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A Korean Air A330 departs from Honolulu (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

Asian Infusion: A Look at Honolulu’s Increasing Asian Competition

While Honolulu may be a popular destination for many Americans to travel to every year, the success airlines have found flying west of the islands has created a large market to the Oceania and Asia market. As a result, heavy competition has ensued in the years following as carriers try to win over new markets. Carriers flying to the Hawaiian islands can be traced back to the propeller-driven days and the increasing demand placed on cross-Pacific travel after World War…

Argentina Removes Airfare Minimums, Deregulates Domestic Market

In an unexpected move, Argentina's Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich announced that national administration will no longer set minimum prices for domestic airfares, starting on August 15. This means that the market will be able to advertise tickets for flights well below the existing "price bands" that were imposed in…

JetSmart Eyes New Base in the Andes

Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) JetSmart had previously denied their interest in starting operations in Argentina, however, over the last few months, they have been hinting that they had changed their mind. The rumor was finally confirmed last Friday: they had purchased Alas del Sur, an airline that was written on paper…

Europe’s Airports Will Fail to Accommodate 160 Million Passengers by…

By 2025 Europe’s airports will fail to accommodate 1.5 million flights, an equivalent of 160 million passengers unable to travel, according to a recent report from Eurocontrol. The Financial Times (FT) reports that this gap is an improvement on a similar report issued in 2013 by the intergovernmental organization. The…

Turkish Airlines Plans to Use New Airport to Expand

Turkish Airlines is looking to grow and plans to do so using Istanbul's new airport. According to CEO Bilal Eksi, Turkish Airlines will use the new airport's increased handling capacity to expand its network coverage in Asia and North America. The airline is currently restricted due to capacity constraints at Istanbul's Ataturk…

Inside United’s Latest Polaris Lounge in Houston

On Friday, United opened the doors to its latest Polaris Lounge at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Located inside United’s Terminal E, near gate E12 and the United Club, two sliding glass doors lead passengers to the lounge check-in desk. Similar to other Polaris Lounges, passengers are greeted by…

Silver Airways Begins Seasonal Bar Harbor Flights

Ft. Lauderdale-based Silver Airways began new service between Boston and Bar Harbor this weekend. The seasonal flights will be operated daily using the airline's 34-seat Saab 340s. The flights will run from July 1 to September 3 and will have two daily flights in each direction. The flight will be…

Opinion: How Heathrow’s Expansion Could Affect the Entire U.K.

Earlier this week, Members of Parliament in the U.K. voted in favor of expanding London Heathrow airport, which could bring an extra runway. Already Britain’s busiest airport with roughly 78 million passengers in 2017, a third runway is likely to encourage more airlines to go to the country’s capital from…

A Look at Low-Cost Flying in Taiwan

I’m a big fan of low-cost carriers (LCC’s) in Asia. Usually, the cabins are bland and uninteresting, but the attractive buy-on-board meals and funny cartoon characters make the journey quite unique. Also for the aviation geek, the airline-branded souvenirs are much cheaper than on conventional airlines. Tigerair Taiwan is a…

Changes Coming to United’s Ultra-Long-Haul Route Network

In January of 2016, Chicago-based United announced they would launch a flight from their hub in San Francisco across the Pacific to the small Asian nation of Singapore. The route came as a surprise to many, especially as fellow Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines had announced they would restart flights…