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Onboard the Successful Hawaiian Airlines Texas Flight

Hawaiian Airlines touched down in Texas for the first time in April 2022, connecting Austin with the Aloha state. The…

JetBlue Doubling Down on Being an Airline People Want to…

JetBlue has had a rough time. The airline initially had a great strategy planned out with American Airlines in the Northeast but that ended up being plagued by legal issues…

Why the Airline Industry Isn’t a ‘Rigged Game’

Spirit isn’t doing well. The financially ailing airline never quite recovered from the pandemic, losing millions each quarter. After losing out on a $3.8 billion merger deal with JetBlue, long-time…

Amazon Transferring Boeing 737-800 Cargo Jets to Sun Country Airlines

Leisure carrier Sun Country Airlines will fly up to eight additional Boeing 737-800 converted freighters for Amazon under a contract extension announced Thursday. Minneapolis-based Sun Country has operated a dozen…

Editor's Pick

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2023

Undoubtedly, 2023 was another historic year for the aviation industry. On a global scale, airlines continued to blossom again following turbulent COVID-19 times. With vaccine availability increasing around the world,…

Why JSX Thinks It Is the Right Fit for Small Community Air…

So-called semi-private carrier JSX is looking at the next evolution of its business strategy. Following a commitment for over 300 hybrid-electric aircraft from three different manufacturers, the Dallas-based carrier is…

Analysis: French Government Raises Airline Taxes

The French government has announced plans to raise airline taxes to fund railways. The tax will apply to first-class and business-class tickets. The new taxes are part of France’s efforts…

Airports

1960s-Era Dulles Mobile Lounges to Receive $143 Million Facelift

Washington Dulles Airport's iconic mobile lounges are slated to receive major upgrades in the coming years. Alongside the airport's $1.4 billion underground AeroTrain system, the over 60-year-old transport vehicles still move passengers between concourses and…

Qantas, Perth Airport Sign Historic Agreement to Create Major Hub

Qantas and Perth Airport announced a landmark 12-year agreement on Friday, unlocking a multi-billion-dollar investment in infrastructure and plans to bolster Australia's tourism industry. This agreement represents the largest airport infrastructure deal in Qantas' history and…

Latest news

JetBlue To Include Full-Size Carry-Ons in Basic Fares

As the airline industry in the U.S. is gearing up for its busiest summer on record, some good news for budget-conscious travelers arrived from JetBlue. The New York-based carrier has…

Southwest Flight Issued Low Altitude Alert Over Oklahoma City

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed on Thursday that it is investigating Southwest flight 4069 (WN4069) from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City, which was issued a low altitude alert during…

United Flight Returns to Hartford After Engine Cover Incident

A United Airlines flight traveling from Hartford, Conn. to Denver was forced to return to Bradley International Airport on Thursday morning after experiencing an in-flight incident. Abnormal Noise Prompts Return…

NBAA, FAA Clash Over New Public Charter Rules

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has expressed concerns over the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plan to develop new regulations for certain on-demand public charter carriers. The NBAA argues that…

Lufthansa Selects Cape Town as First African Destination for Allegris Cabins

Lufthansa has announced that its new Allegris cabins will be available on flights between Munich and Cape Town from Oct. 27, 2024. Lufthansa’s Cape Town Services Passengers traveling to Cape…

Kenya Airways Leads Africa in IATA’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative

Kenya Airways (KQ) has become the first African airline to spearhead the International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Registry. This development was announced by IATA on June…