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Azul Brazilian Airlines Expresses Interest in Avianca Brazil Assets

In a surprising move, the CEO of Azul Brazilian Airlines, John Rodgerson, announced that Azul is interested in buying most of the assets from Avianca Brazil, which is going through bankruptcy protection. The statement came as a surprise because Rodgerson had made previous comments showing no interest in buying Avianca. The proposal came because of a legal possibility for Avianca to create another company with the assets and leave the debt out of the deal. This new company may include…

Report: United to Update Globe Livery Acquired in Continental Merger

The United Airlines of yesteryear had always been synonymous with one symbol, the tulip. Although not of Dutch origins where the tulip was once a highly valued and speculated upon commodity, United had sported the tulip, merely consisting of four lines with curved edges, for nearly 40 years on its…

Southwest Sues Mechanics: Everything That Led to Now

Southwest Airlines is a company that thrives on the culture of being different. On the aircraft, seats aren't assigned and flight attendants are largely given free rein to take their own liberties with the safety briefing, which many at the airline point to as a way to give customers an…

American and United Looking at Tokyo Expansions

United Airlines and American Airlines have both announced that they have filed applications with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for nonstop flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Thursday. Chicago-based United has applied for six daily flights to Haneda from Newark, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Houston and Guam and…

Delta Goes Big with A220 Launch

The airline responsible for the Airbus A220 being called the A220 instead of the Bombardier C Series has finally begun revenue service with the aircraft.  Delta Air Lines marked a new chapter in its 90-year history last week when it inaugurated a new aircraft type into its fleet, the Airbus…

Germania Becomes the Latest Carrier to File for Bankruptcy

Germania airline is the latest operator to cease operations following financial difficulties. The privately owned airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4 on behalf of itself and its technical services, immediately opting to cancel all of its flight. The airline was originally founded in 1978 under the name Special Air…

British Airways Details Aircraft Due to Receive Retro Liveries for…

As British Airways prepares to celebrate a centennial of flights this year, the airline embarked on its largest advertising campaign since the 2012 London Olympic Games. The first part of the campaign is a video advertisement which begins airing on Feb. 1, 2019. The video features a Boeing 787 aircraft…

Emirates in Talks with Airbus Over A380 Contracts

Airbus has confirmed that it is currently holding talks with Emirates over the carrier's current Airbus A380 contract. The Gulf carrier is the largest operator of the type and may be looking at switching some of its orders from the A380 to the smaller, more versatile Airbus A350, according to…

Norwegian Releases Shares in Hopes of Long-Term Sustainability

Norwegian’s troubled financial situation is no news; as its rapid transatlantic expansion that set pace for an increasingly dynamic and cost-driven market between North America and Europe is passing the bill with fierce competition, volatile fuel prices and underestimating demand, making its current business structure unsustainable. In an attempt of…

Delta Delays U.S. A220 Launch Due to Government Shutdown

The much anticipated U.S. debut of Delta's Airbus A220 has been delayed due to the ongoing government standoff in Washington. The initial flight, which was due to takeoff on Jan. 31, has been pushed back to Feb. 7 as the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process has not been…