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JetBlue's first Airbus A220 rolls off the assembly plant. (Photo: JetBlue)

JetBlue Receives Its First A220-300 Aircraft

2020 was like no other year for aviation. The industry faced several, daunting obstacles, and COVID-19 forced each airline to revise its policies. Also, the carriers encountered different, detrimental losses and had to reevaluate route networks according to travel demand. However, airlines can pave the pathway for new opportunities and possibilities with the arrival of the new year. To celebrate the new year, JetBlue officially welcomed its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft - tail number N3008J - into its fleet. New…

European Airline Asian Subsidiaries: Why Did They Exist?

The Netherlands is home to one of the most prominent airlines in Europe. In the skies over Amsterdam and surrounding Dutch countryside, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft are hustling to and from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. While Delta, Air France, Korean Air and Aeromexico founded the SkyTeam airline alliance, the Dutch…

How British Airways Is Moving Closer To Sustainability

Technological and scientific research for effectively operating sustainable aircraft is becoming increasingly prevalent in the airline industry. As a result, many airlines have in recent months and years unveiled a variety of different proposals and projects aimed at achieving carbon neutrality.  British Airways has become one of the revolutionary players…

Alaska Airlines’ Special Flight Routes: The Milk Run

Alaska — known for its rugged wilderness and mountainous terrain — has vast swaths of uninhabited land yet still largely disconnected from the rest of the state and country. However, underneath all of the jagged peaks and wooded forests lie many populated yet remote communities, many of which cities lie…

How De Havilland Canada Plans To Combat COVID-19 On Its…

In this time period of COVID-19, aircraft cabin sanitization has become an increasingly prominent aspect of air travel. Many airlines have integrated their own improved cleaning and sanitizing processes into daily flight operations. Meanwhile, major aircraft manufacturers have also explored, developed and integrated a wide range of technology to evolve…

Embraer Begins Research Aimed At Electric-Powered Aircraft

In a time period where there is a huge push for businesses and corporations to be more energy-efficient, the aviation industry has developed its own methods to work to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable. The proposals and projects can range from the implementation of new technology and reduction of…

Qantas Adds New Routes From Australian Capital

Lengthy border closures and strict entry requirements continue to hinder international travel across the world. However, airlines continue finding different ways to keep aircraft in service and generate more revenue to remain sustainable. Qantas officially announced three additional new routes from Canberra, Australia as part of its domestic network expansion.…

Virgin Australia Prepares For Upcoming Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching, and despite COVID-19, more passengers continue to consider air travel for leisure and participation in the holiday festivities. Virgin Australia officially announced its schedule ahead of the upcoming holiday season — when travel demand usually sees massive peaks — introducing flight resumptions and expanded frequencies for…

How American’s Hubs Are Operating Five Years After the Merger

Throughout the history of the airline industry, there have been turbulent times, then there have been times of immense industry-wide success and profitability. Airlines have come and gone as those transitions transformed the physical nature of business within the airline industry. Just in the last five years, the merger between…

How Airbus’ First US-Assembled A220 Impacts the Industry

Five months after Airbus inaugurated its newly completed, comprehensive hangar – designed to handle the final assembly line for the A220 commercial aircraft – in Mobile, Ala., the major aircraft manufacturer officially delivered its first-ever U.S. built A220 to Delta. potentially paving the pathway for evolving its production capabilities and…