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Peter Lam 17 year old Plane Spotter | Based at LAX, SNA, and sometimes LGB | Avgeek Since 2017 | Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 fan | United and Star Alliance Flyer | Plane Spotted at 19 airports in 7 countries
Greater Los Angeles, California, USA
ROUTES Dec 23, 2021 European Airlines Grow in Southern California Air France will add another daily service between Paris and Los Angeles. British Airways will bring the A350-1000 to both Los Angeles and San Diego from London. Lufthansa brings the A340 back to Los Angeles while returning to San Diego with a new route from Munich using the A350s. Read More →
NEWS Air Canada to Accelerate Retirement of 79 Aircraft Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian flag carrier, Air Canada, has reported a loss of $1.05 billion. As a result, the airline will be speeding up the retirement of 79 planes, with some retired with immediate effect. Read More →
NEWS Terminal at Singapore Changi Closes Due to Pandemic As a result of the low demand for travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore's Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan decided on Monday, April 6th, that Singapore Changi's Terminal 2 will be closed. This will go into effect on May 1st, and will last for 18 months. Read More →
NEWS Vietnam Airlines Suspends All International Flights While the Southeastern country of Vietnam has only 76 cases of COVID-19, the Vietnamese government has put a lot of restrictions in place to prevent the virus from entering and spreading in Vietnam. Also, other neighboring countries are now restricing foreigners from entering their countries. These two causes have led to the flag carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, being forced to suspend all of its international services. This will be taking place between now and April 30th of this year (2020). Read More →
NEWS Lufthansa Group's Response to Virus Includes Grounding 700 Aircraft Out of its 763 aircraft that fly the skies, the Lufthansa Group is now only flying 63 of them; they decided to ground 700 of their aircraft to lessen the effects of COVID-19. Read More →
NEWS Alitalia to be Fully Owned by the National Government Italy is currently the country with the most cases of COVID-19 outside of mainland China. Therefore, Alitalia, the Italian flag carrier, has been even more impacted due to the virus. Therefore, the Italian goverment said on Monday that it will take full control of the airline, and will help them as losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic is combined with the financial difficulties it previously experienced. Read More →
NEWS Airlines Ground Airbus A380s Due to COVID-19 Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, people are not willing to travel in order to avoid getting infected, causing air travel to be severely impacted. Routes usually operated by the Airbus A380 are key routes with high passenger demand. Now that this demand is getting significantly low due to the virus, airlines are finding ways to reduce costs, either by reducing the amount of daily services or by using smaller and more fuel-efficient aircraft on these services. Therefore, a majority of the A380 operators have chosen to ground their A380s for a period of time, and use smaller aircraft on these usually high-demand services. Read More →
NEWS Norwegian to Cancel Flights Amid Pandemic Norwegian Air Shuttle, a Norwegian airline, is cancelling 85% of its flights and laying off 90% of its workforce due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More →
ROUTES Korean Air Reduces Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak South Korea is the country that is the most affected by the novel coronavirus after mainland China. Because of this, airlines have been reducing and/or cancelling flights to the country. However the country's flag carrier, Korean Air, has changed their flight schedules to flights across the world. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL A Guide to Fifth-Freedom Flights Fifth-freedom flights are flights between two cities that are not the airline's home base. For example, an airline is based in city A, and it flies to city Y with a stop at city X. In a fifth freedom flight, passengers can fly the airline based in city A from city X straight to city Y without a stop in city Y. Read More →