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An Aegean Airlines A321 at Athens International Airport. The airline currently flies 11 Airbus A321s. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Conversation with the CEO: An In-Depth Look at Aegean Airlines

Greece welcomed 30.1 million tourists in 2017 and the number is expected to skyrocket by over 10 percent in 2018. With packed summer flights and light winter loads, the aviation sector has been very difficult to navigate for the various airlines that have attempted to succeed in this highly seasonal market. As airlines come and go, one player has found the winning formula to the region and proudly flies as the largest airline in Greece. Serving as the nation’s flag…

French Aviation Safety Agency Confirms Similarities in 737 MAX Accidents

The pressure on Boeing continues to grow following two crashes of its 737 MAX 8 aircraft. French aviation experts have now confirmed that there are strong similarities of the data collected from the black boxes of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX and the Lion Air 737 MAX that had…

Austin Celebrates Five Years of British Airways Flights

History was made in the capital of Texas when British Airways announced the first ever transatlantic flight to Austin in Sept. 2013. Six short months later, BA190 made its inaugural flight between Austin, Texas and London Heathrow, marking the first regularly scheduled transatlantic flight from Austin. As the first Chatham…

British Airways Debuts Much-Awaited Redesigned Business Class Product

British Airways has launched its new business class seat, known as the ‘Club Suite.' The airline also announced that the new seat will be first seen on their Airbus A350, which is due to be delivered in July. The ‘Club Suite’ offers direct aisle access, a suite door, lie-flat bed…

Spirit Airlines Launches Service and Announces New Routes from Indianapolis

Spirit Airlines began service to its newest destination, Indianapolis, this week, marking the third ultra-low-cost carrier to serve the Indiana capital behind Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines. The airline began service Thursday evening with a flight to Las Vegas, a popular route for the city. Spirit’s second route from Indianapolis…

Aireon: Space-Based Global Aircraft Tracking

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing most of the world was stunned that a large airliner could simply disappear. To many who aren’t well versed in the aviation industry it was unfathomable how there wasn’t any sort of tracking system to monitor…

Spirit Airlines Expands Reach into California with Announcement of Flights…

Spirit Airlines will soon be bringing in ultra-low fares to California’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) from Las Vegas this summer. Beginning June 20, the ultra-low-cost carrier will fly three times daily between Burbank and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and three a day between…

Avianca Reshapes A320neo Orders to Reduce Financial Exposure

According to a Reuters report, Colombian-based carrier Avianca is set to cancel 17  orders and to delay the delivery date of 35 A320neo family orders, as the scenario demands for financial sustainability rather than growth. Last December, Avianca's CEO Hernan Rincon announced that it had started conversations with Airbus to…

American Airlines Suspends Service to Venezuela

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has announced that it will be suspending service to Venezuela due to rising security concerns and unrest in the nation. American was the remaining major U.S. carrier that was still offering service to the Latin American nation. The decision to suspend the service came after…

Ryanair Sun to be Rebranded as Buzz

Ryanair Holdings Group, the parent company of Irish ultra-low-cost carrier Ryanair, is to rebrand its Polish-based subsidiary Ryanair Sun as Buzz. The carrier, which has operated using a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) since April 2018, took over from Ryanair’s scheduled Polish operations in September of the same year after…