Delta detailed plans to adjust regional flying closer to or above pre-COVID levels. In 2022,…

SkyWest Plans to Add CRJ-550s

SkyWest says it plans to operate CRJ-550 aircraft as early as this summer. The Utah-based regional carrier is slated to transition 19 CRJ-700s expiring from its American contract to the 50-seat configuration. Currently, United Express carrier GoJet is the only…

SkyWest Adds $70,000 Training Bond For Foreign-Based Pilots

Regional carrier SkyWest Airlines has unveiled a new $70,100 training bond for foreign-based pilots hired at the company, Aero Crew News reports. The bond, which applies only to foreign pilots hired through a yet-unnamed firm, will require each new hire…

The Slow, Steady Upward Trend of Regional Airlines in India

IndiaOne Air has commenced operations from Kolkata, India to connect Jamshedpur and Bhubhaneshwar via two domestic routes. It is a regional airline based in the western Indian state of Gujarat. However, its operations are focused on the eastern part of…

COMAC ARJ21: Opening China’s Regional Network?

For many aviation enthusiasts outside of China, the COMAC ARJ21 is not an aircraft that they are often familiar with. The “Advanced Regional Jets of the 21st Century” was only operated by Chinese carriers as of this moment. Since the…