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Air Berlin Files for Bankruptcy Following Etihad Airways Pull Out

On Tuesday, Air Berlin announced that they will be filing for insolvency after its main shareholder Etihad Airway said it would no longer provide financial support. The German-based carrier has been hit for months with disruptions to its flights, while it has been going through several restructuring efforts. The carrier has built up a tab of more than $3.2 million in losses in just over six years and in the last two years has now built up a net debt of 1.2 billion…

Airbus Highlights Strong Orders for July, Driven by the Success…

July was another successful month for Airbus sales, being driven by the continued demand of its A350 aircraft. Airbus, which is now in its fourth year of production of the aircraft, has produced 100 of the A350s.  On July 25, Airbus confirmed that it had delivered its 100th A350 to Air…

Horizon Air Works to Remedy Continued Cancellations, Hires Two New…

In a move to combat continued flight cancellations due to a pilot shortage, Seattle-based carrier Horizon Air, which is a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group, has selected two individuals to take on more leadership in the organization. Captain John Hornibrook will take the lead as the new Vice President…

Delta Welcomes First Airbus A350-900XWB to Atlanta Hub

Delta Air Lines welcomed its brand new Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft at its main hub in Atlanta, Ga early Sunday morning. The aircraft, registered as N501DN, took off from Toulouse, France behind schedule at 10:43 p.m. local time arriving at around 2 a.m. the same day. [caption id="attachment_14684" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Delta's…

Qatar Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with oneworld Partner, LATAM Airlines

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced that it has entered in to a codeshare agreement with LATAM. This move has come as Qatar Airways plans to expand its South American route network and connectivity for its passengers. Qatar began operations to Brazil back in 2010 when it introduced flights from Doha,…

Lufthansa Adds A350 to Munich – Hong Kong Route

Lufthansa has announced that it will be upgrading its Munich - Hong Kong service to an Airbus A350-900. The route will continue to be served by airline's aging A340-600 aircraft, which is over 14 years old, until the A350 takes over in September. This will be the airline's first Chinese…

Thomas Cook Launches Nonstop Flights from Manchester to Seattle

Thomas Cook has today announced that it will begin a new, non-stop service from Manchester Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The move comes as the airline announces plans to increase its summer routes for 2018 and to build on an already successful American market. Flights are due to begin in…

Opinion: The CS100 Could Be The Future for British Airways’…

In October of 2009, British Airways launched a unique route titled "Club World London City," offering a business class only configuration of the Airbus A318. While the service is certainly unique, it isn't flawless. Due to aircraft range limitations and in order to land as a domestic flight in New…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Additional Flights from Glasgow to Orlando

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be increasing its Glasgow to Orlando service with additional flights. The trip over the pond, which which was originally planned to operate only for the summer, will now be operated until November. This is not the first time the airline has included these…

Etihad and China Southern Enter Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, UAE-based carrier Etihad announced that they will be entering a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. This new agreement now means that customer flying with China Southern have the option to book codeshare flights to and from their hub in Abu Dhabi and connect to Etihad's route network…