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A Cayman Airways Boeing 737-300 Classic on short final. (Photo: André Du-pont (Mexico Air Spotters) [GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html) or GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Logo Lineage Part 1: Connecting to Tourism in the Americas

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline's brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this multi-part series, we will look into some of the local ties and histories from which some logos are born and how they have grown or evolved over the years. We…

Allegiant Seeks DOT Permission to Fly to Mexico

U.S. leisure carrier Allegiant Air has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to offer scheduled air services between the United States and Mexico. This would mark the beginning of international services for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which has so far limited its operations to 117 destinations all within…

United Officially Debuts New Livery and Branding

United Airlines has unveiled its new livery, the first since its merger with Continental Airlines nearly a decade ago.  Over the past few weeks, the Chicago-based carrier has been offering many clues via its social media accounts as to what the new livery will bring. The new paint scheme was…

Avianca Brazil Assets Go To Auction

The auction of Avianca Brazil assets is scheduled for May 7 after many months of negotiations with creditors. The company’s assets are divided into seven units, which will be sold separately. The units consist mostly of slots at Guarulhos, Congonhas and Santos Dumond airports, which are very attractive for business…

Photo Tour: Inside All Nippon Airways’ New Airbus A380

All Nippon Airways has unveiled the long-anticipated cabin interior of its new Airbus A380 aircraft, affectionately known as FLYING HONU, as it prepares to begin service on the popular Tokyo-Honolulu route in May. Having recently completed its first test flight between Japan and Hawaii, the airline is ready to show…

First Look: United Updates Globe Livery

Despite the official reveal set for tomorrow April 24, a few pictures have been circulated around social media showcasing a Boeing 737 with United's new livery. AirlineGeeks confirmed with sources close to the airline that the leaked image represents the airline's new livery. The aircraft, a 17-year-old 737-800 with registration…

Edinburgh Airport Expected to Sell for $2.5 Billion

According to the Telegraph, a potential deal for the purchase of Edinburgh Airport, the busiest in Scotland, is expected. Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is the sole owner of the airport, the U.S.-based group acquired the airport for one billion in 2012. According to the report, the airport will be sold…

Indigo Partners Interested in Avianca Brazil’s Assets

Last week, Azul Airlines backed out of a deal to take over 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft as well as 70 slots from Avianca Brazil, valued at US$105 million, following the recent creditor approval of the carrier’s recovery plan which involves splitting the troubled carrier’s assets into seven separate units (UPIs)…

Air India Close to Defaulting on Loans for Aircraft Purchases

The Indian aviation market faces more turmoil as state-owned carrier Air India is potentially about to default on just over $1 billion in loans due this financial year which were used for the purchase of aircraft. The news comes in the same week as Jet Airways ceased flight operations after…

United’s Free Sandwiches and What Could Come of Them

Last week, a user on Twitter who was flying from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport aboard United Airlines posted a picture of a sandwich given to him on his flight. The picture didn't get much attention, save for that of a few who…