Can you name the airline subsidiary? [Quiz]

Over the years, airlines have established subsidiaries to expand their market reach. Some decisions were eyebrow-raising, to say the least, while others made somewhat sense. But how well do you know airline subsidiaries?...


United trims amount of involuntary furloughs, but not for pilots

United Airlines says 16,370 employees will be put on involuntary unpaid leave as CARES act expires at the end of September 2020, well short of the 36,000 it threatened to furlough previously....


United chairman: U.S. airline industry needs to shrink by half

According to United Airlines executive Chairman Oscar Munoz, if airline industry in the United States wants to survive, it will have to cut its labour costs by half....


American, Delta and United join Southwest’s no change fee club

The big three US air carriers, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines, have consecutively announced the elimination of infamous ticket change fees. Meanwhile, their low cost competitor Southwest Airlines never had such costs in the first place.  ...


United to furlough 2,850 pilots after government aid expires

The US aviation workspace situation grew even grimmer after United Airlines announced the largest pilot furloughs in its history. The airline’s union says that 2,850 pilots would lose their jobs if the U.S. government decides against another airline bailout....


Delta plans to furlough 2,000 pilots after bailout expires

Following United Airlines, another major U.S. carrier plans additional furloughs. Delta Airlines (DAL)’ reportedly plans for 2,000 pilots to leave jobs in October 2020, after the $32 billion payroll aid to the industry by the U.S. government expires. The extensive changes to the employee structure are reportedly due to the slow aviation industry recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. Previously, 1,806 Delta’s pilots already took early re...


ExpressJet to halt operations, closure sooner than expected

ExpressJet will stop its operations in September 2020 ‒ an abrupt end for a former United Airlines regional operator that previously announced gradual wind-down over the coming months....


Cargolux joins other airlines, puts mask on Boeing 747

On August 23, 2020, Luxembourgish cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines revealed an updated livery of their Boeing 747-8F with a medical mask on the aircraft’s nose....


China and U.S. agree to double flights’ frequencies

Airlines will be allowed to double the amount of flights between China and the United States following the easing of travel restrictions, the U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed.   ...


An airline closure in sight? United drops ExpressJet contract

ExpressJet will start to downscale its operations as United Airlines drops its long-running contract with the regional firm leaving it on its own in the midst of a crisis....