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Profit-Sharing Continuing to Shape Major U.S. Airlines

All of the four major U.S. airlines have released the figures for their 2019 profit-sharing, each doling out hundreds of millions of dollars to employees across their networks. This year's announcement continues the streak of 'giving back' as the airlines — publically and proudly — reward employees for their role in a highly profitable period for airlines worldwide. Delta announced that in its sixth consecutive year of profit sharing, the airline would be giving back approximately $1.6 billion to eligible…

Changing Times: The Airline-Aircraft Combinations That Ended In The 2010s

As 2020 rolls around a decade of change has been brought to the airline industry and with mergers and acquisitions defining the 2010s, a round of aircraft removals drew headlines across the industry. So, as the next decade begins in under one week, let us take a look back at…

U.S. Airlines Extend Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations Again

The beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March 13, 2019. Two of the aircraft’s largest U.S. operators believe that the grounding is going to continue to be nearly a year long. Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have announced an extension for the removal of the aircraft from…

Opinion: Is This How It Ends? Southwest Considering Airbus Orders…

Thursday morning brought the release of Southwest Airlines' third-quarter results. While Chief Executive Gary Kelly brought forth a number of interesting statistics showing the airline continues to be financially and operationally resilient despite massive troubles that continue to plague the airline's Boeing 737 MAX fleet, that wasn't the most interesting…

Southwest Pushes Back 737 MAX Return While United Remains Uncertain

Southwest Airlines on Thursday removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its schedule until February, according to CNBC. The move by the airline to cancel further flights added even more uncertainty to the already turbulent near future of the U.S. aviation market following the ground of Boeing's latest single-aisle offering. By…

Southwest Announcing Route Cuts From Major Hubs and Focus Cities

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced that it will be suspending 17 routes in January. The routes being cut had not performed as expected, but the carrier has hoped that the cut routes will free up aircraft for routes with higher demand, such as flights to Hawaii. "We are always evaluating…

Southwest Announcing Route Cuts From Major Hubs and Focus Cities

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced that it will be suspending 17 routes in January. The routes being cut had not performed as expected, but the carrier has hoped that the cut routes will free up aircraft for routes with higher demand, such as flights to Hawaii. "We are always evaluating…

Southwest Adds Second Wave of Expansion in Hawaii

Southwest just announced the expansion of Hawaii operation, with new services to, from and within the islands starting in January 2020. A new daily flight will cover the route between Sacramento and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii will provide a network…

Southwest Adds Second Wave of Expansion in Hawaii

Southwest just announced the expansion of Hawaii operation, with new services to, from and within the islands starting in January 2020. A new daily flight will cover the route between Sacramento and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii will provide a network…

Southwest Cuts Newark Flights, Reports Second-Quarter Results

Southwest on Thursday reported its performance results from the second quarter of 2019. While financial and operational performance was “remarkably strong," according to the airline’s CEO Gary Kelly, despite the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, of which Southwest has 34, the airline has decided to cease operations out of…