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American Announces Further International Reductions for Summer Schedule

As uncertainty around the duration of the COVID-19 emergency hampers travel demand and restricts international mobility, airlines around the world are adjusting their capacity to this new reality. American Airlines announced on Thursday further capacity cuts that will be made to its schedule during the peak summer season. The Fort Worth-based carrier will reduce capacity more than 60 percent compared to the same period last year, which includes an 80 percent reduction in Pacific capacity, a 65 percent reduction in…

Qantas Inks Pay Deal with Pilots for ‘Project Sunrise’ Flights

The much-publicized ultra-long-haul flight that involves routes from Sydney and Melbourne to London, Paris and New York dubbed as 'Project Sunrise' is a done deal as Australian International Pilots Association (AIPA) have reportedly agreed with the new pay deal with Qantas according to the Sydney Morning Herald. AirlineGeeks in February…

Opinion: Strong Airline Demand May Not Return in 2020

The first quarter of the year has been a bloodbath for the travel industry. Planes are flying empty, hotels are empty and other industries impacted by travel and tourism are hurting. Airlines are cutting capacity by as much as 80 percent in the U.S. and foreign airlines such as Emirates…

Brazilian Airlines Start ‘Essential Air Network’ to Avoid Complete Shutdown

Since the beginning of March, with the first cases of COVID-19 in Brazil, demand for domestic travel saw a dramatic and unprecedented drop. While the number of passengers and financial results were in a positive trend since 2019, airlines had to quickly react to this new scenario. To avoid a…

Taiwan Sees Flight Suspensions Amid Pandemic

Despite having one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the world, significantly less than neighboring China-adjacent countries such as South Korea and Japan, Taiwan is not immune to the number of flight suspensions plaguing the world. More airlines are suspending flights serving Taiwan as travel demand plummets and governments…

United Poised to Continue Some International Flying

In the wake of the emergency generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines has decided to cancel most of its long-haul schedule but to maintain a skeleton presence on several of its most important routes. On Friday, United had announced the cancelation of all its long-haul flights but just 24…

Compass Airlines to Cease Operations

Compass Airlines, a regional carrier that flies for both Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, has announced that it will cease operations from April 7. The company said Thursday that it is shutting down as demand suffered a significant drop, due to the public concern and fear derived from the…

French bee, Air Tahiti Nui Avoiding U.S. Stopovers, Fly Paris…

The Coronavirus outbreak has been wreaking havoc on the aviation industry around the globe. This has been exasperated by the U.S. government's decision to ban non-citizens from entering the United States if they have travelled to several European countries in the past 14 days. The decision has been particularly hard…

Opinion: The Airline Industry’s All-Consuming Coronavirus

I sat at my desk this morning trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to write about. Obviously, there is no shortage of material in the airline industry this week, and it's as crazy of a time to be covering it as ever. In just the past few weeks,…

Trip Report: Turboprop Transcon Part 1

As airlines around the world introduce more routes in order to connect destinations together with the least amount of stops, this airline enthusiast decided to go in the exact opposite direction; the most amount of stops, and on the slowest type of aircraft…propeller planes. I’ve wanted to make this journey…