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Southwest Airlines has announced that it will not furlough any employees on Oct. 1, the first day the terms of its CARES Act bailout allow it to do so. It is the first major U.S. airline to make such an announcement. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

How to Catch a Ride on Southwest’s New 737 MAX 8

According to RoutesOnline, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced scheduled routes for their brand new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which will enter service starting on Oct. 1, 2017.  The inaugural flight, operated as WN1, will depart Dallas Love Field and arrive at Houston Hobby Airport before continuing to San Antonio as WN2, and back to Dallas as WN3. Departing Baltimore/Washington Effective Oct. 1, 2017, the 737 MAX will start once weekly service to Albuquerque and Dallas Love Field, five times weekly…

Emirates Launches Athens Route to Both Fanfare and Protests

On Sunday, March 12,  Dubai-based Emirates launched its brand new route to Newark via Athens. The route, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, marks the airline's 12th destination in the United States and 155th globally. The route, bearing the flight number EK 209, was announced back in January and launched on Sunday,…

Cathay Pacific Boosts Frequencies in Three Continents

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific has announced an expansion of frequencies on existing routes across three different continents in their network. These flights will be operated by the carrier's new Airbus A350 aircraft that they just recently began receiving. Commenting on the route expansion was Cathay Pacific's Director of Corporate…

Transatlantic Narrow-Body Routes: A Rising Stock

Norwegian Air International, the Ireland-based subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle, announced on Feb. 23 that the airline would begin flights between Dublin, Edinburgh, and Belfast, Northern Ireland and Providence, R.I., Hartford, Conn., and Newburgh Stewart Airport in New York. The flights are due to begin anywhere from June 15 to…

United Ramps Up Its Summer 2017 Route Portfolio

This summer, United is increasing and revamping its route network, offering customers more options and destinations as the busy travel season slowly arrives. The airline will begin service between San Francisco (SFO) and Munich (MUC), which will be a seasonal route, which will be a new will be a new route for…

easyJet Heats Up Competition in Israel

U.K. low-cost carrier easyJet has officially become the largest foreign airline operating in Israel. Figures released by Israel’s Airport Authority show that easyJet flew over 56,000 passengers into Israel in the month of January 2017 which is an increase of almost 10% from last January. EasyJet’s Commercial Manager Neil Slaven,…

Feeling the LUV: Southwest Outlines Latest Expansions and Cuts for…

On Jan. 5, 2017, Southwest Airlines announced their schedule for the Summer 2017 season. One of the biggest announcements to come from the schedule announcement is the addition of service to Cincinnati. However, this new service to the Queen City will see service to Dayton and Akron cut. Flights to…

Opinion: United’s Opportunity to Further Capitalize in Asia From Various…

The past year has seen a tremendous increase in destinations in the Asia region for United. The bulk of this large expansion has been operated out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO), their “Gateway to the Pacific," but this doesn't mean that there isn't an opportunity for growth from another major hub. San…

Delta Temporarily Increases Capacity to the Caribbean

For a short period of time, Delta has increased their capacity to Caribbean leisure destinations through aircraft changes and additional flights. The accommodations will remain in effect until Jan. 7, 2017. “We are constantly reworking our capacity to best respond to our customers’ travel needs,” said Jose Pepe Zapata, General…

Connecting the West Coast to Asia: Seattle and San Diego

Currently, numerous airlines operate flights between eastern Asia and the West Coast of the U.S. The expansion in these markets throughout the past few years has proved to be immense and the market is still growing. As more Asian population centers pop up around major west coast cities, more markets…