American is expanding its partnership with Brazil's Gol

American Airlines plans to invest $200 million in Brazil’s Gol as the two carriers strengthen their existing partnership.  The investment, which is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, would give American a 5.2% stake in Gol, as well […]

Southwest Airlines president steps down

Southwest Airlines president Tom Nealon has stepped down, effective immediately, though he will continue at the airline as a strategic advisor, focusing primarily on the airline’s environmental sustainability and carbon emissions reduction plan. Nealon’s retirement follows the June announcement that […]

Popularity of private flying in North America hits new heights

Despite — or, perhaps, because — Covid-19 numbers ratcheted up in the late summer, private flying is more popular than ever in North America. According to the private aviation industry data tracker Argus, August saw the second-most private flight activity […]

Singapore clears Boeing 737 Max for flying

Singapore’s aviation regulator has cleared the Boeing 737 Max for flying.  The move comes nearly two and a half years after the aircraft was grounded globally and close to 10 months after the FAA cleared the Max for flying.  It […]

United Airlines extends validity of unused tickets

United Airlines has extended the validity of wholly unused tickets purchased during the pandemic through the end of 2022.  Previously, the carrier had set March 31as the ticket expiration date.  Under the new policy, tickets purchased beginning May 1, 2019, […]

Delta getting more audio content from Spotify

Delta has enhanced its partnership with audio streaming giant Spotify. The carrier’s in-flight seatback entertainment service, Delta Studio, will begin offering more than 40 podcast series available through Spotify. Related airline stories Delta moves closer to goal of free and […]

American's Flagship Lounges get reopening dates

American Airlines will begin a gradual reopening of its Flagship Lounge network on Sept. 14 at New York JFK. The Miami Flagship Lounge will follow on Sept. 28, with reopenings in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare slated for […]

TSA extends mask rule for airline passengers

Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks, a rule intended to limit the spread of Covid-19. The Transportation Security Administration was scheduled to enforce the rule until Sept. […]