News
Trulli
A Southern Air Boeing 747 on approach to land. (Photo: Dontworry [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons)

Southern Air Cargo Pilots Hope to Improve Standards with New Letter of Agreement

When two airlines are combined, either through acquisition or merger, there's always the question of integration when it comes to the pilots. Cargo airlines are no different. In 2016, cargo giant Atlas Air acquired rival cargo airline Southern Air for $110 million. Two years later, Atlas has yet to equalize its newly-combined workforce after the acquisition in terms of standards and benefits. However, after two and a half years of negotiation, the pilots of Southern Air announced yesterday that they…

Lufthansa Announces Six New Tourist Destinations for Upcoming Winter Season

Lufthansa announced yesterday the launch of new routes to six destinations from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. The announced routes include new and additional service to Eilat, Israel; Agadir, Morocco; Trieste, Italy; Thessaloniki, Greece; Tromsø, Norway and Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The airline will fly from both Frankfurt and Munich to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Equatorial Congo Airlines

During the 2000s, African countries watched as foreign airlines made strides connecting their countries to the world through expanded service and alliances. From that rose the large African carriers of today such as South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways. However, that yearning for success drove some countries to…

Embraer Wins Major Orders at Farnborough

Embraer has proven to be one of the big winners at this years Farnborough International Airshow, bringing home a slew of orders for its aircraft, both old and new. While many expected the E190-E2 to shine, another Embraer aircraft also took its place in the spotlight alongside its younger brother.…

Africa’s Largest Nation Announces New National Carrier: Nigeria Air

Nigeria Air, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airline, will be launched by the end of this year. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), at a press conference during the Farnborough International Airshow. Senator Sirika said: "I…

The Cost of Connecting the Caribbean: The Netherlands Antilles

Looking across the U.S., it's common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their profits.  However, the…

Qatar Airways Displays Six Aircraft and Unveils New Executive Jet…

Qatar Airways has a dominating presence at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow with six aircraft on display, including the showpiece Airbus A350-1000, a Boeing 777-300ER, a Qatar Cargo Boeing 747-8F, a JetSuiteX Embraer E-135 (of which Qatar Airways is a minority shareholder) and an Air Italy Boeing 737 MAX (of…

Boeing-Embraer Partnership Formally Announced at Farnborough

At the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, Boeing's Media Chalet unleashed a sudden rush of information seemingly all at once. First, Qatar Airways announced it was ordering new simulators. Minutes later, Qatar Airways GCEO Akbar Al-Baker announced five new 777 Freighters for its cargo fleet. And then, once the room was cleared,…

Australian REX Accuses Rivals of Stealing Pilots

Australian regional airline Regional Express, also known as REX, has accused domestic rivals Qantas and Virgin Australia of hiring large numbers of its pilots. In practices referred to as "rapacious", "selfish", and "irresponsible", REX has said that the two larger competitors have hired around 17 percent of its first officers…

Taking a Ride Onboard the Embraer E190-E2 in Farnborough

As part of Embraer’s presence at Farnborough Airshow, AirlineGeeks was invited to a media briefing on the E190-E2, one of the models of the production series that will be acquired by Boeing by the end of 2019. After a short but consistent presentation, in which several topics were stressed by…