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Ryanair Announces Increased Manchester Schedule for Winter Season

Dublin-based carrier Ryanair has unveiled their 2017 winter schedule for operations at Manchester Airport, featuring some new routes as well as extra frequencies on certain flights. Cities that will be receiving either new service or additional flights include Cologne, Frankfurt, Kiev and Seville, as well as a new winter service to Naples. Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair's Chief Marketing Officer commented on the expansion out of Manchester: “We are pleased to launch our 2017 Manchester winter schedule, which includes 4 new routes to Cologne, Frankfurt,…

JetBlue Begins Fleet Review While Attempting to Lower Costs

New York-based JetBlue Airways will begin a fleet review, with a focus on the airline’s Embraer 190 fleet. The airline currently operates a fleet of 60 E190s with 24 more on order, which have been deferred until 2020. The task of the fleet review will be the job of new…

Conquistadores del Cielo: The Secret Club of Top Airline Executives

When many analysts, customers, and airline employees look at airlines like Delta, United, American, and Southwest, it becomes easy to jump to the word “competition.” These competitions range from big to small, such as Southwest and American competing for passengers in Dallas, or Delta and United competing over who offers…

DFW Airport Develops New App for Apple TV Users

Over the past few years, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been working to improve the customer experience for passengers being the fourth busiest airport in the nation. In February of 2016, the airport signed a deal valued at over $35 million with Coca-Cola to become an official provider of beverages.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Cyprus Airways

The first airline of Cyprus took off for its inaugural flight 69 years ago in April of 1948, after being established just a few months before in September of 1947. The airline started off with three Douglas DC-3s and continued to expand with the addition of more aircraft and new…

Southwest Outlines New 737 MAX 8 Routes, Announces 737-300 Retirement…

Southwest has announced initial routes for its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the opening of the carrier's Fall 2017 schedule. Also, with the addition of the 737 MAX, the Dallas-based airline is retiring their 737-300 fleet. The 737 MAX 8 will join Southwest's schedule on Oct. 1, 2017, operating…

The Ultimate Planespotter: An Interview With Airbus Corporate Photographer Alexandre…

Everyone has their own way of taking pictures of airplanes; some use an iPhone or a basic digital camera, while others might purchase professional camera equipment. Many planespotters don’t receive monetary compensation for braving the elements to photograph airplanes. But for many, it isn’t about the compensation, but rather about…

U.S. Airlines Reducing Service to Cuba Due to Lower Demand…

Effective on April 22, 2017, Silver Airways, a Fort Lauderdale-based regional carrier, will be ceasing its 22 daily flights to Cuba due to lower than anticipated demand and an inflation of the market. The decision comes just six months after Silver became one of the first airlines to begin selling…

Emirates Launches Athens Route to Both Fanfare and Protests

On Sunday, March 12,  Dubai-based Emirates launched its brand new route to Newark via Athens. The route, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, marks the airline's 12th destination in the United States and 155th globally. The route, bearing the flight number EK 209, was announced back in January and launched on Sunday,…

American to Offer Free Inflight Meals in Main Cabin Onboard…

Fort Worth-based American Airlines will begin free meal service for Main Cabin passengers traveling on select transcontinental A321T flights. American operates a unique Airbus A321T fleet designed with an international first class configuration on flights from New York-JFK and Boston to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The fleet features fully…