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easyJet Reports Financial Results from Early 2017

Luton-based carrier easyJet has released their financial results for the first half of 2017. The carrier stated in their H1 FY17 report that they, "delivered a resilient performance during the winter months, with strong cost control, improving operational performance and within guidance for revenue." The carrier has recorded 33.8 million passengers during the first quarter with load factors being recorded at 90.2 percent, which is a record achievement for the airline. Such passenger numbers have seen a 9 percent increase…

Primera Air Announces Order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 9s

Scandinavian carrier Primera Air has announced an order and agreement with Boeing for eight 737 MAX 9 aircraft, valued at $950 million list price. This order also includes purchase rights for four more of the aircraft type and a lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation for an additional eight bringing…

Building the Backbone: Toulouse

Welcome to the Building the Backbone series. In this short series, AirlineGeeks staff writers will go in depth in the history of cities that have helped create the backbone for aircraft building and have become icons for their advancements in aviation. The series will be brought to you by people who…

Alitalia Goes Bankrupt for the Third Time: Is This the…

On Tuesday, Alitalia announced that they have gone into administration following staggering losses within the carrier. The move to go into administration was formally approved by the Italian government and Alitalia shareholders. The Italian government is expected to give the airline 600 million Euros to continue operating flights while a…

Cobalt Air Continues International Expansion Despite Shaky Start-Up

Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air recently announced that they will add additional frequencies on their Manchester flight from Larnaca. They will be adding a third weekly flight to Ringway during the Summer 2017 season with flights starting from around £76 one way. This route addition comes after over a year of…

Qatar Airways to Launch New Flights Between Doha and Cardiff

Cardiff Airport has announced that Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways will launch a new UK service to Doha from the Welsh city. The flights are due to start in 2018 and information regarding flight scheduling and aircraft types have yet to be announced. The new route will operate from Hamad International…

Norwegian To Expand Low-Cost Model Further East to Singapore

Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced plans to launch flights to Singapore from London Gatwick by September of this year. Beginning on September 28, the flights will be launched on a four times per week basis, with an expansion to five weekly by the winter of this year. Norwegian aims to start at prices…

State Series: Utah and Wyoming

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities in the United States have come together to create one of the most expansive airport systems in the world. Over the next few months, our writers have taken an in-depth look to see what airports each state has to offer, what…

Norwegian: Will They Shuttle The World at Low-Costs?

Norwegian has grown much more than usual over the past 24 years by establishing themselves as a local airline turned big-hitter in the skies, not just in Europe but across the world. The airline's rapid growth and expansion into new markets has been very successful so far but the main…

Cathay Pacific Boosts Manchester Connectivity with Daily Flights

Hong-Kong based carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has announced a boost in connectivity on flights to Manchester. As of Dec. 1, 2017, the carrier will be operating services on a daily basis with their Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ERs in their fleet will be replaced by the A350-900s in June…