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Virgin Atlantic Announces Sixth New Route for 2017: London Heathrow to Barbados

Virgin Atlantic has announced that they will be adding an additional new route for their 2017 scheduled service portfolio, becoming the only operator to fly between London-Heathrow and Barbados. The flight will become the newest addition to the airline's Winter 2017 schedule and will operate twice weekly from Heathrow on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The Airbus A330 aircraft, which will be operating the route, will be configured in a tri-class layout offering passengers Upper Class, Premium Economy, and standard Economy seating. Virgin Atlantic will now offer…

Emirates to Launch Service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On Tuesday, Dubai-based Emirates announced that the airline would continue its expansion in Asia by beginning service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia beginning July 1, using a Boeing 777-300ER. This aircraft will be in Emirates' two-class configuration, featuring Business and Economy. According to the airline’s website, the flight will make a stop…

“Delightfully Responsive and Reassuringly Stable to Fly:” Marking 30 Years…

Wednesday marks the 30 year anniversary of the Airbus A320’s first flight, where it departed from Toulouse, France on a successful 3 hour and 23-minute test flight on a misty day over Europe. Pierre Baud, who captained the flight, said, "Our A320… is both delightfully responsive and reassuringly stable to…

PBS’ ‘City in The Sky’ Documentary Series Is Coming in…

Prepare for landing. The final episode of the PBS/BBC series, CITY IN THE SKY, is airing on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time in the United States. The three-part series goes behind the scenes to show viewers what goes on in the daily operations of commercial aviation including every…

JetBlue Shows Off 12th Special Livery Aircraft, First on The…

On Monday, New York-based jetBlue showed off a new special livery on N304JB. Along with the special livery, the airline released a new tailfin design that will roll out across multiple aircraft in the fleet within the coming year. The introduction of the special livery and new tailfin coincides with the…

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. After being painted at Trois-Rivieres…

Ryanair Announces Significant Growth in Scotland

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that they will be increasing their schedule from Scotland during the winter of 2017. Ryanair will operate 15 new routes out of Scotland's airports, which the airline has said will deliver a 20% growth in passenger numbers per year. The carrier currently operates out of four…

Taking Flight Again After Eight Years: The Story of Olympic…

If you have flown to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport during the past few years, you may have noticed two Olympic Airlines Airbus A340-300 aircraft sitting near the airline's former hangars parallel to runway 03R/21L. When the carrier ceased operations in 2009 after 52 years of operations, it had 43…

Norwegian Reports Strong Growth in 2016

Driven by global expansion through new routes, high load factors, and a continuation of their fleet renewal, Fornebu-based carrier Norwegian has reported strong growth in the last quarter of 2016 as well as overall positive growth for last year. Norwegian's annual net profit for the year was reported at 1.135 million…

Boeing Debuts Newest Dreamliner Variant: the 787-10

On Friday, Boeing rolled out the first 787-10 Dreamliner at the manufacturer's North Charleston facility. The facility, which opened in 2011, was the celebration ground as thousands of Boeing employees gathered alongside South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster and U.S. President Donald Trump. Starting as an idea to stretch the 787-9 variant…