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February 23, 2021

  1. Could FAA Rule Change Offer Hope to Fix SFO Transit Mess?
  2. American Airlines Adjusts Checked-Bag Allowances, Expands Basic Economy
  3. Spirit Airlines Unveils 4 New Routes to a Brand-New Destination
  4. ‘Metal Fatigue’ a Factor in United Airlines Flight 328 Engine Failure
  5. Delta Air Lines Helping Travelers Meet COVID-19 Requirements
  6. South Korea Orders Airlines to Inspect Engines on Boeing 777 Jets
  7. How the Removal of One Gate is Emblematic of US Airport Transformations
  8. Philly International Airport Unleashes Food-Delivering Robot
  9. IATA Says Digital Airline Pass Will Be Ready ‘Within Weeks’
  10. US Borders with Canada and Mexico to Remain Shut Until March 21, Marking Full Year of Closures

February 22, 2021

  1. SFO Says Full Recovery Could Take Up to Six Years
  2. United Airlines Flight Suffers Engine Failure, Sending Debris Falling on Neighborhoods Outside Denver
  3. United Airlines Grounds Its Fleet of Boeing 777 Airplanes Powered with Type of Engine on Flight 328
  4. American Airlines Shifts Focus from Canada to the Caribbean Through 2021
  5. JetBlue, More American Airlines Routes Coming to GPIA
  6. Airline Industry Will Gather Passengers' Contact-Tracing Info, Share with Public Health Officials
  7. How Are Airlines Preparing for Renewed Interest in Travel After Pandemic?
  8. Airlines’ Latest Challenge: Rising Jet Fuel Prices
  9. Vietnam Flies into Airport Projects Despite COVID Travel Slowdown
  10. US DOT Announces Nearly $2 Billion Grant Program for Airports


February 19, 2021

  1. Contour Airlines Will Continue to Fly to Oakland; Airport Authority Rejects Change to Sacramento
  2. United Retaliates Against JetBlue, Launches Boston to London Flights
  3. Major U.S. Airlines Will Voluntarily Collect International Contract Tracing Info
  4. Wow: American Airlines Will Fly Ultra-Premium A321T to Orange County
  5. Airlines Still Don’t Know When Passengers Will Return  (subscription)
  6. US Airlines Carried Lowest Number of Travelers Since 1984
  7. New Airline Arrives at Boise Airport, Offering Nonstop Flights to New York City
  8. The Impact of High Speed Rail On China’s Domestic Aviation Market
  9. PM Flags 'Vaccine Passport' for International Travel
  10. TSA Looking to Hire 6,000 Airport Security Screening Officers

 

February 18, 2021

  1. San Mateo County Officials Signal Strong Vaccination Capabilities; Call for Greater Supply  (subscription)
  2. Reflecting a Bygone Era: San Francisco International Showcases Early American Motorcycles
  3. American Airlines, JetBlue Kick Off Northeast Alliance with 80 Codeshares and 33 New Routes
  4. U.S. Airlines Announce New Routes to the Dominican Republic
  5. Qatar Airways First to Introduce Touchless In-Flight Entertainment
  6. How Airlines and Airports Are Paving the Way Towards a More Sustainable Recovery Post-COVID-19
  7. U.K. Airlines Urge Johnson to Lay Out Path for Travel Reopening  (subscription)
  8. Vibrant Floral Art Exhibit On Display at John Wayne Airport
  9. Labor Leaders Meet with Biden to Talk Infrastructure
  10. U.S. CBP to Introduce Simplified Arrival Process in Canada

February 17, 2021

  1. SFO Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccinations for San Mateo County Residents 65 and Older
  2. JetBlue Pilots Seek ‘Solution’ as Tensions Mount Over American Airlines Deal  ( subscription)
  3. JetBlue's Cheapest Tickets Are Getting Cheaper but Will Come with a Major Catch: No Carry-On Bag Allowed
  4. Southwest Airlines Inaugurates Chicago O’Hare Services
  5. US Airlines Come Back to the Top of the Global Pack by Capacity
  6. You Voted, and Here Are the Best Airlines and Airports of 2021
  7. Welcome to Harry Reid International Airport: Commission OKs Name Change
  8. Washington’s Reagan National Airport to Get New Amex Centurion Lounge
  9. Orlando International Airport Confirms Nosedive in Traveler Numbers Last Year
  10. Covid-19 Coronavirus: 'Work Bubble' Approach at Auckland Airport Must Be Expanded: PSA

