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A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 being brought into the maintenance hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

United Airlines Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Results

United Airlines concluded a difficult year by announcing its fourth-quarter earnings results on Wednesday.  Overall, the airline lost $7.069 billion in 2020, a drastic contrast from a $3 billion profit in 2019.  According to CNBC, this year marked the largest annual loss for United since 2005. Cash Burn Down, but Revenue Issues Remain During Quarter 4 of 2020, the airline lost $1.897 billion, compared to a loss of $1.841 billion in Quarter 3.  United Airlines had earnings per share (EPS)…

Airlines Reveal How Many People Are On Their No-Fly Lists

From anti-maskers to Capitol rioters, airline "no-fly" lists have been growing over the past year. Since March 2020, airlines have banned over 2,700 people from flying on their aircraft due to noncompliance with mask mandates, and the insurrection at the Capitol has barred dozens more. In an attempt to keep…

United Airlines Delays JFK Return

United Airlines revealed Wednesday it is delaying its return to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in an internal memo viewed, per Airline Weekly. The delay will last about a month, with inaugural flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco now scheduled for Feb. 28 instead of Feb.…

United Airlines Adds To Leisure Route Map

With the drop in business travel, airlines have shifted their focus toward leisure demand. This change has caused airlines to focus on "sun and fun" destinations — cities focused more on beach tourism. United Airlines has done this throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will add one more of these routes…

United Airlines, WestJet File Intentions for Resuming Boeing 737 MAX…

On Wednesday, WestJet announced its intent to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights. Additionally, United Airlines filed its first routes with the Boeing 737 MAX 9 on Wednesday.  These two moves showcase the gradual reinstatement of the Boeing 737 MAX after groundings that kept it out of service for almost two…

EAS Round Up – Part 2

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the…

Congress Passes COVID-19 Relief for Airlines

Late Monday evening, Congress passed a $900 billion bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus package that will provide financial aid to millions of , education providers, airlines, airports, small businesses and unemployed Americans. The long-awaited bill took months to pass due to heated debates between the Democrats and Republicans over what should and…

XpresCheck, JetBlue Offer Rapid-Tests at Boston Airport

On Monday, XpresSpa Group’s subsidiary XpresCheck announced a partnership with New York-based JetBlue Airways to build a COVID-19 testing site at Boston's Logan International Airport, reported by GlobeNewswire. The “pop-up” facility will aim to give passengers a convenient place to get tested before or after travel. Currently, officials in Massachusetts…

American Airlines Transports its First COVID-19 Vaccine

On Sunday evening American Airlines conducted its first transport of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The company flew the shipment from Chicago O'Hare to Miami International Airport on a Boeing 777-200, with the vaccine scheduled to arrive in a U.S. Caribbean territory the following day. The flight comes two days after…

American Airlines Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX Since Grounding

American Airlines has taken its first Boeing 737 MAX delivery since the type’s worldwide grounding in March 2019. The aircraft, registered N323SG, is the 25th 737 MAX in American’s fleet out of an order for 100 planes. The aircraft was flown from Boeing Field in Washington to American’s maintenance facility…