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…

Opinion: As Borders Open, the Travel Industry Must Create A…

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a deserved domestic focus on dealing with the immediate Covid-19 outbreaks within individual countries. This resulted in the implementation of travel restrictions and the closing of borders to non-essential international travel. Recently Reuters reported that the U.S. will reopen its borders…

Hawaiian’s Q2 2021 Results Show Signs of Recovery

Hawaiian Holdings, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines recently held its Q2 2021 earnings call. The results indicate that although the company has reported a net loss of $6.2 million, it is in a far better position than anticipated largely driven by strong demand from US mainland routes. Nevertheless, the…

Delta Air Lines Reports First Quarterly Profit Since 2019

Fleet renewals have been an essential step in many airlines' recovery strategies as they fly through the storm brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in numerous accelerated aircraft retirements and extended delays in production. Some airlines have used it to their advantage — and Delta Air Lines…