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PHOTO TOUR: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sydney Airport

Since its first official departure on January 9th 1920, Sydney's Kingsford Smith International Airport has grown to become the largest and busiest airport in Australia and one of the most popular destinations for aviation enthusiasts. When it comes to aviation enthusiasts, Sydney Airport has everything you need. Great airline and aircraft diversity, amazing spotting locations, and beautiful weather all year. In 2015, nearly 39.7 million travelled through Sydney Airport, and now, due to increase passenger traffic, the airport is undertaking some…

Singapore Airlines to Start San Francisco to Singapore Service

Singapore Airlines has announced that they will start new service to San Francisco, California in October of 2016, allowing the airline to serve the United States for the first time since 2013. This announcement comes exactly two weeks after Star Alliance member, United, started service on the same route. The…

50 Years Later: Silver Airways Becomes First Airline to Sell…

Last week, the  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the allocations of routes to Cuba for non-Havana routes. Silver Airways, a regional carrier based in Florida, was awarded all routes in which they had applied. As of June 15, Silver has become the first airline to sell regularly scheduled flights to Cuba…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Adam Air

With an expanding Indonesian economy in the early 2000s, the Indonesian aviation community saw quite a few new airlines arise, on of which was Adam Air. Adam Air was formed as a privately owned commercial airline by Agung Laksono in 2003 as a way to provide a cheaper alternative to…

Coming Soon: Scheduled U.S. to Cuba Flights

On June 6th the United States Department of Transportation approved six airlines to begin offering flights into Cuba. The U.S carriers that have been selected include American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, Frontier, and Silver Airways. Each company is required to begin flying within 90 days of the dates requested in…

TRIP REPORT: Flying the 747 Domestically

For the longest time, I have wanted to fly on the Boeing 747, commonly known as the ‘Queen of the Skies.’ When the opportunity came along to fly on this beauty on a domestic route, I jumped on it. All AvGeeks have certain “weird” airlines, routes, and/or aircraft they want to…

FBF (Flashback Friday) in Aviation History: British Mediterranean Airways

In late October 1994, a group of private investors founded British Mediterranean Airways (BMED) to operate services from the British Isles to the Mediterranean. The airline operated an Airbus A320 on a route from London’s Heathrow to Beirut, Lebanon. The airline quickly found success in their routes to leisure markets,…

Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Premium Cabin

Hawaiian Airlines recently unveiled their newest Airbus A330-200, the first A330 in their fleet with their new upgraded premium cabin. In a press release from the airline, the new cabin is described as modern with luxurious island-inspired designs and special lighting that create constellations paying homage to the history of…

Alaska Air Flies With Biofuel Made from Corn

In efforts to lower emissions, airlines and biofuel companies have been testing new possibilities and pushing their limits to create cheaper jet fuel that's safer for the environment. One airline has partnered with a biofuel company to create and test new solutions. Alaska Air joined with Gevo, a biofuel company,…

Russia’s Irkut Unveils MC-21-200, A New Aircraft for the Single…

On June 8th, Russia's Irkut rolled out its MC-21 single aisle aircraft inside a packed flight test hanger located in Irkutsk, the capital of East Serbia. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who was in attendance inside the 80 year old factory complex, announced that "The MC-21 by its technology level…