Qantas To Increase Regional Service

Regional airline QantasLink this week announced it will be expanding its services to the regional Australian town of Broken Hill. The move, which will begin on June 21, 2022, will see Qantas' regional arm add a third-weekly Sydney-Broken Hill service to its current twice-weekly. Having started the service in April…

United Set to Exit 11 Cities Starting in 2022

The U.S. domestic market's passenger numbers have returned to levels very close to those experienced before the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Traffic still remains more leisure-driven and the heavy limitations that are still stifling demand on international routes affect traffic flows throughout the networks of all major…

United Grows Northeast Footprint with Newark to D.C. Shuttle Service

The clash with the persistent, ongoing COVID-19 ordeal disrupted and reconstructed the airline industry, which forced several major carriers to adjust their operations and adapt. However, with the subsequent push for vaccinations and more research for booster shots, some airlines strive to capture as much of the existing passenger travel…

First Look: Envoy Debuts New Retro Livery on Embraer E170

2013 was a significant turning point for American Airlines under the AMR Corporation and the US Airways Group, after American completed its merger and acquisition of the latter, ultimately creating the holding company of The American Airlines Group as it is known today. Now, the group is made up of…

United Adds Ninth Wyoming Destination

While U.S. airlines brace for the impact Oct. 1 will bring when the CARES Act government funding runs out, United has announced plans to launch yet another new route pair and city. This one to the state of Wyoming. United, via its regional partner SkyWest will be resuming flights to…

Azul Set to Officially Launch Azul Conecta

As the rebuilding of Brazilian commercial aviation continues, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Brazil's third-largest airline before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, will rebrand its latest acquisition to bring it closer to its own brand. TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo, which had its takeover approved by anti-trust authorities in March and concluded in…

Interview: Regional Carriers at Fulcrum of U.S. Airline Industry Recovery

Two U.S. regional carriers are largely prevailing as victors in a battle for survival as airlines globally continue to weather an unprecedented downturn in travel demand. Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines and St. George, Utah-based Skywest Airlines have both posted profits for the last quarter while larger airlines report losses in the…

ATR CEO Sees Production Cuts on the Horizon

Following the lead of other major manufacturers in the aviation sector, Franco-Italian aircraft builder ATR has started laying the groundwork for its own slowdown of construction of new planes as the coronavirus continues to plague the industry. The aircraft manufacturer’s CEO Stefano Bortoli commented on the matter in a Reuters…

In Midst of Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses, SkyWest Posts First Quarter Profit

SkyWest Airlines — the St. George, Utah-based regional airline that operates flights on behalf of numerous large American carriers — announced its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, reporting a $30 million profit even as the country's largest airlines saw losses in the billions of dollars. The company, which did still see…