World first 100% SAF transatlantic flight taxis closer to takeoff

Virgin Atlantic and Rolls-Royce today confirm the successful Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend ground test on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine. The test marks a key milestone in the project which will see the world’s first 100% SAF flight travel across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, […]

Air Canada Cargo Inaugurates Freighter Service into Punta Cana International Airport

Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo yesterday operated its first commercial flight into Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with its Boeing 767 freighter. The service will be operated once per week. «We are pleased to welcome the first freighter flight from Air Canada Cargo. As winners of the Airports Council’s International Airport Service Quality Awards for […]

JetBlue Sets Plan for 200 Daily Flights at Orlando International Airport, Starting With New Daily Service to the Dominican Republic Out For Sale Starting Today

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced new nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and two top Caribbean destinations, as the airline unveils new plans to bring more low-fare, high-quality flights to Central Florida. Launching in November 2023 and out for sale today, JetBlue will fly from Orlando to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Santiago, Dominican […]

United Becomes First U.S. Airline to Add New Transpacific Destination Since Pandemic

United announced year-round, nonstop service between San Francisco and Brisbane, becoming the first U.S. airline to add a new transpacific destination to its global network since the start of the pandemic. From Brisbane, United customers will be able to easily connect to nearly 20 other cities within Australia thanks to the airline’s new partnership with […]

Air Transat Opens Direct Route from Montreal to San Francisco

Air Transat, named World’s Best Leisure Airline of 2021 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, is proud to have operated last week its inaugural flight to San Francisco from Montreal (TS224). The non-stop service will operate until the end of October with two flights per week, on Thursdays and Sundays. “San Francisco is a breath-taking […]

ANA suspends 16 international routes

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) is suspending more than a dozen international routes from late March as COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine measures continue to impact passenger demand. The decision affects 16 services that are already operating or were due to begin during the summer season, overlapping with the Tokyo Olympic Games due to start […]

Southwest CEO: Travel Depends Upon Reopening of Attractions Like Disney World

In an interview today with CNBC, Southwest Airlines’ CEO, Gary Kelly, offered his insights about what it might take for U.S. travel to resume again once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Following the release of the airline’s first-quarter earnings report, Kelly confirmed that April 2020 has seen just six percent of seats filled for […]

JetBlue expands to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue will launch a new service at Guayaquil, Ecuador’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) with flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Service will operate daily and is expected to take off in the first quarter of 2019. Guayaquil becomes the second JetBlue city in Ecuador – Quito launched in 2016 – and […]