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EgyptAir's fifth Dreamliner bears a "Clean to Fly" logo next to the boarding door to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

EgyptAir Set to Launch New Cairo to Dublin Flights

New flights between Airo and Dubin are set to launch after an announcement was made by Dublin Airport regarding the new service. This will mark the first scheduled flight between the North African city of Cairo and Dublin, Ireland operated four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. This new route will add to the extensive route network of flights to Dublin Airport to over 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by over 50 airlines. Dublin Airport managing director…

The Continental Turnaround: Part 3

The next and final part of the Continental turnaround features employee empowerment and the power of momentum. These are the last two aspects of the turnaround and right there up in importance with listening to the customer. Let the Inmates Run the Asylum This is something that often goes unnoticed…

Airbus to Add A321 Production Capacity in Toulouse

In a move that will be welcomed by a number of its airline partners, Airbus announced this week that the company will increase the production capacity of its popular A321 at its Toulouse facility.  Airbus Chief Operating Officer Michael Schoellhorn said: “We are enjoying an unprecedented high demand for our…

The Continental Turnaround: Part 2

In the next part of this series, the principles covered here focus on the customer and meeting their needs. Businesses don’t run without their customers. There needs to be money coming in. With the exception of a few special companies in the world, most businesses have competition to deal with.…

An Interview With Aerolíneas Argentinas’ New Vice President

After Alberto Fernandez took office, succeeding Mauricio Macri as Argentina's President, one of the big questions of the local commercial aviation market was who will take charge of the state-owned carrier, Aerolíneas Argentinas. Pablo Ceriani was appointed CEO of the Aerolineas holding, in a move that was perceived as a…

The Continental Turnaround: Part 1

In the early 1990s, Continental Airlines wasn’t in a good place. A leveraged buyout firm had just acquired the company after it had declared its second bankruptcy in nine years.  Greg Brenneman, at the time a specialist at corporate turnarounds at Bain, was tasked with fixing Continental. There is an…

IAG Chief Executive Willie Walsh to Retire in June

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced Thursday that chief executive officer Willie Walsh will step down from his current role and the board of IAG on March 26 and will formally retire on June 30. The chairman of IAG Antonio Vázquez praised Walsh’s achievements at the multi-national airline holding company which…

Airlines Work to Avoid Iranian, Iraqi Airspace

The Middle Eastern political instability that has seen an uptick as a result of the United States' killing of Iranian military leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Iraq is forcing some airlines to re-route flights around the two nations' airspace. According to the Associated Press, approximately 500 flights daily overfly…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2019

The aviation industry is certainly fast-paced, with developments happening every day. No two days are the same in this broad, ever-changing industry. AirlineGeeks has been proud to report on some of the major shaping events this year for enthusiasts and professionals alike. 2019 has shown how each year continues to…

Happy Holidays! 10 Great Gifts for AvGeeks

The holidays are just about here! In the spirit of the season, here are ten great gift ideas for your favorite AvGeek. 1. 3 Feet to the Left: A New Captain's Journey from Pursuit to Perspective by Korry Franke If you have ever wondered what it is like to upgrade…