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Delta executives and employees celebrate 10th anniversary of merger with Northwest (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Biondi)

Delta Highlights Newest Jet During Event Celebrating Northwest Merger Anniversary

Delta shared a sneak peek of the new Airbus A220-100 to the media Monday during an event in Atlanta to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Delta merger with Northwest. Hundreds of Delta employees lined up for their first chance to see the new aircraft. Delta CEO Ed Bastian delivered a speech praising the results of the merger and thanking those who make Delta a successful airline. The program included a ribbon cutting ceremony, which included employees from different areas.…

The SATA and Azores Airlines Struggle

While the Azores may be a vacation destination to many travelers, the airline is currently dealing with its own trouble in paradise. The main international arm of the SATA Group, Azores Airlines, has struggled to pull in the crowds for sustainability and is now barely staying afloat. Azores Airlines, originally…

WestJet Announces Route Expansion and Third Quarter Results

WestJet Airlines has announced a route expansion, along with financial results for the third quarter. The three new routes give Westjet two new transborder flights as well as a new destination in Europe. The third quarter saw WestJet return to profitability after reporting a loss in the second quarter. However,…

Kenya Airways Launches Historic Nairobi to New York Flight

Kenya Airways inaugurated its new longest flight on Monday from Nairobi to New York, becoming the first and only airline to connect East Africa and New York with a nonstop flight. The near-6,400 nautical mile long flight from Kenya’s capital city to New York touched down at sunrise on Monday,…

United Kingdom Releases 2018 Budget, Outlining Changes for Air Travel…

Earlier today, the United Kingdom's Chancellor, Philip Hammond, revealed the annual budget, set by Her Majesty's Treasury to outline the expenditure of the public sector. While many of the changes are expected to impact numerous industries, there were several changes in particular that will likely impact the number of passengers…

Mexico City Receives Lufthansa’s Airbus A350

As a part of the effort to reinforce the seasonal extra offering, German carrier Lufthansa arrived in Mexico City International Airport this morning with an Airbus A350-900, instead of the regular A340-600. With a three-class seat layout (48 Business, 21 Premium Economy and 224 Economy), the aircraft provides both an…

IndiGo Plans to Increase Capacity Despite Challenging Quarter

India is expected to grow to become the third largest aviation market in less than 10 years. As previously reported, it is notoriously difficult for airlines in India to make money. Intense competition has driven down fares to the point that in some cases, fares are not able to even…

Updated: Lion Air Reports Loss of Contact with Boeing 737…

A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. The airplane rapidly lost altitude just minutes after departure. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed that they had lost contact with the aircraft minutes after takeoff. The aircraft was carrying 188 passengers at the time…

Qatar’s A350-1000 Lands at New York-JFK

Qatar Airways launched the Airbus A350-1000XWB on its first regularly scheduled route to the United States for the airline on Sunday, placing it on the popular Doha to New York route. The first flight of the new service landed Sunday afternoon, replacing the Boeing 777-300ER as the aircraft for Qatar’s…

Emirates Celebrates 10 Years of Service to Los Angeles

Friday marked an important milestone for Emirates Airline as it celebrated its 10 years of flying between Dubai and Los Angeles. Launching the route on Oct. 26, 2008, Los Angeles was Emirates’ third route to the United States behind New York and Houston, with three weekly flights serving the city…