Delta Prepares for Fall Travel, Expects Rapid Growth in Northeast

Economic effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that crippled the airline industry throughout 2020 and into 2020 continue to loom large for the global travel industry, which remains a significant issue for airlines, specifically when several of the world's major carriers are pushing for a rapid recovery and a restoration of…

Main South American Carriers Modernize Their Fleets

With the goal of bettering passenger comfort as they compete for supremacy in South America, LATAM and Avianca have announced significant upcoming changes in their fleets, which range from the incorporation of new aircraft to the modernization of their cabins. The LATAM Group presented to a U.S. court an agreement…

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…

Opinion: Think Before Reclining

The aviation world has been sharply divided yet again. It’s not unusual for this to happen in the community, we argue about a lot of things such as the merits of tomato juice on flights to the impact of the industry to climate change. This time, however, the issue has…

LATAM to Start Offering Premium Economy on all Narrowbody Flights

LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America's largest airline, announced this Wednesday it would start offering a new premium class on all its Airbus A320 family operations, branded as "Premium Economy." LATAM will be the first major airline in South America to offer a premium product on narrowbody short-haul flights, a practice…

Recaro Debuts New Seats for Short-Haul and Long-Haul Segments

German seat manufacturer Recaro unveiled new and improved seating options for both short-haul and long-haul aircraft at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg this week, in what is a continuous effort from Recaro to become the industry’s preferred global seating supplier. For short-haul markets, Recaro unveiled the new version…

Lufthansa Group Introduces New Slimline Seat Design for A320s

The Lufthansa Group announced a new seat that will be featured across every Airbus A320 family aircraft in their combined fleets. This will mark the first time that Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines will all have standardized seats on select fleet type. Seats will be featured on all short and…

Boeing, Adient Form Joint Venture for Airplane Seating

On Tuesday, aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing and automotive seating company Adient formed Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will focus on designing, manufacturing and selling seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. “Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry, and Boeing, and we are taking action…

Counter-Opinion: Why We Should Blame Airlines for Shrinking Seats

Last month, my colleague wrote an opinion piece about why we shouldn’t blame airlines for the increasingly reduced seat sizes on planes. While he made some very good points, I have to disagree and take the side against the airlines for why we’re seeing legroom and seat pitch decrease seemingly…