Other Industry News
Slots are swapping. Routes are growing. And JetBlue is about to venture into uncharted territory. Phase two of the North East Alliance with American Airlines brings much of the change we were promised back in February, plus a few extra bits to digest.
Travelers looking to visit Hawaii this summer will have plenty of flight options. Airlines expect high demand to the islands and everyone wants to cash in. More than 1100 weekly flights from the mainland are slated to operate in June 2021.
So long, Gate 35X. We won't miss you at all.
United Airlines added a trio of routes to Europe for the upcoming Summer season, banking on borders reopening and vaccinated passengers being able to vacation. Additional capacity to Croatia, Iceland and Greece is planned starting in July.
They're already owned by Airbus, but operate vaguely at arm's length. Now these aerostructures businesses will integrate into the parent company operations directly, streamlining development processes.
Oh, and there's the part where Spain is still on the outside looking in.
Turkish Airlines is the latest carrier to adjust its 737 MAX order book, and the news is not good for Boeing nor the myriad interiors and IFE/C suppliers.
The carrier's restructured order includes cancelations, conversion to options, and deferral of future deliveries for the single-aisle aircraft.