February 16, 2021

  1. Routes: Delta at OAK, United Delays JFK, India + Cathay Pacific, SJC Testing, More
  2. United Launches "Travel Ready Center" So Passengers Can Get COVID-19 Test at Airport
  3. Sun Country Airlines Wants to Expand – Where Could It Fly?
  4. Southwest Airlines Begins Flights Out of O’Hare
  5. Airlines Add Service to Mexican Caribbean, as Demand Remains Strong
  6. 13 Ways Airlines Must Change in the Wake of Covid  (subscription)
  7. Airlines Partner with UNICEF to Prioritize Vaccine Deliveries
  8. U.S. Airline Passenger Traffic Fell 60.1% in 2020 -- DOT
  9. Israel Succumbs to Pressure, Opens Airways to Foreign Airlines
  10. CDC Won't Recommend Requiring COVID Tests for Domestic Flights 'at This Time'

 

February 12, 2021

  1. Rep. Garamendi Secures Over $6 Million For Local Transportation in Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Markup
  2. Allegiant Air to Fly Between Oakland and Bozeman, Montana
  3. Delta Air Lines to Fly Between Oakland (OAK) and Los Angeles (LAX)
  4. Allegiant Announces New Routes from SD International Airport
  5. US Files Complaint with Israel Over Unfair Airline Treatment for Tel Aviv Flights
  6. Ontario Airport Connecting to Central America with New Flights to El Salvador  (subscription)
  7. Airports Have Taken Steps to Reduce Coronavirus Transmission but Risks Still Remain, Study Says
  8. Put Vaccination Centers in Airports, Implore U.S. Flight Attendants Desperate for a COVID-19 Jab
  9. Paris Scraps Charles De Gaulle Airport Expansion Plans
  10. Group Seeks Creation of Hydrogen ‘Ecosystem’ at Paris Airports

February 11, 2021

  1. Southwest Brings $20 COVID-19 Testing to Mineta San Jose Airport
  2. Cathay Pacific to Axe Host of Long-Haul Flights with All Routes to Australia Cut, Apart from Sydney, in Response to Quarantine Plan for Flight Crews
  3. Low-Cost Flyers Exit Long-Haul Market, but Leave Their Mark
  4. Low-Cost Airlines Will Lead Post-Covid-19 Recovery
  5. Airlines Can Now Pick Their Own Routes Across the Atlantic. Huge Fuel Savings Could Follow
  6. New Study: View Smart Windows Generate 68 Percent Higher Passenger Satisfaction at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  7. Seattle-Tacoma Appoints Design Team for Expansion of Concourse C
  8. Sea-Tac Airport’s New ‘Music Wall’ Soothes Travelers While Supporting Seattle-Area Artists
  9. Austin Airport Launches New Podcast That Takes Travelers Behind the Scenes
  10. ACI-NA Welcomes $8 Billion COVID-19 Relief Proposal for U.S. Airports

February 10, 2021

  1. San Mateo County to Hold COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at SFO
  2. United Airlines Orders Electric Vertical Aircraft, Invests in Urban Air Mobility SPAC
  3. Air Canada Cuts 1,500 More Jobs and Cancels 17 More Routes
  4. Etihad Has First Fully Vaccinated Crew
  5. Airlines Push to Reduce Carbon Footprint with Greener Fuels  (subscription)
  6. World's Busiest Airline Flight Routes 2021: Orlando, US - San Juan, Puerto Rico Named World's Busiest Route
  7. Local Airports Weigh in on Proposal to Require Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test to Fly Domestically
  8. Companies to Test COVID-19 Safety Concepts at San Diego International Airport
  9. Britain Tightens Travel Restrictions with Hotel Quarantine and Prison Threat
  10. Pilot Scheme for Quarantine-Free Business Travel to Singapore Delayed Until at Least Feb 21: Sources

February 9, 2021

  1. San Francisco Airport Recognised by ACI’s ‘Voice of the Customer’
  2. Lunar New Year Pivots From Parade to Public Art
  3. American Airlines Unveils Major Miami Expansion, Another New Route to Tel Aviv
  4. Delta to Block Middle Seats on Planes Through April
  5. Sun Country Airlines Going From Private to Public
  6. Denver International Airport Becomes the Third Busiest in the US
  7. Even if Leisure Travel Begins to Recover This Year, Airlines Still Have a Steep Cliff to Scale  (subscription)
  8. Exclusive: Congressional Democrats Set to Back More Than $50 Billion for Transportation Sector
  9. UK ‘Has No Plan to Introduce Vaccine Passport’
  10. Arrivals in the UK Face Additional Covid Tests

