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One of Frontier's five Airbus A320neo aircraft which feature more efficient LEAP engines (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Frontier Adds 18 New Summer Routes Despite Diminished Industry-Wide Demand

Frontier Airlines announced Thursday that it will launch 18 new routes during its Summer 2020 schedule. The new services will launch in June and July and will feature big cities like Boston, Chicago, Newark and Philadelphia as well as a number of smaller cities like Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Sarasota-Bradenton Airport in Sarasota, Fla., among others. “We’re pleased to announce 18 new routes and demonstrate our commitment to providing low fares to great destinations for our customers as the country…

Norwegian to Offer Free WiFi on Medium and Long-haul Fleet

Norwegian Air has announced it will begin offering complimentary WiFi on its medium and long-haul aircraft. The airline currently offers complimentary WiFi on its intra-European flights operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft but is currently being rolled out throughout its long-haul network including both Boeing 787 Dreamliner variants currently in operation…

Rolls Royce Advises of Further Issues with 787 Engines, Costs…

Rolls Royce this week advised airlines who operate Boeing 787 aircraft with their troubled Trent 1000 Package ‘C’ engines, that the faulty engine blades are deteriorating even faster than expected requiring additional maintenance checks. The affected engines have been the cause of significant operational issues for airlines since the end…

Italy’s Meridiana Relaunches as Air Italy

The Italian aviation market continues to provide headlines as it was announced on Monday that Sardinian-based carrier Meridiana would be rebranded as Air Italy with fleet expansion plans and a base at Milan Malpensa. The announcement confirms months of speculation that a shake-up of the operation was imminent after Qatar…

Lufthansa Officially Unveils New Livery at Dazzling Frankfurt Event

After weeks of speculation, Lufthansa officially displayed its new livery in an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Frankfurt. Lufthansa's new livery will focus more on dark blue and white, leaving out the yellow crane logo on the tailfin that has been primarily associated with the airline and is one of…

Alaska Airlines Reveals First Airbus A320 in Alaska Livery

On Wednesday, Alaska Airlines revealed its first, long-awaited Airbus A320 in the Alaska livery. The lucky aircraft, registration: N625VA, is the first from the Virgin America fleet to be repainted. The newly painted A320 comes just over a month after Virgin America formally merged with the Seattle-based carrier. From its merger…

U.S. Airline Stocks Plummet After United Airlines Unveils Expansion Plan

Major airline stocks took a hit on Wednesday due to fears that United's new expansion plan will undercut prices and profits. The stocks belonged to airlines such as American, Delta, Southwest and even United itself. United's new plan, announced by President of United Airlines Scott Kirby, states that the airline is…

American and Delta Reinstate Interline Agreement After Hiatus

Starting on Jan. 24, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines plan to reinstate their electronic interline ticketing agreement, which ended almost two years ago. Once the agreement is active, the airlines will once again have the ability to re-accommodate customers that were impacted by any sort of irregular operations, including…

Traversing Larger Boundaries: The Ever Expanding Reach of Regional Aircraft

Regional aircraft, the small, less than 100 seat airplanes that we see at small airports across the country, are finding themselves on longer routes. The aircraft were originally offered as a way for airlines to serve short routes with less demand using less fuel-intensive aircraft. However, a new trend has…

Hawaii’s Island Air Ceases Operations After 37 Years

On Friday, Hawaii's second-largest carrier, Island Air, announced that it would cease all operations effective Saturday morning. The airline's cessation comes a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The news was unexpected as the airline recently added new Bombardier Q400 aircraft to their fleet in September. The airline's final…