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Northern Pacific's first 757-200 at an unveiling event in Southern California (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

U.S. Start-Up Northern Pacific Airways Talks Future at Sumptuous California Unveiling

Northern Pacific Airways introduced the livery design of its first aircraft at an event in San Bernadino, Calif. on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Boeing 757 aircraft previously operated for U.S. Airways and American Airlines and will be one of 12 757s initially planned for the commencement of services by the Anchorage, Alaska-based carrier. The airline’s parent company also operates commuter airline RAVN Alaska. Commenting on the livery Northern Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney stated: “The livery design captures the Northern…

Icelandair Adds New Destinations to Network for Summer 2022

Icelandair is adding three more European destinations to its schedule this summer with the addition of Rome; Alicante, Spain and Nice, France to the network. “As we enter the New Year, we are seeing the signs of recovery for the travel industry," Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair's president and chief executive…

Allegiant Air to Add 100 737 MAX Aircraft

U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air has announced an order of 50 Boeing 737 aircraft comprising a mix of 737-7 and 737-8-200 models — model names airlines have started using to replace that of the beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX — with the option for a further 50 aircraft. The announcement by…

Norse Atlantic Airways Receives Air Operator’s Certificate Ahead of Spring…

Norse Atlantic Airways has had a busy few weeks in the lead up to the commencement of operations in early 2022. The start-up based in Arendal, Norway was granted an air operator’s certificate (AOC) by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday. The AOC approval certifies that Norse Atlantic Airways…

Eurowings Optimistic for 2022 with Network Expansion, New Aircraft

Germany’s largest leisure carrier Eurowings has announced a summer 2022 schedule with more destinations than ever. The airline will operate to over 140 destinations with an estimated 2,500 weekly flights. In a clear sign of anticipated passenger demand in the new year, the airports servicing the German cities of Stuttgart,…

British Airways Parent Company Scraps Plans For Buyout

International Airlines Group (IAG)  — the parent company of British Airways — is reportedly canceling plans to take over Spanish carrier Air Europa. Reuters reported that the deal to purchase Air Europa would have required IAG to make concessions to satisfy European regulators. The regulator had commenced an inquiry into…

Aer Lingus, JetBlue Expand Codeshare Partnership

Aer Lingus and JetBlue have announced an expansion of their codeshare partnership with an emphasis on the U.S. airline’s Northeast focus cities. The bilateral codeshare agreement will see the Irish flag carrier add JetBlue’s "B6" airline code designator on four Aer Lingus routes. The applicable routes are flights from Dublin…

Ryanair Announces Strategic Partnership to Boost European Destinations

Ryanair has announced a partnership with Junta de Andalucía to promote tourism to Spain’s southernmost region. The joint communications campaign aims to strengthen Spain’s position as an attractive tourist destination and to stimulate visitors from across Europe. The airline specifically highlights the following European countries as targets for the campaign:…

South African Airways, Kenya Airways Sign Strategic Partnership

Kenya Airways and South African Airways this week signed a strategic partnership framework that may be the pathway to co-starting a Pan-African airline group by 2023. This follows the September signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the two national carriers. This week's signing was undertaken by the chairmen of both…

New Airline Joins Canada’s Expanding Aviation Market in Alberta

The Canadian province of Alberta will have another scheduled passenger airline operating from Calgary in 2022. Charter airline Enerjet is rebranding to Lynx Air and plans to operate an ultra-low-cost business model in competition against WestJet subsidiary Swoop that is also headquartered in the province’s most populous city. Lynx Air…