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Airline Alliances Through Equity Stakes: Is the Business Model Dead?

In 2014, Etihad Airways introduced its own global alliance with the aim of linking several of its major airline investments to drive an improved global network and enhanced scheduling. Equipped with equity stakes in struggling airlines such as Air Berlin in Germany and Jet Airways in India, Etihad hoped that money would buy greater coordination, which would in turn drive revenue growth. Just over six years later, Air Berlin and Jet Airways have ceased to exist, the alliance has folded…

Breaking the Nutrition Barrier: How Nutritionists Help Pilots Overcome One…

Even for those that don’t fly for a living, maintaining a healthy nutritional balance can be difficult. Add in the hectic schedule, often unusual hours and general pressures of flying, and the challenge becomes exponentially greater. One dietitian is stepping up to help pilots successfully handle the challenge of balancing…

Interview: Online Travel Agencies’ Work to Help Airlines Create and…

As COVID-19’s effects on the international travel and tourism industries have dragged on for the past nine months, airlines and hotels have grounded aircraft and closed rooms, hunkering down completely in mid-2020 and working to reinvent themselves almost entirely. The ecosystem of companies that gets customers from the first search…

Finding Pandemic Success In the Middle of the Amazon —…

This is Part II of a series discussing Brazilian aviation in the more remote regions of the country and how it has fared amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Part I here. The existence of demand itself does not mean, of course, that every citizen of Eirunepé has the ability to…

Greek Airlines Embrace New Jets and Domestic Competition

Following a blockbuster year of aircraft deliveries in 2019, 2020 was positioned to be a record-shattering year for Airbus. As with most other aviation-related businesses, the year has not gone as projected. The aircraft manufacturer has delivered 341 jets as of Nov. 15, down 40% from the same period last…

Finding Pandemic Success In the Middle of the Amazon

This is Part I of a series discussing Brazilian aviation in the more remote regions of the country and how it has fared amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a Friday morning at Eirunepé Airport, located in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, as a gathering form at the entry of the…

Confirmed: Delta Plans Final Scheduled 777 Flight

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will operate its final Boeing 777 flight on Oct. 31, the carrier confirmed to AirlineGeeks. After announcing earlier this year that it would retire all of its 777s by the end of 2020, the date is now official. Two flights have been put on the schedule…

Delta Retires Final Eight Boeing 737-700s

Delta Air Lines has retired its final Boeing 737-700 aircraft, sources close to the matter confirmed to AirlineGeeks. Delta had eight 737-700s in its fleet as of Sept. 13 and the final planes were ferried to storage on Sept. 25.  Delta’s final 737-700s were registered as N301DQ, N302DQ, N303DQ, N304DQ,…

Interview: Written-Off Fokker 100 to Become Pan Am-Themed Restaurant

On March 28, 2014, a Fokker 100 operated by Avianca Brasil executed an emergency landing in Brasilia, Brazil, after a hydraulic failure kept the nose landing gear from dropping. Following appropriate procedures by the crew, PR-OAF managed to land with its nose on the runway. All 44 passengers and five…

Interview: Boutique Air Resumes Nashville Service

In this exclusive interview with Brian Kondrad, the assistant general manager of Boutique Air, we discuss the carrier's plan to resume service to Nashville, Tenn. from their current cities of Greenville, Miss. and Muscle Shoals, Ala. Boutique has operated flights to Nashville in the past, but they were discontinued back…