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Japan Airlines Announces Return to Seattle

Japan Airlines announced that it would be launching a new route from their hub at Tokyo-Narita Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The planned service between Japan and Washington State was announced at a press conference in Seattle on Wednesday. Flights are set to begin on March 31, 2019 and will be served on a daily basis. JL68 will depart Tokyo at 6 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 11 a.m following just over a 9-hour flight. The return, JL67, will depart at 2:20…

British Airways Closes Hong Kong Cabin Crew Base

Britain's flag carrier announced that it will be closing its cabin crew based in Hong Kong at the end of October. This comes after a review in the company’s global operation dynamics and the decision to centralize cabin crew a the airline's home city, London. In a statement to the…

Qantas Retires Another 747 to California Desert

As part of its plan to retire its aging Boeing 747-400 fleet in the next few years, Qantas Airways has sent another one of its 747s to the Mojave Desert for a permanent rest. VH-OJT, a 19-year Qantas veteran, flew its final flight from Los Angeles International Airport to the…

South African Mulling Asset Sale to Stay Afloat

South African Airways is yet again looking for help as the airline attempts to get out of its financial hell hole from years of being unprofitable. The carrier, who has taken numerous government cash injections to stay afloat, is currently on what they call the “2021 Path to Profit” in…

Aer Lingus to Roll Out Refreshed Brand Next Year

Irish carrier Aer Lingus has announced that it will be rolling out a new and refreshed brand in early 2019. The new brand will include the repainting of the aircraft's fleet, which is expected to take three years, as well as new crew uniforms, according to Aer Lingus Chief Executive…

China Southern Plans to Have 1,000 Aircraft by 2020

According to Routes Online, China Southern Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 1,000 jets by 2020, and 2,000 aircraft by the end of 2035. As of Jun. 30, the airline owns a fleet of 786 aircraft. Earlier this week, Mr. Wan Geng Tan, the President of China Southern Airlines…

Shanghai Airlines Adds First 787 Dreamliner to Long-Haul Fleet

Shanghai Airlines celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 100th airplane from Boeing on Friday. The new plane delivered to Shanghai Airlines marks the airline’s 100th plane in service, and a special “100” symbol has been emblazoned on the plane’s fuselage to mark its debut. In addition…

Singapore Airlines Takes Delivery of First A350-900ULR

The new longest flights in the world are not far off for Singapore Airlines, as the carrier took delivery of the world's first Airbus A350-900ULR, which stands for Ultra-Long-Range, on Sept. 22. "This is a proud moment for both Singapore Airlines and Airbus, not only because we have again strengthened…

The Battle for Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific vs. Hong Kong…

In 1946, Cathay Pacific Airways was founded by a small group of Australian and British pilots and investors looking to bring air service to the territory then leased to the United Kingdom. After one of the men purchased an American-made Douglas DC-3, the airline was ready for take off. Cathay…

Cathay Pacific Begins Washington Dulles Service with A350-1000

Cathay Pacific launched its longest route to date on Saturday to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The flight was a major milestone for both the airline and airport, as Cathay inaugurated its first long-haul flight on its brand-new Airbus A350-1000XWB and Dulles saw a new international carrier grace its…