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Delta, WestJet Expand Codeshare Partnership

The world's current state seems unfavorable for airlines to resume and return to efficient and effective flight operations. Stringent travel restrictions, lengthy entry requirements and extended border closures limited demand for leisure travel. Even so, major carriers worldwide adapted to the ongoing dilemma and focused on increasing connectivity and growth - usually two of several essential aspects that define the airline industry.  Yesterday, Delta – an airline that has been more attentive on networking and expansion than other major carriers…

JetBlue Introduces New Flights Between Hartford and Miami

The setting for the airline industry is changing at a relatively fast pace. In addition, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the airline industry — already cutthroat and rife with uncertainty and fierce competition — to transform itself to adapt to the new state of the world. For instance, airlines…

Spirit Airlines Directs Its Attention to St. Louis

The COVID-19 crisis forcefully hindered networking and the ability to seamlessly travel for leisure – two components that highlight and define the airline and travel industry. However, Spirit Airlines - an airline that has evolved and grown its notable, low-cost business model in response to COVID-19’s profound effects, faster than…

Kenya Airways Restarts Direct Flights to France

Kenya Airways has announced plans to resume direct flights from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, with the flights set to restart March 17. Flights will start with one weekly flight with frequency subject to change based on changing demand on the route. This announcement…

SAS Reports Further Passenger Traffic Reduction

Whether to continue enacting limitations and extending entry restrictions for international travel or to loosen and relax them remains a point of concern for many countries. As a result, the uncertainty has continued to affect major international airlines as their load factors have become increasingly dependent on these changes. Despite…

Alaska Airlines Reveals Four New Routes

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted countless stay-at-home orders, forcing many businesses to have their employees work virtually from home. Fortunately,  a sense of excitement and adventure came for leisure travel during a time when it is necessary, as Alaska Airlines - an airline who continuously hopped on to the expansion of…

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Announce Travel Recovery Plan

Prolonged travel restrictions and comprehensive entry requirements for international travelers continue to be significant obstacles for airlines. Partially as a result, airlines have recorded low travel demand and aircraft load factors throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  Nevertheless, Cathay Pacific — an airline that has gradually adapted to the changes than…

WestJet Temporary Halts Flights to Four Destinations

Major airlines continue to endure tremendous challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 calamity. WestJet - Canada’s second-largest carrier - has announced temporary flight suspensions for a number of routes in its extensive, domestic network, citing the progressively, strict travel restrictions – resulting in weak travel demand and low load factors –…

Frontier Inaugurates Flights to Phoenix And Las Vegas

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 plight and the fierce pursuit to receive more revenue while minimizing operational costs and losses, airlines have announced and begun an unprecedented number of inaugural flights out of their major hubs or focus cities. The COVID-19 crisis and its effects have not stopped airlines…

Qantas Modifies Passenger Experience To Encourage Travel

The first couple of months of the year usually see considerably lower travel demand and load factors after the peak of holiday traffic. This year, the  COVID-19 pandemic is playing a significant role in contributing to the lack of passengers onboard aircraft, and airlines have been forced to significantly cut…