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Silver Airways’ Makes Official Acquisition of the Caribbean’s Largest Regional Airline

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has announced that its purchase of  Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines is now complete. Seaborne, which operates eight 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft and two 15-seat de Havilland Twin Otter seaplanes, will serve as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge in 2019. Silver Airways, which currently operates a fleet of 20 Saab 340 aircraft and has orders for ATR's 72-600 model, will expand to a fleet size of 31 aircraft as a result of the merger.…

Alaska Airlines Announces Basic Economy Fares

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has announced the introduction of a basic economy fare for its passengers. The announcement was made during an earnings call earlier this week. The new fare class will be called “Saver Fare,” with Alaska joining American, United and Delta in offering a no-frills, basic fare. The launch…

The Fallout from Southwest Flight 1380’s Engine Failure

On April 17, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport bound for Dallas Love Field with 144 passengers and five crew onboard. As the jet neared its cruising altitude, passengers heard an explosion as the cabin rapidly depressurized, shrapnel tearing through the side of the…

Primera Air and MWAA Talk Washington Route Addition

In February, the newest airline in the low-cost transatlantic market, Primera Air, announced that it would make a slight change to its route network. Washington’s Dulles International Airport located in Northern Virginia, serving the nation’s capital, Virginia, Maryland and other surrounding states, was chosen to receive flights to London’s Stansted…

Nonstop Singapore to New York Flights Slated to Resume by…

Singapore Airlines will once again reclaim the title for the world’s longest scheduled flight with the Singapore to New York route. With a new generation of aircraft offering enough fuel efficiency to make lengthy routes more profitable, the airline will resume its non-stop services to Los Angeles and New York.…

Norwegian Air Signals That Other Airlines May Be Interested in…

Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) CEO Bjorn Kjos has divulged that the airline has been approached by other parties interested in buying a stake in the Norwegian-based carrier after it was reported on April 12 that the International Airlines Group (IAG) had taken a minority stake. In an interview with Reuters…

Airbus A380: The Plane that Tried

The Airbus A380 is the plane that tried. The mega airplane, when first delivered to launch carrier Singapore Airlines in Oct. 2007, was set to be a game-changing aircraft with expected orders of over one thousand across a 20-year timespan. Fast forward a decade and it’s obvious that the A380…

Airbus Wants to Increase A320 Production Rate; Its Suppliers, Not…

An Airbus spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that it intends to increase the monthly output of its the Airbus A320 series from the current 55 aircraft to 63 by 2019, which will significantly improve the capacity of the builder to take new orders in a timeline that is suitable for future…

A Virgin Farewell: What It Was Like to Go Behind-the-Scenes…

At midnight on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the airline business lost another brand that helped to change and revolutionize the industry. On this day, the Virgin America brand was retired by Alaska Airlines, who had purchased Virgin America in 2016. Because of Virgin America’s innovative ideas, the airline had a…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Tradewinds Airways

In 1969,  British cargo airline Tradewinds Airways was formed after the collapse of its predecessor Transglobe Airways. The new airline took to the sky with the launch of charter flights from their hub at London's Gatwick Airport and would serve a variety of destinations over the course of their history. With…