With cargo demand projected to exceed 2019 levels both in 2021 and 2022, it’s not surprising that passenger airlines will continue to lean on their cargo operations to supplement their revenue for the foreseeable future.
The global fleet of 128 Boeing 777s with PW4000s has been grounded since late February following a failure onboard a United 777 near Denver—the third PW4000-powered 777 in-service event in three years linked to a cracked fan blade.
United Airlines became the first U.S. legacy carrier to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees, as the delta coronavirus variant sweeps through North America and threatens the ongoing recovery in air travel demand.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby is betting that corporate and long-haul international traffic will fully recover over the next few years—and that United will be ready to meet it with its network of large coastal hubs and fleet of premium-heavy aircraft.
United Airlines and its regional affiliate Mesa Airlines have conditionally agreed to order 200 19-passenger electric airliners from Heart Aerospace as they participated in the Swedish startup's $35 million Series A funding round.
American Airlines and United Airlines are to increase service to Spain after the European country’s government confirmed that borders would reopen from June 7 to travelers who have been fully vaccinated.