Due to the ongoing pandemic, the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase's Flyway to Highway fly-in, scheduled for Jan. 30 at Florida's DeLand Municipal Airport, has been canceled. The annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, which has been postponed twice, is set to take place in November.
An environmental assessment and design work for a new airport planned in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will be completed in the next two years with airfield construction to follow, according to the city's mayor. The proposed airport has already secured $4.2 million in grants, and it is expected to be used extensively by technology companies and other local businesses.
Volunteers from the California Pilots Association Disaster Airlift Response Team transported more than 2,400 pounds of donated medical supplies, such as face shields, masks and thermometers, from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to a Native American tribe at the Yurok Reservation near Crescent City. The nonprofit organization was launched to assist in disaster relief efforts, and pilots flew supplies to Oregon last fall to aid in battling wildfires.
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Delta Air Lines' Global Cleanliness division is deploying a team of "clean ambassadors" who will audit cleaning processes and procedures across US airports. "This team will serve as dedicated eyes and ears at our airports, advising employees and partners, answering questions from customers and bringing a focus and a rigor to cleanliness that will give customers even more confidence in their choice to fly with Delta," said Mike Medeiros, vice president of global cleanliness.
Alaska Airlines will continue to block middle seats in premium economy class through May 31.
United Airlines will relaunch the 737 Max with 24 departures Feb. 11, growing to 32 daily flights by the end of the month. Meanwhile, the airline is delaying its return to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28.
American Airlines is adding service in March between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and North Carolina's Fayetteville Regional Airport. The airline also added seasonal service between Boston and Hilton Head Island Airport in South Carolina that will run from April 10 to May 29.
Air Canada is cutting passenger capacity by an additional 25% and laying off 1,700 workers, as well as 200 more at its Express carriers. "Since the implementation by the Federal and Provincial Governments of these increased travel restrictions and other measures, in addition to the existing quarantine requirements, we have seen an immediate impact to our close-in bookings and have made the difficult but necessary decision to further adjust our schedule and rationalize our transborder, Caribbean and domestic routes to better reflect expected demand and to reduce cash burn," said Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and chief commercial officer.