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A Qantas Airbus A330 approaches Sydney Airport with the city skyline in the background (Photo: Hisham Qadri | AirlineGeeks)

Happy Australia Day! 14 Photos from the Country’s Two Largest Airports

Australia holds a unique niche in the vast realm of aviation. Throughout the early development of powered flight, Australia held a handful of records in terms of both mileage and aviation pioneering. A 10,000 dollar prize was offered for the first successful flight between England and Australia, which had to be completed within 30 days. In December 1919, former fighter pilots Ross and Keith Smith won that price after landing in Darwin with a British-made Vickers Vimy. In 1920, Hudson Fysh…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Morris Air

With June Morris’s travel agency doing well, the entrepreneur made a move to start a new airline to accompany the thriving business. Morris contacted co-founder of WestJet David Neeleman and together the two helped form a charter airline called Morris Air Service in 1984. Early routes were to Hawaii with…

Thinking Outside the Plane: Aerospace Companies with Non-Aviation Departments

While many corporations have found success in the aviation sector, by building everything from engines to aircraft, others have ventured further or have found ways to better other transportation sectors. For this story, stay grounded as we look at some popular aviation companies and their ability to advance other industries.…

AirAsia X Cleared for Takeoff to the US by FAA

AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin flying to the US. The Malaysia-based affiliate of AirAsia is now the first Asian low-cost carrier certified to fly to the States. The airline, which effectively operates as AirAsia's long-haul division, currently operates a fleet of 22 Airbus…

Finnair Outlines Expansion of Operations and Connectivity for 2017

Over the past two weeks, Finnair released several pieces of information outlining their operations for 2017, particularly in the Winter season.The carrier's first announcement was made on Jan. 12 when they decided to extend their route to Reykjavik as a year-round operation due to increased demand which is to start…

Emirates Announces 12th US Destination via Athens

On Monday, Dubai-based Emirates announced the first nonstop year round flight between the United States and Greece. The new flight will be Emirates’ second “Fifth Freedom” flight to the US. The Greek Government initially showed its interest to Emirates for a nonstop flight from Greece to New York a few years…

Photos: Inauguration Brings Hefty Amounts of Traffic into Washington-Dulles

The Nation's Capital tends to be a popular destination for business, diplomatic, and leisure travelers alike, who fly through the region's three main airports: Washington-Dulles, Reagan National, and BWI Marshall. While commercial flights are obviously a key aspect in the region, business and privately-owned aircraft also play an important role,…

Opinion: Is Basic Economy Worth the Savings?

Given the recent announcement of multiple airlines' basic economy fares, is saving a few bucks really worth losing numerous travel benefits from a passenger's perspective? In 2014 alone, the three largest airlines made close to $40 billion on ancillary revenue, or additional fees for customers while traveling, and this number…

United Tentatively Sets Final Scheduled 747-400 Flight for October

United has tentatively set their final scheduled 747 operation with the update of the airline's Winter 2017/2018 service schedule, per Routesonline.com. As of now, the final flight will depart San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2017 at 10:25 am, bound for Seoul Incheon, reaching its destination on Oct. 29 at 3:15 pm…

Aviation in Iceland: From Rock Bottom to Revolutionized

A few years might seem like a short timeframe for rapid change, but Iceland's aviation companies have gone from struggles for survival to success in just eight years. These companies, much like the people who inhabited the island years ago, must yet again adapt to their new uncharted waters. Iceland’s recession in 2008 was…