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A look inside the Air France lounge in terminal 2G at CDG (Photo: Air France)

Air France Set to Open Revamped Lounge at Paris-CDG

Starting March 1, 2017, select passengers traveling through Terminal 2G at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will be able to experience a new, more expansive lounge. According to the airline, the lounge, which is open to Air France Business and Elite Plus customers, is about five times larger than before, now measuring 730 square meters (7, 857 square feet). Customer service in the 2G lounge is available both through Air France agents or entirely through the interactive kiosks and is designed…

United Ramps Up Its Summer 2017 Route Portfolio

This summer, United is increasing and revamping its route network, offering customers more options and destinations as the busy travel season slowly arrives. The airline will begin service between San Francisco (SFO) and Munich (MUC), which will be a seasonal route, which will be a new will be a new route for…

Is United’s 777-300ER the Best Option for Economy Class Passengers?

Chicago-based United Airlines will begin flying their new Boeing 777-300ER between Newark and Tel Aviv as of May 5, the airline announced Sunday. The new aircraft will take over for the Boeing 777-200 already operating one of the frequencies that the airline flies between the two airports. The 777-300ER will…

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. Senior Airfield Operations Officer Aaron…

Saudia Announces New Manchester Service from Riyadh

Adding to their existing service to Jeddah from Manchester, Saudi Arabian Airlines, referred to simply as Saudia, has announced an expansion of their route portfolio at Manchester International Airport. Beginning June 23, 2017, the carrier will launch twice weekly service to Riyadh, meaning that passengers can now fly to Saudi Arabia up to…

Taking a Peek Inside Boeing’s Manufacturing Facility in North Charleston

Boeing, though often associated with their main facilities in Seattle, has other sites around the U.S. and the world. One of these facilities is their rapidly expanding final assembly and delivery center in North Charleston, S.C. Referred to simply as Boeing South Carolina, the facility is one home (the other…

Presidential Visits Are Hurting Businesses at Palm Beach County Park…

Six miles south of Palm Beach International Airport is the sleepy Palm Beach County Park Airport. Like many airports across the country, it mainly serves general aviation and does not have a FAA tower. The airport sees an average of 350 arrivals and departures per day, with numbers increasing during the…

The Story of Two Northern Suns: Sunwing and Sun Country

When winter rolls around it is always common to find people looking for ways to fly south and two airlines have made a profit on the idea of flying from snow to sun: Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines and Ontario-based Sunwing Airlines. Sun Country is the older of the two with…

A History of DFW’s Revived Terminal E

Back in 1974, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened with four terminals, one of which was christened “Terminal 4E.” Delta Air Lines quickly moved into the space, establishing a mini-hub out of the terminal (called “Easy Street”) that would lead to control of nearly 30 percent of the airport’s traffic. As…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Mauritanie

Founded in 1962, Air Mauritanie was once the national airline of Mauritania, and experienced several decades of glory before hitting hardship and ultimately being replaced. During their history, however, the airline expanded a great distance beyond domestic borders. Initially, the airline operated leased DC-3s. Over the years, their fleet would…