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Frontier Airlines Encounters Operational Meltdown After Merger Announcement 02/07/2022 - (John Pullen) Frontier Airlines has been drawing attention recently. On the same day they announced their major merger with rival ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, the Denver-based carrier encountered an operational meltdown that caused delays and cancellations across the nation.
UPS Takes Delivery of Final 747, Marking the End of an Era 04/19/2022 - (Zachary Liddy-Davis) UPS took delivery of its last Boeing 747 aircraft on April 8, 2022. This marks a massive milestone for both the cargo carrier and Boeing.
United Airlines to Acquire Supersonic Aircraft by 2029 06/03/2021 - (Winston Shek) United has announced today that they plan to acquire 15 Boom Overture supersonic aircraft by 2029, with 35 more aircraft possibly on the way.
How Southwest Took Over Dallas Love-Field Airport 12/27/2021 - (John Pullen) With the Airline Deregulation Act being signed into law in 1978, many feared that Southwest’s new growth opportunities at Dallas Love Field Airport threatened the newly built Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s dominance. The Wright Amendment, designed to restrict Love Field and Southwest’s growth, sparked an intense, decades-long debate that mixed business, government, and citizens around the cause to “Set Love Free”.
Man Arrested for Jumping Fence, Climbing Onto Plane in Las Vegas 12/12/2020 - (Emmett Chung) In a stranger-than-fiction tale, a mentally ill man snuck into the airport and onto a plane wing in Las Vegas today.
The Fall and Impending Rise of San Bernardino Airport 04/24/2022 - (Davis Turner) San Bernardino Airport has had its fair share of trouble over the years but the future is looking bright. With a new airline starting service there soon and the town backing the airport, San Bernardino Airport could become the new preferred backup airport to LAX.
The Return of the MAX 8 09/16/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) Tests for the recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 are starting around the world. How are the tests going and is the aircraft on track to return anytime soon? This is a look into the failed planes progress in its attempt to comeback.
United Kingdom Lifts all Travel Restrictions 03/14/2022 - (Ejaaz Cadinouche) The UK has announced that all travel restrictions will be lifted from 4 AM Friday morning, regardless of vaccination status. Heathrow Airport, along with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, will also be dropping its mask mandates.
How The Cirrus SR22 Revolutionized Aviation 05/07/2022 - (Luke Zinn) Outlining the initial downfall of Cirrus, and the major factors that led to its ultimate success. Includes points about the CAPS system, aerodynamic designs, and Cirrus Perspective by Garmin Pilot.
Breeze Airways is Ready for Takeoff! 05/21/2021 - (AeroXplorer.com Staff) After much anticipation from aviation enthusiasts and airline analysts alike, Breeze airways has finally opened its website to sell tickets. Breeze is America's newest airline whose goal is to serve underserved routes for ultra-low prices. Their plan is to maximize their mark in the market by operating to smaller airports in order to lower expenses, then charge passengers fares as low as $40.
United Airlines Announces a Plethora of New Routes from Various Hubs 09/09/2020 - (TheExplorerBlog.com Staff) United Airlines recently released a cryptic promotional video on social media, challenging the public to guess which new long-haul routes the carrier could soon be launching. However, rather than cleanly revealing a list of clues, the video is instead a jumble of seemingly random facts, images, and numbers – so congrats to United for playing the game well. Despite this hardball approach United is using to get people to guess the routes, we have closely looked through the video, frame-by-frame, and interpreted a large amount of the data presented.
American Airlines to Open Flagship Lounges to Anyone ... For a Fee 09/15/2021 - (Daniel Mena) For some traveling aboard American Airlines, the travel experience just got a whole lot better. American Airlines just announced that they will be selling access to their Flagship Lounges, a move that enables general passengers to enjoy the enhanced ground product. However, access to the lounge will come with a high price tag.
United and Delta Cancel Over 200 Christmas Eve Flights 12/24/2021 - (John Pullen) United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have canceled over 200 flights on Christmas Eve. A combination of staff shortages and high demand has led to these operational disruptions.
