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Hawaiian Confirms Order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Aircraft, Squashes Airbus A330-800 Prospects

Hawaiian Airlines has officially announced an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and the option for an additional 10 aircraft on Tuesday, effectively ending Airbus' plans to deliver an A330-800 aircraft in the near future.  “We were in the enviable position of choosing between two outstanding models for our flagship aircraft of the future and I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of adding the Dreamliner to Hawaiian’s fleet,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram. The…

Cebu Pacific Adds Its Second Route to Australia From Manila

Cebu Pacific Air will now offer nonstop service from Manila, Philippines to Melbourne, Australia beginning Aug. 14, 2018. The route will be operated three times a week on, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-330. Flight 049 will leave Manila at 6:05 a.m. local time, and arrive in Melbourne…

Sun Country Airlines Cuts 350 Positions in Minneapolis

Sun Country Airlines is cutting 350 operational agent positions at its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport base, according to multiple sources. Positions being cut include above-wing and below-wing jobs ranging from ticket counter agents to wheelchair service providers. The Minneapolis-based newspaper StarTribune reported the cut is nearly 20 percent of the…

Qantas to Let 787-9 Option Expire and Order A321neos

Qantas Airways has made the decision to let one of its 15 Boeing 787-9 options expire in February. This decision comes after heavy promotion for the aircraft, with Qantas announcing service between San Francisco and Melbourne using the aircraft, and also promoting its third Boeing 787-9, naming it "Quokka." A…

Alaska Airlines Reveals First Airbus A320 in Alaska Livery

On Wednesday, Alaska Airlines revealed its first, long-awaited Airbus A320 in the Alaska livery. The lucky aircraft, registration: N625VA, is the first from the Virgin America fleet to be repainted. The newly painted A320 comes just over a month after Virgin America formally merged with the Seattle-based carrier. From its merger…

Photos: JFK’s Terminal 4 Floods Amid Other Weather-Related Issues

Due to winter storm Grayson, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) has experienced its fair share of issues. Sunday was no different in bringing weather-related issues to the airport. A frozen water pipe connected to the terminal sprinkler system busted around 2 p.m. local time. The flood resulted…

Tunisia Suspends Emirates Flights Following Denied Boarding for Women

Tunisia has suspended flights operated by Emirates due to a public uproar over security measures aimed at women from the North African country. The suspension, which will take effect on Dec. 25, 2017, comes after several Tunisian women were denied boarding for their Dubai-bound flights on Emirates. The Tunisia transportation…

Qantas Announces New Service to San Francisco from Melbourne

Qantas Airways has been busy with their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. First, the airline announced the name for their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Then, Qantas announced that they will be adding an additional flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles and adding a new route to their network, Melbourne to San Francisco, with…

United Adds San Francisco to Tahiti Service

United Airlines has announced nonstop service from San Francisco to Tahiti starting on Oct. 30, 2018, marking the carrier's 13th new international destination this year. The new South Pacific route from the Bay Area to the gateway of Pape’ete (PPT) marks the first service to the island by a U.S. carrier…

American and Delta Show Off Impressive Thanksgiving Travel Numbers

Major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas bring major traveling with them. People fly all over the world to see their family and friends during the holiday season. To accommodate the spike in passengers, airlines add more routes, make aircraft upgrades on busier routes, and run around the clock. Airlines for…