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Chilean Low Cost Airline SKY Plans 2021 With Outsized Growth

Although the aviation industry in Latin America is still largely depressed by prevailing travel restrictions — especially in the international market — domestic traffic in Chile has been recovering in recent weeks as travelers are anxious to get back to the skies. Last year was the most difficult in at least a decade for the global and local aviation industry, with IATA estimating that industry-level losses were $118 billion for the year. Despite that, José Ignacio Dougnac, the CEO of…

The Evolution of Airline Safety Videos

The summer holiday travel season – usually when there is a significant surge in demand for air travel – is officially in session, but this summer will be different than past ones. Many passengers are enthusiastic and eager to leave their homes and travel for leisure. For most, it is…

SKYTRAX Rates LATAM with The Highest Score Achieved in South…

LATAM Airlines Group has recognized by Skytrax, the airline industry's leading accreditation organization for COVID-19 safe travel, obtaining a 4-star rating, making LATAM is the only airline in South America that has obtained this category. In a press release, the Chilean carrier announced this recognition, demonstrating its leadership in the…

LATAM Announces Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral Program

Being carbon neutral by 2050, zero waste to landfill by 2027 and protecting iconic ecosystems in South America are some of the commitments that are part of LATAM Group's new Sustainability Strategy. By 2023, the group will eliminate single-use plastics, recycle all waste on domestic flights, make its LATAM lounges…

Japan Airlines Slashes Domestic Schedule Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

Japan Airlines has announced temporary changes to its domestic network in response to the Japanese government's efforts to contain COVID-19 in the country. Japan Airlines Group, the airline's parent company, is expecting a slight decline in travel demand next month in response to the rising number of Covid-19 cases reported…

Boeing’s 737 MAX Returns to U.S. Skies

On Tuesday, Fort Worth-based American Airlines became the first U.S. airline to put the beleaguered 737 MAX back into revenue service after two deadly accidents. The carrier flew the 737 MAX from Miami to New York-LaGuardia upon its re-entry to service. The move comes over 20 months since the 737…

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…

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…