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A Primera Air A321neo at Washington Dulles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Primera Air Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Cease Operations

Primera Air Scandinavia, more commonly known as Primera Air, and Primera Air Nordic are filing for bankruptcy, citing financial difficulties. Primera Air passengers seeking travel and refund advice can find additional information here. In a company email leaked on social media, Director of Flight Operations Anders Ludvigsson stated that both airlines will follow legal procedures on Oct. 2, 2018. One year on following the collapse of UK based Monarch Airlines. [caption id="attachment_25845" align="alignright" width="1024"] A Primera Air A321neo at Washington Dulles…

Rolls Royce Advises of Further Issues with 787 Engines, Costs…

Rolls Royce this week advised airlines who operate Boeing 787 aircraft with their troubled Trent 1000 Package ‘C’ engines, that the faulty engine blades are deteriorating even faster than expected requiring additional maintenance checks. The affected engines have been the cause of significant operational issues for airlines since the end…

South African Mulling Asset Sale to Stay Afloat

South African Airways is yet again looking for help as the airline attempts to get out of its financial hell hole from years of being unprofitable. The carrier, who has taken numerous government cash injections to stay afloat, is currently on what they call the “2021 Path to Profit” in…

Cathay Pacific Begins Washington Dulles Service with A350-1000

Cathay Pacific launched its longest route to date on Saturday to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The flight was a major milestone for both the airline and airport, as Cathay inaugurated its first long-haul flight on its brand-new Airbus A350-1000XWB and Dulles saw a new international carrier grace its…

Potential Emirates Acquisition of Etihad Creates Airport Confusion

Word broke on Thursday of Emirates potentially acquiring Etihad, a piece of news that seems to re-appear every few months. Both airlines are state-owned by different emirates in the UAE. Emirates is owned by the government of Dubai while Etihad is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi. It’s no…

Aviation History Preserved: World’s First Boeing 777 Arrives at Pima…

Arizona is a popular destination for retirees due to its consistent hot temperatures and idyllic, picturesque scenery. However, the latest retiree to change its residency to Arizona wouldn't be a 65-year old senior citizen, but rather a Boeing 777-200 aircraft as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced on Monday that it…

United Share Price Hits Record High

United Airlines reported a record share price on Friday with the value of its stock breaking the $90 mark for the first time. The value of the company has risen an incredible 33 percent this year, a greater increase than Delta, up 3.5 percent, and American Airlines which has seen…

First Look: Delta Shows Off First Airbus A220

Delta is pulling the sheet off of its newest jet. The Airbus A220, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, is making its initial U.S. debut with the Atlanta-based carrier. The airline introduced its first A220 after it came out of the paint shop near Bombardier's plant in Mirabel, Quebec.…

Icelandair Announces Major Changes to Summer 2019 Schedule

Coming off a disappointing summer season where the airline missed their revenue target and saw their CEO Björgólfur Jóhannsson step down as a result, Icelandair has announced a shift in its traditional overall route structure, as well as changes to individual markets in both continents, that will appear on its…

British Airways’ Website and App Hit By “Malicious Criminal Attack”

British Airways faces another public relations nightmare as the company has advised that their mobile app and website were the target of a cyber breach which has compromised personal data, specifically the payment card information, of at least 380,000 customers. The breach was announced on Thursday and customers affected are…