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Bonjour, JetBlue!

JetBlue has named its long-awaited second European destination and, well, it's a bit trite: Paris. We're shocked, shocked that the city with some of the highest origin and destination numbers for U.S. travelers after London was the carrier's pick. Flights...

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Spirit Cuts 35 Routes, Adds 4 (14Nov)

Spirit Airlines has cancelled at least 35 routes from January as industry-wide issues take their toll on air carriers’ ability to recover — and expand — their schedules next year. The South Florida-based discounter has pulled 35 routes from its...

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LCCs Expand in the Gulf

Air Arabia did not even serve Abu Dhbai, home of Etihad Airways, before the pandemic hit. Today, the budget airline is the second largest at the United Arab Emirates hub, and a symbol of the shift underway at some of...

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Norwegian’s New Riga Base

Norwegian Air will open a new base in Riga, Lativa, with two Boeing 737s next year. While routes have not been announced, CEO Geir Karlsen said they will complement its existing flights to Norway. Norwegian serves Riga from Oslo and...

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Swiss Network Recovery Sticks to Plan

Swiss Air, despite "confidence" in the continued recovery of travel demand as Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour put it, is keeping to plan with summer 2023 capacity at 85 percent of 2019 levels. The Lufthansa Group carrier will add...

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United Adds 7 Transatlantic Routes

United is confident enough in the outlook for 2023 to plan seven new transatlantic routes. The Star Alliance carrier will add three destinations to its map — Dubai, Malaga, Spain, and Stockholm — and four new routes to Barcelona, Berlin,...

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IAG Expands Dublin Gateway

Another new, rather returning, transatlantic route for Aer Lingus: The International Airlines Group carrier will return to Hartford from Dublin on March 26 after a three-year hiatus. The announcement comes a week after Aer Lingus unveiled new service to Cleveland....

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AirBaltic Adds 10 Cities

AirBaltic will add 10 new destinations to its map next summer, while exiting four markets. The Latvian carrier will connect its Riga base to Baku, Belgrade, Bucharest, Bilbao, Burgas, Hannover, Istanbul, Porto, Tivat, and Yerevan beginning next April and May....

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Delta, Air France Add 5 New Transatlantic Routes

Delta Air Lines has unveiled four new transatlantic routes as part of its summer 2023 schedule. The SkyTeam Alliance carrier will add Geneva to its map for the first time in 30 years with daily flights from New York JFK...

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New York-D.C. Competition Heats Up

The New York-Washington market is hot. Delta will begin four-times daily flights between New York LaGuardia and Washington Dulles on November 9, per Diio by Cirium. The route has been the sole domain of United since 2014 when Delta ended...

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American Cites Pilots For 2 More Exits

Ethiopian Airlines plans to expand its presence in the U.S. The airline will add frequencies between Washington Dulles and Lomé, Togo — a route it launched in June — by the end of the year with an aim of daily...

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Finnair’s New Strategy Begins in Doha

Finnair is an airline in search of a new strategic direction. Enter partner Qatar Airways. Through a new and improved partnership, the two Oneworld alliance members will build on their existing ties with a new “long-term strategic cooperation” agreement that...

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