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American has been building an team of airline partners to fill the gaps in its network, even if it means aligning with budget carriers and startups

American Airlines is expanding its international presence with new airline partners. Mike Blake / Reuters American Airlines is taking on new airline partners to rebuild its global route network. South America is of particular importance as American recently lost its larger partner in the region. In the US, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways help American expand its presence on both coasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is planning to get by with a lit...
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Delta and United Set Schedules Until the Holidays, Frontier Goes Capacity Crazy

On the surface, the Cirium data made it look like a relatively quiet week in Airlineville. Maybe they were all masked up, isolating in their homes just like I was. Or maybe they were quietly hatching plans for the future. It was most certainly the latter for both the Widget and the Globe. It may not have looked like much, but they both seem to have made their plans all the way until the holidays hit in December. That just seems so far away. Meanwhile, the Animal behaved like a fast-grow...
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WestJet BEGINS SEATTLE - CALGARY SERVICE NOVEMBER 2021

Downtown Calgary on a summer day.©SueFrausePhoto Canada's WestJet Airlines begins service between Seattle and its main hub in Calgary, Alberta beginning November 4, 2021. This marks WestJet's first service to Seattle and will provide additional options to and from Alberta's largest city.  WestJet is a brand-new carrier to SEA Airport. "Whether you're traveling for business or taking a long awaited trip to the beautiful Canadian Rockies, West Jet is a valuable addition to passeng...
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Two More Airlines Set Schedules Through Year-End While American Reorients in Phoenix

Summer continues to inch forward in Airlineville with fits and starts of activity punctuated by moments of cautious panic about the reports of the Delta variant’s spread around town. Will this cause residents to crawl back inside? So far, it doesn’t seem that way, but you know everyone is glued to their TV sets. The Cirium data this week shows that both Ms Blue and the Eskimo have set their plans through year-end. Meanwhile, the Eagle spent a lot of time thinking about the desert this winte...
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I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
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Amazon and cargo airlines are scouring the Arizona desert for old and cheap passenger jets to fly packages

A stored Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cargo carriers such as Amazon's Prime Air are searching the American Southwest for former airliners stored in the desert. Arizona is home to Pinal Air Park, where between 40 and 50 jets have been bought by cargo carriers. Older passenger planes were bought at a discount during the pandemic and converted to freighters. See more stories on Insider's business page. When consumers turned to Amazon to buy more goods during the pan...
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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. ACTION COLLECTIVE (RECOURS COLLECTIF) : L’action collective visant des compagnies aériennes canadiennes en lien avec l’annulation de plusieurs vols en raison de l’état de pandémie mondiale de la ...
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WestJet: Victoria

After the most challenging year in the travel industry’s history, WestJet is welcoming guests back to the skies with its new emotional video, “Victoria”. As the first brand campaign the airline has launched since the onset of COVID-19, Victoria tells the story of a newly-vaccinated grandparent travelling across the country to meet his granddaughter, Victoria, for the first time. It sets out to remind Canadians that WestJet will always be the airline that is committed to caring...
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Take a look inside an Amazon Air Boeing 737, the latest weapon in Jeff Bezos' master plan to win the delivery wars

The exterior of a Prime Air Boeing 737-800BCF plane. Sinéad Baker/Business Insider Amazon operates its own planes to meet its goals to deliver packages to customers quicker. The Amazon Air fleet also moves cargo for USPS, according to a recent Information report. We took a look inside one at the Paris Air Show, to see how Amazon gets your orders to you quickly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon operates its own fleet of jets to deliver packages around the world and ge...
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David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Routes Just Launched With Tickets From $39! Download The App Get 500 Points!

David Neeleman is the most prolific airline creator of our times. He co-founded Morris Air in the 80s and sold it to Southwest after less than a decade for $130 million. He co-founded Canada’s Westjet in the mid-90s and today it is Canada’s second largest airline. He founded NewAir in the late 90s which was re-branded […]
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Jetblue founder David Neeleman's new airline is recruiting pilots and 4,400 have already applied - here's what Breeze Airways looks for when hiring

Breeze Airways pilots with David Neeleman. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways has begun hiring for 85 pilot positions as the airline prepares to launch this year. Pilots are required to have a minimum set of hours but recruiters are also looking for soft skills like customer service. The startup aspires to be a "nice" airline and pilots will need to act as brand ambassadors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The first flights of Breeze Airways are just around the corner and the ...
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Canada: Court Declines WestJet Sexual Harassment Class Action - Torys LLP

In Lewis v WestJet Airlines Ltd., the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the Court) declined to certify a proposed class action alleging workplace sexual harassment of female flight attendants at WestJet Airlines Ltd.
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An influential airline exec is sounding the alarm on Boeing and its leadership over the 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner scandals

Sir Tim Clark, president of the Middle Eastern mega carrier Emirates. AP Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, is concerned about Boeing's continued issues on its newest planes. Clark cited issues with the Boeing 737 Max, 787 Dreamliner, and 777X aircraft in a recent interview. The 737 Max was just ungrounded after issues with the aircraft's software caused two crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most airlines are ready to move on from Boeing's 737 Max cr...
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Emirates' president continues to slam Boeing and its leadership over the 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner scandals

Sir Tim Clark, president of the Middle Eastern mega carrier Emirates. AP Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, is concerned about Boeing's continued issues on its newest planes. Clark cited issues with the Boeing 737 Max, 787 Dreamliner, and 777X aircraft in a recent interview. The 737 Max was just ungrounded after issues with the aircraft's software caused two crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most airlines are ready to move on from Boeing's 737 Max cr...
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Desperate for more planes, cargo airlines are buying up aging passenger jets. Here's how they're converted to fly Amazon packages instead of people.

