News

Hainan Airlines Aims For Shenzhen Hub Growth with New Routes

January 21, 2019 Pablo Diaz

Hainan Airlines, China’s largest privately owned air carrier, is launching its first non-stop service between its Shenzhen, China base and Vancouver, Canada on January 28 with two flights weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. The service will be the first non-stop international

Airlines

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning Despite Busy Winter

January 19, 2019 Andy Nelson

Europe’s most prominent low-cost carrier has today announced that it is cutting its profit forecast for this winter, blaming lower than expected airfares. In a trading update released on Jan. 18, Dublin-based Ryanair indicated that

Airlines

An Outlook for the Brazilian Aviation Industry

January 19, 2019 Peter Biondi

The year in Brazil started with a new government promising significant changes in the way the country does business, including fighting criminality, restructuring government spending and promoting liberalism. In addition to potentially reforming the country,

Airports

More Problems for Istanbul’s Mega Airport?

January 18, 2019 Adrian Vannahme

Istanbul‘s new mega airport officially opened on October 29 of last year after only four years of planning and construction. Turkey‘s largest airline was supposed to become Turkey‘s largest airport‘s anchor tenant on Dec. 1,

Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

WestJet Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

January 17, 2019 Akhil Dewan

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a delivery ceremony held at Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. A logical next step for the Boeing-dominated airline, the Dreamliner marks a

Opinions

Opinion: Please No More Flying Rooftop Bars

January 14, 2019 Hemal Gosai

Joon, the Air France experiment at courting millennials, has been in the news thrice so far. The first time was in June 2017 when the concept was announced, whereas the second was when operations began in

News

Avianca Brazil Faces Aircraft Reposession

January 14, 2019 Pablo Diaz

Last December, Avianca Brazil filed an injunction for a protective measure, as it failed to cover the bill for Aircastle’s 10 Airbus A320 and one A330 leased aircraft it was operating. During this past weekend,

Airlines

The World’s Most Travelled Man

January 13, 2019 Adrian Vannahme

When you think of whom may have flown the most on aircraft, most would assume it is a pilot. Or possibly a long-serving flight attendant. Or an independently wealthy aviation geek. It is, however, a passenger:

Airports

United Opens Long-Awaited Polaris Lounge at LAX

January 13, 2019 Albert Kuan

After much anticipation and waiting, the missing piece to the United Polaris experience at LAX has finally arrived. United opened its fifth Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to flyers Saturday. The lounge’s

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