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An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 at Los Angeles International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Opinion: Now Is Not the Time for Free Wi-Fi

Earlier this week, Air New Zealand announced it would begin offering free Wi-Fi on all flights that feature properly equipped aircraft, effective immediately. The airline's newly delivered Airbus A320neo family aircraft are already equipped and the airline is working on adding the proper hardware to its Boeing 777 fleet before moving on to other aircraft types. "It's big news for us and our customers. Inflight Wi-Fi together with our award-winning seatback entertainment system will be entertaining you in new and…

Sea-Tac Airport Debuts First Phase of Central Terminal Renovation Project

After 402 days of construction, just over a year, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport revealed the first phase of the freshly remodeled Central Terminal, the main building of the airport that all departing passengers first enter. The Central Terminal has been a much loved SeaTac focal point with the full floor-to-ceiling windows,…

Delta Expects First A330-900neo Delivery in May

Airbus has announced it expects to deliver the first A330-900neo aircraft to Delta Air Lines, its North American launch customer for the aircraft, by May according to conversations between Crawford Hamilton, Airbus A330 Head of Marketing, and FlightGlobal. The aircraft set to be delivered in the next few months is…

Prague Prepares for Sizable Summer Traffic Increase

Coming off a strong 2018, Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is preparing for yet another busy summer season. This summer is poised to bring in more flights, airlines and routes including the largest long-haul route map the Czech capital's primary airport has seen in its 82-year history. Although the entirety of…

Air New Zealand to Cut Growth, Defers Aircraft Orders

After launching a review of operations in January, Air New Zealand has announced that it will be reducing its growth targets and deferring delivery of future aircraft. The decision comes after the carrier reduced its pre-tax earnings guidance from between NZ$425 million ($288 million USD) and NZ$525 million ($356 million…

EgyptAir Takes Delivery of First 787 Dreamliner

EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner following a ceremony at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. on Wednesday. Egypt’s national carrier becomes the fourth operator of the ultra-modern aircraft in Africa and only the second North African carrier behind Royal Air Maroc. [caption id="attachment_32384" align="alignnone" width="1024"] EgyptAir's…

Remembering the Tenerife Airport Disaster 42 Years Later

On March 27, 1977, 42 years ago, the deadliest accident in aviation history occurred at Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Two Boeing 747 aircraft, the largest passenger aircraft flying at the time, had collided, leaving 583 casualties due to a series of miscommunications…

Wow Air Ceases Operations Following Months of Financial Troubles

After failing to close a deal with a group of investors, Iceland's Wow Air  announced that it has ceased operations as of Thursday morning. The company was forced to go under after last-minute negotiations were unsuccessful and a much-needed injection of capital was denied. "We weren't able to secure funding…

Singapore Airlines Further Invests in Catering for World’s Longest Flight

Furthering its reputation as a passenger-oriented airline, Singapore Airlines has upgraded its food and beverage experiences to entice the passengers. The airline has developed a new scheme called “From Food to Plane” in partnership with AeroFrams, the world’s largest vertical farm, to source better and fresher food for its flights.…

Qantas Non-stop London Service Exceeds First Year Operations Expectations

One year after commencing operation of the airline’s longest route, Qantas is heralding the London-Perth service as exceeding expectations. The CEO of the Qantas Group Alan Joyce said on Tuesday that “Almost every flight is full and (the route) turned a profit almost immediately, which is rare for new services…