Category: US & Canada

United Airlines
United Airlines Starts Offering New Flights to Croatia, Greece and Iceland

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines announced it would start offering new flights to Croatia, Greece and Iceland in July. These countries are already open or soon will be available to vaccinated travelers. The new services the airline has started have seen a great demand as over 3,000 bookings were made shortly after the launch. Despite the warnings against […]

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Boeing Raises Retirement Age for CEO Dave Calhoun

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has raised a mandatory retirement age for its current CEO, 64-year-old CEO Dave Calhoun. He would have had to retire at 65 years old, but the company has given him another five years to remain in the leading position. Calhoun took the helm right in the middle of the Boeing 733 MAX scandal when […]

JetBlue
JetBlue Secures Regulatory Approval to Operate Transatlantic Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue has recently announced that it will launch daily flights from Boston and New York to London in 2021. It is known that the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted its approval for the US airline to add London to its served routes list. However, it is still unclear which London’s airport JetBlue’s aircraft […]

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FAA Requires Inspection of All US Registered Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has issued an airworthiness directive to initiate checks of all Boeing 787 Dreamliners registered in the US. The move comes because of the disengaging decompression panels on the aircraft type. The increased scrutiny of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners started four months after the FAA lifted the ban on operating Boeing 787 MAX that lasted […]

Boeing 737 MAX Accounts for Over 80% of Boeing’s Q1 Deliveries
Boeing 737 MAX Accounts for Over 80% of Boeing’s Q1 Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has released its results for Q1 of 2021, showing that Boeing 737 MAX deliveries made up over 80% of the total figure. All in all, 77 aircraft were delivered, with 63 being Boeing 737 MAX contribution. The total of 77 aircraft consisted of one 747, five 767s, six 777s, two 787s and 63 737 […]

Air Canada Will Get C$5.9B Aid From Canadian Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada has received a long-awaited aid package from the Canadian government, which equals C$5.9 billion ($4.69 billion) in funds. Chris Murray, managing director, equity research at ATB Capital Markets, said the deal took into account the “specific needs of Air Canada in the short and medium-term without being overly onerous.” He added: “It gives […]

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, […]