Aer Lingus Continues Rebuilding Transatlantic Network

Earlier this week, Aer Lingus announced that it will begin a new nonstop service from Dublin, Ireland to Cleveland, Ohio. Service between the city pair is set to begin next summer on May 19, 2023. The announcement makes Aer Lingus the only carrier offering direct service to Europe from the…

Emirates Expands Premium Economy to New Cities

This past week, Emirates announced an expansion of their premium economy offering, making it available across more routes. Premium Economy was initially not a focus for the airline, but over the years its popularity has been growing and airlines have quickly come to see the dollar signs tagged to it.…

Frontier Airlines Announces Five New International Destinations As It Continues…

Ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will launch flights to an additional five destinations outside of the U.S. The carrier will operate its new international flights from the nation's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with service beginning between November and December later this year.  Beginning Nov.…

Singapore Airlines To Bring 737 MAX Back Into Service

More than two years after the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) grounded the Boeing 737 MAX from flying into and out of Singapore, the aviation authority finally lifted its suspension of the narrowbody jet on Sunday. CAAS affirmed it would approve returning the Boeing 737 MAX to service based…

Emirates Halts Flights to Kabul Amid Chaos in Afghanistan

Emirates has suspended all operations to Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, until further notice. Emirates, which operates daily flights to Kabul, said that it is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan to ensure the safe operation of its services. "The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and will…

WestJet Restarting Service to All Domestic Destinations

WestJet Airlines has announced it will be resuming service to five cities in eastern Canada, the CBC reports. The destinations were suspended due to the significant drop in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent provincial lockdowns. When the services resume, WestJet will be back to serving all domestic…

Qantas Modifies Passenger Experience To Encourage Travel

The first couple of months of the year usually see considerably lower travel demand and load factors after the peak of holiday traffic. This year, the  COVID-19 pandemic is playing a significant role in contributing to the lack of passengers onboard aircraft, and airlines have been forced to significantly cut…

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…

Southwest Releases Schedule For Service To Fresno, Santa Barbara

The prolonged COVID-19 catastrophe has proven to be a daunting obstacle for the airline industry, one that has forced airlines to question their traditional methods for operating and marketing flight routes through their fortified hubs. As a result, major U.S. carriers have had to make tough decisions on where to…