WHO Calls for the Lifting of Travel Bans 01/25/2022 - (Arkin Si) The WHO recently called for the lifting of COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
Ukrainian Civil Airspace Closed 02/23/2022 - (Daniel Mena) After a standoff spanning several weeks, Russian troops have reportedly begun invading Ukraine. Tensions are now higher than ever, and a war is underway. Airspace over Ukraine has been closed for commercial air traffic.
Mile High Stakes: The Fight For Denver 02/02/2022 - (John Pullen) Denver International Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the nation. Because of its centralized geography and status as an outdoor gateway, both Southwest and United Airlines have been fighting to be the airline of choice in the Mile High City.
How Delta Came to Dominate Atlanta 04/18/2022 - (John Pullen) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport boasts massive passenger volumes thanks to Delta Air Lines, which runs its largest hub out of the southern U.S. city. Despite Delta’s dominance, in recent history, the carrier faced a massive challenge from a rival, low-cost carrier.
Jetblue Adds 24 New Routes to Their Network 09/10/2020 - (Patrick Daly) Jetblue announced its plans to add 24 new routes Thursday morning.
JetBlue Makes Bid To Acquire Spirit Airlines 04/05/2022 - (John Pullen) Just after Frontier announced its plan to purchase Spirit Airlines, JetBlue made an even more generous bid to purchase the ultra-low-cost carrier. This offer has acted as a competitive blow to Frontier Airlines, which was hoping to use consolidation to grow its presence across America.
The Famous United Airlines Star Wars Plane is No More 02/15/2022 - (Daniel Mena) Today marks the end of the line for N36272, which is set to fly to Amarillo tonight for repainting. This Boeing 737-800 was famously painted with a Star Wars scheme to celebrate the release of the movie Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. One side of the aircraft was painted red to represent the dark side, while the other was painted in blue to represent the light side.
5G Rollout Expected to Delay Over 345,000 Flights 01/17/2022 - (Nico Marvin) 5G roll-out in the USA has been countered by the US aviation industry. The battle between wireless and the aviation industry was prolonged to research more safe ways for flights to operate.
FAA Grounds Certain 777-200s Following Incident in Denver 02/21/2021 - (Daniel Mena) Following yesterday's incident, where a United Airlines Boeing 777 suffered an engine failure after departure from Honolulu, the FAA declared that all Boeing 777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4070 engines would be grounded until further notice. This would allow for a more thorough investigation in the matter whilst ensuring the safety of passengers on these aircraft.
Why Louisville is Home to UPS's Worldport 05/02/2021 - (Tyler Giunchi) UPS worldport plays a vital role in the infrastructure of the company. So what is so important about it and why Louisville?
Spirit Airlines Implementing Wi-Fi on More Aircraft 09/10/2021 - (Brandon McLeish) Spirit Airlines and wifi are two things that may never come to mind, but it's soon going to be a reality. Find out more about it in this article.
Lufthansa To Add Service Between St. Louis and Germany 12/14/2021 - (John Pullen) Sources have claimed european giant Lufthansa plans to serve Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Mo. With strong hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and a wide variety of widebody aircraft capable of making the transatlantic journey, the carrier has many options if they decide to implement these routes.
JAL Offers "No Meal" Option 12/14/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) Japan Airlines has recently introduced a "No Meal" option for passengers on some flights in an effort to reduce waste. The first of its kind, JAL's "Ethical Choice" initiative allows passengers to opt out of receiving inflight meals before they board their flight.
Winter Storm Prompts Hundreds of Southwest Airlines Flight Cancellations 01/03/2022 - (John Pullen) With a Winter Storm Frida approaching the northeast, Southwest has proactively canceled more than 100 flights from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. These cancellations are reflective of the vulnerabilities airline networks face during inclement weather and the ongoing pandemic.
The Airbus Beluga vs. The Boeing Dreamlifter 05/04/2021 - (Tyler Giunchi) What are the major differences between the Airbus Beluga and the Boeing Dreamlifter?
