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Qatar Airways Boeing 777 A7-BEG receives a water cannon salute as it arrives in Seattle. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Interview: Qatar Airways Continues U.S. Expansion With New Flights

Even as U.S. commercial airline traffic continues to sit at less than half of 2019 levels, a number of airlines have taken the opportunity to open service to new markets, grabbing unused slots and gates left behind by other airlines. Much of this activity in the U.S. has been centered around domestic airlines adding routes from smaller U.S. cities to leisure destinations to allow better connectivity for those looking to get away but stay safe when not at home. American…

Qatar Airways Plans Flights to Seattle, Partners with Alaska Airlines

Qatar Airways is set to launch yet another route to the United States with the start of service from Doha, Qatar to Seattle. Service will begin on March 15, 2021 using the Airbus A350-900 and is expected to operate four times a week. The flights will depart Doha at 8:00…

United Moves Flight Crews Away from Downtown Hotels in Anticipation…

Due to fear of civil unrest caused by the Nov. 3 presidential election, United Airlines has made the proactive decision to move flight crews away from downtown hotels, according to a USA Today report. In a letter sent to flight attendants on Friday, the airline said that crews would be…

Dallas-Based Carrier JSX Announces New Pop-Up Services

As air travel begins to slowly pick up, carriers are beginning to reinstate routes it were forced to cut. But Dallas-based JSX, formally JetSuiteX, has announced seven new routes to its route network. This includes a mixture of pop-up, seasonal, and year-round flights. Cities that will see new routes from…

Delta Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Restart China Flights

Delta will resume service from Seattle and Detroit to Shanghai via Seoul on June 25 and July 1 respectively, operating twice a week. Despite the tensions and disputes between the U.S. government and China over operating flights between the two countries, Delta will be the first U.S. airline to reconnect…

Alaska Airlines Consolidates Flights In Response to Reduced Demand

During these turbulent times, many airlines have cut frequencies and some have even been cutting routes entirely. But one airline is taking a unique approach to this challenge. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is committed to cutting the least number of cities possible and has just announced its unique approach to this…

Frontier Adds Nonstop Service Between Ontario and Seattle

Earlier this week, Denver-based budget carrier Frontier Airlines announced it will begin nonstop service between the Los Angeles area's Ontario International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Frontier currently operates flights to several destinations from Ontario including Denver, San Antonio, Austin, and Orlando. The announcement of service between Ontario…

JSX Announces Seattle Expansion

Dallas-based scheduled charter airline JSX, formally JetSuiteX, announced the addition of a new route from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Portland, Ore. beginning April 2, 2020. The new route will operate up to five times daily in each direction and will complement its current existing service to Oakland, Calif. In addition…

Sea-Tac Airport Reaches New Milestone in North Satellite Modernization Project

Seattle Tacoma International Airport celebrated a literal high-point in Phase 2 of the North Satellite Modernization Project earlier this week as the last and highest beam of the building was hoisted into place. The beam, signed by crew and dignitaries before being hoisted into place by a 260-foot crane, is…

Seattle’s Longest Flight Takes Off on Singapore Airlines

The first-ever nonstop flight out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport left on Tuesday with a flight time of 15 hours and 50 minutes, making it Sea-Tac's longest flight. This service marks the 12th new international flight added to Seattle’s lineup since 2017. This record flight is served…