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ROUTES Feb 07, 2024 Copa Airlines Adds Raleigh/Durham Route: Which U.S. and Canadian Cities Have Nonstop Flights to Panama? Copa Airlines continues to expand its network as passengers worldwide become interested in visiting Panama. On January 15, the airline announced the launch of nonstop flights to three new destinations: Florianópolis (FLN), Tulum (TQO), and Raleigh/Durham (RDU). These destinations will be Copa Airlines' seventh in Brazil, fifth in Mexico, and 16th in the U.S., respectively. Panama's flag carrier will now serve 85 destinations in 32 countries across the Americas. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 El Al Removes Two More International Routes as Airline Faces Uncertain Future El Al has eliminated its routes to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Both routes, operated from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv, have suffered from low travel demand due to Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. This announcement comes only a week after El Al suspended flights to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg after an International Court of Justice ruling on the Gaza war. Read More →
NEWS Feb 02, 2024 Southwest Airlines Unveils New Cabin Design and Crew Uniforms American low-cost giant Southwest Airlines unveiled plans to redesign its aircraft interiors and refresh its employee uniforms. Southwest believes these changes will bring a more modern look to its admired brand. Read More →
NEWS Feb 02, 2024 Delta Air Lines Adds New First Class Seats on Boeing 737-800s, Expands Delta One on Airbus A350-900s Delta Air Lines will update the cabins on its Airbus A350-900 aircraft and select Boeing 737-800 planes over the coming months. The airline aims to improve the onboard experience for passengers, especially those flying in its premium cabin classes. The updated cabins will appear on the first 737-800s and A350-900s in February and the summer, respectively. Read More →
NEWS Jan 31, 2024 Boeing Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings After Suspending Guidance Amid 737 MAX 9 Crisis Boeing's fourth quarter (Q4) earnings report was volatile, with both financial turbulence and a shocking U-turn on their 2024 forecast. Still reeling from recent safety issues, the aerospace giant released results showing continued financial losses and a decision to ditch their financial predictions for 2024. This move is unprecedented in recent company history and sent shockwaves through the industry, raising questions about Boeing's future and the factors behind this bold decision. Read More →
NEWS Jan 31, 2024 United Airlines Boeing 737-800 Flight Diverts to Denver After Cracked Windshield Discovered A routine flight from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) took an unexpected turn on January 28. A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 carrying 166 passengers and seven crew members was forced to divert to Denver International Airport (DEN) due to a crack in the windshield that was discovered. Read More →
NEWS Jan 29, 2024 Aeroméxico Flight Stuck on Tarmac for Hours Forces Passenger to Open Emergency Door and Walk on Wing for Fresh Air Authorities in Mexico City have detained an Aeroméxico passenger for allegedly opening the emergency door while the plane was stuck on the tarmac on January 25. The man who opened the emergency door to access the wing claims it was necessary to get fresh air as the passengers were not provided food, drinks, or any other relief. Aeroméxico representatives have stated that the aircraft had mechanical problems, and the flight was set to undergo an aircraft swap when the incident occurred. Read More →
NEWS Jan 25, 2024 FAA Allows Airlines to Fly Boeing 737 MAX 9 After Temporary Grounding The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided a path forward for airlines to continue flying their 737 MAX 9 aircraft, laying out strict new rules and regulations for airlines to follow. This announcement comes after a grounding of 737 MAX 9 planes following a major Alaska Airlines incident earlier this month when a door plug was ejected from the 737 MAX 9 aircraft at cruising altitude. Read More →
NEWS Jan 19, 2024 Akasa Air Orders 150 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Amid Rapid Expansion India's aviation industry is growing rapidly, with Akasa Air playing a major role in this transformation. At the Wings India airshow in Hyderabad, the young airline placed a large order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This landmark deal propels Akasa Air's ambitious expansion plans and injects much-needed confidence into Boeing's 737 MAX program after recent incidents. Read More →
NEWS Jan 17, 2024 Boeing's Problems Expand to Politicians After U.S. Government 737 Plane Breaks Down in Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to return to Washington from Davos, Switzerland on January 17. However, he could not due to a critical malfunction with his Boeing aircraft. The aircraft in question was a modified Boeing C-40, a U.S. Air Force aircraft assigned to Joint Base Andrews. The incident is unrelated to previous Boeing troubles with the 737 MAX aircraft, although the C-40 is a modified 737 aircraft. Read More →