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Austin Airport's South Terminal. Lonestar Airport Holdings opened the new terminal on April 13, 2017 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Photo Tour: Inside Austin’s New and Unique South Terminal

Already unique for its live music stages and local dining options, Austin Bergstrom International Airport has quickly grown over the past few years, surpassing its capacity. A building that was originally built with an 11 million annual passenger capacity handled 13.9 million passengers in 2017 and is on track to hit almost 16 million passengers in 2018, one million more than the airport’s capacity will be once the east terminal expansion of nine gates opens in 2019. At peak times,…

Trip Report: A Disappointing Journey on One of KLM’s Most…

As a typical AvGeek, I’ve always taken any opportunity possible to fly on the most unique and unusual aircraft flying the friendly skies. I’ve flown from Phoenix to New York via San Francisco and Chicago to fly on a United 747-400 before it retired, from New York and back via…

Qantas Flies Final Boeing 747 Service from Los Angeles

When Qantas flight QF56 departed from Los Angeles bound for Brisbane Thursday evening, it marked the final departure of a Qantas 747 aircraft from Los Angeles International Airport. The flight closed an important chapter in Qantas’ history and one of its longest, as the airline has been operating the popular,…

TAP Air Portugal Announces U.S. Destinations with New Aircraft

TAP Air Portugal announced on Thursday that it will begin flying between Lisbon and Chicago and Washington D.C . with its brand new A330-900neo. The airline received the first aircraft earlier this week at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The aircraft was first to be delivered out of an order…

Incheon Airport Operator Agrees to Help Build New Manila Airport

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with San Miguel Corp on constructing a new Manila Airport. San Miguel, best known for its beer products, proposed a new airport plan to the Philippines government in 2016. The airport is expected to set up in…

China Southern and American Announce Partnership Following SkyTeam Exit

A new partnership between China Southern Airlines and American Airlines has been announced with a 'significant' expansion of codeshare cooperation and the launch of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access. From early 2019, members of either airline traveling with the other airline will have the ability to earn and…

Allegiant Says Farewell to the Mad Dog

After flying for nearly 20 years, the backbone of the Allegiant Air fleet, the Mcdonnell Douglas MD-80, will flew its last flight in the sun-tailed livery. After a long transition process, Allegiant is finally putting the MD-80 to rest after flying its final flight from Fresno Yosemite Airport to Las…

WOW air Returns Leased Aircraft Amid Financial Woes, Leaves Icelandair…

Icelandic ultra-low-cost carrier WOW air has returned four aircraft to lessors with two Airbus A330s and two Airbus A320 family aircraft departing Reykjavik earlier yesterday for storage, beginning the process of returning to their lessors. The move comes as a letter to bondholders from the airline's CEO and Founder Skuli Mogensen…

Photo Tour: Onboard TAP Air Portugal’s First Airbus A330-900neo

TAP Air Portugal received its first A330-900neo from Airbus on Monday, leased from Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon as part of an order for 21 of Airbus' new generation aircraft. The Portuguese flag carrier is the launch operator of the aircraft and helped Airbus bring the aircraft through its required…

Hawaiian and JetBlue Expand Partnership

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways have announced an expansion to their existing codeshare partnership. The expansion will open up flights on Hawaiian to numerous destinations on the eastern U.S. The expanded options take advantage of Hawaiian's new flight between Honolulu and Boston Logan, starting in early April. When started, the…