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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 on operators complying with directives and additional flight crew training requirements. In response to the lifting of the suspension, Singapore Airlines confirmed Monday that its pilots certified to operate the…

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…

Finnair Cuts Europe Service Levels for September

Finnair has announced that it is reducing services in September to levels below those that were announced previously due to travel restrictions being re-imposed. The change, which mainly affects European destinations, has come as many countries have implemented restrictions again following a rise in coronavirus cases. Finnair stated in a…

Lufthansa Group Announces Fall Schedule Extension

As countries throughout the world start easing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines have seen an increase in demand for bookings as the year continues. The Lufthansa Group announced that it has published its flight schedules for subsidiary airlines through Oct. 24, the end of the normal summer…

Air France Begins Progressive Resumption of Flight Schedule

Air France has announced that it plans to gradually resume its flights between now and the end of June as demand for air travel begins to rise. The French carrier is currently operating between three and five percent of its usual schedule, which it has been doing since the end…

Silver Airways Announces Service Between Orlando and Destin

Silver Airways, the Florida based regional airline, recently announced that it will begin operating nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. and Destin, Fla. starting on March 13, 2020. Originally launched in 2011, Silver Airways operates primarily between destinations in Florida and the Caribbean using a fleet of all turboprop aircraft. Currently,…