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Virgin Atlantic and Middle East Airlines Formulate Codeshare Agreement

The transatlantic air travel corridor between the U.S. and Europe continues to be known for its reputation of being cutthroat and popular as the demand for long-haul air travel surges. Several major airlines inaugurate new routes while firmly resuming flights on key routes across the pond to attract as many passengers as possible. Major airlines also utilize codeshare agreements to increase route connectivity and expand market presence to be more competitive. Virgin Atlantic is one of many major carriers that…

Delta Inaugurates Flights to Croatia

Summer has arrived, and people are eager to travel after being forced to remain at home for over a year. While borders in many parts of the world remain closed to tourists and leisure travelers, certain countries in Europe are now open, prompting not only a surge in passenger traffic…

British Airways CEO Urges Push For Reopening U.K. Border

Europe is the classic travel hotspot for tourists, and every summer, transatlantic flights are tremendously busy. This summer is no different as the continent is a main focus of the airline industry because popular hotspots such as France and Spain, among several other countries, reopened their borders for vaccinated travelers.…

JetBlue Debuts Revamped Mint Suites for Transatlantic Flights

On Monday, JetBlue Airways debuted its re-imaged Mint business seats for transatlantic and transcontinental flights. Designed in partnership with Acument Design Associates, the Mint Suites will have a 24-seat configuration, focusing on privacy, comfort and an enhanced customer experience. Passengers can enjoy the new premium suites beginning this summer on…

Aer Lingus Set to Operate Flights Between U.S. and Manchester

From the 2021 summer, Aer Lingus is starting to operate transatlantic flights between Manchester and the United States. The Irish carrier has started a new subsidiary (Aer Lingus UK) based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in order to be granted permission to carry cargo and passengers between the United Kingdom and…

Austrian Airlines Resumes Long-Haul Flying

Austrian Airlines has resumed part of its long-haul flying program with its first transatlantic flight in more than 100 days departing its Vienna hub yesterday. The first of the airline's scheduled long-haul flights departed Vienna at about 10:45 a.m. on July 1 bound for Newark Liberty International Airport in New…

SAS to Start Airbus A321neoLR Service in September 2020

Scandinavian Airlines, also known as SAS, has unveiled its initial plans for its Airbus A321neoLR, the second type in the A320neo family to join its fleet. The first aircraft will arrive from Airbus in mid-2020 with a start date of Sept. 18, 2020, debuting on the Copenhagen-Boston route. Though a…

Brussels Airlines Shows off New Airbus A330 Cabin as It…

Brussels Airlines is moving forward on its plans to be the boutique carrier of Europe through a complete revamp of its offerings. The airline doesn’t typically get much attention as one of the smaller members of the Lufthansa Group; however, the airline is using its small size to its advantage…

Virgin Goes Big With Airbus A350-1000 Launch, Talks Expansion at…

Virgin Atlantic Airways entered a new era earlier this month when it launched service on its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Only the fifth carrier worldwide to operate the type, the addition of the aircraft is the second step in a fleet renewal that will see Virgin Atlantic adopting…

France Prepares to Lose Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways…

French low-cost carrier XL Airways has announced that it has ceased selling tickets as of Sept. 19, due to "financial difficulties." The company also announced the cancellation of several flights, leaving its future in doubt as there are unconfirmed reports that a possible selloff is on progress. DreamJet Participations, XL's…