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NEWS May 13, 2024 Air Vanuatu: What Happens When An Airline Goes Bankrupt Recently, Air Vanuatu went bankrupt, canceling all international flights and stranding thousands of passengers. This latest airline bankruptcy brings up the question - What happens after an airline goes bust? Read More →
ROUTES Apr 13, 2024 The Longest Flights Between Europe and Asia Analyzing the longest flights in the world can be eye-opening as sometimes you will learn about routes you never knew existed. We've been publishing quite a few articles on the world's longest flights, and today, we will focus on the longest routes between Europe and Asia. This "Top Ten" list will not only include nonstop flights but direct flight options as well. Read More →
ROUTES Apr 09, 2024 United's Island Hopper Adventure: 7 Pacific Islands in 15 Hours on a Boeing 737 When it comes to serving remote communities, airlines are sometimes the only means to provide vital resources to these places. One such example is the "Island Hopper", a service by United Airlines from Honolulu (HNL) to Guam (GUM) that stops in various Pacific islands. Read More →
ROUTES Apr 04, 2024 The World's Longest Domestic Flight: 21 Hours on an Airbus A350 Although it does not operate as a nonstop flight, Air France’s direct Paris to Papeete service clocks in at around 21 to 22 hours, with a stop in Los Angeles. It is one of the many airlines that operates the second leg of the journey from Los Angeles to Papeete. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 18, 2024 This Boeing 747 Was Purposely Crashed for a Movie Stunt An example of the intersection between film and aviation involves the 2020 film Tenet. The movie's directors purchased a Boeing 747 to blow up during filming. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 16, 2024 Music Tourism's Impact on Aviation and the Global Economy Music tourism is now an established subset of the travel industry. Many people travel to see their favorite artist perform a concert or to attend music festivals. Airlines benefit from passengers' willingness to spend high prices on music experiences, with flight searches and bookings increasing rapidly ahead of such events. Read More →
STORIES Feb 17, 2024 Exclusive: Interview With Raúl Revuelta Musalem, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico I had the chance to sit down with Raúl Revuelta Musalem, the CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), about Mexico's aviation industry. This is my second time interviewing Raúl: our previous discussion in August was about Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) and the future of Baja California's aviation sector. Read More →
NEWS Jan 06, 2024 Cathay Pacific's Rocky Runway: Pilot Shortage Threatens Hong Kong's Aviation Industry Hong Kong's flagship carrier, Cathay Pacific, has faced turbulence over the holiday season, canceling over 80 flights since Christmas Eve. This has sparked concerns among passengers about potential disruptions and raised questions about underlying issues within the airline. Read More →
ROUTES Sep 29, 2023 Cathay Pacific Resumes Hong Kong-Chicago Route Cathay Pacific will relaunch its nonstop service between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) on October 3. This route previously existed before the COVID-19 pandemic on Cathay Pacific and United Airlines. Cathay Pacific will offer nonstop flights between Chicago and Hong Kong three times weekly using its Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. Read More →
STORIES Aug 24, 2023 EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Raúl Revuelta Musalem, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico I had the chance to sit down with Raúl Revuelta Musalem, the CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), about the aviation industry in Mexico's Baja California state. My discussion with Raúl Revuelta Musalem focused on the aviation industry in Mexico's western state of Baja California. Raúl discussed the importance of Tijuana to the Mexican and broader global economy. Read More →