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STORIES Dec 30, 2023 In Case You Missed It: Our Top Stories in 2023 2023 has been a rollercoaster of a year in the aviation industry. From record-breaking aircraft orders to close calls, the past 12 months have pretty much had it all. In this exclusive end-of-year recap, take a look at some of our top stories and pieces, hand-selected by our very own writers. Read More →
NEWS Dec 27, 2023 Pro-Palestinian Protests Target Major US Airports During Holiday Travel Season In a shocking event, pro-Palestinian protesters blocked off traffic into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on December 27. The protests come as American airports handle some of the busiest travel days of the year due to Christmas and New Years. Protests at airports are not an uncommon occurrence since disrupting passenger traffic is viewed by protestors as an effective way to enact change. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 27, 2023 Revived Mexicana Begins Operations, Diverts on Inaugural Flight Mexicana de Aviación was inaugurated in 1921 and was Mexico's biggest and flagship airline. The carrier suspended operations in 2010; at the time, it was the oldest airline in the country. In January 2023, the Mexican government purchased the Mexicana brand, planning to relaunch the carrier as a state-owned entity. On December 26, 2023, the new-look Mexicana took to the skies again with the inaugural flight from Mexico City to Tulum. However, things did not occur as anticipated. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 26, 2023 Direct Flights Between the US and Romania Will Soon Return After a 14-Year Absence HiSky, a Moldovan-Romanian low-cost airline, has announced plans to launch its first-ever trans-Atlantic route to New York JFK. This announcement comes shortly after HiSky received permission from the United States Department of Transportation to launch flights to the country. Read More →
NEWS Dec 23, 2023 First Look: Air India Receives its First A350 The new era of Air India has officially touched down as the Indian flag carrier took delivery of its first Airbus A350 earlier today. This is also the first A350 in all of India. Read More →
NEWS Dec 22, 2023 Azul Orders More A330neos Amid Long-Haul Expansion Plans Azul Linhas Aéreas confirmed a new order for the Airbus A330neo following a purchase agreement signed in June. With this order, the Brazilian carrier hopes to expand its widebody fleet and as a result, its long-haul route offering. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 21, 2023 Kazakhstan's Future Aviation Plans Could Include Nonstop Flights to New York-JFK Kazakhstan's aviation industry has been growing rapidly over the years. Airlines such as Air Astana, FlyArystan, Qazaq Air, and SCAT Airlines have expanded their fleets and route networks. In a recent government meeting, it was revealed that new services from Kazakhstan to the United States, India, China, Singapore, and Japan are on the cards to begin in the coming years. Who will operate these flights, where will they go, and when can we expect them to start? Read More →
NEWS Dec 19, 2023 Japan Airlines' New Airbus A350-1000 Takes Flight Japan Airlines, the crown jewel of Japanese air travel just unveiled its latest plane. The Airbus A350-1000, a sleek giant of the skies, this plane isn't just for travel but rather for luxury and comfort. When you first set foot on this plane, you'll be greeted by luxury and innovation. Every detail, from the meticulously crafted seats to the mood-adjusting lighting system, has been designed to ensure comfort and well-being. Read More →
NEWS Dec 15, 2023 Air Canada Announces New US and Mexican Destinations for 2024 Air Canada has announced a massive capacity boost coming to its network in the Summer of 2024. This capacity boost includes two brand-new destinations, five new routes, and increased flight frequencies. The new and returning destinations include the tourist hotspots of Tulum and Charleston. Read More →
NEWS Dec 13, 2023 Plane Ticket Sales Were Up 240% During Some Parts of 2023 Thanks to Taylor Swift Concerts Have you ever heard of an airline adding more flights so people can attend a concert? Believe it or not, in light of artist Taylor Swift's blockbuster "Eras" tour, certain airlines have made significant moves to accommodate a massive increase in fans traveling to see her perform. Read More →