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An Air Tahiti Nui A340-300 departs from Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Air Tahiti Nui Details Plans for New 787 Fleet and Outgoing A340s

Air Tahiti Nui announced its initial operation plans for the newest member of its fleet, the Boeing 787-9, dubbed the 'Tahitian Dreamliner." The airline has had two of the type on order since 2015, along with a lease for two additional airframes from Air Lease Corporation. The airline will start operations with the type in Nov. 2018 with flights between Tahiti and Auckland. These flights will mark the start of the airline phasing out its current long-haul aircraft of choice,…

French Air Traffic Control Goes on Strike…Again

Given the propensity of labor strikes on the European continent, it comes as no surprise that there is yet another air traffic controller strike in France. Since 2010, air traffic control (ATC) strikes have cost the Eurozone economy nearly 12 billion euros and passengers have faced nearly an entire year’s…

Ontario, California: China Airlines’ New Convenient Alternative to LAX

Taiwan’s China Airlines will launch nonstop service between Taipei, Taiwan and Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA on March 25, 2018. China Airlines currently flies 2-3 times per day from LAX to Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei and offers several connecting flights from its hub in Taoyuan to destinations…

Hawaiian and Japan Airlines to Commence Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they had begun sales of tickets for codeshare flights with its newest codeshare partner Japan Airlines, also known simply as JAL, which will commence three days later on Mar. 25. "We're excited to extend our reach in Japan and welcome new guests onboard Hawaiian…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: North Central Airlines

North Central Airlines was founded in 1939 as the aviation arm of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company. Based in Clintonville, Wisconsin, the airline started by using a small Waco biplane for company use. In 1944, however, the automotive company decided to start public air service and began operations in…

Cybersecurity’s Importance in Aviation Highlighted During SXSW

Every year, thousands of people from around the world come to Austin, Texas during the month of March to celebrate innovation, creativity and the arts at South by Southwest (SXSW). Panel discussions ranging from artificial intelligence to making politics go viral can be found throughout the various downtown hotels during…

Aerolineas Argentinas: Good Decisions Amid Bad Luck

Last weekend, a major storm hit the Buenos Aires metropolitan area and seemed to focus on Aeroparque Jorge Newbery's ramp. As Aerolíneas Argentinas' main domestic hub, a significant part of its Boeing 737 fleet was stationed there and was exposed to damage from hail and lightning. When the storm was over,…

Boeing Delivers First Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft to Thai…

This week marks another first for Boeing as the aircraft manufacturer delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 9 to the model’s launch customer, Thai Lion Air. Boeing held a delivery ceremony on Wednesday in Seattle at the Seattle Delivery Center at its own Boeing Field to commemorate the delivery, which comes just…

Ryanair Acquires 75 Percent Stake In Niki Lauda’s LaudaMotion

Dublin-based Ryanair has announced that it will be purchasing a 75 percent stake in a new airline founded by former Austrian Formula One champion Niki Lauda. The announcement comes just two months after IAG had made a failed offer to acquire the airline, previously known as Niki. Lauda's airline, rebranded…

Delta Announces Domestic Route Additions from Salt Lake City and…

Delta announced Tuesday morning that the airline will begin service between the airline’s hub at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and El Paso, Texas, beginning October 1. The flight will be operated by a CRJ-900 aircraft. "Transportation is essential to a growing community such as ours, we welcome the…