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Hawaiian Airlines Plans to Fly 70-80% of 2019 Capacity This Summer

Hawaiian Airlines is raising $800 million, backed by its loyalty program and other assets, that will help retire the debt it owes the federal government through a CARES Act loan. This move is part of the way the carrier plans...

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Alaska Airlines Takes First 737 Max, Jet to Define its Future

Alaska Airlines kicked the tires on its first Boeing 737 Max on Sunday, taking delivery of the jet that will define its future. The Seattle-based carrier took the 737-9, registration N913AK, on an aerial tour around Washington's Olympic Peninsula on...

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U.S. Airport Traffic Drops in January Amid Covid Surge and Slow Vaccine Rollouts

Almost 16 million passengers passed through the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoints the first 21 days of the new year, 3 million shy of the total screened over the Christmas and New Year holiday rush and 63% fewer...

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Will Biden’s Mask Mandate Make Life Easier for U.S. Airline Workers?

In a word, yes. President Joseph Biden signed an executive order mandating the use of facial coverings on all public transportation, including aircraft, for the next 100 days. This order is in stark contrast to the Trump administration's Transportation Department,...

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Middle East Airlines Start Return to Normal After Saudi-Led Blockade Lifts

Qatar Airways plans to resume flights to Dubai next week and says it expects to return to Bahrain soon without specifying a date. Flights between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) halted abruptly in 2017 after a row broke...

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Boeing 737 Max Spreads Wings With Approvals in Canada and Europe

Transport Canada, the country's transportation ministry, said it will lift restrictions on the Boeing 737 Max Wednesday, clearing the way for the aircraft to fly again in Canadian airspace. The ministry said it has completed its technical review and has...

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Cancelled Airline Routes Prompt Launch of Seaplane Service in Pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic and a near-shutdown of international tourism, a new airline is launching in the Bahamas. Coco Bahama Seaplanes expects to start operations next month, the company said in a statement. The airline has not published...

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Is Norwegian Air’s Cutback the End of Low-Cost International Flights?

Just a few years ago, Norwegian Air was launching new subsidiaries in Ireland, the UK, and even Argentina as it planned to remake intercontinental travel. Today, the struggling airline admitted its wings have been clipped. It will now focus on...

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United’s Long-Awaited Return to JFK Airport Will Have to Wait Longer as Pandemic Squelches Demand

Travelers will have to wait a few more weeks for United Airlines' much-awaited return to New York's John F. Kennedy airport. The Chicago-based Star Alliance carrier is delaying its return to JFK after a five-year hiatus by a month, United...

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Major Airline Trade Groups Object to Latin American, Caribbean Covid-19 Restrictions

In a show of unity, major airline trade groups are expressing deep concerns with new measures and restrictions for air travel being imposed across Latin America and Caribbean. They are asking governments to adhere to and implement previously agreed to...

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U.S. Green Lights American, JetBlue Pact Despite Competitive Concerns

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are free to begin setting up their new northeast alliance after U.S. officials approved the pact despite objections from competitors. Under the partnership, the carriers will offer customers what they claim is the "largest network"...

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Is Canada’s Quirky Porter Airlines History?

Canadian carrier Porter Airlines has delayed its restart until the end of March, or more than a year after it suspended operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline stressed this is a tentative date. Porter has delayed its...

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