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Amtrak's Pennsylvanian Passes Cresson, PA in 2020 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Amtrak 2035: Does Amtrak Finally Have a Strong Plan Against Airlines?

With momentum on its side, Amtrak unveiled its grand plan for Amtrak System 2035, which it believes will be a sustainable system as prior to COVID-19 the rail operator was on pace to make 2020 its first financially profitable year in its 49-year existence. With cries for better rail infrastructure and a presidential candidate that wears the nickname ‘Amtrak Joe’ like a badge of honor, Amtrak seems to finally be on the right track. In its Amtrak System 2035 plan,…

Qatar Airways and Airlink Announce Interline Agreement

Qatar Airways continues to expand its African outreach, now offering over 60 weekly flights to 15 destinations across the continent. The Doha-based carrier has signed an interline agreement with Johannesburg based Airlink Ltd, which will further enable Qatar Airways to increase its presence in the South African region. The agreement…

Singapore Airlines Launches Non-Stop Flight to New York

Singapore Airlines has announced its intentions to launch one of the longest non-stop flights in the world: it will return to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport starting on Nov. 9. Flights from Singapore begin Nov. 9 and return flights will start on Nov. 11 from New York. Each flight…

Qantas Operates Repatriation Flights While Growing Domestic Operations

COVID-19 continues to drastically affect the airline industry, and several airlines — particularly in the U.S. — are actively and rapidly adding new routes to attract passengers and stay afloat. Meanwhile, Qantas looks to work with the Australian government to bring home 1,315 Australians who are currently stuck abroad for…

Safe Travel Zone Prompts Quarantine-Free Flights to Australia

A glimmer of hope for a return to some kind of normality in the Trans-Tasman aviation market came a few days ago on Oct. 16, when Air New Zealand and Jetstar started operating flights under the new “Safe Travel Zone” agreed to by the Australian and New Zealand governments. At…

United Boosts Mexico, Caribbean Winter Flying

United Airlines has announced a significant expansion for its winter international schedule including the addition of seven new routes to the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. The airline has aimed the expansion at vacationers looking to get away to warm leisure destinations during the winter season. The Chicago-based carrier has…

JetBlue Adds New Seasonal Winter Routes

While some carriers dig into existing markets for travel demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, many carriers are exploring new routes in attempts to capture whatever demand for travel exists. Across the world, the most aggressive recent expansion has been seen by low- and ultra-low-cost carriers. JetBlue has broken this trend…

Copa Progressively Increasing International Operations

Copa Airlines announced its first increase in international operations since November. The carrier plans to connect Panama City, Panama with 35 destinations all over America. The destinations span over a dozen countries from South America, North America and Central America. As the world economy continues to reopen, ALNNEWS highlighted the…

WestJet Suspends Atlantic Canada Routes, Slashes More Jobs

As airlines try to adjust schedules to fit demand, numerous airlines have cut service to cities across their route network. Calgary, Canada-based WestJet has become the latest carrier to do so, announcing cuts to their Atlantic Canada network effective Nov. 2. The Calgary-based airline announced the indefinite suspension of operations…

Qatar Airways Launches San Francisco Flights

As many airlines across the world cancel long-haul flying due to low demand, Qatar Airways has decided to launch a new long-haul flight to the United States. The Doha-based carrier announced its intentions to start yet another flight this year, further expanding its global network.  Qatar Airways announced that it…