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A mock-up of Lynx Air's Boeing 737 aircraft. (Photo: Lynx Air)

Canada’s Lynx Air Begins Selling Tickets for April Launch

Lynx Air, Canada's newest ultra-low-cost carrier, will begin commercial flights in April, with tickets on sale now for seven domestic routes throughout the country. The Canadian airline has seven destinations in all, covering five locations and offering 39 weekly flights during the peak summer season. Lynx will compete with three to five airlines each route, using its own Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Merren McArthur, former CEO of Tigerair Australia, will lead the airline, which will initially operate three Boeing…

SAS A321LR Completes First Long-Range Flight

SAS’ brand-new Airbus A321LR completed its first-ever long-haul flight on Dec. 22, flying from Copenhagen to Washington. The journey takes place ahead of the type's March 2022 launch on US routes.  The SE-DMR registered A321LR aircraft of Scandinavian Airlines took off from Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark at 13:20 local…

American Airlines’ Travel Plans Jeopardized Due To Boeing Dreamliner Delays

American Airlines Group said it would trim international flights next summer because of Boeing’s delays in delivering new 787 Dreamliners. A timetable cut by the world's largest carrier by passenger traffic is the latest evidence of greater damage from Boeing's long-running Dreamliner production issues, which have kept the popular wide-body…

Vietnam Airlines Debuts Regular US Direct Flight

Vietnam Airlines has launched its first nonstop flight to the U.S. On Nov. 28th, the flight from Ho Chi Minh City arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 6:42 p.m. The inaugural trip from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, designated flight VN98, took off at 8:40 p.m. local…

FedEx Shuts Down Hong Kong Pilot Base, as Cathay Pacific…

FedEx, the world's largest delivery company, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 17 that it was closing its Hong Kong crew base and sending pilots overseas, blaming coronavirus restrictions that have left "no clear date" for when the city would return to normalcy. The move is the latest setback to Hong Kong's…

New Airline Akasa Air Orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

On Nov. 16, India's Akasa Air made an order for 72 Boeing 737 MAX jets worth over $9 billion at list prices, a transaction that will continue to help the manufacturer reclaim lost ground in one of the world's most promising markets. According to the announcement by Boeing, Akasa Air…

Boeing Records Decrease In Orders, Observes Increase In Air Cargo

On Nov. 9, Boeing reported that deliveries fell to 27 aircraft in October, while Boeing's 787 Dreamliners remained on the shelf. However, the prominent American aircraft manufacturer took advantage of robust air cargo demand by gaining an order for two Boeing 777 cargo freighters for Maersk's Star Air. The U.S.…