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A prototype of the ES-19 in United's livery. (Photo: United)

United Airlines Invests in Heart Aerospace’s Electric Aircraft

United Airlines is eager for innovation. After committing to an order of 15 of Boom's 'Overture' jets earlier this year, the company has now invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. The Sweden-based business is developing the ES-19, an electric-powered plane, that is expected to decarbonate regional air travel. Production should be complete within the next five years, with the aircraft taking flight by 2026. United's Commitment to Sustainable Aviation Heart Aerospace has partnered with United Airlines, Breakthrough Energy Ventures…

Washington’s Dulles International Airport’s Preliminary Plans to Build New Concourse…

Washington's Dulles International Airport may receive a new concourse by 2025 to replace the airport's Concourse A regional gates, according to a letter from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, viewed by AirlineGeeks.  The airport's Concourse A regional gates were first built in…

Deep Dive: The Shortest Routes of the Major US Carriers

With air travel picking back up around the globe, Singapore Airlines has resumed the longest flight in the world from the city-state of Singapore to New York City. Though unlike before the pandemic, the flight now operates into New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport rather than across the Upper…

Inside United’s First 737 MAX 8, Featuring the Airline’s New…

On Sunday, United Airlines received a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet to its fleet, delivered directly from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft was on full display at the company's "United Next" event on Tuesday, which revealed details about its historic plane order and enhanced…

U.S. Airlines See Busiest Pandemic-Era Travel Week

The pandemic caused many challenges for the airline industry, such as restructurings, route suspensions and multitudes of cancellations. However, after a busy Father’s Day weekend, carriers are optimistic about their post-COVID recovery. According to JetTip, last week was the busiest pandemic-era week thus far for airports and airlines, which saw record…

Copa Airlines Expanding Network with Increased Frequencies to the United…

After a year and a half of COVID-related challenges, Copa Airlines is starting to ramp up its operations in the United States. Beginning this June, the airline will offer new flight frequencies to six major cities along the East Coast and West Coast, expanding its network to over 55 destinations…

American Airlines Expands Its Return to New Delhi

In response to growing travel demand between the United States and India, American Airlines has increased its flight frequency from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The carrier initially planned to operate the route thrice weekly during off-peak months and increase…

Interview: Southern Airways Express Announces New Interline

Pompano Beach, Florida-based Southern Airways Express is one of the largest commuter airlines in the United States and operates over 30 aircraft all over the country, from Nantucket in Massachusetts to the Hawaiian Islands. And many of their destinations include Essential Air Service (EAS) cities. The carrier, which is also…

U.S., U.K. Airlines Call For Eased Travel Restrictions

On Monday, Reuters reported that the leaders of several airlines in the United States and the United Kingdom have called on their respective governments to ease travel restrictions between the two countries. The CEOs of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and British Airways agree that the high vaccination…

United Requires All New Hires To Be Vaccinated

United Airlines has announced it will require all new external hires to prove they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The move comes about a month after fellow American legacy carrier Delta Air Lines began requiring vaccinations for new hires. All external candidates who receive job offers after June 15…