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Gulf Air Takes Delivery of First A320neo

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo on August 20. The aircraft made its first journey from Toulouse to Bahrain and arrived in Bahrain at 16:00 local time. The airline has 29 A320neo aircraft on order, all from the 2016 Bahrain International Airshow. This delivery makes Gulf Air the first Middle Eastern national carrier to fly the A320neo. Gulf Air operates a fleet of 28 Airbus aircraft, and the addition complements…

Delta Launches Corporate Benefits Program with Air France-KLM

Delta, along with its joint venture partner, Air France-KLM, is launching a new program bringing aligned benefits for corporate customers. This is an industry-first program catered to enhancing corporate customers’ travel experiences. Titled ‘Global Corporate Priority’, the program aligns the most valued corporate traveler benefits that were based on customer…

Lufthansa Announces Six New Tourist Destinations for Upcoming Winter Season

Lufthansa announced yesterday the launch of new routes to six destinations from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. The announced routes include new and additional service to Eilat, Israel; Agadir, Morocco; Trieste, Italy; Thessaloniki, Greece; Tromsø, Norway and Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The airline will fly from both Frankfurt and Munich to…

Southwest Debuts New Line of Shark Week Liveries

Southwest Airlines, in partnership with the Discovery Channel, launched a Shark Week Fleet with five aircraft. These aircraft celebrate the 30th anniversary of Shark Week, a popular show televised on the Discovery Channel. Each aircraft displays a unique shark to be shown in a Shark Week episode. These aircraft will…

WestJet Encore Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

WestJet Encore, the regional arm of Canadian low-cost airline WestJet, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The airline started in 2013 with two Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Since it’s inception, the airline has been serving Canada’s regional markets and providing low-cost airfare for Canadians across the country.  On the day of its…

Delta Announces Service to Osaka from Seattle in Partnership with…

Delta announced that the airline would be adding nonstop service to Osaka-Kansai (KIX), Japan, from Seattle (SEA), beginning in 2019. Delta currently offers service from Osaka to Honolulu daily. When the Seattle to Osaka route begins, the airline will offer service to Osaka from two U.S. destinations. “As Seattle’s global…

Aeromexico Expands Route Map with Service to Two New Destinations

Aeromexico announced that it will begin service to two new destinations in Central America and the Caribbean from Mexico City starting in November. The Mexican flag carrier will begin flying to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Nov. 2, and Liberia, Costa Rica on Nov. 10. The service to the secondary cities…

Southwest Extends Flight Schedule, Announces New Routes

As of Thursday, Southwest Airlines has extended its flight schedule through Jan. 6, 2019, allowing passengers to book tickets through this time. This extension includes new nonstop options between several cities that have not previously been offered by Southwest. "Today's schedule extension shows the depth of Southwest's growing network with…

United Announces Collaboration with American Humane for Safer Animal Travel

United Airlines announced that it will be working with American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization. This will be to improve the well-being of animals that are traveling on United. American Humane has been working to improve the safety and welfare of animals for over 140 years. United also…

ANA Continues Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air Integration

Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air are currently working on integrating and creating the new combined airline’s structure, which is expected to be completed by the end of the fiscal year through March 2020. ANA Holdings, the company behind the merger of two Asian budget carriers, is moving forward with the…