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Air India Chairman: Employees Must Perform or the Airline Will Perish

As Air India Chairman Pradeep Singh Kharola continues on his quest to turn around India's flag carrier, he recently issued a message to employees stating that it is pivotal for employees to play their part in improving the productivity of the airline. The Economic Times reported that Kharola stated: "We have to adopt a professional and productive work culture which will hold the key for our turnaround....your hard work has helped Air India to improve in some of the key operational…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2017

AirlineGeeks has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and this past year was no different. 2017 was another fantastic year of growth for us. Along with the website, the world of aviation saw many firsts, but sadly also a few lasts, including final flights and the shutdown of…

American Airlines Completes Its Repainting Project

39 percent of American Airlines’ fleet was repainted into the carrier’s new livery by February 2015 and the carrier was planning to have 96 percent of the fleet done by December 2017 and the entire fleet by next December according to a newsletter sent to employees. But American was able…

Sources: Virgin America’s Final Day of Operation Slated for mid-January

According to two sources familiar with Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America, the airlines will fly under one single operating certificate as early as  Jan. 11, 2018. This move will officially close out the Virgin America callsign, "Redwood," and the carrier will be seen as Alaska Airlines in the eyes…

The Time-Consuming But Extremely Critical Process of Deicing Aircraft in…

Just recently, Southwest Airlines had to cancel many flights out of Chicago Midway Airport due to cold weather and deicing constraints. As winter kicks into high gear, it is a given that deicing crews will be out there working hard to prevent delays and make sure passengers depart safely. While…

$2.2 Billion: Two Ways to Run a Profitable Airline

$2.2 billion. The net profit of two of the world’s major airlines in 2016. Those airlines, however, have much less in common than their financials might seem to indicate. One operates the truest example of a hub-and-spoke model in the world, with wide-bodied Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s touching every…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Niki

Austrian low-cost airline Niki is one of the most recent casualties of the aviation industry, shutting down operations less than a month ago. Unfortunately, the airline was caught up in the collapse of German carrier Air Berlin. Although marketed as a low-cost carrier, the airline offered many amenities of full-service…

ANA’s 8-Hour Flight to Nowhere

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, or ANA, made headlines Wednesday when flight 175, their scheduled 11-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, turned back to LAX mid-flight when the crew reported an “unauthorized passenger” onboard the aircraft after 4 hours flight time. CNN reported that the…

Porter Airlines: A Journey to Bring Luxury to Regional Travel

Disclaimer: This article may contain opinions from the author based on his first-hand experiences with this airline.  In Canada, a small airline based in Toronto is redefining the term "regional airline." Porter Airlines, with its main hub at Toronto's Billy Bishop City Airport and a fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft,…

The Brazilian View on Boeing: Embraer Talks

There is a close relationship between Boeing and Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, globally known as Embraer. However, recently disclosed talks show that the two companies are looking to extend and deepen that bond in some specific product lines. On Dec. 21, a brief press release confirmed that Boeing and Embraer…