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American's first A321neo in Hamburg (Photo: Tobias Gudat)

American Changes Schedule for Initial A321neo Routes

American Airlines has quietly changed the launch of its Airbus A321neo aircraft, previously scheduled to join the fleet on April 2 flying between Phoenix, Los Angeles and Orlando. The carrier confirmed to AirlineGeeks that the inaugural flight will now be AA 682 from Phoenix to Orlando on April 2. Although the carrier never previously confirmed a launch date, its reservation system showed the first flight to be AA1895 from Los Angeles to Phoenix on April 2 to then be accompanied…

Boeing Unveils Augmented Reality for New 777X Interior

Boeing unveiled an augmented reality experience for one of its largest upcoming aircraft, the Boeing 777x, on Wednesday to give enthusiasts and customers a sneak peek at what the interior of what will be the largest 777 variant.  The 777x augmented reality experience allows the user to explore the 777x’s business…

Photos: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Debuts First Section of New North…

Just under two years after breaking ground on the project in 2017, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened the first five new gates in the North Satellite terminal on Wednesday. The North Satellite primarily services Alaska Airlines and its regional subsidiary Horizon Air, both of which have their main hub in Seattle. The…

Germany Officially Bans Mahan Air Flights

The German government has banned Iranian private carrier, Mahan Air, from operating flights to the country. The decision was made among heavy pressure from the United States and was first announced in December. The German aviation office sent the airline a notice on Monday to immediately suspends its operations into…

Alaska Postpones Paine Field Launch as Government Shutdown Continues

As a consequence of the government shutdown, Alaska Airlines has announced that it will postpone the start of operations from Paine Field to March 4, three weeks later than the originally scheduled date of February 11. Dubbed as a "tough decision" in a company statement released on January 22, the…

Maximum Capacity: Columbia’s Fight To Meet Success

The baggage claim rings out to the tune of the University of Missouri’s “Every True Son” and “Fight Tiger” as nearly 150 passengers from American Airlines Flight 5766 and United Airlines Flight 4407 wait in the narrow hallways of Columbia Regional Airport for their bags. Across the terminal, 136 passengers…

Airbus Starts Off 2019 Strong

Airbus is starting the year off strong with a new order after losing the aircraft delivery race in 2018 against rival Boeing, delivering 800 aircraft compared to Boeing’s 806. Boeing also soared past Airbus in terms of orders placed as well.  However, Airbus seems to be starting 2019 strong. The…

Wizz Air Announce Further Expansion at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Hungary's Wizz Air, which has quickly become Europe's ninth largest airline by passenger traffic, has announced a new route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport this week to Romania's third largest city, Timisoara. This announcement comes just weeks after the airline stated its intention to start flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Krakow,…

Hainan Airlines Aims For Shenzhen Hub Growth with New Routes

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 route connecting Shenzhen and Canada. The route will be serviced by Hainan's Boeing 787-9 fleet, which has…

IATA Warns ‘No Deal Brexit’ Jeopardizes Growth of European Aviation

Events in the U.K. Parliament this week have the aviation industry escalating preparations for the ever-increasing possibility of a No-Deal Brexit. On Tuesday evening, U.K. Members of Parliament voted against the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the U.K. government and the European Union. Acceptance of the agreement, which only covers the…