United Officially Opens Flight Academy And Welcomes Historic Inaugural Pilot Class

Source: United United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school, officially opened United Aviate Academy today and welcomed a historic inaugural class of future pilots, 80% of whom are women or people of color. United Aviate Academy is a key part of the airline’s goal to train about 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030, with at least half women or people of color. This unprecedented training commitment will dramatically expand access to this lucrative and rewarding career while upholding United’s world-class safety standards. Last summer, United unveiled its ambitious United Next strategy to revolutionize the United flying experience and introduce more than 500 new, narrow-body aircraft into its fleet to match the anticipated resurgence [...]

2022-01-27T19:11:33+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Air France continues to roll out its “Ready to Fly” service and automates French vaccine pass verification on domestic flights

Source: Air France The Ready to Fly service allowing customers to have their travel documents checked prior to their flight is now available on 140 routes and 600 daily Air France flights, For domestic flights, French vaccine pass verification is now automated and instantaneous. This check can be carried out online or directly at the Self-Service Kiosks on the day of departure. In July 2021, Air France launched the “Ready To Fly” service, a free and optional service providing customers confirmation that they have the required health documents for their trip before arriving at the airport. This service provides customers greater peace of mind and a more seamless travel experience, by avoiding multiple checks on the day of departure. Ready [...]

2022-01-27T17:59:15+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Alaska Air Group delivers strong fourth quarter 2021 and full-year results

Source: Alaska Airlines Achieved adjusted pre-tax margin of 2.4% and debt-to-cap ratio of 49% Alaska Air Group Inc. today announced another quarter of improvement in its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021, and provided an outlook for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022. "While recovery in our industry is never linear, our caring and dedicated people and the strength of our competitive advantages position us for success no matter what challenges we face," said CEO Ben Minicucci. "Despite operational disruption from omicron and severe winter weather in December, our fourth quarter adjusted pre-tax margin was 2.4%, marking one of the industry's most profitable performances in Q4 and the second half of the year. We [...]

2022-01-27T17:50:11+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Delta issues travel waiver ahead of winter weather across US East Coast

Source: Delta Air Lines Due to forecasted winter weather across the U.S. East Coast, Delta has issued a travel waiver for those who may be impacted – effective Jan. 28-29. Where: Allentown, PA (ABE) Asheville, NC (AVL) Baltimore, MD (BWI) Bangor, ME (BGR) Boston, MA (BOS) Charleston, SC (CHS) Charleston, WV (CRW) Charlotte, NC (CLT) Charlottesville, VA (CHO) Columbia, SC (CAE) Fayetteville, NC (FAY) Greensboro, NC (GSO) Greenville, SC (GSP) Hartford, CT (BDL) Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK) New York - LaGuardia, NY (LGA) Newark, NJ (EWR) Norfolk, VA (ORF) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Portland, ME (PWM) Providence, RI (PVD) Raleigh, NC (RDU) Richmond, VA (RIC) Tri-Cities, TN (TRI) Washington D.C. - Dulles (IAD) Washington D.C. [...]

2022-01-27T17:45:38+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index Over the Last Two Decades

Source: American Airlines American Airlines earns a 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equality American Airlines has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with the highest possible rating in the prestigious 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This achievement serves as a milestone as the airline has received a top score for the last 20 years. Companies that earn the top CEI score of 100 are also named the “Best Places to Work” in the United States. “When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters — could have access to the policies and benefits [...]

2022-01-27T16:50:26+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Fly The Flag: Air Canada Marks Team Canada’s Journey to Excellence at the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Source: Air Canada Air Canada's flight AC2201 today from Vancouver to Beijing marks the first of three special charter flights transporting Team Canada to the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The airline also named its Team Air Canada athlete ambassadors and outlined its comprehensive program in support of Team Canada's journey to excellence at the 2022 Winter Games. "At Air Canada, we are proud to literally 'Fly the Flag' as we transport Team Canada to the 2022 Winter Games and honour their journey to the podium. We're also delighted to endorse Olympians as Team Air Canada athlete ambassadors. Their resilience and relentless drive to be the very best in their sport, while embodying Canada's collective values of diversity, inclusivity, openness, and kindness inspire all of [...]

2022-01-27T01:32:35+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Nordic Bridges: A celebration across Canada in 2022

Source: Icelandair Nordic Bridges: A celebration of Nordic art, culture and ideas across Canada in 2022 Icelandair has regular flights to Toronto, with connections from across Europe.  A year-long celebration, Nordic Bridges connects the Nordic Region – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland – and Canada. Nordic Bridges is led by Harbourfront Centre in Toronto (pictured above in banner), and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. For more information about Nordic Bridges visit NordicBridges.ca or follow @NordicBridges & #NordicBridges on all platforms. Icelandair is a proud partner of Nordic Bridges. We have frequent flights to Toronto from more than 25 European destinations via our hub in Iceland. Looking to explore the best of the Nordic region’s contemporary arts and culture? [...]

2022-01-27T02:00:41+02:00January 26th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Icelandair and JetBlue further expand codeshare partnership

Source: Icelandair Icelandair has announced a further expansion of its codeshare with JetBlue to offer customers more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airline’s networks across Europe and North America.  JetBlue’s current codes on Icelandair offer customers direct flights between New York, Newark and Boston and Iceland. In November 2021, the codeshare was expanded onwards to Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Glasgow and Manchester. Now, the two companies have added the following destinations: Frankfurt Munich Berlin Hamburg Paris London Heathrow London Gatwick Dublin Bergen This expanded codeshare agreement builds upon JetBlue and Icelandair’s partnership that first began in 2011. Icelandair passengers already benefit from access to JetBlue’s network that spans 100+ destinations in more than two [...]

2022-01-26T17:36:39+02:00January 26th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Delta’s driving change for the Earth and the people on it

Source: Delta Airlines Eco-Conscious bedding, cutlery, and amenity kits Delta is accelerating its efforts to build a more sustainable and people-first future for air travel. Starting this month, the airline will refresh its onboard product offerings with artisan-made amenity kits, recycled bedding, reusable and biodegradable service ware and premium canned wine. Together, the products will reduce onboard single-use plastic consumption by approximately 4.9 million pounds per year – that’s roughly the weight of 1,500 standard-sized cars – and significantly increase Delta’s support of minority- and women-run businesses. “Decisions we make on every aspect of our product are opportunities to make good on two core promises: to deliver exceptional customer experiences and build a better future for people and our planet,” [...]

2022-01-26T16:44:28+02:00January 26th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Spirit® Airlines Kicks Off 2022 with a Salt Lake City Debut

Source: Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines to offer daily flights to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Orlando starting in May Spirit Airlines will soar above the scenic vistas of Utah for the first time this spring. The airline today announced its new service to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), offering travelers daily, nonstop routes to Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), and Orlando (MCO). The new service marks the first time Spirit will serve the state of Utah, which boasts world-class outdoor recreation, spectacular landscapes and numerous options to experience the arts."We listen to our Guests, and they told us they wanted more exciting Western destinations to experience the great outdoors. This spring is a great time to launch service [...]

2022-01-26T16:35:44+02:00January 26th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|