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Alaska Airlines to Begin Mainline Service to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport announced two days before Christmas that it will be receiving new mainline service from Alaska Airlines. The airline currently serves Bozeman via its regional affiliate Horizon Air but this is the first time Alaska will send mainline jets to the airport, a mere 472 miles from Seattle. Starting on May 21, 2020, two of the four Alaska Airlines flights between Seattle and Bozeman will be operated using Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. In addition to being…

Happy Holidays! 10 Great Gifts for AvGeeks

The holidays are just about here! In the spirit of the season, here are ten great gift ideas for your favorite AvGeek. 1. 3 Feet to the Left: A New Captain's Journey from Pursuit to Perspective by Korry Franke If you have ever wondered what it is like to upgrade…

Sun Country Airlines Expands to Canada

On December 9, 2019, Sun Country Airlines, the Minneapolis based low-cost carrier, announced that it will begin seasonal service to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada starting next summer. The new route marks the carrier's first Canadian route in its history. The announcement of the Minneapolis-Vancouver service comes after the announcement…

Spirit Airlines to Begin Service Between Orlando and Charleston, W.V.

Spirit Airlines has announced it will begin flights between Charleston, W.Va. and Orlando, Fla. Yeager Airport saw its last flight to Orlando International Airport back in 2012 and since then, travelers have not had a nonstop link between the two cities. The new service, scheduled to begin in February 2020,…

Europe Issues Type Certification to Airbus BelugaXL

Airbus announced on Wednesday that its BelugaXL airlifter was issued a type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification for the oversize aircraft follows a rigorous battery of flight-testing with the aircraft flying over 700 hours during the course of more than 200 flight tests. Airbus currently…

Cebu Pacific Signs Firm Order for 16 A330neo Jets

On Monday, Airbus announced that Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific signed a firm order for 16 of their A330neo widebody jets. The deal is valued at $4.8 billion and represents the widebody portion of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Cebu Pacific and Airbus at the Paris Air Show in June…

Good Traveler Program Adds Jackson Hole Airport to Partner List

Jackson Hole Airport (KJAC) in Wyoming sits in the picturesque Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains. It enjoys the unique designation of being the only commercial airport in the United States within a national park. Given that status, it is no surprise that KJAC seeks to be a leader in…

UPS Announces Successful Test Flight of A300 with Flight Deck…

UPS Airlines has announced that Airbus recently conducted a successful test flight of its first A300 with a robust set of flight deck upgrades. The shipping giant currently operates 52 Airbus A300-600 freighters and plans to complete the flight deck upgrades on its entire A300 fleet.  The A300 represents approximately 20…

UPS Operates Charter Flight to Support Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

Last week, Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas for two days. With 185 mph winds and torrential rains, the category 5 hurricane unleashed an immense path of devastation and destruction on the island nation. In the storm's wake, it is reported that at least 45 people are dead.  70,000 people have…

Rolls-Royce Enters TotalCare Flex Agreement with Air Canada

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has entered into a TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada. The agreement will focus on ensuring availability of the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine until fleet retirement. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700, which first entered service in 1995, powers the Airbus A330-200 and 300 variants.  The engine first…