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Delta Prepares for Fall Travel, Expects Rapid Growth in Northeast

Economic effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that crippled the airline industry throughout 2020 and into 2020 continue to loom large for the global travel industry, which remains a significant issue for airlines, specifically when several of the world's major carriers are pushing for a rapid recovery and a restoration of normalcy through an increase of flight capacities and routes. The fall holiday travel season — another time period during the year when travel demand typically is at a peak —…

Sun Country Announces Expansion with Schedule Extention

Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced another route expansion, including service to seven new cities. The expansion also comes as the airline is extending its schedule into fall 2022, as the airline prepares for a big summer. The new routes and destinations including the airlines' first foray into Canada and…

First Lufthansa Dreamliner To Be Named After Germany’s Capital

For more than 60 years, Lufthansa has had a tradition of naming its aircraft after German cities, but only less than a handful have been given the privilege of being named after the German capital, Berlin. Besides being the German capital, Lufthansa and Berlin have had a long and special…

Qantas Brings Forward International Flights to Nov. 1

Qantas will finally commence international flights to London and Los Angeles on Nov. 1, two weeks earlier than initially planned and some 20 months after the Australian government closed the country’s borders. Further destinations will be added from Dec. 18 including Singapore, Vancouver and Fiji. The flights, which will be…

United Airlines Reveals Biggest-Ever Transatlantic Network Expansion

United Airlines has been known to use cryptic social media posts to build up suspense to the reveal of big news. This year, that took the form of a video posted on the airline's social media accounts, allowing followers to guess the new routes the airline was planning to introduce…

Air Arabia Inaugurates Direct Flights to Uganda, Posts Profitable 1H21

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost operator, successfully launched commercial operations to Entebbe, Uganda's capital from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 10. The five-hour, 20-minute flight landed at Entebbe International Airport on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. and was welcomed with the traditional water…

Vietnam Permits Resumption of Domestic Flights

As Vietnam reels from a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the country is starting to see a steady decrease in daily case numbers, allowing for the slow removal of lockdown restrictions. As a result, per ch.aviation, Vietnam is permitting the resumption of domestic flights starting Oct. 10, easing restrictions that…

Singapore Airlines, Scoot To Launch, Resume More Flights As VTLs…

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has left travel severely restricted in many countries, especially Singapore, where domestic air travel is not an option for airlines looking to maintain some semblance of a schedule. This has certainly left many people worldwide with pent-up excitement to book a ticket and fly towards anywhere…

WestJet Connects Toronto to Dublin

Starting in the coming spring, WestJet has plans to expand its network that will feature a new route that will connect its passengers from the airline's Toronto hub to Dublin, Ireland. Beginning on May 15 of 2022, the Canadian low-cost carrier hopes to operate a seasonal summer flight service four…

EgyptAir Replaces Air Sinai on Flights to Tel Aviv After…

The first-ever Egyptair commercial flight to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. The flight covers a distance of just 245 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 80-85 minutes…