Category: US & Canada

Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants
Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines recalls over 2,700 flight attendants from voluntary leave to support its summer schedule. The airline also states it has ended a similar voluntary break for 209 pilots already. The flight attendants that have been paid 50% of their regular salaries during the furlough period are returning to work on June 1. They are […]

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IATA Says Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Should Be Temporary

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the new head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), travel restrictions that require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test results should be lifted once the pandemic is under control. “These are measures that may be necessary as temporary arrangements while we go through this crisis, but once we’re through it, we […]

United Airlines to Foster Diversity in Its Pilot Training Academy
United Airlines to Foster Diversity in Its Pilot Training Academy

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines plans to train 5,000 pilots in its recently acquired flight academy by 2030. The airline has also set a target to ensure 50% of those students are women or people of color. According to United, the first 20 pilots will begin in the third quarter and finish in the first half of 2022. […]

US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure
US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Joseph Biden has introduced a new American Jobs Plan containing $25 billion in funding to support and develop its airport infrastructure. The provisional huge $25 billion airport investment is a part of a broader scheme under which $2.3 trillion would be divided between investing in public transport, removing lead piping, cleaning port pollution, repairing bridges, […]

Southwest Places an Order for 100 More Boeing 737 MAX
Southwest Places an Order for 100 More Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Monday, Southwest Airlines announced it is expanding its all-Boeing fleet and orders 100 more Boeing 737 MAX. The aircraft it purchases is Boeing 737 MAX 7 with options for 155 more. The new purchase agreement takes Southwest’s order book to 200 Boeing 737-7s and 180 Boeing 737-8s, more than 30 of which have already […]

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Vietnam Airlines Expects Approval to Operate Direct Flights to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam Airlines is waiting for the US government approval to operate direct flights to the US. The flights would serve the repatriation needs of the Vietnamese. Vietnam Airlines has previously operated 12 repatriation flights, and now it sees demand for regular direct flights to be scheduled. The plan has been approved by the Board of […]

Aer Lingus Operates Freight Flights from Germany to the US
Aer Lingus Operates Freight Flights from Germany to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aer Lingus has operated several direct cargo flights from Germany to the US on behalf of IAG Cargo. According to Flying In Ireland, the airline has helped a German car manufacturer with its cargo relocation. Over recent days, Aer Lingus has operated three Airbus A330 flights to Germany. The first was with Airbus A330-300 EI-GAJ […]

Malta Air’s First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft is Ready for Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft fuselages produced for Malta Air, Ryanair’s subsidiary, have been spotted leaving the production line in Renton, Washington. These spotted aircraft are part of the Ryanair Group’s order for 210 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. The two fuselages of Boeing 737 MAX destined for Malta Air have been spotted by Twitter’s […]

Indigo Partners Sells Wizz Air Stock Worth $555.56 million
Indigo Partners Sells Wizz Air Stock Worth $555.56 million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air’s largest shareholder, American equity firm Indigo Partners LLC, has sold a portion of its Wizz Air shares for $555.56 million. As a result, the shares of Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air have dropped by 6.5%. This move has resulted in Indigo Partners owning a mere 8.5% of Wizz Air, down from 17.5%. The […]

Airports See a Record-High Number of Passengers in Nearly a Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to CNBC, TSA officers screened 1,357,111 people at airports on Friday, March 12, 2021, which is the highest number of passengers airports have seen in nearly a year since March 15, 2020. It indicates that air travel becomes more common again now that the Covid-19 vaccine is becoming more available. On April 14, 2020, […]