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XL Airways France Temporarily Suspends Operations

Two weeks after halting ticket sales, French carrier XL Airways has announced that it is suspending flights effective from Sept. 30 through until at least Oct. 3. The airline, based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, operates a fleet made up of three Airbus A330-200s and one A330-300. The airline started operations in August 1995 known as Star Europe before changing its name to Star Airlines two years later. The airline eventually became known as XL Airways France in 2006…

Opinion: Delta is Building an Aerial Empire Right Under Our…

Delta Air Lines is one of the world's largest air carriers and, now, certainly the most formidable force in the global aviation market. In a shocking announcement on Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta-based company said it would be taking a 20 percent stake in LATAM, Latin America's biggest airline conglomerate. Delta will…

American Relaunches Boston Services, Increases Europe/South America Frequencies

American Airlines' 30th anniversary of serving Latin America came with an unexpected move, as its long-time oneworld alliance partner LATAM Airlines Group announced it would be cutting ties in favor of pursuing a strategic partnership with Delta. American, who operates the greatest number of frequencies between the U.S and Latin…

Air India Selling Real Estate to Reduce Debt Burden

The desperate attempts to privatize Air India continue with new developments in the seemingly never-ending saga. After a previous failed attempt, the Indian government has gone back to the drawing board to figure out a way to offload debt and come up with more favorable terms for potential bidders. Overloaded…

FAA Orders Inspections Into Boeing 737 Next-Generation Aircraft

In another blow to the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, the FAA has ordered inspections to be conducted on the Boeing 737 Next-Generation (NG) type after cracks were found. As reported by the BBC, the cracks were found during maintenance on a heavily flown aircraft. Other cracks have reportedly been found…

LATAM to Leave Oneworld and Remain Unaligned

On Thursday evening, the aviation community received a true shocker as Delta announced a 20 percent acquisition in the LATAM Airlines Group in the form of a $1.9 billion investment in the largest South American carrier. The deal will see Delta significantly increase its reach in South America, as both…

American Airlines, GOL Downplay Shocking LATAM-Delta Move

The day after Delta's shocking announcement of the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in LATAM was marked by one thing: the excitement and joy behind both new partners' communications and the damage control strategies at play in the companies that will suffer direct and unwanted changes in their long-time…

Opinion: Why Be a Frequent Flyer Program Prisoner?

I love frequent flyer programs. Honestly, it may be safer to say I love all of the debate and discussion they create. Whether it's about how to achieve an airline's highest level of status for as cheap as possible or whether the rewards are actually worth the cost, I could…

Air New Zealand Confirms Purchase of Eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

Air New Zealand has finalized an order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners to expand its current Dreamliner fleet consisting solely of the Dash 9 variant. The order is valued at $2.7 billion and comes despite the airline's net profit dropping during the latest financial year. The deal gives the airline…

Beijing’s New Daxing Airport Opens for Business

China’s newest airport, Daxing International Airport in Beijing, opened its doors to passengers after it was formally opened by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. Daxing Airport is set to run alongside the existing Capital Airport, which is currently the world’s second busiest airport behind Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. [caption id="attachment_36896" align="alignnone" width="1024"]…