Delta to launch Atlanta flights to Santa Barbara and Fresno

Delta will introduce flights from Atlanta to California cities Santa Barbara and Fresno next summer.   The carrier will also launch its first nonstop service between Seattle and Dallas/Fort Worth and begin year-round service in Aspen, Colorado.  Year-round Atlanta-Santa Barbara […]

FAA restores top safety rating for Mexico's civil aviation

The FAA has restored Mexico’s civil aviation authority to Category 1 status.  With the restoration, Mexican airlines can add U.S. routes and frequencies for the first time since the U.S. downgraded Mexico’s aviation authority to a Category 2 safety rating […]

Is demand for air travel falling? Depends who you ask

U.S. airlines have presented widely divergent perspectives this week on the demand environment, with discount carriers reporting a recent plunge and full-service carriers asserting that demand remains in line with earlier expectations. “Over the last couple weeks, things have changed […]

Delta to implement new rules for gaining status, accessing lounges

Delta will simplify the process for earning SkyMiles status, basing accrual solely on expenditures rather than on a combination of expenditures and air mileage.  In addition, the carrier will implement stricter access rules for Sky Club lounges in a continued […]

Hawaiian Airlines reveals first routes for new Boeing 787 jets

Hawaiian Airlines will make San Francisco and Los Angeles the first destinations for its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft next spring. The 787-9 planes will feature a new cabin interior, including business-class suites.  Hawaiian will operate its first Dreamliner from April […]

Norse Atlantic Airways will launch Paris-LAX route

Discount transatlantic airline Norse Atlantic will begin flying between Los Angeles and Paris de Gaulle on May 1, 2024.  Flights are now on sale starting at $279 each way. Norse Atlantic will operate the route six times per week with […]

Florida airports begin to reopen after Idalia sweeps through

Airports in Florida are planning to reopen as Hurricane Idalia moves across Georgia, barely above hurricane status. The FAA cautioned on social media Wednesday that the storm is causing flight cancellations and that severe weather can affect flights beyond the […]

Frontier adds winter seasonal routes, including three to Cancun

Frontier Airlines has announced seven new winter seasonal routes.  Three will serve Cancun daily, from Detroit, Chicago Midway and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The discount carrier will also introduce a fourth international route, flying thrice weekly between Philadelphia and Santo Domingo, Dominican […]

United cuts Maui flying in half for the next two months

United Airlines has reduced its Maui flying for September and October by approximately half.  The airline implemented the changes over the weekend, Cirium flight schedule data shows. Capacity cuts for Maui “have started and will likely continue into the late […]

U.S. and China agree to double air connectivity

Air service between the U.S. and China will be allowed to double by the end of October under a new agreement reached by the countries. Between the U.S. and China, airlines from each country are currently limited to a combined […]