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Brexit Draft Document Continues Uncertainty for Future of U.K-E.U. Aviation

The next phase in the ongoing Brexit situation took place this week with the release of the draft withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The 585-page document outlines the process of how the U.K.’s membership will cease and what possible agreements need to be in place pending its exit. As such the document did little to remove uncertainty for the aviation industry, and many other sectors, as agreements on a post-Brexit relationship have yet to be…

Delta Adding Fourth Link to Los Angeles from Atlanta with…

Delta announced plans to launch twice-daily service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport in Los Angeles next summer. The Atlanta-based carrier has said the new route will better connect Atlanta’s film industry with Hollywood as Burbank is located more conveniently to major film production studios such as…

Emirates Reports Sudden Drop in Profits Due to Rising Fuel…

Dubai-based Emirates announced that its half-year profits suffered an 86 percent drop on Thursday. The news comes after the carrier, one of the largest in the Middle East, was hit by sudden hikes in oil prices. With fuel costs making up a third of the airline’s expenses and rising by…

Photos: United Gives First Look at Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Just over two weeks after its delivery flight, United Airlines is showing off its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, giving AirlineGeeks a sneak peek of what to expect from its newest aircraft. The aircraft has remained at Washington Dulles International Airport since being delivered to the airline at Boeing’s facility in…

Spirit Announces New Destination, Faces Tough Competition

Just two days after announcing Jacksonville, Florida as its next destination, Spirit Airlines added a 70th city to its route network on Thursday. The airline held an employee conference at its headquarters in Miami to celebrate flights to the Live Music Capital of the World, where employees cheered at the…

LEVEL Expands Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights to New York and Santiago

IAG’s low-cost subsidiary LEVEL announced plans to start new routes from its Spanish hub in Barcelona to New York and Santiago de Chile, according to RoutesOnline. Service to Santiago, the airline’s second South American destination following Buenos Aires, will begin in March, while service to New York will begin in…

China Southern Airlines to Leave SkyTeam Alliance

China Southern Airlines has announced that it will leave the airline alliance SkyTeam on Jan. 1, 2019. The airline, one of the 'big three' Chinese carriers alongside China Eastern and Air China, has made the decision not to renew its contract. The Guangzhou-based airline joined SkyTeam in 2007 and is…

Qatar Airways Inks Interline Agreement with Massachusetts’ Cape Air

Qatar Airways has entered into an interline partnership with Massachusetts-based Cape Air, following alongside its American codeshare partner JetBlue Airways. Known for its regional service throughout the Northeastern United States, Cape Air operates a fleet of turboprop Cessna 402C aircraft to destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; Lebanon, N.H. and…

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Make Debut

American Airlines rolled out its new uniforms on Tuesday as part of their field testing phase. A total of 1,016 flight attendants and customer service agents will test the new uniforms for six months before the uniforms are rolled out systemwide in 2020. The field testing will assist the company…

Flybe Seeks New Owner as Revenues Plummet

Flybe Group has announced that it is in talks for the sale of the airline following a year of revenue loss. The U.K. regional airline has been bombarded by weakening demand and an increase in fuel costs, proving devastating to its bottom line. Earlier this year, Flybe had warned that these…