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French Bee to Resume San Francisco Flights, Increase Newark Frequencies

When French Bee launched its Paris Orly-Newark flights in July, the Delta variant had yet to wreak its havoc on the U.S. Now, several months later, the leisure carrier is…

October 1st, 2021 at 1:57 PM EDT

Alitalia Successor ITA Places First Order for 59 New Airbus Jets

Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) may not be flying yet, but it is committing to at least 59 new Airbus jets for its future fleet.

September 30th, 2021 at 2:56 PM EDT

Air France Launches European Fleet Renewal With First Airbus A220

Air France unveiled its first Airbus A220 on Wednesday, joining its European peers AirBaltic and Swiss to operate the only clean-sheet, medium-sized commercial aircraft on the market.

September 29th, 2021 at 4:01 AM EDT

American, Southwest Pilots Warn of Holiday Disruptions Without Vaccine Mandate Exemptions

The debate over Covid-19 vaccine mandates has reached a new fever pitch with the unions representing pilots at two of the largest U.S. carriers seeking exemptions from President Biden’s new…

September 28th, 2021 at 1:12 PM EDT

Republic Airways CEO Says No Rush for IPO

Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford sees no urgency for the regional carrier to return to the public markets despite growing pressure among the privately held carrier's shareholders.

September 27th, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT

Air France-KLM CEO Eager for U.S. to Reopen for Vaccinated Passengers

Air France-KLM Group CEO Ben Smith was "pleasantly shocked" by news that the Biden administration will permit vaccinated Europeans to enter the U.S. this fall.

September 24th, 2021 at 12:01 PM EDT

Delta Considers the 737 Max for First Boeing Order in a Decade

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian sees a "place" for the Boeing 737 Max at the carrier as it looks for opportunistic deals to reshape its fleet over the next…

September 23rd, 2021 at 2:58 PM EDT

Southwest’s Incoming CEO Says Hiring, Growth Will Be Big Early Challenges

Incoming Southwest Airlines CEO Robert Jordan was only planning to pick up his food when he went through the drive through at a Dallas-area Whataburger recently. But stapled to his…

September 23rd, 2021 at 12:18 PM EDT

Latam Airlines Sees U.S. Bookings Jump 350 Percent as Demand Surges

British Airways, Latam Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic are among the growing number of carriers seeing a surge in U.S. bookings since the Biden administration said Monday that…

September 22nd, 2021 at 2:45 PM EDT

Justice Department Sues American, JetBlue Over Northeast Alliance

The Justice Department (DOJ) on Tuesday challenged American Airlines' and JetBlue Airways' Northeast Alliance in federal court. The suit filed in federal district court for the District of Massachusetts calls…

September 21st, 2021 at 5:08 PM EDT