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A Lufthansa A340-300 featuring the Star Alliance livery departing from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Make It Around the World in 80 Hours with the Star Alliance

Ever wanted to fly around the world without the hassle of having to have tons of stopovers? For those that cherish the flying experience over the tourism experience, Star Alliance revamped its “Round the World” product. It theoretically allows travellers to make it once around our planet in around 80 hours. Jules Verne, who once marvelled about the prospect of making the trip in 80 days, would be proud. The world’s largest airline alliance now offers such tickets with required…

Bidding for Hearts: A Look at the Air Berlin Auction

The remains of recently failed airline Air Berlin are now being auctioned off. The fleet has long been sold off to Lufthansa and Easyjet, but everything that was inside the planes is now up for grabs. This includes seats, galley carts, blankets, amenity kits, and of course, the famous Air…

Hope for the A380? French Government Pitch Super-Jumbo Jet to…

French president Emmanuel Macron visited China this week. Part of his agenda is an attempt to attract Chinese interest for the Airbus A380 aircraft. He was joined by Airbus’ CEO Fabrice Brégier in what may be a last-ditch attempt to find new customers for the world’s largest commercial airliner. Airbus…

Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre Ranks World’s Safest Airlines

A new safety rating by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, or Jacdec, crowned Emirates Airlines as the world’s safest airline. In a study published in aviation magazine Aero International, Emirates scored 93.61 percent on the Jacdec risk index, ahead of Norwegian Air Shuttle (93.26 percent) and the United…

Star Alliance Looking to New Start-Ups for the Future

Airline alliance Star Alliance is partnering with the world’s largest start-up accelerator and innovation center. Plug and Play, a based in the iconic Silicon Valley, and the global airline alliances have agreed to a cooperative relationship. A start-up accelerator is the equivalent of a venture capitalist fund in which the…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Opening Delayed Again

It has become the laughing stock of public works projects across Europe and of the aviation industry in particular: Berlin's Brandenburg Airport. Originally planned in the 1990s and scheduled to open in 2000, the airport's new launch date has been pushed back, yet again, and set for October 2020. This…

EasyJet to Begin Service from Berlin-Tegel Airport Starting in January

EasyJet is set to start operating from Tegel Airport, Berlin's city airport, starting Jan. 5. The British low-cost-carrier announced nineteen routes it would begin operating from Tegel, including fifteen international and four domestic routes. In addition, 25 EasyJet aircraft will be stationed at Tegel, some of them coming from the…

LOT, Air Lease Corporation Take Delivery of First Boeing 737…

Polish carrier LOT has received its first Boeing 737 MAX under a leasing agreement with Air Lease Corporation. LOT will become the second European carrier after Norwegian to operate Boeing's overhauled 737 jet. The 737 MAX 8 aircraft with the registration SP-LVA left Boeing’s factory in Everett, Wash. ferrying to…

Leasing Company Amedeo Plans to Create Its Own All-A380 Airline

Leasing company Amedeo is planning to set up its own airline after the company has been unable to find new lessors for its 18 Airbus A 380 aircraft. According to a press release issued this week, Amedeo is looking to build up a fleet of A380 aircraft only and to…

William Franke: The Man Who Bought 430 Airplanes in a…

On Wednesday, Airbus announced its largest single aircraft order in the company's history. U.S. investment firm Indigo Partners bought 430 aircraft of the Airbus A320 family for a sticker price of 49.5 billion dollars. The deal was announced at the Dubai Air Show by a jubilant John Leahy, Airbus‘ Chief Operating…