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SkyTeam Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Sanitary Measures

SkyTeam, the second-largest, global airline alliance celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 22. The 19 members in the global airline alliance, including the four founders, Delta Air Lines, Air France, Aeromexico and Korean Air, decided to unveil the “SkyCare&Protect” initiative and pledge. All of the airline partners within the alliance are expected to support a series of personal safety measures to help safeguard the passengers and airline employees when they travel onboard.   Walter Cho, Chairperson of SkyTeam, reaffirms the alliance’s…

Hawaiian Expands Inter-Island Flights as State’s Economy Reopens

As many residents of Hawaii begin their plans to reconnect with family and friends across the state, following the end of the 14-day quarantine requirement for interisland passengers, Hawaiian Airlines unveiled its plans to increase flight operations on the island. Since late March,  the Honolulu-based airline has been operating a…

Air Canada Releases New Schedule for Upcoming Summer Season

Summer is less than a month away, which means summer vacation — usually one of the busiest travel times of the year — is right around the corner. Usually, many potential travelers use this time to plan trips for the next couple of months. However, due to COVID-19, many have…

How JetBlue is Continuing its Commitment to ‘Safety from the…

As airlines around the world continue to ensure passengers feel safe aboard their aircraft amid this global pandemic, JetBlue has extended its commitment to distancing passengers, by blocking the middle seat in rows where passengers are not traveling together as one party, through the July 4 holiday.  The airline’s policy…

JetBlue To Require Masks for All Onboard

As airlines continue to fight against the ongoing COVID-19 situation, JetBlue is taking safety to the next level as the airline will now start to require that all passengers and crew wear facemasks when around fellow passengers and crew. This includes check-in and anytime an individual is boarding, on or…

DOT Says FAA Allowed Southwest To Endanger Passengers

A report released Feb. 11 by the inspector general at the Department of Transportation says Dallas-based Southwest Airlines put millions of passengers at risk by flying aircraft that did not adhere to basic U.S. safety standards. The 27-page report published Tuesday details how the airline operated "more than 150,000 flights…

Why Boeing Needs the 777X to Have A Smooth Path…

Earlier this week, Boeing announced it expected it's Boeing 777X to make its first flight as soon as Jan. 23, an event that would put an end to a months-long delay that has only exacerbated the manufacturing giant's financial troubles. Originally, the company expected the 777X to first take flight…

Opinion: It’s Time to Rebuild Trust in the Aviation Industry

Recently, I participated in a discussion panel about the Boeing 737 MAX incidents, which took me to a lot of research, and deep thinking about the aviation industry, which I admire and respect. Studying the final report on the Lion Air 610 accident, I realized that technology can create better…

The Business of Private Jets: How Gulfstream is Leading the…

Gulfstream Aerospace produces arguably the world’s finest and most recognizable private jet aircraft. Founded in 1958 by a military aircraft manufacturer, the company made the switch to private aircraft with the Gulfstream I propeller aircraft. Since then, flying on or having a Gulfstream aircraft has become a status symbol for…

Increase in Safety Prompts the EU to Lift Ban on…

Late last Thursday, the European Union (EU) announced the lifting of its ban on airlines in Indonesia, clearing the way for several airlines to announce more service as they see fit. In 2007, the EU imposed a ban on all Indonesian airlines, effectively prohibiting them from flying in their airspace. The…