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EasyJet's operations at London Gatwick Airport (Photo: Tim Anderson)

The Final Tally: The Total Cost of Gatwick Airport’s Drone Incident

In December, many from around the world watched as a drone continued to disturb the airspace around London Gatwick Airport. For almost 36 hours, the drone disappeared and reappeared, preventing any airplanes from landing or taking off at the busy airport. Coming right in the heart of a busy travel period, especially for leisure markets popular out of the airport, airlines and the airport were forced to accommodate stranded passengers wherever they could as the British military and local police…

America Turns to the Clear Alternative to Steel Sided Jet…

With new construction projects revitalizing airports across the United States, the call for more modernizations or “European-style” structures has resulted in more glass and steel replacing the concrete and brick-heavy terminals of the past. However, some airports across the country have extended the glass structure outside of the building itself…

Overcapacity in European Aviation Market Impacts Airline Revenue Per Seat

Low fares are set to continue in the European aviation market as overcapacity over the Winter season has seen Ryanair lower market expectations for 2019 financial results and easyJet report lower per seat revenue. U.K.-based easyJet this week announced first quarter earnings through December 31 of £1.296 billion, up 13.7…

Delta Delays U.S. A220 Launch Due to Government Shutdown

The much anticipated U.S. debut of Delta's Airbus A220 has been delayed due to the ongoing government standoff in Washington. The initial flight, which was due to takeoff on Jan. 31, has been pushed back to Feb. 7 as the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process has not been…

British Airways Details Retirement Plans for 747 Fleet

The days of the iconic Boeing 747 have become numbered as numerous airlines prepare to phase them out in favor of newer and more efficient wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X. AirlineGeeks recently obtained data from a source close to British Airways, with details of the…

Interview: Viva Air Peru Pioneers as Airline Hits 20 Months…

Viva Air, Irelandia Aviation's South American venture, has been bringing the ultra-low-cost model and the operational capabilities from the successful Ryanair to transform the way people fly in a region historically driven by concentrated legacy carriers. The holding first launched operations in Colombia in 2012, where the airline was successful…

Avianca Argentina Suspends Long-Awaited International Route

Avianca Argentina, part of the Synergy group which also owns the troubled Avianca Brazil, announced it will not be operating its much-awaited international route from its base in Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, which was set to begin on February 5 with seven weekly frequencies. In a press release,…

Operations Slowed at New York-LaGuardia as FAA Advisory Cites ‘Staffing…

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented a traffic management program this morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport due to staffing issues at Washington Center. Coded as the ZDC, Washington Center is one of the busiest FAA centers in the U.S. “We have experienced a slight increase in sick leave at…

Opinion: The ‘Revelation’ Regarding Frontier’s Tipping Policy Isn’t News

Just before the new year, a The Points Guy writer documented on his flight experience onboard Frontier Airlines, his self-proclaimed first flight on the American ultra-low-cost carrier. Following his flight, the writer penned an article for the travel website with the shocking “revelation” that the airline allows for flight attendants…

Southwest’s Hawaii Flights Delayed Even Further Due to Shutdown

Southwest Airlines has announced that its proposed flights to Hawaii will be delayed even further due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. The carrier is planning to start service to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai from the Californian cities of San Diego, Sacramento, San Jose and Oakland,…