Singapore Airlines and the Concorde: What Went Wrong? 03/24/2021 - (Vikas Anand) In the year 1977, British Airways wanted to expand its Concorde services eastwards and partnered with Singapore Airlines. This venture saw Singapore Airlines operate the Concorde from Heathrow to Singapore, via Bahrain. London Heathrow to Bahrain was already an existing route with British Airways using the Concorde. With the joint venture, the route got extended to Singapore. There were also plans to expand the route to Sydney, Australia. However, this never happened due to various reasons.
Breeze Airways Announces Major Route Shuffles 01/27/2022 - (Jack Turner) Breeze Airways, America's newest airline, is making major changes once again. In advance of the addition of the a220 to the fleet, Breeze is cutting several routes and adjusting frequencies on many others.
Southwest to Expand to ORD and IAH 10/12/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) Southwest Airlines has announced they will expand service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston. The expansion will happen in 2021 and was announced on October 12, 2020, on Southwest's Twitter.
The Ultimate IAD Spotting Guide (2020 Edition) 07/22/2020 - (Daniel Mena) Bet there's a spot here you didn't know about!
Where We Think United Could Be Flying Next 10/13/2021 - (Daniel Mena) Earlier today, United Airlines released a video full of clues as to where their new routes may be. This article analyzes those clues and provides insights to where we think United might be flying next.
What is Gulfstream's New G800 Business Jet? 10/14/2021 - (Jack Jarzynka) This article is about Gulfstream's new G800 aircraft. It includes information about the features and performance of the aircraft as well as expectations for delivery.
Boeing 787 Shortage Harming American Airlines 12/17/2021 - (Davis Turner) American Airlines is struggling to operate international routes as a result of a 787 delivery shortage. Other international destinations are being cut or reduced in frequency as a result of demand changes in response to COVID guidelines alongside the shortage.
Alaska Airlines Temporarily Suspends Flights in Oregon, Washington 09/14/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) Alaska Airline has announced that all flights into and out of Portland, Oregon, have been suspended until 3 P.M. Tuesday, due to the growing smoke and low air quality caused by the wildfires sweeping the West Coast of the United States.
Australian Borders Open for the First Time in Two Years 02/22/2022 - (Davis Turner) Australia is opening their borders to international travelers for the first time in two years. Australian and American airlines alike are already banking on tourist increases and are offering deals and reinstated routes.
Alaska Airlines Hijacking Scare: 10-year-old AirDrops Threat to Fellow Passenger 03/10/2022 - (Ejaaz Cadinouche) An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to hold on the ground for an hour following a hijacking threat. This threat turned out to be a prank from one of the flight's younger passengers.
American Airlines Plans More Domestic, Less International Flights in 2021 12/24/2020 - (Emmett Chung) The world's largest airline is expanding its domestic network in a newfound competition with Southwest and JetBlue.
Singapore Airlines to Fly Hour-Long A380 Flights 10/18/2021 - (Jack Jarzynka) Singapore Airlines has confirmed that they will be utilizing the Airbus A380 superjumbo for flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur next month. The A380 will also be deployed on an "ad hoc basis" on flight routes SQ106 (SIN-KUL) and SQ105 (KUL-SIN) three times each week between November 4 and December 2, 2021.
United Airlines Launches Ambitious International Route Portfolio 04/19/2021 - (Daniel Mena) As traveler volumes are beginning to return to normal and demand for international travel is gradually increasing, airlines are beginning to reinforce their international route networks in order to accommodate for the increases in demand. This morning, United Airlines announced three new international additions, which are planned to mainly target the vacation sector of the industry.
United Airlines Announces Routes to Amman, Mallorca, Bergen, Among Others 10/14/2021 - (Daniel Mena) United Airlines has announced 10 new routes from various hubs to seemingly random destinations.
United Airlines Fleet Expansion Prompts Dulles Airport to Propose Massive New Terminal Construction 07/06/2021 - (Daniel Mena) Last week, United Airlines announced that they would be purchasing over 270 new medium-haul aircraft as part of their "United Next" initiative. Also as a part of this campaign, the airline said that they plan to phase out their older, 50-seater aircraft such as the Mitsubishi CRJ-200 and Embraer E145. However, this will cause Washington Dulles to have to demolish their current regional A terminal and rebuild a new concourse to accommodate these new aircraft.
