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Airlines operating to some of the largest US airports won a reprieve from regulators, extending a waiver put in place as the COVID pandemic began in early 2020. But this time around the waiver comes with a change in terms, one that could prove significant for US airlines.
The US Department of Justice, along with several states, finally filed the long-rumored lawsuit against American and JetBlue for their Northeast Alliance. Justification for the suit, however, appears questionable.
Looking to lease a couple Q400s to launch an airline? The going rate appears to be $50k/month, according to recent DOT filings made by Connect Airlines.
Alaska's Northern Pacific Airways (NPA) is pushing forward with its plans to launch transpacific routes from its base in Anchorage. The carrier purchased its first six 757-200 aircraft for the effort, with the first delivery expected "immediately."
ExpressJet will not fly as an independent carrier this fall as previously planned. Instead, the carrier will operate under the brand name "aha!" or "fly-aha!" when it launches service.