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Wow Air to Downsize by Almost 50%, Cut Multiple Destinations

Wow Air to Downsize by Almost 50%, Cut Multiple Destinations

Wow Air, the struggling low-cost Icelandic airline, announced plans on Thursday to downsize dramatically.
The airline will reduce its fleet from 20 to 11 aircraft including the return of its wide-body Airbus A330s and it will sell four Airbus A321s aircraft for $10 million to raise cash.
The Reykjavik-based carrier held what some termed a “fire sale” a few days earlier, with 50% discounts on almost all flights.
Wow is cancelling several seasonal …

American Airlines to Add 18 New Routes Next Summer, Including Flights to Glacier Park Airport

American Airlines to Add 18 New Routes Next Summer, Including Flights to Glacier Park Airport

American Airlines announced on Thursday multiple new routes and several new destinations that will be introduced next summer.
The world’s largest airline is adding Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana, with non-stop service available to Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles and it is also returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with non-stop service from New York and Philadelphia. It is also doubling the frequency of its non-stop service linking Dallas to …

Delta to Link Boston with Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and D.C.

Delta to Link Boston with Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and D.C.

Delta Air Lines announced plans to add non-stop service from Boston to Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The Atlanta-based airline said that service connecting Boston Logan International Airport to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will launch on April 1, 2019. In addition, service from Boston to Chicago O’Hare, Newark Liberty International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports will commence on September 9, 2019.
In a statement, Delta said it is “taking Bostonians …

Eurowings Adds Newark-Düsseldorf Service

Eurowings Adds Newark-Düsseldorf Service

Eurowings announced the start of non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Düsseldorf, Germany, to complement its current service from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.
The new flight will operate every day except Tuesdays. The flight will leave Newark at 4:50 p.m. local time and arrive in Düsseldorf the following day at 6:05 a.m. Return flights depart Düsseldorf at 11:45 a.m. and arrive in Newark at …

Air Canada Opens Maple Leaf Lounge at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal in New York

Air Canada Opens Maple Leaf Lounge at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal in New York

Air Canada opened its newest Maple Leaf Lounge Monday night with a reception for members of the press and invited guests.  It opens to the public Tuesday morning and is conveniently situated near the airline’s three departure gates.
Unlike the airline’s previous loungeat LaGuardia, the new lounge is after the security checkpoint.
The lounge is located in the newly built replacement Central Terminal building at LaGuardia Airport that opened Saturday and is …

Inside LaGuardia Airport’s Posh New Central Terminal Concourse, Now Open to Passengers

Attention New Yorkers and visitors: The city that never sleeps now has a brand new airport – or at least part of one.
The first concourse in the newly built replacement Central Terminal building at LaGuardia Airport opened on Saturday. I visited the new structure, also known as Terminal B, for the better part of the day, spoke with passengers, and met with airport officials who were on the ground spearheading …

Lobby Bar – November 30: What I Did For Love, Melt Shop, and ‘I’ll Take Prepubescent Airplanes for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: I Will Send a Fully Armed Battalion to Remind You of My Love
Global Warming.Icelandair abandoned its bid to acquire low-cost carrier Wow Air after discovering that the resultant combination would cause too much ice to melt.  Market research showed that no one wanted to fly Landair, it turned out.
Remember we made an arrangement when you went away.  The United States and the United Kingdom reached an agreement on …