Delta One on the 757 vs 767: A Comparison 07/19/2021 - (Davis Turner) I recently flew Delta One on both the 757-200 and 767-300ER and had drastically different experiences. In this article, I compare both flights and look at the factors that swayed my opinion.
Aeromexico Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy 06/30/2020 - (Winston Shek) Aeromexico filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Click for a in-depth analysis on the situation.
The Dangers of Key Lime Air 05/13/2022 - (Luke Zinn) Describing the inherent dangers of flying a complicated airplane single-pilot. The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner is widely considered one of the hardest airplanes to fly, and is operated under sometimes dangerous circumstances by Key Lime Air.
Royal Air Maroc Lays Off 30% of Its Staff, Liquidates 20 Aircraft, Cancel Flights to South America 07/05/2020 - (Winston Shek) Royal Air Maroc will undergo a drastic restructuring of its operations to lessen the effects of the current financial situation. Among the efforts include laying off staff, liquidating its aircraft, and cutting routes.
Onboard Flyr, the World's Newest Airline 07/26/2021 - (Sander Tomassen) Join me as I try the new Norwegian airline, Flyr!
737MAX to Return to Service on September 4 02/18/2020 - (Daniel Mena) United Airlines has just announced that they plan to return the 737MAX to service on September 4, 2020. American Airlines has extended their cancellation to August 18, but may continue to keep their MAXs out of service afterwards.
Air Canada 767 Makes Successful Emergency Landing in Madrid 02/03/2020 - (Daniel Mena) An Air Canada Boeing 767 had to make an emergency landing earlier today when it had an engine failure on takeoff. Air Canada Flight 837 began to circle the Spanish capital, releasing fuel to decrease landing weight. After nearly four hours, the aircraft finally landed back at Madrid-Barajas International Airport.
Boeing 737MAX Returns to Service 12/30/2020 - (Emmett Chung) After an almost 2-year hiatus where the Boeing 737MAX was grounded due to safety issues related to an onboard computer, it returned to service early this week on December 28 and 29, 2020 on American Airlines flights from Miami to New York-LGA.
The Rise and Fall of United Shuttle 01/08/2022 - (John Pullen) In the early 1990s, United Airlines’ domination of Californian markets was threatened by the entrance of low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines. In response, United established their own low-cost “airline within an airline”, eventually named United Shuttle, in an attempt to defend their west coast turf.
FAA Chief Flies MAX and Gets Bill Approved 09/30/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) The chief of the FAA piloted the 737 MAX 8 on Wednesday among tests for the recertification of the aircraft. Additionally, a committee on the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill for reforms the FAA's certification process.
South African Airways Close to Liquidation 04/19/2020 - (Kyle Jonas and Winston Shek) According to multiple sources, South African Airways is nearing collapse. The carrier is currently in the process of laying off all of its staff. The move comes days after the government of South Africa cut off aid to South African Airways.
Antonov AN-225 Mriya to Be Restored 02/28/2022 - (Arkin Si) The Antonov AN-225 Mriya was destroyed by Russian forces but will be restored.
United to Modernize Their Fleet With the Acquisition of ES-19 Aircraft 07/13/2021 - (AeroXplorer.com Staff) Earlier today, United Airlines announced that they signed an agreement with Heart Aerospace, a Swedish aircraft producer hoping to take all-electric aircraft to the skies by 2026. United Express has agreed to take order of 100 of these ES-19 aircraft, set to arrive as early as 2026. The order is contingent on Heart Aerospace fulfilling all of United's energy and sustainability requirements prior to delivery.
Lufthansa To Retire Long-Haul Aircraft and Shutter Its Subsidiary 04/07/2020 - (Winston Shek) Lufthansa will retire long haul aircraft and shutter its subsidiary, Germanwings. Which aircraft will be retired and what effect will this have on aviation? Click to find out.
Collins Aerospace Launches New Business Aviation Technology Hub 10/15/2021 - (Jack Jarzynka) Collins Aerospace is launching a new technology platform called Izon that integrates and streamlines business aviation services including flight planning, weather, fleet operations, and more. Izon combines multiple business aviation services that were once separate into one platform. The platform can be accessed by pilots, flight operators, and other operations staff.
