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U.K. Parliament Votes ‘Yes’ to Heathrow Expansion, Further Legal Challenges Ahead

The U.K. Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back the expansion of Heathrow Airport and the building of a third runway. U.K. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling called the parliamentary vote on approval for a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport as 'the biggest transport decision in a generation.' The vote in the House of Commons was the latest step in the decades-long process to approve expansion at the U.K.’s biggest airport. 415 Members of Parliaments (MP's) voted Yes and 119 voted…

Norwegian Continues Staggering Growth with Tampa Flight Announcement

Norwegian Airlines announced Sunday it will launch twice-weekly flights between its transatlantic hub at London Gatwick and Florida's Tampa International Airport on Oct. 31, 2018. The flight will be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays with the airline's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight 7165 will depart London Gatwick at 2:55  p.m.and…

Etihad Plans to Loan Pilots to Emirates

In a surprising announcement, Etihad Airways will loan out pilots to rival U.A.E. carrier, Emirates. The move was confirmed by officials from Emirates Airline as a way to stifle the airline's ongoing pilot shortage. The unique pilot sharing program comes as both airlines continue to face their own unique struggles.…

Airbus Issues Warning to U.K. Regarding Brexit Uncertainty

Late last week, Airbus published a memorandum regarding its plan of action in the U.K., stating that if the country's Brexit agreements aren’t made more clear, the company may leave the country. Although it has been two years since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, agreements are yet…

Photos: Airbus A330-900neo Makes U.S. Debut in Miami

Representatives from Airbus, TAP Portugal, Rolls Royce, RECARO, and MIA were on hand to show off the newest Airbus widebody jet,  the A330neo, for the first time in the United States.  This is the first aircraft delivered to launch customer TAP Portugal. The aircraft is embarking on a worldwide proving…

The Next Chapter in the “Guide” Animal Saga

Early last year, I wrote an article on the problem airlines have had responding to passengers bringing animals into the cabin under the guise that they are there for emotional support. In the article, I posed the question, "[W]ith so many fake service animals that look real and have the…

Delta’s Refurbished 777 is a Win For Passengers

Earlier this month, Delta unveiled its first refurbished Boeing 777-200 featuring the carrier’s new business and premium economy classes. The airline operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 777-200s, with ten Long Range (LR) variants and eight Extended Range (ER) variants. With an average age of 16.7 years, Delta is also…

Opinion: Airlines are Failing to Properly Utilize Big Data

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published an article detailing how airlines are using big data to improve onboard experiences. The article discussed various strategies airlines such as United Airlines are using to leverage passenger data that ultimately help the airline better cater to its customers.  John Slatter, Senior…

WestJet Encore Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

WestJet Encore, the regional arm of Canadian low-cost airline WestJet, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The airline started in 2013 with two Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Since it’s inception, the airline has been serving Canada’s regional markets and providing low-cost airfare for Canadians across the country.  On the day of its…

Unlikely Allies Join Forces to Demand Action on European ATC…

The bosses of two of Europe's most prominent airline operators have united in their intent to submit a complaint to the European Commission in Brussels over air traffic control (ATC) strikes, which they claim are in danger of getting out of control. The CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG), Willie…