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A Trans States ERJ-145 on the ground in St. Louis (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Regional Carrier Trans States to Suspend Operations by 2021

The end of 2020 will mark the end of Trans States Airlines as an internal memo to employees outlined that the carrier would cease operations when their contract with United Airlines ends. The airline, based out of Bridgeton, Mo., has been operating since 1982. Currently, the United Express operator has been utilizing Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft in its fleet with 40 aircraft in service. This number has rapidly decreased over the last year as the airline has been heavily impacted by…

Juneyao’s European Expansion Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Juneyao Airlines has announced that it will be indefinitely postponing the launch of new European routes due to the coronavirus outbreak. In November, the airline announced that it would be expanding in Europe with new links from Shanghai to Manchester, Dublin and Reykjavik through Helsinki, where it already flies to.…

Qatar Airways Increases Stake in IAG to Over 25 Percent

Qatar Airways has increased its stake in International Airlines Group (IAG) from 21.4 percent to 25.1 percent with a $600m buy-up. The move comes a little over a week after Air Italy which Qatar Airways had a 49 percent stake in ceased operations. In announcing the increased shareholding Qatar Airways…

Aegean Airlines Takes Off into ‘Neo’ Era with Livery, Onboard…

Aegean Airlines made headlines in 2018 when it announced the largest private investment ever by a Greek company with Airbus to renew and grow its fleet. After celebrating 20 years of operations in 2019 and ending the year with record-breaking passenger figures, Aegean Airlines took delivery of three brand new…

American to Build Alaska Partnership, Add Seattle to India Service

American Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Bangalore, India to be launched in October. Tickets go on sale next month. American will become the first airline to offer nonstop flights between Bangalore and the United States. Daily flights between the two cities will be operated with a…

Airbus Pays Huge Settlement in Bribery Case

The long-running probe into Europe’s largest aerospace manufacturer has come to an end and it’s not looking good for Airbus. The European manufacturer has been ordered to pay a record $4 billion to settle allegations of widespread illicit payments to middlemen across the world in countries such as China, South…

Korean Air to Offload Non-Essential Assets, Improve Transparency

Korean Air, South Korea’s flag carrier, is selling its non-essential assets in an effort to improve its financial standing and increase transparency, FlightGlobal reports. The most notable asset the airline will sell is real-estate in downtown Seoul, South Korea and a leisure company, which Korean Air wholly owns, that operates…

David Neeleman’s Newest U.S. Airline Expects to Take Flight This…

After almost two years of rumors, aviation tycoon David Neeleman's startup airline in the United States was officially launched this Friday. Breeze Airways will be the name of the new company, which up until now was provisionally called "Moxy." The new airline, which labels itself as the "world's nicest airline,"…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…