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Massena, N.Y. is a small town located in Upstate New York. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

When the Local Airfield Becomes an International Airport: A Look at Massena, N.Y.

Massena, N.Y., a town of slightly over 12,000 inhabitants just south of the St. Lawrence River, is located a little more than 100 kilometers from both Ottawa and Montreal, and only a 20-minute drive from the Canadian town of Cornwall, Ontario. Though firmly in the United States, the town's main airport, Massena International Airport, attracts more Canadian passengers traveling to points south than it does American due to the cheaper airfares for domestic flights. [caption id="attachment_38114" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Massena International…

New Orleans International Airport Opens New Terminal Building

Just in time for the Holiday travel rush, the long-awaited new terminal at New Orleans International Airport opened its gate on Wednesday, November 6. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in May 2018, but the opening date had to be postponed four times. All flights, except for three…

Lufthansa Renews Interest in Struggling Alitalia

In an unexpected twist of the never-ending saga of Alitalia’s restructuring, German carrier Lufthansa is now becoming an interested party in the operation. After expressing a lukewarm interest at various stages throughout the entire process, that has been progressing for the past two and a half years, and after being…

Milan Linate Airport Reopens After Maintenance Shutdown

At 6:02 p.m. on Satuday, Alitalia flight AZ2092 from Rome landed at Milan Linate Airport. It was the first flight to land at Milan’s city airport after a three-month closure to allow the resurfacing of the runway and some upgrade works to the terminal building and the baggage handling system.…

Photo Tour: Exploring Embraer’s New E195-E2 Profit Hunter

While Brazilian carrier Azul was getting ready to launch its first flight with the new Embraer 195-E2, the aircraft manufacturer continued its promotional tour to showcase its newest aircraft around the world. AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to have a much closer look at the biggest aircraft of the Embraer family,…

Alitalia Still Without a Savior, Is the End Approaching?

Another deadline has passed for Alitalia and there is still no indication of a likely solution to the Italian flag carrier’s long-standing troubles. A binding offer that was due to be presented by Oct. 15 on behalf of the consortium led by Ferrovie dello Stato and Atlantia did not materialize…

ICAO General Assembly Draws To A Close In Montreal

For the past two weeks the representatives of all the 193 States that are members of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, have been reunited at the ICAO Headquarter in Montreal, Canada for the 40th General Assembly. The gathering, which takes place every three years, provides the opportunity to have…

Japan Airlines Introduces Feature To Help Passengers Avoid Screaming Infants

It may be controversial, but the latest initiative by Japan Airlines is bound to prove very popular among a certain group of passengers. The Japanese carrier has introduced a feature in its website booking process that signals the seats that are likely to be occupied by infants “between the age…

Airbus Confirms Belief There Is No Market For New Mid-Market…

The two biggest aircraft manufacturers in the world, Boeing Inc. and Airbus Industries, are continuing their battle on the potential viability for a new New Mid-Market Aircraft or New Midsize Aircraft (NMA). The NMA is an aircraft that is supposed to cover the market between the Boeing 757 and the…

Japan Assigns 50 New International Daytime Slots at Tokyo Haneda

Japanese authorities have allocated 50 new daytime slot pairs at Tokyo Haneda Airport to nine countries for the 2020 IATA Summer season which begins on March 29, 2020. The pairs have been equally distributed between Japanese carriers (25 pairs) and foreign carriers (25 pairs) for services to the United States,…