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An ANA 787 Dreamliner taxis at Sydney Airport (Photo: Hisham Qadri)

ANA Announces Launch Date for Service to Mexico City

Last week, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s leading airline, announced the launch of direct flights from Tokyo-Narita (NRT) to Mexico City (MEX) beginning February 15, 2017. The airline will be the only airline to serve these two destinations with daily flights. Aeromexico currently offers direct flights between the two cities, though not on a daily basis. Mexico City will become ANA’s 42nd international destination. The airline has been preparing for the launch of this route ever since the opening of…

Houston Hobby Celebrates One Year of International Travel

October marked the one year anniversary of international travel from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The 156 million dollar international concourse has won the respect of industry leaders as well as its many passengers. The new facility features five gates, a Federal Inspection Station (FIS), a new Southwest ticketing hall,…

Flight Crate: A New AvGeek Favorite

For us AvGeeks, it’s tempting to get our hands on every little piece of memorabilia we see, from model airplanes to posters. However, some items tend to be pricey and difficult to obtain. If you’re looking for a fun way to get your monthly dosage of AvGeek collectables at a…

United Breaks Ground on New Technical Operation Center in Houston…

United Airlines, with the City of Houston and Houston Airport System, has begun the construction process of the airline’s new United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). In continuation with United’s expansion of facilities at its hub, this expansion will add 200,000 square feet of hangar…

Hawaiian Airlines and Disney’s “Moana” Take Flight

Hawaiian Airlines, in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios, recently released one of three Airbus A330s decorated with imagery from Disney’s soon-to be released film “Moana.” The design of the airplane features the four main characters of the movie painted on the fuselage of the aircraft.  Peter Ingram, Chief Operating Officer…

Mobile Passport: A Faster Way Through Customs and Immigration

As the number of passengers travelling is increasing yearly, it is expected that wait times for customs and immigration are to skyrocket. In the past few years, there has been a push for programs to expedite these processes, with different options for passengers to effectively skip lines with membership in…

Safety Videos: The Big Three US Carriers And Their Attempt…

The purpose of safety videos are to inform the passengers what to do in case of an emergency. Recently, several airlines have begun to make an effort to make their safety videos more memorable. Some videos that AvGeeks, and the general public, will never forget include Virgin America’s #VXSafetyDance and Air…

Air Canada Increases International Network By Adding Six New Destinations

This morning, Air Canada announced the growth of their route network through the addition of six new destinations. The new nonstop routes, all with a launch date in summer of 2017, will be from three of their four hubs. The routes include Toronto to Mumbai, Berlin, Montreal to Algiers and…