Southwest launches (another) $39 fare sale to woo pandemic travelers

Southwest launches (another) $39 fare sale to woo pandemic travelers

Cheap fares have ruled the airline industry this year as airlines struggle to fill a shrunken number of seats during the coronavirus pandemic, and there’s no sign it will end anytime soon. Southwest Airlines on Tuesday launched another three-day fare sale, with travel dates into February on most routes and as late as April on flights to…

New Delta Schedule Boosts International Services

New Delta Schedule Boosts International Services

The carrier says it will add over 50 transoceanic flights next summer, compared to the summer 2020 schedule. Delta Air Lines has unveiled its upcoming winter schedule and for summer 2021, adding more transatlantic and transpacific flights to “business and leisure destinations.” The additional services will include over 50 transoceanic flights next summer, compared to…

Space Florida Announces Support of Aerion Supersonic’s New HQ at Orlando Melbourne International Airport

Space Florida Announces Support of Aerion Supersonic’s New HQ at Orlando Melbourne International Airport

Aerion Supersonic is planning to produce the AS2 supersonic business jet, the world’s first, at the manufacturing plant to be located at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on more than 60 acres of vacant airport property located at the northwest corner of MLB. According to Space Florida, construction is expected to begin on Aerion Park before…

Lufthansa Signs Safe Flying Charter

Lufthansa Signs Safe Flying Charter

Lufthansa Airlines has announced that it has signed on to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s charter for safe flying under pandemic conditions. The airline said in a statement that the charter holds the airline to “the strictest infection protection standards in air travel worldwide.” EASA is establishing guidelines that were developed in cooperation with…

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 cities in October

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 cities in October

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends. The airline blamed low demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered a massive slump in air travel. Airlines and their labor unions are seeking billions in taxpayer relief. American said its schedule covering Oct.…

Breeze Airways again changes its debut plans

Breeze Airways again changes its debut plans

Breeze Airways, the new low-cost airline owned by businessman David Neeleman, has been going through some twists in its plans even before making its debut in the US aviation market. After postponing the start of operation to 2021, the company also decided to close a new leasing contract for used E195 aircraft with lessor Nordic instead of…

Southwest Airlines will start flying between Denver and Steamboat Springs this winter

Southwest Airlines will start flying between Denver and Steamboat Springs this winter

While other airlines at Denver International Airport plan substantial job cuts set to take effect in the months ahead, Southwest Airlines is making it clear it is betting on travel demand coming back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Southwest announced its new route connecting Denver with Steamboat Springs via the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden…

Airport Contractors to Be Included in COVID-19 Stimulus Program Audit – Treasury Watchdog

Airport Contractors to Be Included in COVID-19 Stimulus Program Audit – Treasury Watchdog

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s internal watchdog said on Wednesday it is including a group of airport contractors in its audit of a coronavirus stimulus program aimed at aiding the aviation sector, after lawmakers pressed the agency to halt their funding. The group of stimulus recipients called out by Democrats in the…