Daily Airline News

Big Rail Investments at New York Airports Fall Short on Promises of Connectivity

New York City's airports are about to get big transit investments. New AirTrains costing more than $4 billion are planned for LaGuardia and Newark Liberty with an aim to better…

August 19th, 2021 at 7:01 AM EDT

Breeze Airways founder David Neeleman

Neeleman Startup Breeze Focuses on Operations After Less-Than-Perfect Launch

Breeze Airways has had a memorable first three months. David Neeleman's latest airline startup has gone from zero to 16 destinations since May, riding the wave of the U.S. summer…

August 18th, 2021 at 3:53 PM EDT

Electric Air Taxi Legal Row Heats Up as Archer Countersues Wisk

The legal battle between Archer Aviation and Wisk Aero, two of the most prominent electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies, took another step up as Archer filed…

August 18th, 2021 at 8:18 AM EDT

Spirit Airbus A319

Spirit Airlines Now Projecting a Third Quarter Loss on Covid-Variant Fears

Spirt Airlines is the latest U.S. carrier to warn that the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic will tip it into the red in the third quarter, reversing previous optimistic guidance that the…

August 17th, 2021 at 12:08 PM EDT

Germany Begins Selling Lufthansa Stake Despite Challenges Ahead

Germany was one of the first European countries to step up and support its national airline Lufthansa as the Covid-19 pandemic devastated air travel in 2020. Part of that deal…

August 16th, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT

The Boeing 737 Max Is Back With Passenger Fears Proving a Mirage

No news is good news when it comes to proving an aircraft's mettle, or at least that's what the conventional wisdom holds. That's true both for new, unproven models and…

August 13th, 2021 at 6:30 AM EDT

Turkish Airlines Return to Profits — Thanks to Cargo

Turkish Airlines returned to operating profits in the first half of this year, primarily driven by the strength of cargo demand. In fact, cargo revenues almost trebled between the first…

August 12th, 2021 at 10:50 AM EDT

Avianca Banks on United Airlines Partnership in Bankruptcy Exit Plan

Avianca plans to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis as a slimmer but stronger competitor, with partner United Airlines by its side, under a new restructuring plan filed with a U.S.…

August 11th, 2021 at 10:18 AM EDT

Mesa Air Points to Maintenance Woes and Spare Parts Shortage for Operational Issues

Regional carrier Mesa Air Group struggled to meet the summer surge in travel demand in the U.S., thanks to supply-chain shortages and maintenance delays, affecting the flights it operated for…

August 10th, 2021 at 1:02 PM EDT

Latam Airlines A320neo

Latin American Carriers Showcase New Pandemic Leverage for Airlines Shopping for Planes

One of the only benefits to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic for airlines is something of a buyer's market for aircraft from the world's largest planemakers.

August 9th, 2021 at 2:52 PM EDT