Delta Unveils New Team USA Olympic Livery 12/20/2021 - (Jack Turner) Delta has just become the official airline of the U.S. Olympic team. To commemorate, they have repainted an Airbus a330neo with a special Team USA livery!
The Downfall of Pan American World Airways 12/03/2021 - (John Pullen) Pan American World Airways was an aviation giant for decades. However, despite their great reputation and global presence, the carrier was facing severe challenges. Eventually, global events combined with fierce competition brought the giant down.
Boeing's 737MAX to Return Soon 10/28/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) The 737 MAX, an aircraft that has been grounded for over a year and a half, is expected to be clear to fly again in the coming weeks. The plane has already been deemed "good to go" by the E.U.'s aviation administration, and the FAA is expected to do the same shortly. Due to the fact that Boeing is an American company, the FAA must give their approval before the MAX can be officially ungrounded.
Delta Retires Entire 777 Fleet 10/31/2020 - (Patrick Daly) Today, Delta Airlines is set to retire the 777 aircraft from their fleet. The final flight will be from JFK to LAX.
Could There be a 787 or A350 Freighter? 04/13/2021 - (Arthur Chow) At the beginning of the 21st century, Boeing and Airbus revealed their latest products, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350XWB. Both airframes were built with over 50% of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) and gained more than 900 orders from worldwide customers. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines have been transforming their fleet into "Preighter" (Passenger Freighter) aircraft to support the demand for global express shipment of essential goods.
Two Hospitalized After Helicopter Crashes Just Offshore from Miami Beach 02/20/2022 - (Arkin Si) On Saturday, a Robinson R22 helicopter crashed into the water just off the coast of Miami Beach. Two passengers of the helicopter were hospitalized, but no one on shore was injured.
European Airlines Grow in Southern California 12/23/2021 - (Peter Lam) 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.
United Airlines Orders 270 Boeing and Airbus Aircraft, Largest Order in the Airline's History 06/29/2021 - (AeroXplorer.com Staff) This morning, United Airlines announced their new "United Next" initiative, which included the purchase of over 270 medium-haul aircraft. The airline plans to increase the total number of domestic seats for mainline routes by more than 30% while at the same time minimizing carbon emissions. This comes as part of United's goal to become 100% eco-friendly by the year 2050.
The Top Five Shortest Flights in America 01/22/2022 - (Nico Marvin) The United States has more than five thousand different airports, with many of them being connected by commercial airlines. Across a massive convoluted web of connections, there sometimes happens to be rather unusual city pairs that are connected. Sometimes, these city pairs end up being very close to each other, resulting in very short routes.
Fiji Airways A330 Economy Review (SFO-NAN) 04/28/2020 - (JV Mehta) Do you want to experience Fiji Airways? Read this informative trip report to learn more about the amenities, service, and product of Fiji Airways' A330 Economy class.
Lufthansa Group to Operate 18,000 Near-Empty Flights 01/11/2022 - (Jack Turner) With Omicron getting worse, The Lufthansa Group is now flying up to 18,000 empty or near empty flights this winter. While this is sure to disappoint environmentalists, if airlines wish to keep their slots at key airpots, these flights are necessary.
Vancouver International Airport (Overview) 12/02/2020 - (Andy Zhao) Vancouver International Airport ( CYVR) is the second busiest airport in Canada behind Toronto Pearson International Airport ( CYYZ) in Toronto. It has more direct flights to China than any other airport in North America or Europe. Here is some information about the airport.
U.S. Bans Flights to Europe For Next Thirty Days 03/11/2020 - (Kyle Jonas and Winston Shek) According to multiple sources, the U.S. will suspend flights to Europe for the next thirty days. President Trump has announced that there will be no air travel, including cargo, allowed between Europe and the U.S.
First Class Experience: Onboard Delta's Airbus A220 01/19/2022 - (Jack Turner) Delta's a220 is one of the best planes out there and this article provides a glimpse into what makes the experience so great. No matter which class you fly in, the a220 is unbeatable.
