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A Delta 777-200 departing from LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Delta to Link New York and Mumbai with New Service

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be commencing nonstop service between New York and Mumbai. The flight is expected to begin on Dec. 22 and will operate daily on a year-round basis between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Delta's new route to Mumbai will be the only nonstop link between New York and Mumbai by a U.S. carrier. The carrier used to operate flights between India's largest city and…

Flydubai Considers A320neo as 737 MAX Grounding Continues

In the Boeing 737 MAX saga, perhaps the most frightful scenario for the builder is not related to the present or a meticulous review of the past. While the investigation on the certification process advances, the consequences are starting to cast clouds on the future of the aircraft. Flydubai, the…

Questions of Privacy in the Airline Industry

Late last week, United became the first U.S. airline to make what to most may seem like a relatively minor announcement: the small cameras that for years have been embedded in seat back entertainment systems installed in aircraft from all over the world have been covered, showing an emphasis on…

SAS Cancels Thousands of Flights as Pilot Strike Continues

Scandinavian airline SAS has been forced to cancel flights on Monday and Tuesday as a pilot strike by Swedish, Danish and Norwegian pilot unions continues to disrupt flight operations. In a statement to passengers, the airline said: “We deeply regret that our customers are affected by the ongoing pilot strike…

Jamaica Sees Big Increase in Summer Flights

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is set to welcome more travellers this summer as 8.4 percent more air seats are bound for the destination, over 1.4 million in total. United States Jamaica’s primary source market — the United States — has been the source of the most growth with over…

American to Add New Frequency Between Miami and St. Lucia

American is resuming its second daily non-stop flight from its Miami hub to Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) for the upcoming summer travel season. The additional service will be seasonally-operated and complements American's current year-round non-stop flight which departs at 11:12 a.m. This additional flight departs approximately two hours…

The Grounding of Boeing’s MAX Costs American Millions

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration will come at an estimated cost of $350 million to American Airlines, as reported by the airline during an updated profit forecast for the year. The airline has canceled flights through August while waiting for Boeing to release…

Indian Airlines Eyeing Jet Airways’ Assets

With the grounding of Jet Airways in mid-April, other Indian airlines have begun circling trying to get a piece of what remains of the carcass. In order to maintain current levels of capacity, the Indian aviation ministry is granting airlines such as SpiceJet and IndiGo many of Jet’s highly-coveted slots…

China Airlines Inaugurates New Special Livery Commemorating 60 Years

Taiwan-based China Airlines is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, with the airline unveiling a series of special liveries for the occasion. An A350-900 was painted the number “60” in the shape of “GO” and the infinity symbol “∞” in the corporate identity color of blue and red. Additional aircraft…

American’s MD-80 Retirement Not Affected By Boeing 737 MAX Grounding

American Airlines was forced to ground its fleet of 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on March 13, 2019, in an effort to comply with an FAA order that came in the wake of the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Lion Air flight 605. The airline is the…