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China Airlines, one of the airlines impacted by the new security rules for U.S. bound flights (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Ontario Airport Receives First Transpacific Flight

Starting in Spring of 2018, China Airlines will be the first carrier to offer transpacific flights from Ontario International Airport. Four weekly flights will be flown between Taiwan and the Southern California airport, onboard the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. China Airlines believes that the new route will succeed as traffic demands between the Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. is forecasted to grow by 6.1 percent every year. The airline projects that it will carry over 80,000 passengers in each direction…

Shifting Strategies: How Empire Airlines Secured Its Future

When airlines look for evolving marketing strategies, it is rare to find a company that can completely change marketing strategies and suddenly be more successful than they previously were. However, Idaho-based Empire Airlines has thrived following its major mid-1990s marketing shift, and has made themselves a better asset than before.…

American Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

Fort Worth-based American Airlines is taking delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 today. In July, the aircraft was on the final assembly line at Boeing's plant in Renton, Washington, and now that flight testing has been completed, the aircraft will be handed over to American so they can…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: JetsGo

With the Canadian market reeling from the loss of Canada 3000 Airlines and Canadian Airlines in 2001, entrepreneur Michel Leblanc wanted to start a new low-cost carrier to compete with Air Canada and WestJet. Leblanc, with plenty of experience in the industry as a founder and employee at Royal Aviation,…

United Will Operate a 747 Farewell Tour to Its Major…

United is giving employees and retirees one last chance to say goodbye to the 747. Beginning on October 12, the Chicago-based airline will operate a series of 747 flights around their hubs to celebrate the aircraft’s legacy. The first flight on the farewell tour will depart San Francisco (SFO) on…

U.S. Airlines Bring Relief Supplies, Evacuate Passengers in San Juan

At 6:54 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, United Airlines flight 2757 took off from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico. When the Boeing 777-300ER touched down at 12:14 p.m. local time, airline employees onboard were greeted by the destruction Hurricane Maria left in its wake just…

Photos: JetBlue Goes Green With a Refreshed NY Jets Special…

At a tailgate themed event, JetBlue revealed a refreshed livery design made specially for the New York Jets. JetBlue became the official airline of the New York Jets back in 2009, and in 2010 revealed its “JetGreen" aircraft. The event and revealing of the new livery design on Tuesday, seven…

Singapore’s President Urges Local Airlines to Continue Improving

Singapore Airlines can trace its origins back to 1947, when Malayan Airways Limited was incorporated by a Great Britain-based transportation company, along with a pair of southeast Asian steamship companies. What would eventually became Malaysian Airways began to grow and prosper. However, in 1972, Singapore Airlines officially split from from…

Qatar Airways Orders More 777-300ERs, Outlines Future Cargo Plans

At the Boeing Everett Delivery Center on Monday, Qatar Airways received its first of two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft. The delivery ceremony was attended by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister, and Vice Chairman of the Boeing…

Air France Announces More Details for Joon

On Sept. 25, Air France provided more details on Joon, its new airline targeting millennial customers. Set to launch Dec. 1, Joon is being sold as a new, hip airline for the next generation of travelers. Joon will be based at Air France's main hub, Paris-Charles de Gualle International Airport…