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Norwegian Announces First Entry into Canada

European low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced it is expanding its overseas and long-haul operations to Canada. Already serving numerous cities throughout the United States under its Norwegian Long Haul, Norwegian Air UK and Norwegian Air International subsidiaries, the airline announced that the cities of Hamilton and Montreal in Canada will be the newest recipient of its ultra-low-cost flights to Europe and the French Caribbean in March 2019. “We are very excited about entering the Canadian market, and provide…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Shuttle America

Shuttle America spent most of its life as a regional carrier for a variety of major carriers in the United States. However it began life in 1995 as a low cost carrier. The airline began operations on Nov. 12, 1998, based at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. The…

Rolls Royce Aerospace: The Engine Manufacturer Across the Atlantic

In the early 20th century, two men came together to start a company that would become world-renown in both car manufacturing and airplane engine manufacturing, Rolls Royce. Over the years, Rolls Royce had quickly evolved to become a major player in both fields, raking in over $16 billion in revenue in…

ViaAir Continues Rapid Expansion at Largest Hub

On Tuesday, just over one year after commencing its first nonstop flight from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, ViaAir announced its eighth destination from the airport’s new South Terminal. The Orlando-based carrier will connect Austin with Amarillo beginning Sept. 19. The service will operate six days a week from Sunday to…

U.S. Airlines Take a Stance Against Transporting Separated Child Immigrants

Four major U.S. airlines took a stand against the federal government, asking it not to use any of their flights to transport migrant children separated from their families. Earlier this year,  Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered everyone caught crossing into the U.S. illegally to be criminally prosecuted. Over 2,000 children…

FedEx Places Order for 24 Additional Boeing Freighters

Boeing and FedEx announced a new order for 12 767 and 12 777 Freighters with a list price value of $6.6 billion dollars on Tuesday. "We are taking another positive step in our fleet modernization program as we add more efficient, lower emission aircraft to our global fleet," said David L.…

How Aerolineas Argentinas is Cutting Costs by Revising Old Contracts

A few weeks ago, at the presentation of Aerolineas Argentinas' financial statements, it was mentioned that, in the effort to rationalize expenses, the company had renegotiated a contract with Sabre for the provision and maintenance of the GDS (Global Distribution System) suite. This contract is a long-standing legacy of American…

VivaAerobus Joins Mexico City to New York-JFK Market

VivaAerobus, a low-cost Mexican carrier, has announced plans to launch service between Mexico City and New York-JFK. The route is scheduled to start on Oct. 18, 2018 utilizing the airline’s 180-seat Airbus A320s. The flight is scheduled to depart Mexico City at 7:15 a.m. CST arriving at 12:40 p.m. EST with…

Cathay Pacific Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-1000

Cathay Pacific took delivery this morning of its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. The Hong Kong-based airline is just the second airline to receive the new fuel-efficient airliner, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, following Qatar Airways, which took delivery of the aircraft in February…

Nippon Cargo Airlines Suspends Flights Due to Maintenance Discrepancies

Nippon Cargo Airlines, also known as NCA, has announced that it will be suspending all departures from Tokyo as of June 16 and will be suspending all operations from June 17. The decision comes after inconsistencies were found regarding the application of lubricating oil to one of their Boeing 747-8Fs in…