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JetBlue Ends 17 Pandemic Routes

Virgin Atlantic is the latest to pile into Austin. The British carrier will launch four-times weekly service between London Heathrow and the Texas capital with a Boeing 787-9 on May 25. Austin has been a pandemic network winner with dozens...

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Transatlantic Emerges as Longhaul ‘Anchor’

Travelers looking for a vacation in Palma de Mallorca, Rome, or St. Louis will have new longhaul flight options next summer. Those are just three of the growing list of leisure-oriented destinations that the likes of Lufthansa, Qantas, and United...

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American Cuts After 787 Delays

Boeing still isn't delivering 787s and the delays are spilling over into 2022 with customers caught in the crosshairs. American Airlines is one such airline. After already seeing 13 787-8 deliveries slip from 2021 to "by the end of the...

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Frontier Adds 16 New Routes

Frontier Airlines is adding a new warm-weather dot and 16 new routes just in time for Spring Break travel. The discounter will add Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, to its map with thrice-weekly service to Orlando beginning March 24. The balance of...

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American Exits 27 Routes

American Airlines' and JetBlue Airways' new Northeast Alliance giveth and taketh when it comes to routes. After pronouncements of new routes and destinations — particularly by JetBlue — from Boston and New York, American has loaded a schedule that shows...

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American Shuttle Nears Its Finale

“You’re always sure of a seat on the AIR-SHUTTLE,” an Eastern Air Lines ad said about its Boston-New York-Washington shuttle service in 1967. Travelers could “just show and go” — no reservations needed — for as little as $13 one-way between Boston...

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Finnair Adds Buses on Select Routes

Finnair will offer new bus connection options on select short-haul domestic routes from its Helsinki hub in 2022. Citing a desire to reduce its carbon emissions among the debate over limiting short-haul flights, the airline will offer bus alternatives between...

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Air New Zealand Keeps Nonstop New York Plans

Air New Zealand executives hinted at its post-pandemic international network last week. As New Zealand reopens, which is expected in 2022, CEO Greg Foran said the airline will focus on resuming routes — and boosting frequencies — to its partner...

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EU-Ukraine Competition Heats Up

European airlines are duking it out for the Ukrainian market a week after the EU and Ukraine signed a new open-skies agreement. While it's early days yet, Europe's growth juggernauts Ryanair and Wizz Air are already making plays for the...

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More Transatlantic Leisure Coming in 2022

United Airlines is making a bet on the next big leisure destinations across the Atlantic. The Star Alliance carrier will add five new destinations — Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; and Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife, Spain — plus...

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British Airways Brings Back A380s

Transatlantic demand is back "baby," as Austin Powers would have put it. In the latest sign of a robust return of the market since the U.S. said it would ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers, British Airways unveiled plans to reintroduce...

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French Bee to Resume San Francisco Flights

When French Bee launched its Paris Orly-Newark flights in July, the Delta variant had yet to wreak its havoc on the U.S. Now, several months later, the leisure carrier is confident in the recovery enough to increase frequencies on the...

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