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Representatives from Blue Air and Liverpool Airport posing in front of the Liverpool-branded Blue Air Boeing 737-800 (Photo: James Field)

Blue Air: A Romanian-Scouse Gift

On Friday, Romanian carrier Blue Air launched its latest European base from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) featuring celebrations and a familiarization flight for guests and the media. Liverpool will be Blue Air's eighth established base and will house one of the airline's 189-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a sporting livery for the city. The livery recognizes the city's strong musical links, its warm welcome, and famous city skyline. The basing of this aircraft will support 35 local jobs as part of…

No Electronics In The Cabin: What Now?

Earlier this week, the United States announced a ban on carrying on large electronics while onboard flights from 10 cities in the Middle East and Africa. These cities include the main hubs of Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, and Saudi, among others. Later in the week, the United Kingdom announced a similar, yet somewhat…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Britt Airways

Headquartered in Terre Haute, Ind., Britt Airways established operations in 1964, and for over three decades, lived primarily off of codeshare partnerships while serving numerous cities in Indiana and several surrounding states. Throughout their history, the airline flew a vast variety of aircraft. Initially starting out with the Beechcraft 99…

Alaska to Phase Out Virgin America Brand

Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday that they will likely retire the Virgin America brand by 2019, instead opting to give the fused airline Alaska's name, logo, and livery. This announcement puts to rest much speculation about whether Alaska would keep the Virgin brand around. The airline ensured customers, however, that some…

Southwest Airlines Initiates $800 Million Modernization Plan

Beginning in May, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will be replacing paper tickets with electronic tickets. Additionally, the airline will be saying goodbye to its outdated, yet charming "tube system" used by ramp personnel to communicate key information. These changes are expected to come as a part of the $800 million modernization…

The Competition for Taiwan: China Airlines vs. EVA Air

Taiwan, known by its official title of the Republic of China, has gone through a period of rapid economic growth since the 1960s. While it may not be a member of the United Nations, it has grown to become a gateway to neighboring China as well as other major countries in Asia. Two…

US and UK Ban Large Electronic Devices inside Cabins from…

On Tuesday, both the U.S. and U.K. announced changes to security procedures regarding electronic devices in the cabin of flights originating from certain countries. This is expected to affect numerous passengers. Here's what travelers need to know: The US Ban The U.S. Government has announced that airlines flying non-stop to…

How to Catch a Ride on Southwest’s New 737 MAX…

According to RoutesOnline, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced scheduled routes for their brand new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which will enter service starting on Oct. 1, 2017.  The inaugural flight, operated as WN1, will depart Dallas Love Field and arrive at Houston Hobby Airport before continuing to San Antonio as…

Ryanair Receives 450th Boeing 737 Aircraft

Ryanair, one of Europe’s largest airlines, has taken delivery of its 450th Boeing aircraft. The Irish carrier had its latest Boeing 737-800 delivered to Dublin Airport after arriving from Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash. Mick Hickey, Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer said in a statement: “We are delighted to receive our…

IAG Brings Low-Cost, Long-Haul Travel to a New Level

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and Vueling, announced they would be launching a new long-haul airline called Level. The airline will be the fifth airline brand under IAG operation. The airline will be based in Barcelona, Spain and will fly to four destinations starting in…