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An Allegiant 757-200 at LAX (Photo: Hisham Qadri)

Allegiant Launches Service to Baltimore/Washington Area

Allegiant Air launches its expansion into the Washington/Baltimore market today with inaugural flights to two of the eventual six cities to be served by the ultra-low-cost carrier. Today, the Las Vegas-based airline's debut at Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) includes year-round nonstop service to Cincinnati and Savannah, Ga. By June 3, Allegiant will begin seasonal nonstop flights from BWI to Asheville, N.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Lexington, Ky., and Tulsa, Okla. Cincinnati is the only destination of the six that is currently served…

Delta Announces Order for 37 Additional A321s

As of April 29, 2016, Delta announced that they had placed 37 additional A321 orders to renew their narrow body aircraft fleet. The A321s, which are significantly more fuel efficient than older airplanes, will replace aircraft such as the MD-88. This additional A321 order comes after Thursday's announcement that the…

Delta Makes Major Aircraft Purchase with Bombardier

Delta is continuing its narrowbody fleet renewal with a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100 aircraft. As part of the agreement, Delta has the option for 50 more aircraft, with the additional opportunity to change the order to the upgraded CS300 at any time. As a result of the CSeries…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Tower Air

In 1981, Israeli Morris Nachtomi emigrated from Israel to the United States. For the previous 30 years, Nachtomi had worked for the Israeli state airline El Al. When he arrived in America, Nachtomi joined the Tower Travel Corporation. The tour package operator had been founded in the 1970s to help…

State Series: Indiana

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities and states have come together to create one of the most expansive airport systems in the world. Over the next few months, our writers have taken an in-depth look at each state to see what airports it has…

State Series: Florida

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities and states have come together to create one of the most expansive airport systems in the world. Over the next few months, our writers have taken an in-depth look at each state to see what airports it has…

Air Canada to Launch Nonstop Vancouver to Delhi Service

Air Canada has announced that it will launch seasonal, three-times weekly, nonstop service between Vancouver and Delhi. The new service will begin October 20, 2016 and operate till April 8. The route will be the first to connect Canada’s premier west coast city and India. "The cultural ties between India…

Virgin Australia Becomes Naming Rights Sponsor of V8 Supercars

As Australia’s primary racing series continues to look for a way to go international, the series may have just gotten the financial backing from an airline to do so. The Australian carrier Virgin Australia has announced a five-year deal with the V8 Supercar series. The airline will become the official…

TRIP REPORT: Spirit to the Windy City

Flight Info Flight Number NKS331 Date March 16, 2016 Departure New York – LaGuardia (LGA) Scheduled Departure Time 9:59 PM EDT Actual Departure Time 11:28 PM EDT Arrival Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Scheduled Arrival Time 10:41 PM CDT Actual Arrival Time 12:19 AM CDT Aircraft Airbus A320 (N618NK) Seat 22A Fare…

JetBlue Takes Delivery of First US Manufactured A321

On April 25, 2016, Airbus delivered their first US manufactured aircraft to JetBlue from their facility in Mobile, Alabama. The entire Airbus team based in Mobile attended the inaugural delivery to present the newly manufactured A321, along with JetBlue senior management, including CEO and president Robin Hayes. "I am immensely…