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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: KTHY – Kirbis Türk Hava Yollari

Located at Ercan International Airport (ECN) on the border between the North and South Island of Cyprus, Turkish KTHY, or "Cyprus Turkish Airlines," was based on the Turkish side of the island. The airline started off in December 1974 in the city of Nicosia, with the first flight taking off in February 1975. The airline was partially owned by Turkish Airlines, along with the cash development fund of the assembly of the Turkish Cypriot Community. In 2005, the Turkish government…

Updated: Hurricane Harvey Continues to Disrupt Flights Across the U.S.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas over the weekend causing widespread destruction and disruption, along with disrupting thousands of flights across the country. The storm made landfall as a category four storm, with winds up to 130 mph being reported, southwest of Houston. With the city being a major…

Photos: Southwest’s 737 MAX 8 Arrives at Dallas Love Field

As of Tuesday afternoon, Southwest became the first airline in the U.S. to take delivery of the 737 MAX 8. According to the airline, they will begin working to get the aircraft on schedule for the launch of passenger flights on Oct. 1. [caption id="attachment_15311" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Southwest's 737 MAX…

Half Of Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner Fleet to Be Based In…

With delivery of the new Boeing 787-9 approaching, Sydney-based carrier Qantas has announced that four of its 787s will be based in Brisbane, a city in the Australian state of Queensland, upon delivery. Qantas plans on stationing its four other 787s in Melbourne. The announcement comes after Qantas had previously…

‘New Spirit of United’ Arrives to Support Disaster Relief Efforts…

The tragic flooding in the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on the local community. For one airline, sending support to its second largest hub extended much farther than travel waivers or meal vouches, but humanitarian aid in the form of three wide-body flights. With 484 combined daily…

Win a Free Seat Onboard Star MegaDo’s ‘Party’ Flight Between…

Join MegaDo and AirlineGeeks for an exclusive opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at Vienna and Brussels airports while also being onboard a charter flight between Vienna, Brussels, and Palma de Mallorca from September 19-22, 2017. If you don't want to try your luck in the contest, email [email protected] as there are a few…

Alaska Airlines Launches Service from San Jose, Calif. to Austin…

On Monday, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines commenced daily nonstop service from San Jose, Calif. to Austin and Tucson. With the addition of these flights Alaska will offer nonstop service to 18 destinations in the form of 31 daily departures from San Jose International Airport, more destinations than any other airline serving…

IATA Elects Qatar Airways’ CEO as Chairman Of The Board

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has just elected Qatar Airways' Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker, as the new chairman of the board, effective June 2018. Akbar al-Baker will take over from current chairman, Goh Choon Phong, current Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines on the rotating one-year term position. Akbar…

A Week of Ups and Downs for the Airbus A380

This week has certainly been a seesaw of a week for the Airbus A380. The current title holder for the world’s largest passenger aircraft saw both the good and the really ugly over the last seven days, leaving many to wonder what the future holds for "the whale." Some Refreshed,…

United to Award Bonus Miles to Members Who Donate for…

United Airlines has announced a new partnership with disaster relief organizations, such as the American Red Cross, to assist in the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey by incentivizing frequent fliers to donate. United Airlines is offering bonus miles to MileagePlus members who donate to American Red Cross,…