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Philadelphia Airport Welcomes Two Unusual Visitors as Severe Weather Strikes the Northeast

The past week has seen the Northeast encounter a swath of severe weather that has plagued aviation in the region. With high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms battering the region, delays, ground stops and diversions were a common occurrence.  The severe weather brought two unusual visitors to Philadelphia, a welcomed surprise for local aviation enthusiasts and the airport alike. On May 23, 2019, a line of severe weather impacted flights at Washington Dulles International Airport, causing numerous diversions.  Due to…

Via Airlines Ceases Commercial Service, Reverts Back to Charter Operation

Growing independent regional airline Via Airlines has abruptly ended all scheduled commercial flights with plans to revert back to its original business model of conducting charter operations. Known by its shortened name, ViaAir, the airline began flying in 1997, specializing in both public and private charter flights catered for corporations,…

When the Military Comes to Town: Local Air Show Kicks…

Every year, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park marks the official start of summer for downstate New Yorkers. Now in its 16th year, the air show, commonly referred to as the Jones Beach Air Show, is traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend with low and high-flying aircraft…

Logo Lineage Part 6: North African Flare

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…

LATAM Presents Poor Quarterly Results, Makes Significant Network Adjustments

Last week, LATAM held its quarterly earnings call where it presented some rather bleak financial results for the first few months of the year. In the first quarter of 2019, LATAMs earned $2.525 billion in revenue, which represents a 7.5 percent decrease from the $2.730 billion earned during the same…

Unite and Conquer: Celebrating 50 Years of Airbus

When WWII was coming to an end, the aeronautical industry had one certainty: It would be easier for the U.S. to convert its production capability into civilian products. Long range bombers were quickly transformed into airliners and that posed a threat to European builders that had been mostly focused on…

IndiGo and SpiceJet Report Fiscal Year Losses

Two of India's largest carriers have announced losses at the end of their fiscal years. Both IndiGo and SpiceJet reported losses after seeing operating profits from the previous year. At year-end, IndiGo reported a 1.5 billion rupee ($21.6 million USD) loss before tax. In the previous year, the carrier saw…

Lufthansa Retires Its Oldest Airbus A320

Lufthansa announced on Tuesday that it is retiring its oldest A320 aircraft. The airplane, an Airbus A320-211 with registration D-AIPA, operated for the German carrier for almost 30 years and departed Frankfurt on Tuesday to perform a flyover at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, where it was built way back…

Sydney Airport Sees Softened Growth for First Quarter 2019

After a number of years of extraordinary growth in passenger volume, Sydney Airport is seeing subdued growth in passenger counts across the board. Earlier, the airport reported the figure from the first quarter of this year and announced that total revenue was 1.58 billion (1.1 billion USD) last year, a…

Breaking Down the New Airline Emissions Agreement

Over a dozen U.S.-based airlines and airline management companies have agreed to a new United Nations proposal that would work to cut emissions in the commercial aviation industry as a part of a growing effort by the organization to slow and prevent climate change. All three of the U.S. legacy…