Article • Routes and Networks

United Adds First New Transpacific Route in 3 Years

United Airlines is leaning into its new partnership with Virgin Australia. The U.S. carrier will land in Virgin's Brisbane base with thrice-weekly flights on a Boeing 787-9 from San Francisco on October 28, a route that is also its first...

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Article • Jet Green

EU Moves Toward Sustainable Fuel Mandate

The European Union’s reputation of leading on climate issues is proving true once again with the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels, or SAF. The bloc’s parliament is set to vote on new requirements later in June that would help cut...

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Article • Sky Money

Danish Government Backs SAS Cost Cuts

The Danish government has agreed to convert the aid it lent SAS during the pandemic into equity, as well as potentially investing new equity in the airline, as part of the airline's restructuring. Key to that, however, is the carrier...

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Article • Weekly Skies

The Latest in the JetBlue-Spirit Saga

The future of Spirit Airlines continued to play out like a soap opera last week. JetBlue Airways improved its offer for the discounter on June 6 that prompted Spirit to delay a key vote a day later, and the week...

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Article • Routes and Networks

JetBlue Pushes Back Transatlantic Launch

Ethiopian Airlines will add its fourth destination in India, Chennai, this summer. The carrier will offer thrice-weekly flights from its Addis Ababa base with Boeing 737-8 aircraft from July 2. Chennai joins Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai in Ethiopian's Indian network.Turkish...

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Article • Fleet

Norwegian Orders 50 737-8s

Norwegian Air is getting a fleet refresh! The relaunched budget carrier has ordered 50 Boeing 737 Max 8s with options for 30 more. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2025 and continue through 2028. The final ownership structure has yet...

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Article • Jet Green

Southwest Invests in SAF

Southwest Airlines is joining the growing pack of carriers investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) startups. The Dallas-based carrier will take an undisclosed stake in Saffire Renewables, which has an U.S. Department of Energy grant for a pilot project to...

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Article • Feature Story

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers Plans His Next Move

At the start of the pandemic and through 2020 and much of 2021, industry observers predicted airlines without domestic markets — like Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, KLM, and Singapore Airlines — would struggle to regain their pre-pandemic markets, and that...

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Article • Landing Strip

American Doubles Down on Charlotte and Dallas Hubs

Even before the pandemic began two years ago, American Airlines was committed to building its two largest hubs in Charlotte and Dallas-Fort Worth. That commitment has only grown. The availability of new gates — four today in Dallas, perhaps five...

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Article • Weekly Skies

Iberia CEO: Now is Time to Invest and Expand

Iberia is leading the recovery at International Airlines Group (IAG). The carrier continues to outperform its group peers in terms of the financial recovery, but CEO Javier Sánchez-Prieto does not see that as a signal to rest on his laurels as the...

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Article • State of the Unions

Alaska Pilots Vote to Authorize Strike

Alaska Airlines pilots voted 99 percent in favor of a strike if their union, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and the airline fails to reach a new contract. To clarify, a strike is not imminent. The U.S. National Mediation...

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Article • Routes and Networks

American Adjusts Winter International Flying

American Airlines is adjusting its international service plans for the winter. The carrier will return to Auckland with a daily nonstop from Dallas-Fort Worth from October 29 through March 25. American suspended Auckland flights, at the time from Los Angeles,...

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