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A Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner on approach into London's Heathrow Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Vietnam Airlines Resuming International Flights July 15

As it sits on the brink of bankruptcy, Vietnam Airlines resumes commercial flights to select international destinations this week. Beginning July 15, the carrier will relaunch operations to Asia, Australia and Europe in response to demand from Vietnamese citizens who want to study and work abroad and expert foreigners employed in the country. Routes include service to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia; Frankfurt and London in Europe and Tokyo and Bangkok in Asia. Flights for Vietnamese Nationals, Expert Foreign Vietnam…

Gulf Air Flight GF215 Experiences Incident at Kuwait International Airport

On Monday, Gulf Air flight GF215 experienced a minor incident while landing at Kuwait International Airport. All 62 passengers and seven crew members were evacuated safely from the aircraft and escorted to the airport, and, reportedly, no one suffered any harm or bodily injury. The reason for the evacuation and…

Russian Antonov An-26 Crash Site Located

It has been a bad week for air travel. On Tuesday, a Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise Antonov An-26 went missing after attempting a landing in bad weather at Palana Airport in Russia. According to Reuters, all 22 passengers and six crew members are confirmed dead, including Palana's mayor, Olga Mokhierva. Aircraft debris…

Inside United’s First 737 MAX 8, Featuring the Airline’s New…

On Sunday, United Airlines received a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet to its fleet, delivered directly from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft was on full display at the company's "United Next" event on Tuesday, which revealed details about its historic plane order and enhanced…

Singapore’s Scoot Expecting a Rapid Recovery Once Travel Returns

For the last couple of months, the airline industry has experienced a major travel boom as vaccination rates increase and governments ease entry requirements. This has been particularly evident in the United States and Europe, where fully inoculated people can travel with little or no restrictions. Unfortunately, this is not…

United Adding Inflight Entertainment Screens Onboard New Jets, Orders 270…

United is making bold moves as it prepares for its next era in the post-pandemic world. On Tuesday, CEO Scott Kirby revealed information about the carrier's 'United Next' plan, including adding a record 270 aircraft to its fleet and retrofitting 100% of its mainline narrow-body jets with a new and…

Unruly Passenger Reports on U.S. Airlines Surpass 3,000

Its been 15 months since the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the airline industry, but the United States' domestic travel boom is helping carriers ramp up operations and begin their post-pandemic recovery. However, the surge came with an unexpected challenge - a shocking number of unruly passengers. Reports of disruptive behavior on…

U.S. Airlines See Busiest Pandemic-Era Travel Week

The pandemic caused many challenges for the airline industry, such as restructurings, route suspensions and multitudes of cancellations. However, after a busy Father’s Day weekend, carriers are optimistic about their post-COVID recovery. According to JetTip, last week was the busiest pandemic-era week thus far for airports and airlines, which saw record…

Copa Airlines Expanding Network with Increased Frequencies to the United…

After a year and a half of COVID-related challenges, Copa Airlines is starting to ramp up its operations in the United States. Beginning this June, the airline will offer new flight frequencies to six major cities along the East Coast and West Coast, expanding its network to over 55 destinations…

American Airlines Expands Its Return to New Delhi

In response to growing travel demand between the United States and India, American Airlines has increased its flight frequency from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The carrier initially planned to operate the route thrice weekly during off-peak months and increase…