Alaska Air Group Orders 8 Additional Embraer 175s with Options…

Alaska Air Group has announced an order for eight new E175 aircraft and options for 13 more. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Horizon Air. The contract value, including options, is $1.12 billion based on list price. The new 76-seat…

Delta Reports Net Income of $735 Million in Q2 2022

Delta Air Lines released its financial results for the second quarter of the year. Revenues exceeded the company’s projections for the period, while earnings per share came in below expectations. Rising costs hurt earnings between April and June, although demand for air travel did not wane despite rising inflation in the…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Full Complement of US Destinations

Virgin Atlantic has announced that from April it will reinstate its full portfolio of destinations in the U.S. The return to a number of U.S. airports and an increase in frequency to others has been driven by a 50% increase in passenger demand from 2021 in light of relaxed travel…

Possible Open Skies Agreement Between Dominican Republic, US

Last week, the process began to take another historic step for aviation in the Dominican Republic by starting negotiations with the U.S. government to establish an open skies agreement between the two countries. Although it is true that the Dominican Republic is not a favorite vacation destination for American tourists,…

U.S. Start-Up Northern Pacific Airways Talks Future at Sumptuous California…

Northern Pacific Airways introduced the livery design of its first aircraft at an event in San Bernadino, Calif. on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Boeing 757 aircraft previously operated for U.S. Airways and American Airlines and will be one of 12 757s initially planned for the commencement of services by the Anchorage,…

Icelandair Adds New Destinations to Network for Summer 2022

Icelandair is adding three more European destinations to its schedule this summer with the addition of Rome; Alicante, Spain and Nice, France to the network. “As we enter the New Year, we are seeing the signs of recovery for the travel industry," Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair's president and chief executive…

Allegiant Air to Add 100 737 MAX Aircraft

U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air has announced an order of 50 Boeing 737 aircraft comprising a mix of 737-7 and 737-8-200 models — model names airlines have started using to replace that of the beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX — with the option for a further 50 aircraft. The announcement by…

Omicron Gives No Respite, New Restrictions and Canceled Flights

Close to the Christmas vacations, the Omicron variant forced United to cancel more than 100 flights. The airline itself said that many of its employees were infected due to the new variant of COVID-19. The cancellation is sure to have a major impact, given that it is Christmas Eve and…

U.S. Outlines Policy for ‘Safe Resumption of Global Travel’

The White House has released details on new travel policies applicable for international travel ahead of the relaxation of restrictions from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 8. In an announcement titled, "A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic," President Biden stated that…