Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

JetBlue Extends Transatlantic Service to London Heathrow Through October 2022

JetBlue announced today the extension of its service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to London's Heathrow Airport. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many larger carriers dropped flights between the two destinations, allowing JetBlue to pick up temporary slots which began in August 2021. Finding success,…

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Synchronize Departures to Celebrate U.S.…

More than 600 days after the U..S.'s travel ban was introduced aimed to reduce the spread of coronavirus infections, arch-rivals British Airways and Virgin Atlantic momentarily put rivalries aside as both airlines departed from London Heathrow to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, symbolizing the end of restrictions on travel…

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…

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…