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Lufthansa Cargo Retires Final MD-11 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo retired its final McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 Freighter on Sunday, marking the end of a 20-year era of trijet operations for the airline. It operated legs to Cairo, Tel Aviv and Chicago before flying its last flight on Saturday, which operated under the flight number Lufthansa flight 8161, a transatlantic hop departing New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Oct. 16, at 11:12 p.m. and arriving in Frankfurt at 12:03 p.m. the following day, per data from FlightRadar24. The…

Vietnam Permits Resumption of Domestic Flights

As Vietnam reels from a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the country is starting to see a steady decrease in daily case numbers, allowing for the slow removal of lockdown restrictions. As a result, per ch.aviation, Vietnam is permitting the resumption of domestic flights starting Oct. 10, easing restrictions that…

Italy’s New Flag Carrier ITA Unveils Order of 50+ Airbus…

A new era of civil aviation in Italy is set to commence, as Italy's current flag carrier, Alitalia, is set to terminate its operations on October 15 due to its bankruptcy proceedings. In its place, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) will succeed the carrier with a fresh balance sheet, 52 aircraft…

Bamboo Airways Operates Inaugural Flight to the United States

Bamboo Airways operated its first flight to the United States on September 23, 2021, from Hanoi, Vietnam to San Francisco, marking an important milestone in its international operations. In total, the Hanoi-based carrier will operate twelve demonstration/charter flights from Hanoi and Da Nang to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle…

United Airlines Announces The Start of Lagos, Nigeria Services

This week United Airlines filed flights between Lagos, Nigeria and Washington Dulles from November 29, 2021. Initially, these flights were announced in September 2020, with a scheduled launch date in the Spring of 2021. However, United Airlines received Nigerian government approval for the route to the Nigerian city recently. On…

Canadian Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Introduces New Flight to Jamaica

On Friday, Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop announced its second destination in the Caribbean from Toronto Pearson International Airport, growing its winter holiday portfolio. Specifically, the Calgary-based airline will launch flights to Kingston, Jamaica, two times weekly on a Boeing 737-800 beginning in December. Starting on Dec. 8, Swoop will fly…

United Airlines Adds Three New Routes to Latin America, Caribbean

Amid an expected surge in travel demand to Latin America and the Caribbean this upcoming winter, United Airlines intends to add three new routes to the two regions from Chicago, Cleveland and Denver, per LiveandLetsFly. From December 18, United Airlines will launch a Saturday-only flight from Cleveland to Nassau, Bahamas,…

American Airlines Eyes Codeshare With Toronto Startup Connect Airlines

American Airlines plans to launch a codeshare with a new airline startup, Connect Airlines, allowing American Airlines to gain access to Connect's base at Toronto's city-center airport: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. In March 2021, American Airlines and Connect Airlines signed an interline agreement, allowing tickets from both carriers to…

Avelo Airlines Cuts Flights to Two Destinations From Burbank

On Thursday, Avelo Airlines quietly removed two destinations from its route map and Burbank route network, namely Monterey, Cali. and St. George, Utah. Previously scheduled to launch on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, respectively, the Houston-based carrier announced these routes in late July, increasing its winter route portfolio from Burbank…

US Orders Airlines to Assist in Afghanistan Evacuation

According to multiple sources, the U.S. Transportation Command, part of the Department of Defense, alerted the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, composed of most United States-based airlines, that it would order them to assist in the U.S. military evacuation from Afghanistan.  On Sunday, the Secretary of Defense officially ordered the third…