Converting a Boeing 767-300ER to a cargo plane. Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com and Israeli Aerospace Industries Cargo carriers and e-commerce giants are buying up aging airliners and turning them into cargo jets. Israel Aerospace Industries is one conversion firm that the likes of Amazon have entrusted with their planes. The process can take up to around 120 days, and slots are booked years in advance.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A unique fleet of aircra...
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JetBlue founder David Neeleman's new airline is almost ready for takeoff with the addition of new aircraft - here's what we know about Breeze Airways

Breeze Airways founder David Neeleman. Paulo Fridman/Corbis/Getty Images David Neeleman's Breeze Airways is launching flights this year after a pandemic-induced delay. The low-cost airline is Neeleman's fifth and plans to fly direct routes between secondary markets. Breeze's first aircraft arrived in December 2020 and more are on the way, on track for a 2021 debut. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Breeze Airways, the new start-up airline founded by David Neeleman of ...
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Canada's largest airlines hit hard after the country suspends flights to Mexico and the Caribbean to curb COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 from San Francisco approaches for landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport over a parked Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Toronto Reuters The four largest Canadian airlines agreed to suspend flights to Mexican and Caribbean destinations in response to the country's ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the temporary ban will be effective starting January 31 till April 30. As Air Canada fell...
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The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 flights since its November ungrounding as the EU gives the green light

Boeing test pilot Jim Webb gives a thumbs-up from the cockpit of a 737 MAX 7 at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, after completing the plane's first flight. The aircraft is the shortest variant of fuel efficient MAX family. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 passenger flights across 5,500 hours since November 2020.  Five airlines currently fly passengers on the Max in the US, Canada, Brazil, Panama, and Mexico.  The European Unio...
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Boeing just announced the definitive end of the legendary 747 as cargo giant Atlas Air places an order for the final 4 planes

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F. Thomas Frey/picture alliance/Getty Atlas Air on Tuesday announced a four-aircraft order for the Boeing 747-8F, the largest mass-produced freighter from the American aircraft manufacturer.  Boeing said that these will be the last 747 ever built as the program comes to a close after a half-century. Demand for cargo planes has skyrocketed during the pandemic and the 747 provided the one thing most freighters could not with its nose loading door.  Visit Business Ins...
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The airline industry's loss is Amazon's gain as the e-commerce giant purchases 11 Boeing 767 airliners to use as cargo planes

An Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter. Stephen Brashear / Stringer / Getty Images Amazon just purchased 11 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to be converted into cargo freighters for its Prime Air fleet. The former airliners most recently flew for Delta Air Lines and WestJet and became casualties of the pandemic once international borders closed. The first aircraft will fly this year with the rest taking to the skies by the end of 2022. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
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Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer. It’s the first time Amazon has purchased planes outright rather than just lease them and comes as the airline industry struggles from a slowdown…Read more...
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Amazon Makes First Aircraft Purchase to Expand Cargo Network

Amazon.com is buying 11 used Boeing 767-300 planes, the first time the online retail giant has purchased, rather than leased, aircraft for its fast-growing air cargo operation. From a report: The company on Tuesday said it was buying seven aircraft from Delta Air Lines and four from WestJet Airlines. The WestJet aircraft are currently being converted from passenger to cargo use and will join Amazon's fleet this year. The Delta jets will start flying routes in 2022. By the end of next year, Amazo...
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The Boeing 737 Max is flying passengers again in the US - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines flew the first passenger flight on Tuesday while United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021. All except for Southwest Airlines have scheduled the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and ...
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A Boeing 737 Max plane just flew paying passengers for the first time since its worldwide grounding in March 2019

A Gol Linhas Aéreas Boeing 737 Max 8. Ajuangon/Shutterstock.com Brazil's Gol Linhas Aéreas performed the first scheduled Boeing 737 Max flight with passengers since March 2019 on Wednesday. Flight 4104 departed from Sao Paulo en route to Porto Alegre and arrived without issue after climbing as high as 38,000 feet. Gol has orders for 95 Boeing 737 Max jets and is proving to be the most eager of the world's airlines to get the fleet flying again.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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The FAA has cleared Boeing's 737 Max to fly passengers again - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021, with American starting flights the soonest on December 29, 2020.  All except for Southwest Airlines have announced the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, and Los ...
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Pre-Travel Test Results Must Be Received Prior to Flight to Hawaii + Canadian Pre-Travel Testing Program with Hawaii Announced

Governor Ige and his team announced some major new changes/additions to Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program. Before we get into the details of those news items, we’d like to say mahalo to Angie Palmer for supplying today’s lovely Aloha Friday Photo. — Last night, November 19th, the governor held a lengthy press conference announcing a couple of important changes/additions to the pre-travel testing program: Travelers must have test results prior to the departure of the final leg of their flight...
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