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A Ramp Agent’s Response to Uproar of Hawaiian Video

A video posted on Twitter by Australia's The Courier-Mail reporter Vanessa Marsh on her account @vanessaleemarsh earlier this month recently caught the public’s attention. The video shows a Honolulu International Airport ramp agent working a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Phoenix unceremoniously toss luggage down a slide attached to the jet bridge. https://twitter.com/vanessaleemarsh/status/994344419229818880 The video, posted with the caption, "The mystery of all my broken suitcases is solved - this is the ground crew at Honolulu loading up a @HawaiianAir flight…

Singapore Details Restart of World’s Longest Flight

After initially announcing its intentions to restart non-stop flights to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) in 2015, Singapore Airlines confirmed today that the world’s longest flight will once again commence on Oct. 12, 2018. The ultra-long-haul flights SQ21 and SQ22 will fly almost 19 hours…

XiamenAir Takes Delivery of 200th Jet and New Aircraft Type…

On Sunday, XiamenAir took delivery of its newest aircraft, marking the 200th delivery to the airline since it began flying in 1984. The occasion is cause for double celebration, as the Fujian Province-based airline is now the sixth Chinese carrier to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The first…

Lufthansa Cleared in Airfare Price Increase Investigation

Germany's Federal Office for the Defense of Competition (Bundeskartellamt) recently issued its opinion regarding complaints received against Lufthansa, following an investigation into airfare increases that began in November. The German flag carrier was under fire for alleged monopolistic practices in the domestic routes that operated without any rival after the…

Air Canada Gears Up for Summer Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Since Air Canada received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 last year, it has been using them on popular routes across Canada and the U.S. such as Montreal to Vancouver, Toronto to Calgary, and Toronto to Los Angeles, as well as on two lesser-known transatlantic routes, St. John’s to London…

U.K. Aviation Enthusiasts Anxiously Await Upcoming Events

Aviation enthusiasts will be converging in the U.K. this July as two massive events are coincidentally scheduled within a week of each other. The Royal International Air Tattoo is first on the calendar, with plans to be held from July 13 - 15 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The airfield is…

Air Baltic Announces Order for Additional Bombardier CS300s

Latvia-based Air Baltic has announced that it has signed for 30 additional Bombardier CSeries aircraft and has also acquired options for 30 more. The total value of the order was placed at about $2.9 billion, based on list price. With an order of 20 CS300s already placed and eight CS300s…

Ireland’s Asian Expansion Could Extend Dublin Airport

Since Emirates started in Dublin back in 2012, the eastern network from Ireland has only grown. Qatar Airways commenced operations to the Irish capital in 2016, Etihad increased schedules to Abu Dhabi and this year, both China's Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific are starting services to the Far…

Lufthansa Extends Airbus A320 Order to 122 neo and 273…

Lufthansa Group has firmed up a previous option for six further Airbus A320neo aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board at the beginning of May. In addition, the airline signed an order for three more A320ceo, bringing the Group’s A320ceo orders to 273. With a total of 395…

WestJet and Swoop Pilots Agree to Unionization

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet has come to an agreement with pilots for its subsidiary Swoop to allow them to unionize. The agreement has come as the end of a months-long saga between WestJet and its pilots. A first contract between the pilots and the airline is expected to be completed…