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Southwest Airlines returns to Costa Rica in June

Southwest Airlines has announced a return of daily service to both international airports in Costa Rica: Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR), and the capital region, San Jose (SJO), beginning in June 2021.DAILY...
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Blue Air goes to double daily on the London Heathrow route

Blue Air made this announcement:Blue Air operates a double daily service between Bucharest and London Heathrow Airport T2, becoming the largest carrier on this route.Only five months after the success...
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SkyWest manages to turn a profit in the first quarter

SkyWest has issued this financial statement for the first quarter 2021:First Quarter 2021 HighlightsPre-tax income of $50 million, net income of $36 million, or $0.71 per diluted sharePlaced nine used...
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JetBlue takes delivery of first Airbus A321LR enabling the carrier to launch transatlantic flights

JetBlue Airways today announced it has taken delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft, with tail registration of N4022J, arriving at JetBlue’s home at John F. Kennedy Inter...
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Global SuperTanker Services to shut down, fate of “944” is uncertain

Global SuperTanker Services operates a Boeing 747-400 SuperTanker “944” that has been contracted to fight many forest fires, mainly in the western United States, as well as Israel in 2016 ...
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Transat secures $700 million in funding from the Government of Canada

Transat A.T. Inc. (the parent of Air Transat) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Government of Canada to borrow up to $700 million in additional liquidity through the Large Empl...
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LOT Polish Airlines to fly to Dubai

LOT Polish Airlines has announced it will be launching Warsaw – Dubai flights starting on September 19, 2021.The routes will be served with Boeing 737-800s (top) and 787 Dreamliners (below).Top ...
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Ryanair to establish a new base at Riga with 16 new routes

Ryanair has announced a new base opening in Riga with two based aircraft, 95 departing flights per week and 30 routes in total, including 16 new routes connecting Riga to a host of international desti...
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ANA to install world’s first hands-free lavatory doors on 21 aircraft

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for eight consecutive years, has partnered with JAMCO Corporation to develop the world’s first hands-free door that allows easy...
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Sun Country Airlines announces 18 new nonstop routes

Sun Country Airlines has announced the addition of 18 new nonstop routes, adding nine airports to its growing network. The expansion includes six nonstop routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
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Spirit Airlines prices its offering of 10,594,073 shares of its common stock at $35.05 a share

Spirit Airlines has announced it has priced its underwritten public offering of $440,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.00% convertible senior notes due 2026 (the “Convertible Notes” ...
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Reuters: FAA orders Boeing to fix some 737 MAX electric systems

Boeing is facing new issues with its 737 MAX, this time affecting 109 aircraft worldwide, including 71 in the United States. Boeing is now halting all deliveries of the type.From Reuters:“The U....
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Avelo Airlines takes off with the first flight between Hollywood-Burbank and Santa Rosa

Avelo Airlines made this announcement:The inaugural flight from America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — departed Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) this morning f...
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Midwest Express still hopes to launch operations

Midwest Express Airlines (2nd) is still trying to get airborne. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed its plans to bring back the Midwest Express name and experience. As previously report, the upstart had pre...
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UPS releases its first quarter 2021 earnings

Consolidated Revenue Increased 27%; Growth Across All SegmentsConsolidated Operating Profit Up 158% to $2.8B, Up 164% on an Adjusted* BasisDiluted EPS of $5.47; Adjusted Diluted EPS Up 141% to $...
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Neos to operate passenger flights to New York JFK

Neos has officially obtained an approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate passenger flights to the United States.The first route will be Milan Malpensa – New York JFK, t...
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LATAM will continue to transport vaccines free

LATAM Airlines Group reported that it will continue to transport vaccines at no cost within the countries where it operates throughout 2021 through its Solidarity Plane program. To date, the group has...
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Silk Way West Airlines orders five Boeing 777 freighters

Boeing and Silk Way West Airlines have announced the private cargo operator will expand its international network with an order for five 777 Freighters. The deal marks the first purchase of the long-r...
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Hawaiian loses $60.7 million in the first quarter

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2021.First Quarter 2021 – Key Financial MetricsGAAPYoY ChangeAdj...
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Delta to equip 300 aircraft with high-speed (Ka-Band) satellite connectivity, powered by Viasat, by the end of 2021

Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:High-speed connectivity coming soon to customers, with plans to equip nearly all domestic mainline fleet with enhanced connectivity by the end of 2022 New De...