The country's pilot shortage problem predates COVID-19, but the pandemic made the problem worse. Now, airline companies are working to train more people to fly the planes they have.
Avelo, a low-cost airline, will start service at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in May, just in time for the summer months. The airline is focusing on leisure destinations because many are ready for a relaxing vacation after staying at home for much of 2020.
Travelers to Arizona are finding it hard to get a rental car for their visit to the Grand Canyon State.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the next phase of its conditional sail order for cruise ship operators Friday.
It's full steam ahead on a train to the Grand Canyon. The locomotives are scheduled to get moving on the first Saturday of the months starting April 3 through October. https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays
More than 100 million Americans have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and now the CDC has issued new travel guidelines as airports start to stack up again.
The new guidelines say vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread the virus, but the CDC still recommends safety measures like wearing a mask, social distancing and hand washing.
Leopard Aviation, a new flight school located in Scottsdale and Mesa, has expanded its fleet of pilot-training aircraft. More information at www.leopardaviation.com
In border towns across the U.S., small businesses are reeling from the economic fallout of the partial closure of North America’s international boundaries.
20% of pet owners told Value Penguin they would pay $300+ to bring an animal on a flight
Royal Caribbean announced a summer lineup of cruises available to fully vaccinated adults and children under 18 with negative test results.
Two passengers could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines for allegedly interfering with — and in one case assaulting — flight attendants who instructed them to wear face masks.
With case rates going down, vaccine rates going up and restrictions across the country relaxing, it's a recipe for a busy spring break travel season.
The FAA has slapped hefty fines on two separate passengers in recent weeks, and announced it will be extending its zero-tolerance policy for unruly passengers for as long as the CDC and TSA’s mask mandate is in effect.
The Transportation Security Administration wants to add another layer of protection for passengers against COVID-19.
March was typically Sky Harbor's busiest month before the pandemic. Heather Shelbrack with the Sky Harbor Aviation Department says the airport is seeing an increase in travelers this year but we're not back to pre-pandemic numbers.
Some destination hot spots are already seeing waves of travelers as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up, but medical experts warn the pandemic is not over yet.
The 24-year-old told flight attendants he had several beers and “a couple of shots” before the flight.
The FAA says the man not only refused to keep his mask on but also kept drinking alcohol he brought onto the plane for his flight to the Caribbean.
For many who may be planning a future trip after being vaccinated against COVID-19, AAA says it will likely be a different experience for many who haven’t traveled over the past year.