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JBT AeroTech Glass Bridges at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Kansas City Gives Greenlight for Glass Jetbridges

As work continues on the new single terminal building at the Kansas City International Airport, the Missouri city’s council has given the greenlight for a very special jetbridge contract. The city council agreed to go forward with a $31.5 million contract with JBT AeroTech Corporation with a max expenditure of $34.6 million being authorized for construction. The airport will install 39 glass jetbridges at the new terminal in the process. For Kansas City, the move comes as once again airports…

Boeing 717 Sunsetting Means the End for The DC-9 Family

On February 25, 1965, the Douglas DC-9 took to the skies, creating a new narrowbody aircraft for the commercial aviation industry to take notice to. Much like the airlines that have utilized the jet, the aircraft itself has gone through various transformations becoming the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 and eventually…

Southwest Plans Sarasota Launch Despite Seeing Demand Dip

As summer travel begins to dip and COVID-19 numbers climb in the United States, carrier Southwest Airlines warned that the trend is affecting demand. The airline says that demand for the next two months has slowed after months of positive trends. The carrier says that this will play a big…

Eau Claire: Western Wisconsin’s Gateway to the World

Located near the Chippewa River, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (CVRA) has made consistent strides to connecting the people of Eau Claire, Wis. and Chippewa Falls to the outside world. The airport’s evolution from a grass field to the present-day two-runway airport has had Minneapolis ties since the beginning. But…

A Mountain Between Them: The Airports of Charlottesville and Staunton,…

Situated on either side of one of the Appalachians many lengthy mountain chains, the airports of Charlottesville, Va. and Staunton, Va. have competed for personal pride and service. But only being located slightly over 30 minutes apart, the demand for the towns of over 20,000 and 40,000 have led to…

Amtrak 2035: Does Amtrak Finally Have a Strong Plan Against…

With momentum on its side, Amtrak unveiled its grand plan for Amtrak System 2035, which it believes will be a sustainable system as prior to COVID-19 the rail operator was on pace to make 2020 its first financially profitable year in its 49-year existence. With cries for better rail infrastructure…

Bahamasair Plans to Avoid Cutting Staff, Expanding Roles

Bahamasair is once again the main talk of the government as the airline copes with the effects of COVID-19 on the island. The airline is currently looking to avoid shrinking its 595-person workforce as the airline has offloaded most of the airline’s costs from the carrier to the government at…

50 Years On — ‘The Forgotten Tragedy’ Still Stings for…

Located halfway up the side of Mount Trelease, an unnatural gap in the trees still hosts the remains of a Martin 4-0-4 as the twisted metal now rests amongst memorial plaques, artwork and flowers to remember where 31 players, fans and coaches met their terrible fate fifty years earlier. For…

Delta Sets November Entry for A220-300

Despite the onslaught of aircraft leaving Delta’s fleet as COVID-19 continues to reshape the airline industry, the airline is finally adding the newest bird to its fleet with the introduction of the larger Airbus A220-300 in November. The aircraft is due to begin operations on Nov. 10 and will join…

Once a Brand Feature, Virgin Australia Begins Reducing Domestic Sports…

While the original goal was to create a large brand image, Virgin Australia’s 2020 might have caused the airline to give up most of its ground on capturing sports fans in its home country. The airline had spent most of the mid-2010s pursuing majority sponsor agreements across the Australian Football…