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How These 2 Decisions Made a World Apart Could Define the Future of Airlines

Domestic leisure travel is sustaining the airline industry, and two airlines on opposite ends of the earth announced moves this week that signal that will be true for the foreseeable future. Qantas is beefing up its domestic network with a...

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Allegiant Air Steps on the ‘Gas’ by Recalling Staff and Growing in 2021

Allegiant Air is leaning in to the leisure-first recovery in air travel with plans to be among the first U.S. carriers to grow beyond its pre-coronavirus pandemic schedule. The Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier plans to grow capacity 0.5-5.5 percent in...

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American Airlines Backs Union on Fed Relief to Avoid 13,000 Furloughs

American Airlines' leadership said it backs union efforts to extend federal funding for airline workers through September 30. Without additional payroll support, the Fort-Worth, Texas-based airline said it could furlough or lay off up to 13,000 employees. "We are fully...

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Bahrain’s New Terminal Positions Airport to Serve Larger Role in Middle East

Bahrain's new $1.1 billion airport terminal will have capacity to handle 14 million passengers per year, offering the Middle East a vastly improved alternative when flyers return to the sky. Almost 10 million passengers traveled through the terminal it replaces,...

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JetBlue Could Triple New York LaGuardia Flights With Controversial American Airlines Alliance

JetBlue Airways could triple the number of flights it offers at New York's sought-after LaGuardia airport under its new alliance with American Airlines. New York-based JetBlue plans as many as 50-60 peak day departures from LaGuardia with the northeast alliance...

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United, Hawaiian Airlines Warn 15,000 Workers of Possible Furloughs

U.S. airline workers face a new round of anxiety with United and Hawaiian airlines warning almost 15,000 employees on Monday that they could be back on unemployment rolls come April. Chicago-based United has sent warnings to 14,000 staff, including 12,000...

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American Airlines Largest U.S. Carrier in Turbulent 2020

American Airlines held on to its title as the largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic during 2020, despite the ravages of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier expanded its lead over runner up United Airlines by zigging...

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JetBlue’s London Flights Still on Track for This Fall

JetBlue Airways is pressing ahead with its planned London launch in the third quarter, despite uncertainty over the trajectory of the pandemic and whether travel restrictions between the U.S. and the UK will remain in force. The UK has been...

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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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