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Aerolíneas Argentinas' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 (Photo: Chuyi Chuang)

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds Second 737 MAX Route to Dominican Republic

With the departure of its flight AR1326 at 11:05 p.m. last August, Argentina's main carrier Aerolineas Argentinas started operating a second route to Punta Cana, one of Dominican Republic's most demanded tourist destinations. The route demonstrates the capabilities of the newest addition to the carrier's fleet: the Boeing 737 MAX 8. The aircraft serving this first flight was LV-HKW, the last of the first five 737 MAX 8s received by the operator, first of the type in Central and South…

The Dream Is Over and the Airline Is Awake: JetBlue…

JetBlue Airways has announced a new ancillary fee structure for its passengers, charging more for extra post-booking services such as a checked baggage, change fees, cancellation fees and oversized item fees, among others. The announcement comes just weeks after the airline announced it would downsize its workforce following financial pressure…

Star Peru: The Airline That is Slowly Fading Away in…

Star Peru was established in 1997 as an airline flying cargo and charter services using an Antonov An- 32. It wasn’t until 2004 when the airline took a change of direction and began flying commercially using a fleet of Boeing 737-200s to serve a bunch of domestic destinations across the…

Never-Ending Lines at Heathrow: The Issue and Potential Solutions

With the United Kingdom planning for "Brexit" in March of 2019, several observers continue to reiterate the need to improve the country's points of entry. However, with ongoing issues at the country's largest airport, Heathrow, it remains to be seen how the airport can handle a larger in-flow of both…

Ethiopian Helping to Launch New African Airline

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized agreements with the government of Chad for the launch of a new national carrier for Chad, Chadian Airlines. The new airline will become the national flag carrier of Chad and be jointly owned by the government of Chad and Ethiopian Airlines, the…

The Rise and Fall of Flights from Iran to Western…

In 2015, the nations of the U.S., U.K., Russia, France, Germany, China, and the European Union struck a landmark deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the nation's nuclear program. The deal, which dealt with halting the nation's creation of nuclear weapons, also allowed for the lifting of economic…

What Happened to Air Berlin’s Aircraft?

What do Virgin Atlantic, Eurowings, and the Hungarian Air Force all have in common? They all operate former Air Berlin jets. Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline behind Lufthansa, filed for bankruptcy in August 2017 and ceased operations in October of last year. One year on, its former aircraft continue to…

Air France, British Airways and KLM to Suspend Routes to…

Three of Europe's largest carriers have announced they plan to end flights to Tehran, the Iranian capital, citing lack of demand and poor financial performance. The final flights in September will mark the end of such routes that were only reintroduced two years ago after Iran's 2015 nuclear deal framework…

How Aviation Plays a Critical Role in Pharmaceutical Cargo Transport

When people think of our global airlines today they think of large operations that are used to shuttle people around the world. However, many often forget that the airplanes flying overhead carry more than just people. Airlines also have robust cargo operations. The Aviation Cargo Industry Airlines not only move…

LATAM Argentina Changes Baggage Policy Following Deregulation, Adopts LCC Leaning…

Following the changes in the Argentinian market and the new players that will begin operations in the upcoming months, the classic operators find themselves needing to find ways to remain competitive. With that in mind, LATAM Argentina has announced a change in its baggage policy which brings it closer to…