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D-AIKS, the Airbus A330-300 which returned to Frankfurt while en route to Tehran on Jan. 9, 2020 seen pushing back from its gate in Austin. (Photo: Saul Hannibal | @ausspotting)

Lufthansa Cancels, Reinstates, Then Reroutes Tehran Flight

Following the historic Iran nuclear deal, airlines around the world flocked to restart service to the nation’s capital. As the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran in late 2018, airlines such as British Airways, Air France and Alitalia pulled their Tehran routes. Some airlines such as KLM pulled out due to negative financial results while others such as Aegean Airlines blamed foreign exchange bank restrictions that affected the viability of the route. One airline that has weathered the political uncertainty of…

Japan Airlines to Offer Free Flights for Olympics Tourists

As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the nation’s flag carrier has announced a campaign to boost inter-Japan travel during the games. Japan Airlines plans to offer 50,000 free domestic roundtrip tickets to international visitors during the 2020 Olympics. The objective of this campaign is…

Inside a FlyingLab: Lufthansa’s Unique In-Flight Conference Experience

When Lufthansa began flights to San Jose, Calif., the carrier knew it had to do something unique to celebrate the newly established connection to the tech-focused Silicon Valley region. As airline officials began brainstorming how to mark the new service, the team wanted to create something innovative that no one…

First Widebodies Sporting United’s New Livery Spotted

United Airlines unveiled its updated livery in April after months of speculations that a new color scheme was on the horizon. The final product was presented during an event at the airline’s Chicago O’Hare hangar and was met with mixed reviews from fans and employees. N37267, an 18-year-old 737-800, was…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on Europe’s Best Regional Airline

In mid-June, Aegean Airlines was once again named Europe's Best Regional Airline for the ninth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airline Awards. Commonly referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” Skytrax has come under scrutiny on multiple occasions for the various awards it has handed out, including the…

Qatar Airways Celebrates 10 Years of Houston Service

This past March marked the 10th anniversary of Qatar Airways' Doha-Houston route. The Middle Eastern carrier first commenced service to the Energy Capital of the World in March 2009, only its third route to the U.S. at the time. Qatar Airways launched the route to Houston during a time of…

Austin-Bergstrom Keeps Growing, Lands Two More Europe Routes

Austin has grown at a pace faster than almost all other U.S. cities over the past decade. Dubbed Silicon Hills for the large number of tech companies that are headquartered in and around the city, the rising tech industry has helped fuel both domestic and international air service over the…

Mahan Air 747 Re-Enters Service After Nine Years in Storage

Iran’s largest privately-owned airline recently reactivated an aircraft that was stored in 2010. Mahan Air’s EP-MNB performed a test flight on Aug. 27, 2019 according to ch-aviation and began commercial flights on Sept. 4. The aircraft was first delivered to Mahan Air in 2009 and flew for just over one…

American Adds Summer 2020 Alaska, Montana Routes

In preparation for another busy summer next year, American Airlines is expanding its domestic offerings in two states known for their outdoor adventures. The news comes just weeks after the airline announced an increased presence in Europe for Summer 2020 with the carrier’s first connection in Africa. American will introduce…

American Adds Summer 2020 Alaska, Montana Routes

In preparation for another busy summer next year, American Airlines is expanding its domestic offerings in two states known for their outdoor adventures. The news comes just weeks after the airline announced an increased presence in Europe for Summer 2020 with the carrier’s first connection in Africa. American will introduce…