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Tasmania Lands First International Flights Since 1990s

Tasmania is slated to get its first regularly-scheduled international flights in 23 years next month, as Air New Zealand will launch flights between Auckland and Hobart in April, Simple Flying reports. The move comes amid speculation over quarantine-free travel between the two countries, rumors of which have begun to spread in recent weeks. Tasmania is an island state of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in November announced a deal to reestablish a travel link between Tasmania and New Zealand…

Icelandair Plans Resumption of Flights to Portland, Oregon

On Monday, March 15, Iceland announced the reopening of its borders to anyone with a COVID-19 vaccine without the need to quarantine or testing. Following the decision, Icelandair is anticipating an increased volume of travel to the country, which will allow them to resume a variety of routes. Icelandair plans…

JSX Announces Flights to San Diego, Destin

JSX has announced two new destinations to match ever-growing demand as travel continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has added both Destin, Florida and San Diego to its route map, bringing its total number of destinations served to 16, including one in Mexico. The carrier will serve…

JetBlue Introduces New Flights Between Hartford and Miami

The setting for the airline industry is changing at a relatively fast pace. In addition, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the airline industry — already cutthroat and rife with uncertainty and fierce competition — to transform itself to adapt to the new state of the world. For instance, airlines…

American Airlines Announces Austin Expansion

American Airlines has announced a large network expansion from Austin, Texas nearly doubling the number of destinations the airline serves from the Texas State Capitol. The announcement of eight new destinations, along with some service adjustments on existing routes comes just one day after Alaska Airlines announced it would be…

Alaska Airlines Adds Pacific Northwest Routes, Leverages Horizon Air

Alaska Airlines has continued its expansion plans into 2021, announced today that it will be adding four new routes to its network, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The region’s hometown airline is looking to increase its presence in its home territory, as well as provide more options for travelers. The…

Southwest Set to Start 737 MAX Return-to-Service on March 11…

Two years after the Boeing 737 MAX was first grounded on March 10, 2019, Southwest Airlines — the largest U.S. operator of the type — is ready to fly it again. This week, the carrier will relaunch the MAX to 15 of its key cities across the United States, including…

New European Startup Pragusa.One Has a Unique Business Strategy

Pragusa.One is the newest airline launching out of Europe, and its business strategy is raising some eyebrows. Set to launch in June 2021, the carrier will be based out of Prague, Czech Republic, and Dubrovnik, Croatia and plans to use wide-body Airbus aircraft configured completely with premium economy seats. The…

Spirit Airlines Announces New LaGuardia Routes, Terminal Adjustments

Spirit Airlines has announced significant changes to its route network out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Following a similar strategy seen by many of the ultra low-cost carriers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier’s expansion focuses on leisure destinations and one destination that is currently unserved by any airline from…

United Offering $70 Fares to Destinations Over 70 Degrees

After nearly a year of stay-at-home orders, people are desperate for a vacation, and many are thinking about beach destinations this spring and summer. Fortunately, on Tuesday, United Airlines announced that dozens of its routes would be on sale for as low as $70 beginning Mar. 5. The carrier is…