February 8, 2021

  1. The City of San José Aviation Department Announces New Deputy Director of Facilities
  2. Frontier Airlines Plots Expansion With New Tampa & Atlanta Bases
  3. Airlines Are Ditching Business Hubs and Rerouting Flights to Florida  (subscription)
  4. San Diego Airport Rolls Out On-Site COVID-19 Testing
  5. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Brings New ‘Inscentive’ to Travel
  6. GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Takes Flight With American Association of Airport Executives
  7. Travel Industry Orgs., Suppliers Still Pushing for Covid Liability Protection, but Hopes Dim
  8. COVID-19 Impacting US Spring Break 2021 Outlook
  9. Disjointed Restrictions are Tripping Up a Travel Recovery — and It May be Getting Worse
  10. Canada Limits International Arrivals to Just 4 Airports  (PDF without subscription)

February 5, 2021

  1. Airport Workers Protest Vaccination Priority Shift from Essential Workers to Elderly
  2. Low-Cost Carrier Frontier Lands at Oakland International Airport
  3. San Diego International Airport Workers Asking for COVID-19 Vaccine
  4. Elon Musk’s Ontario Airport Tunnel Project Moves to Next Phase
  5. Airport Recovery Plan Published by the Airport Operators Association
  6. Union Leader Says U.S. Domestic Testing Requirements Could Bankrupt Airlines
  7. IATA CEO Calls for Government Partnerships Amid Disjointed Restrictions
  8. Commercial Pilots Blame Pandemic Downtime for In-Flight Mistakes
  9. TSA Says Passengers Who Refuse to Wear Masks Could Be Fined Up to $1,500  (subscription)
  10. Sunshine or Skiing? TSA Data Reveals 2020’s Most Popular Destinations

February 4, 2021

  1. Airline Employees Pressure Newsom for COVID Vaccine
  2. American Sends Layoff Warnings to 13,000 Employees
  3. Alaska Airlines is Deploying Verifly
  4. Copa to Debut IATA Travel Pass App to the Americas
  5. CAPA Live: Hawaiian Air Swiftly Builds Up a Robust Testing Network
  6. Airlines, Labor Unions Push for a Third Round of Federal Aid with Travel Demand Still Depressed
  7. U.S. Airports' Funding Crunch – Are P3s the Answer?
  8. Rome Airport Wants to Expand Quarantine Free Travel Trial 
  9. Should Travelers Be Double Masking on Planes?
  10. Visa CEO Says Business Travel May Never Return to Pre-Covid Levels  

February 3, 2021

  1. Oakland International Airport Reports December 2020 Traffic
  2. Airlines Will Now Allow Passengers to Fly Without Masks After Biden's Mandate Allows for Medical Exemptions  (PDF without subscription)
  3. Delta and Alitalia to Codeshare on COVID-Tested Flights
  4. American Airlines Doubles Down on Apple Partnership With Latest Inflight Offering
  5. American Expands Digital Health Passport VeriFLY Eligibility to All Airports
  6. Mandatory Employee Vaccines: United Airlines CEO Makes His Case to Chicago Business Leaders
  7. Airlines Push to Add Rapid Testing at Airports — but Shorten Quarantines
  8. COVID Variants and Travel Curbs Threaten Airline Recovery - IATA
  9. 2020 Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand
  10. Criminals Selling Fake COVID-19 Test Certificates at Europe's Major Airports and Stations

February 2, 2021

  1. American Airlines CEO Tells Employees to Brace for Furlough Warnings
  2. Avianca Is Coming to Ontario International Airport in July
  3. JetBlue Set to Begin Flights to Europe This Summer – Why We Are Excited
  4. ANA Becomes First Airline in Japan to Use Autonomous Bus to Transport Employees
  5. COVID-19 Hits Japan Airlines with Increased Loss Forecast
  6. New 14,000-Square-Foot Lounge Opens at DIA
  7. France, Germany, Portugal Go Beyond EC Travel Restrictions
  8. Israel Extends COVID-19 Lockdown, Airport Closure by a Week
  9. Heathrow to Launch Rapid Testing Pilot for Colleagues in Partnership with UK Government
  10. Boeing Now Won’t Deliver Its First 737 MAX 10 Until 2023

