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An Azul A330-200 taking-off from Campinas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul Starts Year-Round Service Between its Belo Horizonte Hub and Fort Lauderdale

Azul, Brazil's third-largest airline, started this week a year-round service connecting its hub in Belo Horizonte/Confins Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as announced in August. The flights are set to operate three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This service is Azul's second route between Confins and the United States, following Orlando, started in 2017, and will be operated by the airline's Airbus A330-200s, with 20 seats in Business Xtra, 100 in Economy Xtra and 152 in Economy…

Frontier Airlines Adds Miami as Hub

Frontier Airlines will be expanding in the Magic City next year. The Denver-based carrier will be making Miami International Airport a hub next year, basing crew, aircraft, and opening new routes. The city will become the airline’s sixth hub, along with Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Orlando. The expansion…

Airbus Begins Deliveries of Touchscreen Cockpit Display-Equipped A350s

Operators of one of Airbus' most technologically advanced aircraft will soon be receiving an upgrade to their orders as Airbus has started delivering A350 XWB aircraft equipped with new touchscreen cockpit displays. The new displays have been developed specifically for the aircraft in partnership with the aerospace technology company Thales…

European Aviation Industry Faces Further Scrutiny and Costs Over Emissions

The discussion on the aviation industry’s impact on climate change continued in Europe this month with the conclusion on Sunday of a two-week United Nations climate conference (COP 25) in Madrid and the European Commission (EC) releasing a "European Green Deal" last week. Airline executives were watching both events closely…

Happy Holidays! 10 Great Gifts for AvGeeks

The holidays are just about here! In the spirit of the season, here are ten great gift ideas for your favorite AvGeek. 1. 3 Feet to the Left: A New Captain's Journey from Pursuit to Perspective by Korry Franke If you have ever wondered what it is like to upgrade…

Star Alliance and Oneworld Carriers Announce New, Extended Transatlantic Service

Passengers loyal to both Star Alliance and oneworld will have even more transatlantic options after a pair of airlines announced on Wednesday two new flights from the U.S. to the United Kingdom while another revealed popular seasonal routes would be available past their original set end dates. British Airways revealed…

Wichita Lands Phoenix Competition with New American Service

One of Wichita’s most popular carriers has officially launched its newest route from the city as American Airlines flew its inaugural flight from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday. The largest airline to serve Wichita, American will fly the route daily through…

British Airways Reaches Long-Awaited Deal with Pilot Union

After a long dispute over pay and working conditions, British Airways has reached a deal with BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association. The new agreement was proposed by the British carrier in November and accepted yesterday after it was given the green light by almost 90 percent of the union’s…

Boeing Set to Halt 737 MAX Production in January

After several rumors suggesting further interventions on the 737 MAX production line were imminent, with a press release on Monday, Boeing announced that production of 737 MAX aircraft will be temporarily suspended for an unspecified period of time. The measure comes after the aircraft type was grounded worldwide last March…

Far Eastern Air Transport Abruptly Cancels Flights, Again

After abrupt flight cancellations on Thursday, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) is reviewing an application from Far Eastern Air Transportation to resume service. The struggling airline abruptly announced it would be suspending services with the government revoking its license on the same day. This is the second time the airline…