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Lufthansa to Celebrate Oktoberfest with Beer Served from Kegs in Flight

Lufthansa has announced they will serve fresh draft beer from kegs for the first time in 50 years as a way to celebrate Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is an annual beer drinking festival held in Munich, Germany at the end of September through the beginning of October. In addition to the beer, crews will be wearing traditional Bavarian costumes on flights departing Munich bound to New York, Singapore, and Shanghai. Select European flights will also have crews in costume. The first costume…

Emirates First Class Suite Wins Top PaxEx Prize at Future…

At the Future Travel Experience Global Awards on Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Emirates Airline walked away with the top award for their newly-debuted first class suites found on its Boeing 777 aircraft. The product won gold in the “Up in the Air” category, which focuses on initiatives that enhance…

Air Albania: Europe’s Mysterious New Airline

While it remains a rare occurrence in Europe when a new flag-carrier emerges, on Friday, Sept. 14 Air Albania took its first steps towards entering regular service with the delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A319. The airline, which will operate out of Albanian capital Tirana's Nënë Tereza International Airport,…

United Express to Start Daily Service to Redding from LAX…

Travelers now have a new option for reaching Redding and Shasta County in Northern California from Los Angeles as United Airlines, operating under the United Express brand, has announced that it will begin flying between Redding Municipal Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Starting March 8, 2019, United will begin…

United Share Price Hits Record High

United Airlines reported a record share price on Friday with the value of its stock breaking the $90 mark for the first time. The value of the company has risen an incredible 33 percent this year, a greater increase than Delta, up 3.5 percent, and American Airlines which has seen…

Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New Longest Domestic Flight in the…

Passengers in New England just gained yet another option for travel to the U.S.'s own paradise as Hawaiian Airlines announced Friday that the airline will launch flights from the airline's hub in Honolulu to Boston next April. Boston will be the airline's 14th destination in the mainland U.S. and the…

Garuda Indonesia Replaces CEO of 18 Months, Reshuffles Executive Board

Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia's national carrier, announced that it would be replacing its chief executive officer and reshuffling a large majority of their executive board. Pahala Mansury, the former CEO, was replaced with an executive from another state-owned company. The airline also replaced six of eight board members, leaving only two…

Starlux Airlines Inches Closer to Planned Launch in 2020

Starlux Airlines, which was founded in May in Taiwan, has begun releasing more details as it plans to begin operating at full service in early 2020. The airline's chairman, Kuo-Wei Chang, is a certified Boeing 777 captain and former chairman of Eva Air. Earlier this week, construction of the airline's…

Ethiopian Airlines Considering Ambitious and Risky Expansion Plan Within Africa

The African continent has a burgeoning aviation industry with growth expected to be around 6 percent annually. However, it accounts for less than 2 percent of the global aviation market at the moment, dominated by outside airlines. While the potential is there to grow the African aviation sector, many factors make…

First Look: Delta Shows Off First Airbus A220

Delta is pulling the sheet off of its newest jet. The Airbus A220, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, is making its initial U.S. debut with the Atlanta-based carrier. The airline introduced its first A220 after it came out of the paint shop near Bombardier's plant in Mirabel, Quebec.…