February 1, 2021

  1. Nine-Year-Old Haitian Boy Finally Reunited with Family After Being Taken into Government Custody Despite Valid Visa
  2. Angry Passenger's Bomb Threat Shuts Down Oakland Airport, Sheriff's Office Says
  3. United Airlines Warns Thousands of Employees That Their Jobs Are Again at Risk, Labor Unions Seek More Government Aid
  4. Delta Air Lines Launches First Domestic Digital ID Test
  5. Airlines Cancel Most NYC-Area Flights Ahead of Snowstorm
  6. Airlines Trial Mobile Health Passports to Get Passengers Flying  (PDF without subscription)
  7. Decked Out: Your Inside Look at Denver Airport’s New Terminal Expansion
  8. Philadelphia International Airport CEO Looks for More Pandemic Funds on Capitol Hill
  9. Workers for Airport, Airline Contractors Endure Job Turmoil
  10. TSA Backs Biden on Masks, Usage Required from Feb 2 – May 11

January 29, 2021

  1. Southwest Airlines Adds New Routes
  2. Southwest Airlines Posts First Annual Loss in 48 Years, Warns Revenues Will Need to Double to Break Even
  3. JetBlue Lost $1.3 Billion In ‘A Year Like No Other’
  4. Airline Executives Say COVID Tests for Passengers on US Flights Not Feasible, Fair or Needed: 'It's Wholly Impractical'
  5. Canada Airlines Agree to Cancel All Flights to Warm Destinations - PM Trudeau
  6. The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2020  (PDF without subscription)
  7. Airline Pilots Making In-Flight Errors Say They're 'Rusty' Because of Pandemic
  8. LAX Introduces Automated Touchless Photo ID Scanners
  9. U.S. Travel Association Lays Out Needs to Revive Air Travel
  10. U.K. Bans Flights from Dubai, Rest of UAE to Stop New Strain  (PDF without subscription)

January 28, 2021

  1. Oakland Airport 1st in Nation to Sell COVID Kits in Vending Machines
  2. United Program Will Let Hawaii Visitors Skip COVID-19 Test Screenings, With Conditions
  3. American Airlines Posts Record $8.9 Billion Annual Loss as It Looks to 2021 for ‘Year of Recovery’
  4. Airlines Urge WHO to OK Quarantine-Free Travel After Vaccines
  5. More Than Half of World's Airline Pilots No Longer Flying: Survey
  6. Five States Count for Almost Half of US Jet Fuel Usage
  7. PIT Becomes First U.S. Airport to Deploy Honeywell’s Air Quality Technology
  8. U.K. Quarantine Hotels- Another Blow for the Bleeding Airline Industry  (PDF without subscription)
  9. Will travelers Need a Negative COVID-19 Test to Board Flights Within the US? The CDC Says It's Under Consideration
  10. U.S. Air Travel Falls to 6-Month Low as Covid Infections, Travel Restrictions Hinder Recovery

January 27, 2021

  1. Southwest Introduces Santa Barbara Flights from Oakland
  2. Southwest Airlines Becomes Latest Carrier to Trim Hawaii Flying
  3. Hawaiian Airlines Anticipating Uptick in Flying by the Summer
  4. Alaska Air, After $1.3B Loss Last Year, Forecasts Strong Recovery This Year
  5. Aeromexico and LATAM Apply to Codeshare on US Routes
  6. Tackling Air Travel Confidence Post-Pandemic with Digital Technology at Albany Airport
  7. COVID-19 Rapid Testing Study at YVR Turns Up All Negative Results So Far
  8. New Zealand Likely to Keep Borders Shut for Most of 2021: PM Ardern
  9. Security Concerns Will Drive Demand for Airport Technology Over the Next Five Years
  10. More Travel Restrictions Affect International Travelers into US and Canadian Airports 

January 26, 2021

  1. ANA Suspends 16 International Routes
  2. United Airlines Has a New Online Feature to Help You Get 'Travel-Ready' Amid COVID-19
  3. Delta Plans to Bring Back 400 Pilots, Signaling Optimism About Future Air Travel
  4. Coming Tuesday: News from the Hottest Airline on Wall Street  ( subscription)
  5. Cathay Pacific Warns New Covid-19 Quarantine for Aircrew Could Slash Passenger Flights by Two-Thirds and Cost Company HK$400 Million a Month
  6. Airline Outlook Dims Again as New Travel Curbs Threaten Summer
  7. ACI Airport Health Accreditation Awarded to Ontario International Airport
  8. Here's How the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Travel at Sea-Tac Airport in 2020
  9. Denver Airport Says It's Time to Build Long-Delayed 7th Runway
  10. Rate of Guns Seized at U.S. Airport Checkpoints Doubled in 2020 Despite Fewer Travelers

