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Hong Kong Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet comprising of A320s, A330s, and A350s. The airline will soon be taking delivery of more than 20 A350s to carry out its ambitious long-haul network expansion. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Hong Kong Airlines Meets Government Deadline, Tries to Begin Turnaround

The government of Hong Kong on Monday presented struggling carrier Hong Kong Airlines with an ultimatum: Find the money to pay its employees by Dec. 7 or risk having its operating license suspended or even revoked. The next day, the airline's chief executive officer released a statement vowing to take all necessary action to avoid laying off employees. Later the same day, according to the South China Morning Post, a Shanghai Stock Exchange filing revealed the carrier's biggest stakeholder had…

Hawaiian Airlines Set to Become Next U.S. Airline to Face…

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants dealt their employer a major defeat on Wednesday when they voted to authorize a strike if negotiations between union and company representatives continue to prove unfruitful. Nearly 96 percent of union members participated in the vote which, according to the union, was approved by 99.9 percent…

How American’s New Codeshare Deal Could Open Up oneworld Passengers’…

The African continent has long been one of the markets that is least-permeated by U.S. airlines. On the surface, that seems sensible, given the continent's location had made flying there impossible until recent decades and the fact that both American and international multinational corporations have tended to place headquarters almost…

More Boeing 737NGs Grounded After Airlines Discover Cracks

Dozens of Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft were grounded on Thursday after airlines around the world continued to find cracks in the bodies of their aircraft. The Next-Generation group is a family of aircraft that comprises the Boeing 737-600, -700, -800 and -900, in addition to variants within those types. Sydney-based…

Opinion: Is This How It Ends? Southwest Considering Airbus Orders…

Thursday morning brought the release of Southwest Airlines' third-quarter results. While Chief Executive Gary Kelly brought forth a number of interesting statistics showing the airline continues to be financially and operationally resilient despite massive troubles that continue to plague the airline's Boeing 737 MAX fleet, that wasn't the most interesting…

Southwest Pushes Back 737 MAX Return While United Remains Uncertain

Southwest Airlines on Thursday removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its schedule until February, according to CNBC. The move by the airline to cancel further flights added even more uncertainty to the already turbulent near future of the U.S. aviation market following the ground of Boeing's latest single-aisle offering. By…

Delta’s Path Forward After Beating Earnings Estimates

Thursday brought a pair of announcements for Delta Air Lines as it released both its third quarter earnings and outlined its path for growth in 2020 and beyond. The Atlanta-based airline, which came in slightly above consensus earnings per share estimates, highlighted a nine percent increase in premium cabin ticket…

United Airlines Outlines New Pilot Initiative

Major U.S. carriers are continuing to increase recruitment in hopes of replacing an aging group of pilots over the course of the coming years. According to CNBC, Chicago-based United Airlines announced on Thursday it would look to hire over 10,000 new pilots over the next decade. This comes as the…

Opinion: Why Be a Frequent Flyer Program Prisoner?

I love frequent flyer programs. Honestly, it may be safer to say I love all of the debate and discussion they create. Whether it's about how to achieve an airline's highest level of status for as cheap as possible or whether the rewards are actually worth the cost, I could…

Delta Experiences Troubles with Free WiFi

Just about six months ago, I posited that it was not yet time for free inflight WiFi. It came after Air New Zealand announced all properly-equipped planes would have offer the service effective immediately and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines had long been talking up its plans to offer free connectivity…