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Air Italy Announces New U.S. Flights as Senators Request Investigation

Air Italy has announced it will launch new routes to two new American cities in 2019, choosing to serve the West Coast cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco in its latest route expansion. Following the launch of New York and Miami service earlier this year, Air Italy focused largely on the eastern flank of its route network, increasing service to Asia with new flights to Delhi and Mumbai in India starting this month. With this announcement, the airline is…

WOW air Returns Leased Aircraft Amid Financial Woes, Leaves Icelandair…

Icelandic ultra-low-cost carrier WOW air has returned four aircraft to lessors with two Airbus A330s and two Airbus A320 family aircraft departing Reykjavik earlier yesterday for storage, beginning the process of returning to their lessors. The move comes as a letter to bondholders from the airline's CEO and Founder Skuli Mogensen…

New CEO Decides Fate of Air France’s A380 Fleet

Benjamin Smith was recently appointed as the new Air France-KLM CEO following the departure of Jean-Marc Janaillac. He assumed the CEO role on Sept. 30, 2018. Just over two weeks into the job, Smith and employee representative unions successfully signed an agreement regarding employee compensation. The unions in the accord…

Jet Airways Sees Heavy Losses While Continuing to Struggle in…

Jet Airways is facing a tough scenario, as it is taking heavy losses per a combination of rising costs and steep income deprecation. The tough industry environment in the backdrop of a sharp rise in Brent fuel price by more than 50 percent over Q2 FY18, a depreciating rupee and…

Iceland Aviation Market Faces Consolidation as WOW Air Becomes Part…

One of the fastest-growing markets that the commercial aviation industry has seen flourish in recent years is Iceland. Now, a traditional carrier made a move on its newest competitor, WOW Air and has presented a share purchase agreement to control the budget-long haul operator. As consideration for the shares, the…

Singapore Airlines Resumes Nonstop Flight to Los Angeles with New…

Singapore Airlines has relaunched its non-stop service between Los Angeles and Singapore Friday night with the new Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) jet making the journey more convenient and faster than ever. 141 lucky passengers were onboard the inaugural flight (SQ37) to Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines held a festive celebration…

Kenya Airways Launches Historic Nairobi to New York Flight

Kenya Airways inaugurated its new longest flight on Monday from Nairobi to New York, becoming the first and only airline to connect East Africa and New York with a nonstop flight. The near-6,400 nautical mile long flight from Kenya’s capital city to New York touched down at sunrise on Monday,…

Shake Up at Alaska Airlines Causes Airline to Layoff Employees

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is reportedly going to cut 100 jobs and is looking at layoffs. Employees were notified via an email from Andy Scheider, Vice President and head of human resources for the airline. “We need to make some difficult, but necessary, management reductions to more efficiently support our frontline…

JetBlue Makes Adjustments to Route Network, Adding New Routes and…

JetBlue Airways announced today that it will be adding new routes to from its main bases of Boston, New York and Fort Lauderdale that will better strengthen the position of their hubs and open new possibilities for travelers across the U.S., the Caribbean and South America. At the same time,…

Alitalia Faces Further Challenges as Sale Deadline Looms

Italy’s national carrier Alitalia is facing new challenges as the Oct. 31 deadline approaches for the end of the sale process for the airline, which declared bankruptcy in 2017. The deadline for offers was delayed from earlier this year after the Italian general election failed to produce a clear winner…