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The Avelo aircraft is seen during the Avelo Air aircraft shoot at Hollywood Burbank Airport on April 07, 2021 in Burbank, California. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air)

Interview: Avelo Airlines CEO Andrew Levy On the U.S.’s Newest Airline

On Thursday morning, Avelo Airlines — a new low-cost U.S. airline based in Houston — announced it had begun selling tickets for its first flights: 11 routes to as many cities in the Western U.S. operating from Hollywood Burbank Airport just north of Los Angeles. The airline is headed by Andrew Levy, a multi-decade veteran of the industry who has worked at big-name airlines like United Airlines and Allegiant Air and still serves on the board of directors of Panamanian…

Small Community Air Service Grants Provide Clues Into Breeze Launch…

On Thursday and Friday, the Department of Transportation unveiled the latest round of Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) applicants.  The program is a grant designed to help small communities address airfare and air service issues, unlike Essential Air Service (EAS), due to the lesser-known program not being a…

Korean Air Acquires Asiana Airlines Rival

After being hit hard by the coronavirus for several months, a large merger and acquisition is going to happen in South Korea. Korean Air will acquire a 63.9% stake in Asiana Airlines and its no-frills carrier, Air Busan and Air Seoul for $1.62 billion. The airline will become the world’s…

Emirates to Begin Flights Between UAE and Israel

As relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel continue to improve, Emirates has received approval to launch flights from Dubai to Tel Aviv.  According to reports by Kan News of Israel, the Dubai-based carrier has received approval from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to operate flights between the two…

JetBlue Leaves Long Beach For LAX

JetBlue announced Thursday that it will end services to Long Beach Airport in California and transfer them to Los Angeles International (LAX), which will become a focus city for the airline. JetBlue’s last day serving Long Beach will be Oct. 6. “LAX is one of JetBlue’s most successful markets and…

United Airlines Warns of Mass Furloughs in October

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate travel demand, the airline industry continues to feel this major impact. United Airlines announced that they are getting ready to send potential furlough notices to about 36,000 employees. This would make up about 45% of their staff members in the United States. The…

Aeromexico Chooses Chapter 11 Restructuring as COVID Battle Rages On

Aeromexico parent group, Grupo AeroMexico SAB., has voluntarily opted to further its restructuring via the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, the company reported on Tuesday. This comes as other Latin American carriers struggle to restructure themselves in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. Aeromexico has faced competition from rising names such…

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…

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…