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Pakistan Airspace Closure Causes Scores of Diversions and Cancellations

Following rising tensions between Pakistan and the Indian Subcontinent, Pakistan closed its airspace after having claims of having shot two Indian fighter aircraft. The ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan had been tensing lately, after 14 Indian Soldiers were killed on February 14 in the border town of Kashmir controlled by India. Confrontations further escalated this week, when India confirmed to have launched airstrikes into Pakistani territory this week; leading to claims of Pakistan's airforce shooting down two Indian jets…

How the Fyre Festival Burned Swift Air

On the week of Jan. 14, 2019, two documentaries by streaming companies Netflix and Hulu were released and the companies would outline the events of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. Both Fyre Fraud and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened would dive deep into social media influences that…

Istanbul Set to Officially Move Airports on April 5

Istanbul‘s new mega airport finally appears ready to launch into full operating capacity. Several Turkish media outlets are reporting that operations from Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) will be moving to Istanbul Airport (ISL) on April 5. While this represents another minor deviation from the previously targeted move by early March…

Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat Seek to Adopt Higher…

Canada’s three major airlines individually announced this month that they would seek shareholder approval to amend their articles of incorporation to increase the limits of foreign ownership. The official announcements by St. Laurent, Quebec-based Air Canada, Calgary-based WestJet and Montreal-based Air Transat follow the passing of the Transportation Modernization Act…

British Airways Considers Boeing 777X as 747 Retirement Continues

The Boeing 777X project currently has seven named customers, with an order book totaling 326 aircraft. 46 percent of the ordered aircraft are destined for Emirates Airline as airlines in Asia and the Middle East dominate the firm orders for the aircraft. Lufthansa is currently scheduled to be the launch…

Boeing-Embraer Deal Receives Approval by Shareholders

After a series of court battles and a recent attempt to stop a shareholder’s meeting, the new strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer was approved on Tuesday by Embraer's shareholders during a shareholders meeting held at the company's headquarters in Brazil. The result was 96.8 percent of all valid votes…

EgyptAir Adds Washington-Dulles Route with 787 Dreamliner

EgyptAir is expanding its service to North America, planning service to Washington, D.C. beginning this summer. According to RoutesOnline and reported by sources within EgyptAir to AirlineGeeks, EgyptAir will launch the service on June 3 on a three-times-weekly basis. Currently, EgyptAir serves two North American cities, New York and Toronto,…

Heathrow Airport Reports Record-Breaking 2018 Numbers

London's Heathrow Airport has had the best year in its 90-year history in 2018 following eight years of consecutive growth. The airport welcomed 80.1 million passengers, a 2.7 percent increase from 2017 with almost 82percentt of passengers saying they had an "Excellent" or "Very Good" experience at London's primary international…

Opinion: Why Airline Consolidation Still Remains a Scary Possibility

On Feb. 24, the Dallas Morning News published on why American Airlines' Dallas/Fort Worth hub isn't so "scary" anymore. Let me preface this piece by saying, largely, I agree with them. The hub here at Dallas/Fort Worth has slowly become less detrimental to passengers' traveling opportunities. It used to be…

Austrian Airlines Further Increasing Short-haul Flights Within Europe

Austrian Airlines is significantly increasing frequencies to three of its European destination for the upcoming summer season. The Vienna-based carrier will be offering twelve more weekly flights to Paris, an additional flight to Amsterdam and an extra four weekly flights to Copenhagen. These additional flights are in addition to the…