China Southern to Retire Airbus A380 Fleet

Earlier today, China Southern Airlines sent the first two airframes of its Airbus A380 fleet to Victorville, Calif., then heading for the Mojave Desert, a small slice of which serves as a notorious aircraft graveyard. Asia’s largest airline officially kicked off the process of retiring its A380 fleet. By the…

Inside United’s New $10 Million Arizona Flight School

United officially opened its new Phoenix, Ariz.-area flight school, dubbed the United Aviate Academy (UAA), this week amid an ongoing pilot shortage. The airline becomes the only U.S. carrier to wholly own and operate its own flight school. At 340,000 square feet and valued at $10 million, the newly-leased facility…

Emirates Resumes U.S. Flights Despite 5G Interruptions

Emirates has announced it will restore its full scheduled operations to all its U.S. destinations that were suspended last week based on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing recommendations on possible interference between the 5G antennas and aircraft systems. The services resumption is also a result of telecommunication operators delaying…

U.S. Start-Up Northern Pacific Airways Talks Future at Sumptuous California…

Northern Pacific Airways introduced the livery design of its first aircraft at an event in San Bernadino, Calif. on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Boeing 757 aircraft previously operated for U.S. Airways and American Airlines and will be one of 12 757s initially planned for the commencement of services by the Anchorage,…

United Departs 11 Underserved U.S. Airports for Final Time

The New Year celebrations have come and gone and while some are still coming out of the weekend celebrations in a good mood, employees and passengers in 11 cities are likely not too thrilled. United Airlines, more specifically United Express, will be cutting services from their respective cities. Kalamazoo and…

Emirates Takes Delivery of Final A380

Emirates took delivery of MSN272 on Thursday, 21 years after betting on the model as its launch customer during the 2000 Farnborough Air Show, when the aircraft was still being presented as A3XX, thus marking the end of the production line of the largest passenger aircraft in history. A total…

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Synchronize Departures to Celebrate U.S.…

More than 600 days after the U..S.'s travel ban was introduced aimed to reduce the spread of coronavirus infections, arch-rivals British Airways and Virgin Atlantic momentarily put rivalries aside as both airlines departed from London Heathrow to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, symbolizing the end of restrictions on travel…

Aeroméxico Reports Its First COVID-19-era Positive Quarter Results

On June 30, 2020, Aeroméxico announced the beginning of a voluntary financial restructuring process under Chapter 11 of the legislation of the U.S., which has been carried out while continuing to operate as a going concern and offering services to its clients with the same quality that characterizes it. Despite…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…