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Allegiant Air Announces Fleet Expansion

Allegiant Air is a low-cost airline that began in 1998. Originally founded as a charter airline operating out of Las Vegas, the airline has gone through many changes in the last 18 years. Headquartered in Summerlin, Nevada, Allegiant has a very sizable presence at McCarran International Airport. Allegiant Air’s fleet consists of only 85 planes. The bulk of the fleet is the 50 McDonnell Douglas MD-83s and MD-88s that are scheduled to be fully replaced by 2020. With the start…

State Series: Virginia and Washington D.C.

The Commonwealth of Virginia is flooded with historical monuments, battlefields, and stories of the past. However, from the aviation world, it serves as a major international entry point and home to a busy hub for business and government travel. Virginia brings together better than anywhere the tales of the past and…

State Series: Arizona

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…

Saying Goodbye to the Queen of the Skies?

In a filing report released Wednesday, Boeing said they are considering the possibility of ending the 747's life. The company stated, "If we are unable to obtain sufficient orders and/or market, production and other risk…It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747." This was…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Comair

With the start of the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978, airports across the Midwest weren’t expecting too much in terms of growth. However, the ability for new airlines to appear became a common idea. Comair was created in 1977 by a group of investors interested in making Cincinnati (CVG) a…

Johannesburg to Say ‘Hello’ to Emirates A380

Emirates announced today that Johannesburg will be the next city in its network to receive Airbus A380 service. Currently, Emirates uses the Boeing 777-300ER to serve Johannesburg with four daily flights. Beginning February 1, one of the daily flights will be operated by the A380. The Schedule Flight # Departure…

Abandoned In the Rust Belt: Part One

At the beginning of the 1990s, air travel through the mid Atlantic region of the United States was very simple. Legacy carriers had made various hubs through the region and even smaller markets were easy landing spots for potential carriers. However, industry in the “rust belt” had stalled and with…

It’s Okay, Boeing. We forgive you. Here’s why.

The number 4. Sandwiched between two 7’s, this number in the 747 LCF name also designates how many of these whales roam the skies of our planet. And most mornings, around 6:30 a.m., one flies over my house at an altitude of 2200 feet on final approach for runway 16R…

Southwest’s Computer Glitch Still Causing Issues

On July 20, Southwest's computer system experienced a significant outage causing an immediate delay in hundreds of flights. As the backups failed, hundreds additional flights were either delayed or canceled, totaling almost 1150 flights within 24 hours. During the system reboot, hundreds of Southwest employees were racing to manually check-in passengers…

Alaska Airlines Adds Service from Newark

Alaska Airlines announced today it will increase its presence in the New York City region with additional service to Newark's Liberty International Airport. The airline currently serves Newark with two daily flights from Seattle and will add a third in Spring or 2017. "We thank the Federal Aviation Administration, and…