FRIDAY JUL 12, 2024
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NEWS Feb 23, 2024 VietJet Purchases 20 Airbus A330neos at Singapore Airshow in First-Ever Widebody Order VietJet and Airbus have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to purchase 20 A330-900neos. The announcement was made on February 22 at a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace event. The new aircraft will replace the current fleet of leased A330-300s, with the deal being VietJet's first-ever purchase of wide-body aircraft. Read More →
STORIES Feb 23, 2024 The 1956 Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision: The Crash That Created the Modern Air Traffic Control System The summer morning of June 30, 1956, disaster began with a sudden bang and the sickening crunch of metal crashing into metal. This incident facilitated the creation of the modern en route air traffic control system, which has made commercial aviation the safest means of transportation in human history. Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 United Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Nonstop Flights to Colombia United Airlines celebrated its 30th anniversary of flying to Colombia this month. The U.S. airports with United flights to the country include Newark (EWR) and Houston (IAH). Tourism statistics indicate that more than 4.5 million tourists visited Colombia in 2022, with almost one million being Americans. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 22, 2024 American Airlines Launches Nonstop Flights Between New York-JFK and Tokyo-Haneda American Airlines confirmed and announced the schedule for its route between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) on February 21. This announcement comes almost one month after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved the route. American will use its Boeing 777-200ERs for the transpacific route. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 American Airlines Baggage Fees Spike 17% Amid Loyalty Program Crack-Down Effort American Airlines has raised the cost of checked bags on its flights for the first time in nearly six years. It has also changed how customers can earn frequent flyer points. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Bomb Threat Forces United Airlines Flight to Divert to Chicago On February 21, United Airlines flight UA 1533 from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a severe mid-air incident when a bomb threat forced the plane to divert to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 21, 2024 Malaysian Tourists Are Suddenly Flocking to This Welsh City. Here's Why The expansion of airline and tourism sponsors in professional football clubs has grown in recent years. Cardiff City FC, a Welsh-based club playing in the second division of English football, has the Malaysian Tourism Board as a shirt sponsor. Malaysia aims to expand its UK presence beyond Malaysia Airlines offering nonstop flights between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and London-Heathrow (LHR). Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Starlux Airlines Orders Three Airbus A330neos and Five A350Fs at Singapore Airshow Starlux Airlines ordered three Airbus A330neo planes and five A350F freighters at the Singapore Airshow on February 21. The Taiwanese carrier aims to expand its fleet and route network after commencing operations in January 2020. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 20, 2024 What Can JetBlue Expect After Activist Investor Carl Icahn Acquired a 10% Stake in the Airline? Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a 10% interest in JetBlue by purchasing 33.6 million shares of its stock in January and February. His investment has caused a more than 18% rise in the prices of JetBlue stock, a phenomenon known as the Icahn Rise. There are several possible reasons for Icahn taking a stake in JetBlue, ranging from a simple profit-taking opportunity to long-term airline control. Read More →
NEWS Feb 20, 2024 Royal Brunei Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at Singapore Airshow Royal Brunei Airlines announced the purchase of four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. Brunei's flag carrier views this order as part of its long-term growth strategy and increased focus on sustainability and passenger comfort. Read More →