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ExpressJet is back. The carrier secured permission from the US Department of Transportation today to resume operations as a scheduled air carrier, ten months after halting operations as a United Airlines regional feeder.
German leisure airline Condor announced an order for 16 A330-900, planning a complete refresh of its long-haul fleet. The carrier will be the launch customer in Germany for the newer generation of the Airbus mid-sized long-haul aircraft. The first aircraft delivery is slated for Autumn 2022, with the full complement in service by mid-2024.
Joby announced it has taken the first step towards building the first eVTOL airline by beginning the process to receive a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
"The recovery in air travel has come more quickly than we expected... Vaccines have clearly catalyzed customer confidence." With that opening statement, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes launched a mostly optimistic recap of the carrier's second quarter finances. The London launch, however, will not be quite as planned.
Checked bag? Priority boarding? Concert tickets??
Passengers traveling with Allegiant will soon have the option to bundle concert tickets with their flight bookings, thanks to a new multi-year partnership with Live Nation and Ticketmaster.