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N871GA - an Allegiant MD-80 - touches down in Las Vegas (Photo: Eddie Maloney/Wikimedia Commons)

Allegiant’s Safety Troubles Continue to Mount as Airline Takes Delivery of First New Aircraft

Last year AirlineGeeks published a story detailing the findings of an FAA investigation into Allegiant Airlines. The investigation into the airline found no major issues or flaws which resulted in Allegiant not being fined. The audit of the airline was prompted after 42 of Allegiant’s 86 aircraft broke down in mid-air at least once in 2015, 15 of which involved an emergency landing due to engine failure. Since January 2017, the airline has already experienced three incidents involving the McDonnell Douglas MD-82…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Great Wall and Shanghai…

With the Chinese economy booming to start the 21st century, Chinese carriers were looking for a way to enter the cargo business. 2006 was the year for that to happen as both China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines starting cargo carriers. China Eastern had experience by starting China Cargo Airlines…

Wizz Air Launches New Route to Frankfurt from Sofia

Earlier this week, Wizz Air launched service to Frankfurt, Germany from its growing hub in Sofia, Bulgaria. The first flight launched on May 22 and carried 180 passengers on the maiden voyage, showing a very strong start to this new route. Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, stated:…

Peach Becomes First Japanese Carrier to Accept Bitcoin

Osaka-based Peach Aviation, a low-cost carrier specializing in flights between Japan and Northeast Asia, announced that it will begin accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for tickets. The announcement follows a shift in regulations in Japan, allowing the legitimization of the crypto currency. Additionally, the Japanese government hopes that…

Amazon’s Prime Air Faces Growing Pains Over Recent Pilot Strikes

In August 2016, a newly painted Boeing 767-300F emerged from a paint hanger in New York with a never before seen livery. The light blue, white, and dark gray aircraft flew through the night across the country to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It laid in wait until the Seafair Air Show…

Southwest Continues International Expansion, Adds New Flights from St. Louis…

After starting with their first international operations by taking over AirTran, Southwest has kept their foot on the gas when it comes to adding flights and expects to see even more expansion during the winter season. St. Louis and Nashville will see new international routes thanks to the Dallas-based carrier…

Photos: JetBlue Unveils Latest Special Livery Honoring the NYPD: ‘Blue…

On Monday, JetBlue and the British Metropolitan Police held their eighth annual plane pull at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. The event raises awareness for J-A-C-K, the Joining Against Cancer in Kids’ Foundation. During the event, JetBlue revealed its newest livery, “Blue Finest," a paint scheme dedicated to the…

Cathay Pacific Announces Layoffs in Hong Kong Following First Financial…

Hong Kong’s largest airline, Cathay Pacific, has announced the elimination of 600 jobs at the company in an effort to battle strong competition in the region and its first financial loss in eight years. While 600 people may be only a fraction of the 33,000 employees at the airline, the…

A Decade Later: British Airways Restarts Service from Bristol and…

This weekend marks the first British Airways departures from Bristol and Birmingham airports after the airline left both airports ten years ago. These changes follow British Airways' attempts to move more of their regional flights out of the busy London City airport where they currently operate 20 services per week. …

Southwest Hopes to Bring The ‘LUV’ to HawaiI

On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines' CEO Gary Kelly addressed airline shareholders at its annual meeting in Phoenix. At the meeting, Kelly addressed various goals and the growth plan for Southwest going forward. One of the key points was the airline's future growth and possible expansion to Hawaii. The island state is…