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Portugal's government has announced it will take a majority stake in TAP Air Portugal, paving the way for the airline to take a billion-dollar bailout. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

TAP Air Portugal Announces New Routes for 2021

Everyone has accepted that the remainder of the year is more or less a bust in terms of travel. COVID-19 is still spreading across the world and global travel continues to be limited. The world is coming closer to a viable vaccine and efficacious treatments for COVID-19. This two-pronged approach is essential to help contain the spread of the virus. It is unlikely that the virus will be entirely eliminated in the near future but a robust public health program…

JetBlue Eyes Leisure Markets with Latest Network Boost

As airlines continue to slowly recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of demand, many airlines have turned to new routes in an attempt to reach the market of those who are still traveling. With the addition of 24 new routes from the fall of this…

Caribbean Airlines Launches New Island Destination

As many areas continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous new routes and destinations have been added by airlines across the world. Caribbean Airlines was one of the most recent airlines to announce new service with the launch of a new twice-weekly flight on Sept. 19. The Trinidad-and-Tobago-based airline…

Gulf Carriers Resume, Compete On Service to Africa

As travel demand is gradually beginning to rise, many airlines are beginning to resume flights between the U.S., Europe and Asia, largely overlooking the continent of Africa. However, Qatar Airways has officially scheduled its resumption of three weekly flights to Mogadishu, Somalia starting Sept. 6 from the Qatari capital. The…

Alaska, Allegiant Bolster Winter Schedules

Airlines are adding routes to leisure destinations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to favor vacation rather than business travelers. Two airlines have this week announced new routes focused on serving leisure destinations over the winter. Both Allegiant and Alaska Airlines have announced new routes for travelers seeking both sun and…

United Adds Ninth Wyoming Destination

While U.S. airlines brace for the impact Oct. 1 will bring when the CARES Act government funding runs out, United has announced plans to launch yet another new route pair and city. This one to the state of Wyoming. United, via its regional partner SkyWest will be resuming flights to…

Wizz Air Announces New Routes and Base Expansion

While many airlines are cutting routes and jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic, some airlines are taking alternative actions. Across the world, low-cost and ultra-low-cost carriers have been attempting to take advantage of changing times. Wizz Air is one of those airlines, having announced numerous expansions over the past few…

TAP Air Portugal Outlines Return to North American Skies

The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled a lot of uncertainty these days when it comes to the resumption of air travel. Airlines are drastically cutting back fleets and retiring aircraft every day. Long haul flying is going to look very different as it starts to return. However, one carrier is trying…

Finnair Cuts Europe Service Levels for September

Finnair has announced that it is reducing services in September to levels below those that were announced previously due to travel restrictions being re-imposed. The change, which mainly affects European destinations, has come as many countries have implemented restrictions again following a rise in coronavirus cases. Finnair stated in a…

Volaris Closes July with Positive Numbers, Seeks to Compete with…

According to the Mexican Stock Exchange, Volaris was the only airline to post positive results in the second quarter. The airline also ended the period from April-June reporting 1.5 billion pesos ($68.2 million) in revenue, which represents a fall in its revenues of 81.7% compared to the same period in…