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Alaska Expands Their Regional Service

On Tuesday, Seattle-based carrier, Alaska Airlines, announced three new routes, with none coming from their main hubs: Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage. Two of the three routes will be out of Los Angeles International Airport in California and the third will be out of Boise International Airport. The three routes will be operated by Alaska's regional carrier Horizon Airlines on the Bombardier Q400 which seats 76 passengers. Horizon offers free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee to all passengers onboard. Additionally, they…

America’s Life Saving Air Companies

Although most commercial airlines run on a schedule, they also aim to arrive slightly earlier then estimated to their destination. However, for medical carriers, time becomes a difference of life or death. They are some of the world’s most important carriers, giving medical care to rural areas and are utilized…

United Airlines Acquires a Stake in Azul for $100 Million

In an attempt to compete in the bustling Latin and South American markets, United will pay $100 million to acquire a 5% stake in Azul, the third largest airline in Brazil. The cash payment will be a capital injection, rather than a stock deal, as Azul has yet to become…

United Abandons JFK While JetBlue Grows

Just two days after United Airlines announced plans to cease all operations out of John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue Airways took advantage of the opportunity by jumping in and quickly announcing plans of adding more flights out of JFK.  These are the exact transcontinental flight routes that United will…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aspen Airways

Aspen Airways was founded in 1952 as a regional affiliate of United Express. Originally based in Aspen, Colorado, the airline eventually moved their headquarters to Stapleton International Airport. Aspen Airways was actually named after the aspen tree, not after the city in which it was initially based. Aspen had a…

DFW Skylink Celebrates 10 Years of Operations

This year marks the 10th year of operations for the DFW Airport Skylink. Our friends over at Hudson Group, in conjunction with DFW Airport, put together an infographic to show you some big details on how this system--which makes your connections easier--works.  

Living in the Age of Airplanes: An #AvGeek’s Review

When a movie can move you, inspire you, and at the same time make your life better, you know it's greater than good.  You know it's elite.  Movies, documentaries especially can sometimes fail to relate to the people that are passionate about their subject area.  "Living In The Age of…

BRIEF: Virgin Australia Announces New Cargo Division

Virgin Australia announced that they will be launching a cargo division. The addition of a cargo division will provide new competition for the cargo market in Australia. The new cargo operation will only affect Virgin’s domestic operations. The addition of a cargo division was part of Virgin Australia’s Virgin Vision…

Engine Sparks Fly from United Jet, Delays Newark Air Traffic

Late Sunday evening, the crew of United Flight 5796 was preparing for takeoff out of Newark Liberty International Airport when the captain noticed sparks coming out of the number one engine.  Port Authority officials tell AirlineGeeks.com that the captain decided to lean on the side of caution and abort the…

Cape Air May Acquire Tecnam P2012 Aircraft

It’s about time for a new aircraft to wear the Cape Air livery. Soon, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller is what you will think of when you hear the airline's name. Tecnam Aeronautics of Italy has joined forces with Cape Air to produce a nine seater, shoulder wing, twin piston aircraft; the…