June 18th, 2022 4:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

US Airlines Cancel Over 1500 Flights as the Peak Summer Vacation Season Approaches

Airlines in the United States have cancelled almost 1,500 flights as the peak summer vacation season approaches, making it one of the worst days for travel ever. More than one-third of all flights at LaGuardia Airport in New York were cancelled, while more than one-fourth of planes were diverted to nearby Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, according to flight tracking firm FlightAware. The cancellations come just over three weeks... Read More

April 21st, 2022 6:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Passengers Rejoice as US Airlines Drop Mask Mandate

Passengers on a US airline cheered as a flight attendant informed that masks are no longer required on flights, as shown in a video that has gone viral online. As a flight attendant announced the elimination of the mask mandate, passengers on a Delta Airlines aircraft clapped and cheered. After US President Joe Biden's mask mandate for aircraft and other public transportation was taken down by a federal judge, the... Read More

April 4th, 2022 7:13 PM 0 COMMENTS

US Airlines Are Cancelling Hundreds of Weekend Flights as Thunderstorms Sweep Through Florida

Thousands of airline passengers were stranded at airports around the United States this weekend due to major carriers' flight schedules being severely disrupted. According to the flight-tracking website FlightAware, 6,049 flights inside, into, or out of the United States were delayed on Saturday, while 1,934 were cancelled. As of Sunday afternoon, 3,013 additional US planes had been delayed and 1,517 had been cancelled. The delays occur during the busiest travel... Read More

March 10th, 2022 2:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

US Airlines Cutting Back on Flights Over Rising Oil Prices

US Airlines have begun to reduce the number of flights they provide to consumers, blaming the rising cost of gasoline, which has been compounded by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Alaska Air announced that in the first half of this year, it will lower its offers by up to 5% due to "sharp increases in fuel expenses." Allegiant Airlines will slash flights by between 5% and 10% in the second quarter,... Read More

February 4th, 2022 6:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

US Airlines Urge White House to Remove Pre-Departure Testing for Vaccinated Passengers

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organisation for the leading US airlines, led by a coalition of travel-industry groups, has urged the Biden administration to eliminate the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for vaccinated passengers travelling to the US. In a letter addressed to a White House response coordinator to the pandemic, Jeffrey Zients, , the group mentioned that the recovery of the US aviation sector would depend on the... Read More

January 18th, 2022 3:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

US Airlines Warn Operational Disruptions With C-Band 5G Deployment

In less than 36 hours, when AT&T and Verizon are expected to launch C-Band 5G service, the CEOs of major US passenger and cargo airlines warned of possible ‘catastrophic’ aviation problems. The US airlines have warned that the new C-Band 5G service, slated to launch on Wednesday, might render many widebody aircraft inoperable. The situation could strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas and cause chaos for the US flights.... Read More

January 12th, 2022 1:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

US Airlines Blame China for Cancelling Flights Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

According to US airlines, China has barred more than a dozen flights from entering the country, reinforcing already harsh COVID-19 travel restrictions. Industry officials claim that China started the flight cancellations after some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on planes that arrived in China in late December. According to American Airlines, around six American Airlines flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Shanghai have been cancelled for late January and early February.... Read More

June 11th, 2022 8:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

European Aviation Industry Struggles With Staff Shortages; Airlines Cancel Hundreds of Flights Ahead of the Peak Summer Season

The aviation industry in Europe is quickly recovering from the effects of the Coronavirus, but, it is experiencing staff shortages, forcing airlines to postpone hundreds of flights ahead of the high summer season. Other airlines, including Deutsche Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and Ryanair, have indicated that they are experiencing the same issues. Airlines have suffered significant financial losses as a result of job layoffs and government-managed bailouts for certain companies. “We... Read More

June 11th, 2022 7:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

White House Lifts Mandatory Covid Testing in Airlines for Inbound Passengers

Airlines have been pleading for months to lift a pandemic-era ban on international arrivals. The business may rue having its common request granted just ahead of the busiest time of year for travel now that the White House has eliminated mandated Covid testing for inbound travellers. Travelers via air, like those at land ports of entry, will no longer be required to provide negative Covid test results as on June... Read More

June 9th, 2022 5:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Malaysia Airlines Operates First Passenger Flight Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel on World Environment Day

On June 5, Malaysia Airlines honored World Environment Day by flying its first passenger flight using sustainable aviation fuel. The flight, MH603, was serviced by a Boeing 737-800, registration 9M-MXX, and flew from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). It left Kuala Lumpur at 12:32 a.m., landed in Singapore at 13:22 a.m., and returned at 14:58 a.m. The B737 was powered by a mix of conventional... Read More

June 4th, 2022 11:13 AM 0 COMMENTS

Airlines Cannot Refuse Boarding to Specially-Abled Passengers Without Seeking Medical Opinion – DGCA

Following the incident at Ranchi Airport, where low-cost airline IndiGo refused boarding to a specially-abled passenger, the country's aviation safety regulator, the DGCA, has amended its rules to state that airlines cannot deny boarding to specially-abled passengers without first seeking medical advice on their fitness to fly. IndiGo denied a specially-abled boy access to a Hyderabad-bound flight at Ranchi Airport last month, citing a potential threat to air safety. Following... Read More

June 3rd, 2022 12:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

American Airlines Eyeing a Return to Australia in Late October

In late October, American Airlines plans to return to Australia. American Carriers will begin sending planes back to Sydney on October 26 to coincide with the start of the 2022/23 winter flying season, bringing all three major US airlines back to the Los Angeles-Sydney route. There's also a postscript: it appears that American Airlines will replace their Dreamliners with Boeing 777s on the Sydney route in December. The first flight... Read More

May 21st, 2022 6:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

Delta Airlines Begins Flying the Airbus A321neo

The first of Delta Airlines’ new Airbus A321neos took to the skies on Friday morning, taking passengers from Boston to Los Angeles. By 2027, Delta expects more than 150 of the planes to arrive from Mobile, Alabama. The planes will initially be deployed from Logan Airport in Boston to domestic destinations such as San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, and Seattle. Delta began acquiring A321neos in 2017, and the order was... Read More

May 21st, 2022 6:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

Australia’s Airlines Record Low On-Time Performance Figures

The airlines in Australia have just recorded their worst on-time performance since records began in November 2003. The Australian Government's Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) has released on-time and cancellation data for April, revealing that the country's major airlines - Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Rex Airlines, Virgin Australia, and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - averaged 63.6 % on-time arrivals and 62.2 % on-time departures. Easter, school holidays, and... Read More

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