The Rapid and Unlikely Rise of JetBlue Airways 01/20/2022 - (John Pullen) JetBlue Airways has become a strong competitor in the airline industry ever since it launched operations in early 2000. Despite its success, JetBlue and its founder David Neeleman faced many challenges in the time leading up to the carrier’s launch.
Afghanistan Falls to Taliban, Aviation Grinds to a Halt 08/16/2021 - (Jiahao Guo) The Taliban has retaken Kabul, leading to a massive disruption in aviation and a mad dash to evacuate from the city and country.
U.S. Panel Bashes FAA and Boeing for Aircraft Design Flaws 09/16/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) Tests for the recertification of the 737 MAX 8 have recently begun around the world, and for the first time since the aircraft was grounded over a year ago there was hope that the plane would be flying again soon. Things were looking up for Boeing and it seemed as if the plane would be airworthy soon. That all changed this morning, when a report from the U.S. House panel slammed both Boeing and the FAA for design failures and lack of oversight that resulted in the crash of two aircraft, killing over 300 people and the grounding of over 400 737 MAX 8s.
Korean Air Reduces Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 02/29/2020 - (Peter Lam) 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.
Smooth Flying for the MAX? 10/09/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) A few months ago, things seemed hopeless for the 737 MAX. The MAX has been grounded worldwide for over fifteen months after two crashes that killed over 300 people. Since then, Boeing has been making adjustments to the plane, trying to get it recertified and deemed airworthy once again. Boeing has, of course, experienced difficulty during this time, with lawsuits, investigations, canceled orders, loss of customers, loss of trust, and to make matters worse, COVID-19. But now, as the MAX enters the final stages of the recertification process, it seems as if things may start going Boeing's way.
Three Passenger Air Canada Planes Transformed into Cargo Aircraft 04/11/2020 - (Daniel Mena) Air Canada announced this morning that they will transform three of their Boeing 777-300ERs into temporary cargo aircraft to transport vital supplies into Canada. The first aircraft is complete, with the next two aircraft being transformed soon.
Eastern Airlines to Launch Chicago to Sarajevo Service 05/03/2021 - (Joshua Kupietzky ) U.S. carrier Eastern Airlines is launching its first ever route to Europe this summer. Beginning on May 28, the airline will fly between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Butmir International Airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Washington Dulles Airport to Close Runway 1R/19L Until September 07/21/2020 - (Daniel Mena) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some airports have took this opportunity to help renovate or grow their airport facilities. Washington Dulles International Airport will close their Runway 1R/19L according to the FAA until September 3, 2020.
United to Launch Daily Transcontinental Routes from JFK 11/10/2020 - (H S) After 5 years of absence, United Airlines plans to return to JFK. The inaugural flight is scheduled for February 1, and will fly from JFK to both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Failure of The Boeing 717 04/29/2022 - (Luke Zinn) The Boeing 717-200 never fully got off the ground. Due to extenuating circumstances, the aircraft never caught the attention of major carriers and was only delivered to select operators.
Lufthansa Plans Post-Covid 747 Return to IAD, MCO 02/23/2022 - (Dylan Tolley) Lufthansa is planning the return of its 747s to Orlando International airport and Washington Dulles International airport
AAL Announces Major Expansion from Various Hubs 02/08/2021 - (Emmett Chung) American Airlines has announced the latest in a series of aggressive hub expansions, this time from Miami.
Airbus Halts A320 Production in Asia due to Coronavirus Precautions 02/08/2020 - (Daniel Mena) Airbus announced that they will be closing their Airbus factory in Tianjin, located in northeastern China, due to recently imposed travel bans due to the outbreak of 2019-nCoV, AKA Coronavirus.
Alaska and Delta Battle for Success in Seattle 12/31/2021 - (John Pullen) In the past, Alaska Airlines dominated their hometown city of Seattle and remained largely unchallenged by other carriers. However, in need of an Asian gateway hub, in the past years, Delta has begun growing in the Emerald City, marking the beginning of a series of aggressive, competitive decisions that sparked the battle for Seattle.
