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A Flybe E190 on final approach in Amsterdam (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Future of Europe’s Largest Regional Airline Flybe in Jeopardy

After years of uncertainty surrounding the future of regional carrier Flybe, the end of 2019 was supposed to bring closure to what had been a turbulent decade. The airline is moving into the new year with a new owner as well as a new name, or so it seems. It was in February 2019 that saw Flybe escape years of turbulence after being bought by Connect Airways, a consortium made up of Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Aviation and financial firm Cyrus…

SAS Receives Its First Airbus A350

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has received the first of eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft from the European manufacturer. SE-RSA, named Ingegerd Viking, took off from Toulouse, France, and flew to its new home in Copenhagen Kastrup, Denmark. AirlineGeeks received a tour of the carrier's newest aircraft last month, which also sports a…

Emirates Places Order for Airbus A350-900 XWBs

Emirates Airline has placed an order for 50 Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft, in a deal totaling to up to $16 billion at list prices, which was announced on Monday at the Dubai Airshow. The signing took place at a special press event held between Airbus Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Faury,…

El Al Bids Farewell to Long-Standing Boeing 747 Fleet

Israel's flag carrier El Al Israel Airlines has become the latest airline to retire the Boeing 747-400 aircraft, bringing an end to a 48-year association between the aircraft and carrier. To mark the last flight of the 747, registered as 4X-ELC, the flight-crew took off from Rome-Fiumicino and flew back…

Qantas Reveals Special 100th Anniversary Boeing 787 Livery

Qantas Airways has unveiled a special livery to commemorate the forthcoming centenary celebrations the airline will begin over the next year. The Australian flag-carrier will turn 99 in November and begin the countdown towards its 100th anniversary since the airline was founded. The aircraft, VZ-ZNJ, a Boeing 787-9 nicknamed Longreach,…

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…

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Boost Transatlantic Venture with Route Announcements

Delta Air Lines will increase its capacity by 15 percent between London Heathrow and the East Coast of the U.S. as part of a joint venture to increase flights between the two countries with Virgin Atlantic. In comparison with this year, the changes will add an extra 10,000 seats per…

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Boost Transatlantic Venture with Route Announcements

Delta Air Lines will increase its capacity by 15 percent between London Heathrow and the East Coast of the U.S. as part of a joint venture to increase flights between the two countries with Virgin Atlantic. In comparison with this year, the changes will add an extra 10,000 seats per…

Air Canada Details Initial Routes and Onboard Design for A220…

Air Canada has unveiled which routes their new Airbus A220-300s will be deployed on, with the first one arriving in December of this year. From May next year, the airline will fly between Montreal's Trudeau airport to Seattle and Toronto Pearson to San Jose. The Canadian flag carrier ordered 45…

Air Canada Details Initial Routes and Onboard Design for A220…

Air Canada has unveiled which routes their new Airbus A220-300s will be deployed on, with the first one arriving in December of this year. From May next year, the airline will fly between Montreal's Trudeau airport to Seattle and Toronto Pearson to San Jose. The Canadian flag carrier ordered 45…