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State Series: Georgia

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 its history entails, and what changes we can expect in the future that will continue to shape the airline industry. The state of Georgia was the…

Icelandair Announces Belfast City Route Starting June 2017

Reykjavik-based Icelandair has announced plans to operate flights from Reykjavik to Belfast City on a three times per week basis starting in June 2017. The airline will use Air Iceland's Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Air Iceland has codesharing agreements with Icelandair that will offer connectivity…

A Touch of Class: Taking a Look at Hainan Airlines’…

Hainan Airlines made their presence in Manchester back in June 2016 with four times per week services to Beijing using their Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Six months later, the airline and Manchester Airport invited us back to discover their product on a more in-depth basis. On this occasion, the airline sent…

Flybe Will Open First European Base in Dusseldorf

Europe's largest regional airline Flybe, has announced that they will open their first base in Düsseldorf, Germany. The airline aims to base two of their Bombardier Q400 aircraft at the airport. According to their press release, the carrier has started a "high-profile recruitment drive for more than 60 pilots and cabin…

State Series: New Mexico

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…

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Complete Transition, Officially Become Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong-based carrier Dragonair has completed its transition with Cathay Pacific, and will now be known as Cathay Dragon. The rebranding of this new carrier consists of a new logo featuring the Cathay tail in a reddish shade. While the new name doesn't have a major effect on the day-to-day operations, it…

Lufthansa Announces New Service From Frankfurt to Shannon

Frankfurt-based Lufthansa has announced plans to expand their route portfolio in Ireland. From August 2017, the carrier will be providing service to Shannon once per week using their Airbus A319 aircraft. The flight will operate as LH984 and LH985, and will take 2 hours and 15 minutes to fly to…

Manchester Airport Records Largest Passenger Numbers in 78 Years

Manchester Airport has reached record numbers after hitting their first milestone of 25 million passengers for the first time since opening in 1938. This has occurred due to the 9.3% growth the airport has recorded year after year as well as the addition of new long-haul services and increased frequency…

Emirates To Operate An All A380 and 777 Fleet

Emirates has been incrementally streamlining their fleet for a few years and now it comes to a conclusion. The airline has retired their last Airbus A330 aircraft (registered as A6-EAK) from operational service, which was the last of 29 Airbus A330 aircraft that the airline had been operating since the…

State Series: Wisconsin and Iowa

These neighbouring Midwestern states generate a lot of agriculture and industrial goods for the United States. More known for their college sports, Iowa & Wisconsin do provide some options for travellers heading to the major city of Chicago, Illinois. On December 28, 1846, Iowa became the 29th state in the…