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A Korean Air 787-9 being delivered at Boeing's North Charleston, S.C. facility (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Korean Air Flies Its Longest Nonstop Flight

Korean Air flew its longest flight since its founding in 1969 last weekend using one of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger jets. The jet, registered KE8047, operated a nonstop cargo flight to Miami International Airport on June 12 from Korean Air's base at Seoul's Incheon International Airport. The journey lasted 14 hours 42 minutes, covering a total distance of 8,330 miles. Although Miami, a hub for many passenger and cargo routes to South America, is already one of Korean Air's cargo-only…

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways Slated for June Launch

While most aviation companies have felt the heavy impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, some entrepreneurs in the space have taken the crisis as an opportunity to embark on new ventures. One of the most notable in recent months is Nigeria's Green Africa Airways, a brainchild of a serial entrepreneur Babawande…

Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Debuts Routes, Details Onboard Product and Other…

American startup airline Breeze Airways revealed its first set of routes on Wednesday, aiming to launch service just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The industry newcomer released the first batch of cities to which it will begin service throughout May, June and July as the airline moves toward a…

Vaccination Tourism Takes Off from Argentina to Florida

In this year and a half in which the commercial aviation industry received its worst hit since its inception, airlines were desperate to find routes that could still hold three characteristics: high demand, low competition and minimal restrictions. In Latin America, there is one route in particular that covers those…

Interview: David Neeleman’s New Airline Breeze Is Taking Names

Airline industry titan David Neeleman is in his fifth decade tackling one of the most challenging tasks in the business world: starting airlines. In the 1980s, it was charter carrier Morris Air, later purchased by Southwest Airlines. In the 1990s, Neeleman served at rising WestJet before going on to found…

American Airlines, JetBlue Expand Partnership, Add New Delhi Service

American Airlines has announced an expansion of its Strategic Partnership with JetBlue, which was first announced last summer. Most notably, American is launching new service from New York to New Delhi, and through its connection with JetBlue is bolstering its domestic network, especially out of Boston and on other Northeastern…

New U.S. Start-Up Avelo Airlines to Begin Service Offering $19…

New U.S. budget carrier Avelo Airlines has announced its launch date, including initial routes and its onboard services. The carrier will launch flights on April 28 out of its Burbank, Calif. base to 11 cities on the West Coast. Avelo’s business model is focused on connecting underserved markets that lack…

Small Community Air Service Grants Provide Clues Into Breeze Launch…

On Thursday and Friday, the Department of Transportation unveiled the latest round of Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) applicants.  The program is a grant designed to help small communities address airfare and air service issues, unlike Essential Air Service (EAS), due to the lesser-known program not being a…

Southwest Set to Start 737 MAX Return-to-Service on March 11…

Two years after the Boeing 737 MAX was first grounded on March 10, 2019, Southwest Airlines — the largest U.S. operator of the type — is ready to fly it again. This week, the carrier will relaunch the MAX to 15 of its key cities across the United States, including…

Volaris Shares 2020 Results, Projects 2021 Performance

In a recent interview with the adn40 newscast, the CEO of Volaris, Enrique Beltranena, said that the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline ended the last quarter of the year operating at 95% of its capacity. “In Dec. 2020, Volaris reach out to operate at 102% compared to the same month in 2019.…