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An Air Premia takes off for its delivery flight from Everett, Wash. to Seoul's Incheon International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Air Premia To Launch Inaugural Flight This Week with First Route to Jeju

Korean startup Air Premia plans to launch its inaugural flight this week on Aug. 11 from Seoul's Gimpo International Airport to the popular island of Jeju, the busiest route in the world pre-pandemic. The hybrid-service carrier intends to operate two daily frequencies through Oct. 30, with a morning and evening frequency. Utilizing its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the inaugural flight, numbered YP541, departs Gimpo at 6:30 a.m. and arrives at Jeju at 7:40 a.m. On the return leg, YP542 departs Jeju…

OWG Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 737-800

One of Canada's newest airline ventures, OWG, plans to acquire its first Boeing 737-800, entering service in 2022. The subsidiary of Quebec-based charter airline Nolinor Aviation, OWG intends to modify the aircraft cabin to meet its image and standards.  OWG will receive an ex-Air Transat 737, registered as C-FMBO, according…

American Airlines Pulls Out of Australia, Terminates Los Angeles to…

Last month, American Airlines announced the temporary suspension of flights between Los Angeles and Sydney through September and October, per the Executive Traveler. Based on schedule filings from theaeronetwork, the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline has removed the route from its network from September through the summer of 2022. In July,…

American Airlines to Purchase Minority Stake in Chilean Airline JetSMART

On Thursday, American Airlines announced its latest venture into the South American market, signing a letter of intent with Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART to create the "broadest and most rewarding network in the Americas." In a statement, the Fort Worth, Tex.-based carrier revealed that it plans to purchase a minority…

American Airlines Reports First Profit Since the Start of the…

On Thursday, American Airlines revealed its numbers for the second quarter of 2021, posting its first profit since the beginning of the pandemic. Specifically, the Fort Worth, Tex.-based carrier totaled a $19 million net profit, boosted by funds via the U.S. government's Payroll Support Program - PSP. The Numbers During…

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…

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…