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Allegiant Travel Company moves to terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport

Allegiant Travel Company announced (12-May-2021) plans to relocate operations to terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport from 19-May-2021. Anticipating a busier summer travel season, Allegiant will also increase capacity

Alaska Airlines to launch services to Belize

Alaska Airlines announced (12-May-2021) plans to launch services to Belize City, with schedules to be announced when ticket sales open in early Jun-2021. Belize will be the fourth country the

Air Canada to launch services to Hawaii from in 4Q2021

Air Canada announced (12-May-2021) plans to launch the following services to Hawaii: Montreal–Honolulu: Twice weekly from 12-Dec-2021; Toronto-Maui: Weekly from 18-Dec-2021; Toronto–Honolulu: Three times weekly from

Viva Aerobus launches voluntary carbon footprint offset programme for passengers

Viva Aerobus signed (11-May-2021) an agreement with Anaconda Carbon to launch a voluntary carbon footprint offset programme for passengers. Viva Aerobus passengers will now be able to select

US and UK CEOs submit letter calling for resumption of travel

US Department of Transportation and the UK Department for Transport received a letter from multiple airline CEOs requesting a speed up of travel resumption between the countries (Reuters, 11-May-2021).

Canadian Government awards over USD450 million to airports in COVID-19 recovery funding

Canada‘s Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra launched (11-May-2021) the following contribution funding programmes to assist Canadian airports’ recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: Airport Critical Infrastructure

Red Deer Airport looking to construct USD2.5 million ‘low cost terminal’ in 2021

Red Deer Airport executive director Graham Ingham said the airport is planning to raise funding for construction of a CAD3 million (USD2.5 million) “low cost terminal” in 2021

LATAM Airlines Brasil to resume Sao Paulo-London service in Jun-2021

LATAM Airlines Brasil plans to resume daily Sao Paulo Guarulhos–London Heathrow service on 16-Jun-2021 (Aviacion Online, 11-May-2021). The airline will operate the service with Boeing 777-300ER equipment.

US Travel Association: US needs to increase dialogue with UK to reopen borders

US Travel Association (UTA) president and CEO Roger Dow stated (10-May-2021) the US needs to “increase dialogue” with the UK to allow for a reopening of travel. Mr Dow stated the US will

US TSA screens over 1.7 million single day passengers for first time since COVID-19 outbreak

US TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein, via her official Twitter account, announced (10-May-2021) the US TSA screened over 1.7 million passengers at airport checkpoints on 09-May-2021. The figure represents

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