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SAS brand new Airbus A350XWB awaiting it's first scheduled departure from Chicago O'Hare (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Interview: SAS Operates First A350 Flight to Chicago

The introduction of a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet is a momentous occasion. Years of planning prelude to the actual first flight of the aircraft in an airline's fleet. Back in November 2019 AirlineGeeks attended the delivery ceremony for SAS Scandinavian Airlines' first Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France. Since then the aircraft has been put through tests and operated on crew familiarization flights around Denmark. On Jan. 28, 2020 SAS operated its inaugural flight with its first Airbus…

The Checkered History of McClellan-Palomar Airport

All airports have periods of growth and decline, but very few have such dramatic service changes, multiple times in a row. That’s exactly what has happened at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., located roughly 30 miles north of San Diego. The airport has had four different carriers serve the airport…

America’s Airports of the Wilderness

While some airports are located closer to these nature areas than others, few have the distinction of being named after one. Here are just a few of the commercial airports around the United States that are named after parks and nature preserves. Glacier Park International Airport Glacier Park International Airport…

JSX Announces Seattle Expansion

Dallas-based scheduled charter airline JSX, formally JetSuiteX, announced the addition of a new route from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Portland, Ore. beginning April 2, 2020. The new route will operate up to five times daily in each direction and will complement its current existing service to Oakland, Calif. In addition…

American Begins Scheduled 787 Dreamliner Service in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, American Airlines began its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes out of its Philadelphia hub to the cities of Amsterdam, Zurich, Manchester, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth with more to follow in the near future. That date also marks the opening of a 787 pilot base in the former carrier…

America’s Newest Airport Comes to Life

During this day and age, usable land is at a minimum and it’s not often that an airport opens its doors to commercial service for the first time, and it’s even rarer when an airport is built completely from scratch. But that’s exactly what happened in small-town Williston, N.D. Williston…

Taos Air: The Airline by Skiers, for Skiers

It’s that time of year again as airlines are ramping up their flights in and out of popular ski destinations like Vail, Colo.; Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Mammoth Lakes, Calif. One small but upscale ski town, however, isn't served by any major airline, inspiring the creation of its own airline.…