January 25, 2021

  1. City Launches $21.3M Emergency Rent Relief Program for SFO Tenants Impacted by Pandemic
  2. United Goes Big and Bold With Seven Changes to the Airline
  3. Delta and Alaska Airlines Won’t Make Staff Get Vaccinated
  4. Masks Required on German Airlines 
  5. Sea-Tac Airport in 2020: Passenger Traffic Down Over -61%, Domestic Air Cargo Up +15%
  6. Hundreds of Airports Will Disappear if the Paris Agreement Fails, per New Study  (subscription)
  7. Israel to Close Its Only Major Airport in Bid to Slow Coronavirus Spread
  8. Companies Are Racing to Build Digital Passports for People to Prove They’ve Had the Covid Vaccine
  9. Travel Group, Airlines Oppose Quarantine for U.S.-Bound Air Passengers
  10. Transportation Officials Weigh Options to Enforce Biden's Mask Requirement for Travelers

January 22, 2021

  1. The Right Kind of Quiet
  2. How Biden’s New Coronavirus Policies Will Affect Yosemite and SFO  (subscription)
  3. Cafe X Re-Opens SFO Robot Barista
  4. SJC is First California Airport to Earn Global Star Rating
  5. United Airlines Bets on International Bounce
  6. Hawaiian Airlines Expanding Pre-Clear Program for Hawaii-Bound Travelers
  7. Southwest Airlines Pledges to Vaccinate All Its Employees
  8. Qatar Airways Boosts US Flying, Emirates Returns to Australia
  9. KLM Reviews Long-Haul Network Amid New COVID-19 Restrictions
  10. New Technology Enhances Security Checkpoints at BWI Marshall Airport

January 21, 2021

  1. Runway Improvement Projects Accelerated Ahead of Planned Schedule by San Francisco Airport
  2. United Airlines Reports Massive COVID-19-Related Losses
  3. Southwest Airlines Reveals Routes, Launch Dates for 2 Newest California Cities
  4. Iberia Completes Purchase of Air Europa at Significant Discount
  5. Eyeing a Recovery, Some U.S. Airlines Resume Pilot Hiring
  6. Hong Kong and Changi Lose Status as Asia’s Busiest Airports  (subscription)
  7. How Sensors Will Help Maintain Social Distancing at Delhi's at IGI Airport
  8. President Biden Makes Mask Wearing Mandatory on Aircraft
  9. FAA Will Allow Airports to Conduct COVID-19 Health Screenings — and This Airport in Iowa Is Starting Soon
  10. Unease Over Travel Bubbles

January 20, 2020

  1. After East Bay College Student’s Deportation at SFO, 9-Year-Old Sent to San Diego Shelter  (subscription)
  2. Singapore Airlines Launches One-Stop Service for COVID-19 Testing
  3. Why Ultra-Low Cost Carrier Spirit Airlines Is Falling Behind
  4. COVID-19 Rapid Testing Becomes Available at John Wayne Airport
  5. LAX Offers 30-Minute COVID-19 Tests for $80  (subscription)
  6. Man Lives Undetected in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for 3 Months
  7. US FAA Extends Slot Relief Through October
  8. Pushed by Airline Lobby, Testing Instead of Bans Not a Best Solution  (subscription)
  9. Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?
  10. Covid-19’s Blow to Business Travel Is Expected to Last for Years  (subscription

January 19, 2021

  1. Thanks for the Memories: Norwegian Air Shuts Down Flights at SFO, Elsewhere  (subscription)
  2. Brothers from Haiti, Ages 9 and 19, Held at SFO Despite Having Visas, Attorney Says  (subscription)
  3. She Lost a 'Beloved' Elephant Plush at SFO. Strangers on Reddit Are Helping Her Find It.
  4. Airports and DHS Offer Helping Hand to Victims of Human Trafficking
  5. Vending Machine to Sell COVID-19 Tests at Oakland International Airport
  6. LAX Officials Say Airport Had 1/3 Number of Passengers in 2020
  7. Emirates Becomes One of the First Airlines in the World to trial IATA Travel Pass, a Digital Platform for COVID-19 Updates and Test Verification
  8. Singapore Airlines Hopes to Be World's First Fully-Vaccinated Airline
  9. European Airlines Brace for Turbulence as Summer Hopes Fade  (subscription)
  10. Biden to Maintain European, Brazilian Air Travel Bans