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An American Eagle E175 taxis at Reagan National with a "monumental" backdrop. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

The Battle for The Nation’s Capital: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

With the signing of the Residence Act in 1790, Washington D.C. was slated to be the new capital of the United States of America. While the federal jurisdiction has had its battles, both won and lost, it has become the center of all government affairs for the nation. Over time, three major airports have been built that provide access to the nation’s capital for the nearly 20 million visitors that arrive each year; Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Washington Dulles International…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Direct Air

Founded in 2006 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina based airline company Direct Air commenced operations  leasing aircraft with charter airlines. Their flights were operated by numerous other airlines, including Sky King, Inc., World Atlantic Airlines, USA Jet, and Xtra Airways, among others. The company's first routes consisted of nonstop service from…

Iran Air, Airbus Seal Landmark Agreement for 100 Aircraft

Following the order confirmation with Boeing earlier this month, Iran Air has also announced a landmark agreement with Airbus for over 100 aircraft. There was an initial commitment to the order in January 2016 that was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, the Iran Air Chairman and CEO, along with Fabrice Bregier,…

The Battle for the Nation’s Capital: Washington Dulles International Airport

With the signing of the Residence Act in 1790, Washington D.C. was slated to be the new capital of the United States of America. While the federal jurisdiction has had its battles, both won and lost, it has become the center of all government affairs for the nation. Over time,…

An Early Christmas Present: United Takes Delivery of First Boeing…

Today, Chicago-based United Airlines took delivery of their first Boeing 777-300ER. This new aircraft features the airline's new Polaris seats, which offer greater amenities and increased passenger comfort. This aircraft is the first of 14 777-300ERs that United expects to enter service in 2017. The first 777-300ER is registered as…

Connecting the West Coast to Asia: Seattle and San Diego

Currently, numerous airlines operate flights between eastern Asia and the West Coast of the U.S. The expansion in these markets throughout the past few years has proved to be immense and the market is still growing. As more Asian population centers pop up around major west coast cities, more markets…

The Battle for the Nation’s Capital: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall…

With the signing of the Residence Act in 1790, Washington D.C. was slated to be the new capital of the United States of America. While the federal jurisdiction has had its battles, both won and lost, it has become the center of all government affairs for the nation. Over time,…

Delta and Alaska Airlines Slated to End Partnership in 2017

Following Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America, Delta has announced that their partnership with the Seattle-based carrier will come to an end by May 2017. In a press release, the airline stated that this decision is a positive milestone for both airlines with Alaska's focus on the merger and Delta's…

Singapore Airlines Set to Bring Airbus A350XWB to Manchester in…

Singapore Airlines has announced plans to launch their Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft from Manchester on flights to Singapore and Houston. The flights will launch on Jan. 17, 2017 and will be the airport's first commercial Airbus A350 service. Singapore launched flights from Manchester to Houston back in October. Sheldon Hee, Singapore…

Airlines Embrace The Holiday Season With Community Outreach Events

As the holiday season begins to kick into full swing, some airlines are reaching out within their respective communities to give back.  WestJet WestJet comes up with a new Christmas Miracle each year. Examples from previous years include delivering gift requests from passengers to the baggage claim at their arrival…