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A British Airways Embraer E190 at London City Airport (Photo: British Airways)

British Airways Grows in Manchester with 7 New Routes

British Airways has announced sizable growth in Manchester with seven new routes operated by BA CityFlyer. The new routes will be operated by their Embraer E190 aircraft. The additional destinations include Mykonos, Nice, Alicante, Malaga, and Palma Di Mallorca. The flights are due to start in May 2017 and will end in October for the conclusion of the Summer 2017 season. On top of this, British Airways will also offer flights between London City and Manchester, catering to the London…

Art Torno Set to Retire from American Airlines in April

As of Jan. 30, 2017, American Airlines Senior Vice President, International and Cargo, Art Torno, announced his retirement date for April following 38 years of working with the company. “During Art’s long career with American, he has helped establish the airline as a leading international carrier. His leadership and vision…

Qantas Unveils New $30 Million Maintenance Facility at LAX

On Friday, Qantas unveiled its brand new $30 million hangar at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The hangar was designed specifically to be able to handle the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380. The hangar is 613,543 square feet and 12 stories high, which is just 10 stories less…

This Week in 5 #AvGeek Photos

A photo is a thousand words. An aviation photo can serve as a testament to the essence and magic of flight while also telling a story. Each week, the AirlineGeeks team compiles five aviation photos that tell a story and capture the uniqueness of flight. An American Airlines 777-200 with…

Delta Mainline, Regional Domestic Flights Experiencing Ground Stop Due to…

At approximately 7:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, an issue caused a ground stop for all domestic Delta flights, including regional carriers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published this advisory in regards to the system outage: GROUND STOP DAL AND SUB CARRIERS TO DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ARE EXEMPT. THIS…

Ryanair Launches New Liverpool to Milan Flight

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe, Ryanair, has launched a route from Liverpool to Milan-Malpensa. The service is expected to launch initially on a three times per week basis starting in October 2017 to kick-off the LCC’s (Low-Cost Carrier) Winter 2017 timetable. Robin Kiely, Head of Communications for Ryanair, commented…

How Airlines and Airports Are Dealing With the Latest U.S.…

As numerous citizens of various predominately Muslim countries stepped off their flights at various U.S. airports on Saturday, they were greeted with the news they would no longer be able to pass through customs to enter the United States. As a result, they were detained, as airport, airline, and some law…

Delta, Aeromexico Join Forces with LA Based Soccer Club

Delta Air Lines has announced that they, along with their partner Aeromexico, have become the official airline of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). The partnership, released on Monday, will allow the two airlines to provide transportation for the Los Angeles-based soccer team, starting in 2018. A press release stated,…

British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic Complete Terminal Relocations at…

On Wednesday, the two major carriers at London-Gatwick switched terminals. British Airways has moved operations from the North Terminal to the South Terminal, while easyJet's operations were consolidated into the North Terminal. Virgin Atlantic also moved their flights to the North Terminal. The move was announced in January 2016 and was originally…

TSA PreCheck is Now Available for Spirit Passengers

On Monday, Spirit Airlines officially joined the TSA’s PreCheck program. Passengers flying on the ultra-low-cost carrier are now able to add their Known Traveler Number (KTN) to their reservations as well as use the service at airports in which it is available. Earlier in 2016, it was announced the Spirit…