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Southwest Reveals 10-Year Sustainability Plan

On Monday, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines introduced its 10-year sustainability plan. In the press release, the company revealed both its long- and short-term goals aimed at targeting 2019’s carbon neutrality levels, all while continuing to grow its operation.  The announcement comes just weeks after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) voted to accept the Air Transport Action Group’s (ATAG) aggressive proposal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In the press release, Executive Vice President and Incoming CEO at Southwest Airlines,…

Brazilian Carrier GOL Signs Letter of Intent for 250 eVTOL…

Low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., one of Brazil’s leading carriers based in Rio de Janeiro, announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for purchase and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).  Avolon is the world's third-largest leasing business specializing…

DOT Holds Ex-Southwest Gates for Low-Cost Carrier Use Only

After the departure of Southwest from Newark Liberty International Airport, the Department of Transportation noted that those vacant slots would not go to any airline moving forward. The government agency announced that the airport will freeze the eight vacant landing slots into New Jersey’s largest airport and will only be…

U.S. Airlines See Busiest Pandemic-Era Travel Week

The pandemic caused many challenges for the airline industry, such as restructurings, route suspensions and multitudes of cancellations. However, after a busy Father’s Day weekend, carriers are optimistic about their post-COVID recovery. According to JetTip, last week was the busiest pandemic-era week thus far for airports and airlines, which saw record…

Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled Due to Reported Pilot Shortage

American Airlines canceled over a hundred flights on Saturday and canceled hundreds of others in advance after a shortage of crew left the airline unable to operate some of its summer route network. Originally reported by View From the Wing, American's cancelations come as U.S. airlines continue to ramp up…

Southwest Extends Schedule, More Destinations for Travellers

This week Southwest Airlines extended its schedule to Jan. 5, 2022, and with this came a host of new routes and even two new destinations. These two new cities mean the carrier will have added 18 new destinations since early 2020. New Destinations Syracuse, N.Y. This city located in central…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 47: New Developments in Leisure Travel

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

American Airlines to Resume Domestic Premium Cabin Inflight Service May…

After a long year of operating in a global pandemic, American Airlines is bringing back some semblance of normalcy to its inflight experience. Beginning May 1, the carrier will restart its beverage service in premium cabins on all domestic flights. The decision comes as millions of Americans become vaccinated against…

Southwest Grounds 737 MAXs After Production Issue

Southwest Airlines has grounded 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets after Boeing revealed an electrical power system issue on some aircraft. Boeing has asked 16 customers to check the electrical systems on some planes and verify “that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system,” per…

Boeing and Southwest Finalize Major Boeing 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Southwest Airlines on Monday announced a new order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options for an additional 155 options in two variants including the 737 MAX 7 and 737 MAX 8. Southwest had been exploring options to modernize the most prominent aircraft type in its fleet:…