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Spirit Announces Another Round of Expansion

Spirit has announced another round of expansion, less than a month from their last announcement. This announcement will see a new city join the Spirit route map as well as two new routes between existing cities. Starting May 2, the airline will begin multiple routes to Raleigh/Durham International Airport. The airline will begin flying from seven cities to The Research Triangle, offering at least daily service on all routes. The seven cities Spirit will be flying to Raleigh/Durham are Fort…

Opinion: Please No More Flying Rooftop Bars

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 December 2017. Finally, the third announcement arrived this month when Air France announced that Joon…

Four London Airports Show Surge in Passenger Traffic in 2018

As the largest aviation hub in the world, London’s four airports latest statistics show a surge in passenger volume last year. Growth at Heathrow Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in the country, handled 80 million passengers last year, becoming one of only seven airports to reach the figure. In addition,…

Avianca Brazil Faces Aircraft Reposession

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, prior to this Monday protective measure extinction, three A320 were removed of their markings and…

The World’s Most Travelled Man

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: Meet 77-year old British businessman Fred Finn. Mr. Finn has spent most of his work…

Three Weeks In: How the Longest U.S. Government Shutdown is…

Beginning at midnight Dec. 22, 2018, the U.S. government began what on Jan. 12 became the longest shutdown in the nation's history. Over the course of what has now been over three weeks without a clear path to an end in sight, news feeds have been populated by stories of…

United Opens Long-Awaited Polaris Lounge at LAX

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 opening not only marks another milestone for Polaris but also it caps off the airline’s…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Commence Operations This Month

Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,' said tickets…

Onboard the “First” Flight: Flying on United’s New Boeing 787-10…

It was an early morning in Los Angeles as Terminal 7's Gate 77 was a buzz on Monday at 7:00 a.m. with excited passengers, all lined up to board a special United Airlines aircraft. United operates flights nearly every hour between Los Angeles and Newark, but the 8:15 a.m. departure…

Air France Looks to Shutdown Joon

Following a short time as a carrier within a carrier, Joon is set to be closed after parent company Air France announced a review of the subsidiary this week. The airline was initially developed to attract young people, as the English word is a translation of Jeune meaning young. Founded in…