A Boeing 747-400F crashed just outside of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Monday, killing all four crew in addition to dozens of people on the ground. The aircraft had attempted to land at Manas Airport during a
After an intense, five days of negotiation, Lufthansa, and its sparring partner Cockpit, the pilots union, concluded their debate. During a 24-hour long period that lasted well into Saturday morning, no equal ground could be found,
British Airways will begin the first ever nonstop flight between the United Kingdom and Chile next year. The airline previously served Santiago between 1993 and 2000 as a “tag on” to its Buenos Aires flight.
Italy’s flag carrier, Alitalia, announced it will resume service to China in July 2016. Alitalia will begin a nonstop flight between Rome-Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) and Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK) on July 18, 2016. This
JetBlue announced today it will expand its Mint service to seven more transcontinental routes. The airline launched its premium Mint service in 2014 on its flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco from its main
Virgin Atlantic has announced it will begin new nonstop service to Boston and San Francisco from Manchester. In addition, the airline announced a codeshare with FlyBe. The codeshare aims to bring passengers from small European
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be the first airline to use the Facebook Messenger app to communicate with its customers. David Marcus, Vice President of Messaging at Facebook announced the news in a post: The
Vietnam Airlines, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, announced that it will begin flying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Australia later this year. The airline currently operates a Boeing 777-200ER between Ho Chi Minh
Emirates has recently requested fifth freedom rights to fly between Zurich, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. Fifth freedom rights allow the carriage of passengers between two countries by an airline of the third. Emirates already
In an internal memo, United announced it will be introducing new amenity kits to its GlobalFirst and BusinessFirst premium cabins. In addition, it announced several changes to catering, which will take place on March 1.
Ashwin Jadhav, a member of our AirlineGeeks team, will begin a new series this week highlighting some of the important metrics that airlines monitor on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis to improve
Irish based regional airline CityJet has confirmed its order for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes, becoming the first european airline to purchase the new fly-by-wire aircraft. The $35 million airplane is one of four different variants of
On July 2, 1992, RenoAir commenced operations and began a memorable seven year effort to keep themselves in the sky. As their name suggests, the airline was based in Reno, Nevada, with additional hubs in Las
France has always played a large role in the Caribbean. In 1625, the French colonized the island of St. Kitts. Later, they moved to other Caribbean islands such as Martinique, St. Barts, Haiti, and Grenada.
A Delta aircraft slid off runway 13 late Thursday morning at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Delta flight 1086, an MD-88 from Atlanta registered as N909DL, touched down at LaGuardia at 11 a.m. The weather at
“Arlington traffic, Experimental ‘niner’ two Delta is two miles west, maneuvering for the Forty-Five for left traffic, runway 34, full stop.” That call, and many others like it streaming from the radios fill the many
This wide-bodied jet airliner, the A350 XWB, will finally be taking the skies for commercial flights with Qatar airways. Qatar has ordered 80 of these aircraft with one already delivered on the Dec. 23rd 2014.
Weaving between the Southwest 737’s and the jetBlue A320’s that dominate Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are the tiny Saab 340’s of Silver Airways. The planes may be a lot smaller than the national airlines counterparts,
For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than