Singapore Airlines Records Largest Half Year Operating Profit in Company’s…

Singapore Airlines is on track for the recovery after the pandemic, posting highest half year and quarterly operating profit in history. The airline has recorded a profit of $1.23 billion ($879 million) for the half year of the financial year of 2022-23 — which ended Sept. 30 — and $678…

Auckland Airport Revises Forecast Upward Amid Growing Demand

In response to a speedy recovery, New Zealand’s Auckland Airport has revised its forecast for the financial year 2023. Auckland Airport, the largest international gateway to the country, has seen a strong demand in domestic and international travel, in particular on North and South America, South Pacific and Trans-Tasman routes.…

U.S. Carriers Seek to Capitalize on Additional Cuba Flights

United Airlines has requested an additional 30-day waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline to resume flights to Cuba. Reuters reports that the airline has been faced with challenges to relaunch the service that was suspended at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.…

Air Canada Orders 30 Electric Regional Aircraft

Air Canada announced the signing of an agreement with Heart Aerospace of Sweden for the purchase of 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft. The battery-powered aircraft is currently under development and is expected to enter into service in 2028. With zero emissions and an expected charging time of 30  to 50 minutes,…

United Airlines to Launch Direct Flights Between New York and…

On Wednesday United Airlines and Emirates officially announced their new codeshare agreement at an event hosted in United’s hangar at the Washington Dulles International Airport. The agreement will connect United customers to over 100 plus destinations through Dubai and nearly 200 locations within the U.S. for Emirates customers. The partnership…

United Invests Another $15 Million in Electric Flying Taxi

United, on September 8, announced a $15 million investment in EVE Air Mobility. In addition, it made a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat electric aircraft plus 200 options. The airline is expecting the first deliveries as early as 2026. EVE Air Mobility is an Embraer-backed startup that spun off…

Contour Adds Six New Destinations

SkyWest has had a rough couple of months, they requested to end 31 EAS contracts in the spring of 2022 and have combined about a dozen other communities into tag flights. It is seen in the industry that when one airline has its troubles, other airlines will step in and…

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Airline Customer Service Commitments Dashboard

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a new dashboard to advise airline passengers of the policies airlines have in place as a result of flight disruptions from circumstances within the airline’s control. Two weeks ago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had written to the chief executives of U.S. airlines…

Boom Supersonic Reels in Orders, Delta Remains Hesitant

You’ve seen the marketing everywhere. For instance, the possibility of flying from New York to London in 3 and a half hours or flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo in 4 and a half hours. This thought has not seemed like a reality for quite some time, not since the…