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Southwest Airlines Announces Service to Everett’s Paine Field

Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday its intentions to operate from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. later this year. While it has yet to be approved by governmental and regulatory agencies, the carrier wishes to operate five daily flights from the small airport. The formal announcement of its fares, flight schedule and destinations is expected to be made next spring. "The People of Southwest pride ourselves in removing pain-points from travel, and we know traffic is an unpleasant reality between the…

LATAM Decides Future of Its Boeing 777-300ER Fleet

Brazilian-Chilean carrier LATAM's Boeing 777-300ER fleet will be gradually retrofitted, beginning from the second half of 2018. According to LATAM Brazil's CEO, Jerome Cardier, the decision marks the confidence the subsidiary has on the model and, above all, the aircraft efficiency despite its fuel consumption. As long as oil prices…

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Receives FAA Certification

Boeing announced on Monday that the 787-10 Dreamliner received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of the ATC caps a successful test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight-test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test…

Norwegian Sets New Time Record in New York to London…

Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft this week for the route between New York and London, using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday completed the full duration…

Avianca to Become First Airbus A330-300 Operator in Latin America

Colombian flag-carrier Avianca will add two second-hand Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft within the first half of 2018, making the company the first Latin American operator of the type. The aircraft are to be received from TransAsia Airways, along with two additional Airbus A321ceo aircraft. The Taiwanese carrier had to sell part…

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the world's third commercial constructor, delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017. Of the 210 aircraft, 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). These deliveries were well within the outlook ranges Embraer set for 2017: 97 to 102 commercial jets,…

Norwegian Air Argentina Receives First Aircraft

On Monday, Norwegian Air Argentina's (NAA) first aircraft arrived at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport. The plane, a 10-month-old Boeing 737-800, was received by the traditional water salute and tango music. The delivery flight began in Oslo, Norway, the airline's home country and namesake, and was completed after stops in…

Alaska Unveils 13 Daily Departures to 8 Destinations from Paine…

In a press release on Tuesday, Alaska announced that it will connect Paine Field to eight destinations along the West Coast with 13 daily nonstop departures starting in Fall 2018, subject to government approval. The all-jet service from Paine Field will fly to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix,…

It’s Flybondi Time: First Day of Ticket Sales Surpasses All…

In the fast-growing Argentinian commercial aviation market, Flybondi, a new player, has begun selling tickets, 5,000 of them in the first four hours. The expectation for these tickets was high. After a long and intense advertising and brand positioning campaign, Flybondi was set to define its first routes, the schedule for…

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds 737 MAX 8 to its Regional Operation

Starting on May 1, Argentina's flag carrier will replace the Airbus A330-200 with the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on its flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Although it needs to be officially confirmed by the airline, the operations schedule show Airbus' widebody removal and its replacement by the recently…