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Lion Air's last 747 aircraft, which will be replaced by the A330neo (Photo: Lion Air)

Lion Air Bids Farewell to 747 Fleet, Prepares for A330neo Introduction

Lion Air announced it has retired the Queen of the Skies from its fleet in what constitutes a milestone for the Indonesian low-cost carrier, after ten years of flying with the airline serving domestic destinations and flights to Saudi Arabia. The Jakarta-based carrier has been flying a single densely-configured Boeing 747-400 to serve highly demanded domestic destinations such as Soekarno-Hatta Tangerang, Surabaya and Denpasar (Bali). The Queen was also flown internationally to Saudi Arabia with flights to Jeddah and Madinah…

Photo Tour: Onboard a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300

Since its inception in 1933 as a department of Turkey's Ministry of National Defense, Turkish Airlines has served its purpose as the flag carrier of Turkey. With a fleet expansion program underway beginning in 2004, the airline built up its stock of both Airbus and Boeing aircraft, eventually going on…

Seattle Prepares for New Asia Routes in Upcoming Week

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, commonly shortened to SeaTac, is in for a busy week as three airlines will begin new service from Seattle to points east, growing the airport’s route network to Asia. Already connected to the Far East via a number of international carriers, Seattle will see a combination of…

Victoria Sees Continued Decrease in U.S. Connections Following Upcoming Delta…

Victoria International Airport, serving the British Columbia capital city of Victoria, will see its number of nonstop connections to the United States continue to decrease as Delta Air Lines has decided to cease service to the city. Delta currently serves the city with a sole route from nearby Seattle-Tacoma International…

British Airways Flight Scheduled to Land in Dusseldorf Mistakenly Arrives…

British Airways has apologized after its flight BA3271 from London City Airport — scheduled to fly nonstop to Dusseldorf, Germany — landed in Edinburgh, Scotland. The airline said in separate tweets that it was sorry for any inconvenience caused by the mistake but initially stated that the flight was diverted…

Qatar Airways Receives 250th Aircraft

Last week, an A350-900 was ferried from Airbus' facilities in Toulouse, France to Qatar Airways' home in Doha, representing the 250th aircraft to be delivered to the Qatari flag carrier. Just a few planes down, All Nippon Airways was receiving its first Airbus A380 from Airbus. Qatar CEO Akbar Al…

British Airways to Launch Service to Milan’s Bergamo Airport

Milan will be getting a third link to London link through British Airways. From Sept. 1, 2019, the U.K. flag carrier will begin operations at Milan Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) operating six weekly flights (no Saturday flights) to London Gatwick. The new service will be year-round…

Vistara Receives Approval for International Flights

Vistara, the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines joint venture, has finally received government approval to begin international flights. This comes after where all Vistara could really do was sit and wait. Normally, the Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, would be granting international flying permits. Instead, a…

Grounded: Southwest Ferries 737 MAXs to California Desert

As the fallout of the Boeing 737 MAX groundings continue to linger, Southwest has prepared for a long term wait on getting the newest variant of the Boeing 737 aircraft airborne again with some of their MAX 8 aircraft making a trip to Southern California Logistics Airport for what could…

The Midwest Remains in Devastation from Flooding; American and Delta…

The Midwest has been impacted by major flooding for nearly two weeks now. A blizzard in the West and a sudden spike in temperatures across the region caused large amounts of snowmelt and heavy rainfall to fill area rivers, impacting thousands across Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. The…