Avelo adding routes from Burbank

Avelo adding routes from Burbank

This fall, new discount carrier Avelo will begin flying to Monterey, Calif.; St. George, Utah; Provo, Utah; and Fort Collins, Colo. The routes, all from Avelo’s West Coast base in Burbank, Calif., will launch between Sept. 17 and Oct. 7. Related stories…

Airports in U.S. West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

Airports in U.S. West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel…

Southwest goes live for corporate bookings in Sabre

Southwest goes live for corporate bookings in Sabre

Southwest is now live in the Sabre GDS for corporate travel bookings. Monday’s landmark move marks the first time Southwest content has been available in all three major GDSs. Southwest went live for corporate bookings in the Amadeus and Travelport GDSs in…

Southwest Airlines executives address subpar on-time performance

Southwest Airlines executives address subpar on-time performance

Southwest Airlines executives said Thursday that the carrier’s operational performance is improving after a dismal June but still falling short of its own expectations.  “It is not what we want,” COO Mike Van de Ven said during Southwest’s Q2 earnings call on…

United ending operations at Seattle area's Paine Field

United ending operations at Seattle area's Paine Field

United will end operations at Paine Field, in the northern portion of the Seattle metroplex, effective Oct. 5.  The carrier is currently only flying to Paine Field from Denver. Prior to the pandemic United also flew Paine Field-San Francisco. Commercial flights at…

Alitalia replacement airline slated to launch this fall

Alitalia replacement airline slated to launch this fall

The airline that will replace Alitalia expects to launch on Oct. 15.  Italia Transporto Aereo, or ITA, will begin operations flying a fleet of 52 aircraft to 45 destinations on 61 routes with bases in Milan and Rome, the company said.  Initial…

With new Embraer jets, Porter Airlines will expand route map

With new Embraer jets, Porter Airlines will expand route map

Porter Airlines has ordered 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, enabling the Canadian carrier to expand its current regional network across a much broader route map. “Destinations will include the West Coast and sunny spots in the southern United States, Mexico and the Caribbean….

United and Mesa ink deals for electric regional aircraft

United and Mesa ink deals for electric regional aircraft

United Airlines intends to purchase 100 electric aircraft from Swedish startup Heart Aerospace, planning to use the 19-seat planes on some of its shortest routes. United Express regional partner Mesa Airlines has also committed to purchasing 100 of Heart’s ES-19 aircraft. Heart…

United Airlines flights increasing to U.S. resort destinations

United Airlines flights increasing to U.S. resort destinations

United Airlines will operate approximately 140 more daily flights over the winter to warm destinations in Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada and Georgia than it did in 2019. The carrier will also increase service to Caribbean, Mexican and Central American destinations next winter…

United chasing premium market with large aircraft order

United chasing premium market with large aircraft order

NEWARK — With its order earlier this week of 270 single-aisle, mainline aircraft for delivery by 2026, United plans to increase its premium product offerings for domestic travel. By the time its fleet renewal is complete, United will have grown its total…