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An up-close view of the A321 that operated our flight after landing in Athens. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

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 recent downgrading of Turkish Airlines’ status to a three-star airline. Having won the same Skytrax award nine times in a row, however, I knew I needed to fly Aegean Airlines…

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…

Saudia Outlines First 787-10 Route, Considers Additional Widebodies

Jeddah-based Saudia is expecting to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner within the next few months after HZ-AR24 rolled out of Boeing’s Charleston paint shop in mid-July. The aircraft will be the first of three 787-10s to join the Saudia fleet this year. Seven more of the largest Dreamliner…

Saudia Outlines First 787-10 Route, Considers Additional Widebodies

Jeddah-based Saudia is expecting to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner within the next few months after HZ-AR24 rolled out of Boeing’s Charleston paint shop in mid-July. The aircraft will be the first of three 787-10s to join the Saudia fleet this year. Seven more of the largest Dreamliner…

JetBlue Names First A321neo After Founder

After a quick transatlantic hop from Hamburg, JetBlue’s first Airbus A321neo touched down at New York’s JFK airport on June 29. Since then, the aircraft has been preparing for its entry into service in Lake City, Flo. where the interior is being fitted as well. N2002J is nearing its final…

JetBlue Names First A321neo After Founder

After a quick transatlantic hop from Hamburg, JetBlue’s first Airbus A321neo touched down at New York’s JFK airport on June 29. Since then, the aircraft has been preparing for its entry into service in Lake City, Flo. where the interior is being fitted as well. N2002J is nearing its final…