Envoy Air to close New York bases, Lufthansa pilot strike spread, WestJet looks to fly long-haul

Envoy Air to close New York JFK and LGA bases Envoy Air, American Airlines’ subsidiary, will reduce its CRJ700 fleet and close its bases at JFK and LaGuardia starting in May. The development comes as Envoy concentrates flying at its two largest hubs—Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago. Envoy still operates some flights from Miami, but employees […]

Westjet to lower fares, JetBlue’s FF partners with SAA, cruise ship food upswing

WestJet to offer lower airfares for ‘some’ economy fliers WestJet will be lowering its fares for some economy passengers. WestJet said Tuesday it plans to lower airfares on select economy-class tickets as its redirects a portion of the money being collected from new baggage fees toward more competitive prices. “We think that by unbundling and […]

Alaska Air flys SEA to ABQ, discover Highway 1, Westjet drops first free baggage

Alaska Airlines grows Seattle with daily flights to Albuquerque Alaska Airlines started daily non-stop service from Seattle to Albuquerque. “Albuquerque’s rich history and year-round sunshine provide endless adventure for leisure and business travelers alike,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines. “This new route further builds on the […]