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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: REDjet

In 2006, Caribbean Airlines was born out of the former British West Indies Airlines. At this time, the cost of flights in the Caribbean was increasing. This created the idea for REDjet, marketed as the Caribbean’s first low-cost airline. The investment group, AIRONE Holdings, originally wanted to base the airline in Jamaica. However, the government of Jamaica rejected their application, and the group moved their attempted start up to Barbados. On Oct. 16, 2010, the airline was officially launched in…

Emirates Extends Lounge Access for Passengers in Dubai

Emirates announced on Tuesday that they will be opening up their business and first class lounges to all passengers. Lounges were previously only open to higher-tier frequent flyer members and Business or First Class travelers. While Silver and Gold tier members still have the same privileges, passengers can use either lounge…

Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A350-900XWB Takes Off for Houston

Singapore Airlines has continued evaluating its overall global network. On Tuesday, the airline inaugurated service with their Airbus A350-900XWB between Singapore, Manchester, and Houston. Over the last few months, the carrier has made quite a few changes on this route. Initially, the trip involved a stopover in Moscow on the way…

United Names First 777-300ER “New Spirit of United” Ahead of…

United's first Boeing 777-300ER was delivered earlier this month and has been preparing for its first revenue flight which is scheduled from Newark to San Fransisco on Feb. 16. Unlike older aircraft, this one will be the first in the fleet to feature United’s brand new Polaris business class seats. These…

The Crash of TK6491: What We Know

A Boeing 747-400F crashed just outside of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Monday, killing all four crew in addition to dozens of people on the ground. The aircraft had attempted to land at Manas Airport during a period of low visibility due to heavy fog. The aircraft, currently flying under the registration…

Emirates Announces Daily A380 Service to Brazil

On the heels of its latest route announcement to Croatia, Emirates has outlined its intention to upgrade the aircraft to an Airbus A380 on the airline's Sao Paulo route. Currently served by a Boeing 777-300ER, the larger aircraft will offer numerous features when it takes flight to the Brazillian city…

Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Boeing 747?

With the recent announcement of United's early 747-400 fleet retirement, our team has put together a quiz about Boeing's iconic 747. This quiz mostly targets the fleets of US carriers, Delta and United, which are slated to retire their 747s this year.

CWA Campaign to Further Protect Airline and Airport Employees Ends…

Since 2001, the Communications Workers of America has been a large part of a campaign to prevent violence against flight attendants and other airline and airport workers. On Jan. 5, the office of the Attorney General sent a letter out to congressmen who had expressed concerns that a law passed…

Iran Air Celebrates Arrival of New Airbus A321

After 24 years without any new airplanes, Iran Air finally received their first of many new aircraft yesterday, an Airbus A321. A ceremony was held at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse to celebrate this historic day. Today the aircraft, an A321 (EP-IFA), was flown to Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport. A team…

Emirates Makes First Route Announcement of 2017 With New Flights…

On Thursday, Dubai-based Emirates announced a new daily service to Zagreb, Croatia. It is the airline's first destination in the country and the first route announcement of 2017. The fight will mark the only scheduled widebody service to Zagreb. Emirates will be the 3rd airline to serve Croatia from the Middle…