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Vietnam Airlines Looks to Expand with Cargo Fleet, Retires ATR-42s

In its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, Vietnam Airlines revealed its plans to sell and retire its sub-fleet of ATR-42 aircraft, in addition to its ambitions on establishing a cargo carrier.  The flag carrier of Vietnam announced its plans to establish a cargo carrier amid a recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, according to a report from VnExpress. The proposal was in the cards for years, waiting for the right moment to launch the cargo airline, per Vietnam…

Avelo Airlines Launches New Flight From Santa Rosa, Calif. to…

On Thursday, Avelo Airlines announced the latest addition to its route network, a flight from Santa Rosa-Sonoma County, Calif. to Las Vegas, amid recent cuts to the airline's flight schedule.  The flight from Santa Rosa to Las Vegas operates four times per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, from…

Bamboo Airways to Operate First US Flights via San Francisco

Vietnam-based Bamboo Airways will operate its first flight to the U.S. in late July or early August, according to a statement provided by the airline. Its first flight is a charter from Hanoi to San Francisco, arriving at the airport at 8:20 p.m. The Vietnamese low-cost carrier will depart San…

Washington’s Dulles International Airport’s Preliminary Plans to Build New Concourse…

Washington's Dulles International Airport may receive a new concourse by 2025 to replace the airport's Concourse A regional gates, according to a letter from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, viewed by AirlineGeeks.  The airport's Concourse A regional gates were first built in…

Ryanair Announces Its Third African Base in Agadir, Morocco

On Thursday, Ryanair announced its third base in Africa out of its more than 80 bases in the continent and across Europe. Its new base is located in Agadir, Morocco, where the low-cost carrier plans to base two aircraft as an investment of $200 million. We are delighted to open…

Air France Increases Leisure Focus For Upcoming Winter

On Thursday, Air France unveiled its preliminary plans for the upcoming winter 2021-2022 service, with three new "sunny" destinations across the globe targeting leisure travel. Additionally, the Paris-based carrier plans to increase frequencies to other leisure destinations in the Middle East, French Polynesia and North America. New Flights to Africa,…

Stobart Air Plans Liquidation, Terminates Operation

On Saturday, Stobart Air — the operator of Aer Lingus's regional services — announced that it would appoint a liquidator, canceling its franchise agreement with Aer Lingus Regional and forcing the cancelation of dozens of flights. In a memo to its 480 employees, Stobart Air said it was unable to…

American Airlines Expands Austin Operations with 14 New Routes, Grows…

Last March American Airlines announced eight new routes from Austin, reinforcing its position in the fast-growing city. Three months later, Thursday, June 11, the Dallas-based carrier unveiled an ambitious ramp-up of its Austin operations, adding fourteen new routes, beginning in the fall.  Specifically, American Airlines will launch ten domestic destinations,…

Bamboo Airways Files Intentions to Fly to San Francisco and…

In a recent U.S. Department of Transportation filing, Bamboo Airways announced its intentions to fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning in the third quarter of 2021 amid earlier reports of the airline's plans to launch flights to San Francisco. In April, AirlineGeeks reported…

How Qantas Airbus A380s Fend Against Rattlesnakes In the California…

In California's Mojave Desert, specifically Victorville, Qantas's Airbus A380-800s are sitting in long-term storage, amid the coronavirus pandemic causing a major decrease in international travel in Australia. While in storage, Qantas needs to conduct weekly, biweekly and monthly maintenance involving the draining of fuel tanks of water caused by condensation,…