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When it comes to launching new service at smaller airports revenue guarantees to airlines are a key factor. The US Department of Transportation offers Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grants to help airports cover the costs of those guarantees. And with another round of applications released this week we can see which markets are compelling to airports and airlines.
The US Department of Transportation will require Hong Kong-based airlines to file their planned operations in advance, a first step towards potentially limiting the frequency or types of flights from the Chinese Special Administrative Region to the United States. The move comes in response to a change in quarantine policies effected 20 February that asymmetrically benefit Cathay Pacific's cargo operations over all other operators.
Where will Breeze Airways launch its operations? Based on comments related to crew hiring it now appears the carrier has a trio of coastal Southeastern cities in mind.
Flying home from a work trip last week my flights arrived 45 and 35 minutes early. Part of that is less crowding in the skies. And, for American Airlines, part of it is because the airline is padding out schedules even more than before.
More than a dozen longer domestic routes added at LAX in the past year are likely to bring about a different sort of recovery as the pandemic subsides.
Norse Atlantic Airways may soon be flying between the US and Europe, replacing Norwewgian's long-haul ambitions with fresh funding powering the same planes.