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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Midway Airlines

Midway Airlines was born out of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Approved for a certificate to operate in 1976, the airline started operations in 1979, as a discount carrier. Midway was also considered to be one of the first post-deregulation start-ups. With a base at Chicago’s Midway Airport, the airline started operations with three used DC-9s, flying to Cleveland, Detroit, and Kansas City. The service was considered as an instant success. The airline breathed new life into its namesake…

Flybe Will Open First European Base in Dusseldorf

Europe's largest regional airline Flybe, has announced that they will open their first base in Düsseldorf, Germany. The airline aims to base two of their Bombardier Q400 aircraft at the airport. According to their press release, the carrier has started a "high-profile recruitment drive for more than 60 pilots and cabin…

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Los Angeles Flights

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that they will be increasing their London-Heathrow to Los Angeles flights to three per day. This move comes as Virgin Atlantic and their codeshare partner, Delta, plan to increase the quality of their service across the Atlantic. Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice President at Virgin Atlantic, said: "We have…

Air France Celebrates Its New Boeing 787-9 with Four Welcome…

Air France has been anxiously awaiting its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will officially join the carrier's fleet on Dec. 2. To celebrate the arrival of the new aircraft, the company is organizing four inaugural flights from Paris over regions of France from January 7 - 8 of early 2017. The…

Global SuperTanker’s Spirit of John Muir Goes to Israel to…

Spirit of John Muir, the supertanker Boeing 747-400, has safely landed in Tel Aviv; its goal is to help with firefighting efforts after an urgent call from the country for assistance. Even with aircraft from neighboring countries gradually suppressing the flames, the fires continue to rage relentlessly. Flames swept across…

Commercial Service to Cuba: A Brief History and Potential Future

On Nov. 25, Fidel Castro, the former President of Cuba for over 30 years, passed away. While the former leader hasn’t been in charge of the country for the past eight years, his nationalist views and Marxist political ideology is still felt by Cuba’s population of more than 11 million…

Norwegian Unveils Its 2017 Plan for Service Between France and…

Norwegian Air, ranked as the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline in 2016 according to SkyTrax, presented its 2017 plan for the French market this Thursday at a press conference in Paris. Led by Bjorn Kjos, the airline is known for cheap fares on long haul flights. With the carrier's U.S. operations…

State Series: New Mexico

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities in the United 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 to see what airports each state has to offer, what…

How Some African Airlines Play “The Name Game”

This is Part Five of “The Name Game” series. For earlier parts, check out Part One,  Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four, covering other major regions around the world. No two aircraft are alike, and while every carrier can showcase this fact by slapping a registration number on the aircraft and…

Beyond The One Inch Length Difference: Airbus’ A350-1000 vs. Boeing’s…

In 1986, Boeing announced plans for a stretched version of the Boeing 767, tentatively coined as the Boeing 767-X, which would retain many of the elements of the standard 767, but would expand and lengthen the fuselage. Airlines, however, were unimpressed, wanting a wider fuselage and a lower operating cost…