Category: US & Canada

ICAO
IATA: All Domestic Markets Report Improvement except Brazil and India

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the previous month. Nonetheless, it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international passenger travel continued to be at a standstill. Total air travel demand in April 2021 was down 65.4% compared to April 2019. It was […]

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Has Increased Its Boeing 737 MAX 7 Order by 34

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to a recent regulatory filing, Southwest Airlines has increased its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 aircraft, bringing the total order book for that airplane to 234 units. The airline said it would exercise options to increase its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 planes. Before making a move, Southwest had 350 […]

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Delta and airBaltic Enter Codeshare Partnership

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines will add 24 new codeshare routes in Europe through partnering with airBaltic.  If the regulators approve the move, flights from 16 European cities to airBaltic’s three hubs at Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius will see Delta’s DL code applied. The complete list of flights is as follows: Amsterdam (AMS) – Riga (RIX) Amsterdam […]

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Iberia Is Restoring Its United States Flights Network

Reading Time: < 1 minute As vaccination from Covid-19 is in full swing, Iberia is gradually increasing its number of flights between Spain and the US.  Up until now, Iberia offered only routes to New York and Miami, but from now on, it will also fly passengers to Chicago. In addition, it will add Boston and Los Angeles to the […]

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Flair Airlines Takes Its First Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX to support its summer expansion. The delivered aircraft registered as C-FLEJ is one of the 13 new Boeing 737 MAX airplanes Flair said it would be ordering in January 2021. “Our efficient new aircraft will provide us the foundation to execute […]

SMBC Aviation Capital Expands 737 MAX Portfolio to 121 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and SMBC Aviation Capital yesterday announced the lessor is positioning its portfolio for air traffic recovery by ordering 14 additional 737-8 jets, growing its 737 MAX portfolio. The new order comes as airlines prepare for a robust return to air travel and modernize their narrowbody fleets to reduce fuel use and carbon emissions. “We […]

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FAA warns about growing cases of unruly, dangerous passengers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday that airlines have referred approximately 1,300 unruly-passenger reports since February and the agency has identified potential violations in about 260 cases, according to Reuters. In March, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said he would indefinitely extend a “zero tolerance policy” on unruly air passengers first imposed in […]

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FAA Approves Boeing’s Fix For 737 MAX Electrical Issue

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has approved Boeing’s fix to an electrical issue for 737 MAX. Due to the problem, over 100 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded since April. “After gaining final approvals from the FAA, we have issued service bulletins for the affected fleet,” Boeing told Reuters. “We’ll continue to stay close to our customers as they […]

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U.S. Airlines Cancel Flights to Israel As Violence There Does Not Cease

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Wednesday, U.S. airlines decided to stop flights to Tel Aviv amid a deadly conflict between Israel and Palestine. The airlines including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines canceled service to Tel Aviv, which Palestinians have recently attacked. In addition, Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport was temporarily closed and flights were redirected […]

Allegiant
Allegiant Wants to Hire Almost 200 Pilots in the Next Months

Reading Time: < 1 minute Allegiant Air wants to hire almost 200 pilots as air traffic demand continues to improve, following its historic lows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Las Vegas-based low-fare carrier has shared the news that it plans to recruit 184 pilots, a 19% increase on top of the currently flying 1,000 pilots. “These new pilots will […]