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Frontier Airlines is pulling out of Newark. Just two years after it arrived, hot on the heels of Southwest's withdrawal, the ultra low cost carrier says the economics of continuing operations in Newark no longer make sense. Washington-Dulles will also lose service as part of the company's shift.
Just how crazy is the idea to shift commercial flights from the out-of-town airport to the in-town option? When the airport authority for Mobile, Alabama first reached out to the FAA the agency did not really believe the city was serious.
And building it in town isn't the craziest part.
Airbus shaved its forecast for total commercial airplane demand by 0.5% compared with pre-pandemic projections on Saturday, offset by a brighter outlook for freighters as jetmakers fight for inaugural sales of new cargo planes.
Freighters are expected to play a big role in this year's Dubai Air Show, but also to show up without any launch customers. Neither Boeing nor Airbus appears to have a commitment for their next generation of cargo carriers.
The families of people killed in the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in 2019 are near reaching an agreement to effectively end almost all the civil suits against the plane maker.
Some 55 years after the initial production run, a new owner wants to make a go of launching the Albatross flying boat, this time with modern engines among the upgrades.