Spotting Guide for DEN 2020 09/16/2020 - (Caleb Fleming) Spotting Guide for Denver International Airport
OPINION: Justin Trudeau has Failed Canada's Airlines 04/03/2021 - (Brandon Siska) At the start of 2020 things looked promising. Swoop would be launching flights to Winnipeg in the summer, WestJet would be flying to Calgary a record 6x a day, Air Canada would be reinstating their 767s on the YYJ-YYZ route as well as the prospects of new airlines landing at YYJ! Unfortunately in March 2020 things took a turn for the worst.
ANA 777 Suffers Engine Issues over Chicago 01/20/2021 - (Kyle Jonas) Japanese Airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) suffered an engine issue shortly after takeoff from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Flight 8549 departed Chicago en route to Tokyo at around 3:48 p.m. but quickly reported vibrations coming from engine No. 1. According to ATC transmissions, the left engine of the Boeing 777 was idle.
Disruptive Emirates Passenger Arrested in Manchester 03/24/2022 - (Ejaaz Cadinouche) A disruptive passenger onboard an Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was arrested after landing at Manchester Airport. The incident occurs as the airport reported unexpectedly high passenger volumes this week.
Las Vegas Airport to Be Renamed After Former Senator Harry Reid 02/18/2021 - (Emmett Chung) After years of debate, the airport is to be renamed and distance itself from controversial namesake Sen. Pat McCarran
TAP Air Banned from Venezuela for 90 Days 02/20/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) Portugal's national carrier, TAP Air Portugal, has been banned from flying to and from Caracas, Venezuela for 90 days. The ban comes after "serious violations of Venezuelan civil Aeronautics regulations."
JetBlue and American Airlines Announce More Details of Codeshare Partnership 01/21/2021 - (Emmett Chung) JetBlue and American Airlines have announced the latest updates and received Department of Transportation (DOT) approval for their new partnership. The new codeshare is expected to further round out American’s domestic network in regions of the country where it has a smaller influence such as the Northeast and will give more slots to JetBlue at busy airports like JFK.
Boeing 737MAX Officially Ungrounded 11/18/2020 - (Kyle Jonas) Today, the 737MAX has officially been ungrounded after just under 2 years, or roughly 20 months, of being out of operation. The MAX was banned worldwide in March of 2019, after two crashes caused by a software fault killed over 340 people. Since then, Boeing has been working to fix the issues, with many unsuccessful tests, as well as lawsuits and investigations. Boeing has finally succeeded and the FAA has deemed the aircraft safe to fly again, reinstating its certification of airworthiness, and allowing the plane to soar once again.
Frontier Airlines Goes Head-to-Head with Southwest 01/21/2022 - (John Pullen) In a recent announcement, ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines revealed their plans to start flights to Chicago’s Midway Airport and Houston’s Hobby Airport in spring 2022. While citing lower operating costs as a massive benefit for the carrier, Frontier will be challenging rival Southwest Airlines on some of their most important turf.
Mexico City Opens New Airport 04/03/2022 - (Jack Turner) Mexico City has just opened a new airport. Some object to its distant location and cost, but regardless, the airport is a much needed upgrade for the city.
Air Service Potentially Returning to St. Augustine? 09/08/2021 - (Brandon McLeish) This article provides information about the past airlines of St Augustine airport as well as one of the future ones. There are also some statistics and factors that play into the reason why the airport doesn't have as much airline service.
United Airlines Completes First Flights Out of JFK 04/02/2021 - (Nailah Blake) 'JFK Airport has re-entered the chat.' On March 28th, after an almost two-month delay from the original start date of February 1st, United Airlines completed their first flights out of New York-JFK to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Air France To Retire Its A380 Fleet 05/20/2020 - (Winston Shek) Air France will retire its fleet of A380's amid the COVID-19. With the anticipated drop in demand, Air France
Avelo Airlines: Destined for Greatness or Bankruptcy? 04/14/2021 - (Nailah Blake) Avelo Airlines is looking to place itself in the leisure travel market and make a change, but with so many factors not on their side, how can an aviation veteran's airline climb?
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