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Iran Air's first A321 aircraft in Tehran (Photo: Tasnim News Agency [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its ordered 777s. The aircraft, however, later proceeded to be delivered to its original customer. Recently, new details emerged regarding the upcoming 777s during a press conference in Paris. Farzaneh Sharafbafi,…

Lufthansa Officially Unveils New Livery at Dazzling Frankfurt Event

After weeks of speculation, Lufthansa officially displayed its new livery in an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Frankfurt. Lufthansa's new livery will focus more on dark blue and white, leaving out the yellow crane logo on the tailfin that has been primarily associated with the airline and is one of…

United CEO Oscar Munoz Sends Off Team USA at San…

As the official airline of Team USA, United Airlines sent 16 athletes, including members from the Freestyle Ski Team to the Olympic Winter Games on Tuesday. United flight 893 departed San Francisco at 10:45 a.m. PT, enroute to Seoul, South Korea. Members of Team USA and the United States Olympic…

Lufthansa Group Introduces New Leadership at Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines has had a tumultuous week culminating in the announcement on Monday that Chief Executive Officer Bernard Gustin and Chief Financial Officer Jan De Raeymaeker will both leave the Lufthansa Group-owned airline on March 31. Gustin, who has been CEO since 2008, although in a shared position from 2008-2012,…

Lufthansa Shows Off New Livery Prior to Highly-Anticipated Unveiling Event

It is hard to keep a secret as big as a 747. Last week, a few pictures were leaked and German carrier Lufthansa had no choice but to go with the flow; its livery redesign was exposed and caused mixed emotions amongst aviation enthusiasts and the general public. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/959715355211034624 After years…

Hainan Airlines Announces New Flights to Mexico

China's Hainan Airlines has announced flights from Beijing to Mexico City, with a technical stop in Tijuana, beginning on March 21, 2018. The flight will operate three times weekly and be serviced by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the airline's aircraft of choice for long ranges flights to North America due…

Emirates Opens New Route Between Dubai and Santiago de Chile…

Emirates has recently announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo,…

Twin Cities Prepare For Super Bowl Traffic

With the Super Bowl LII less than five days away, the three airports of Minnesota’s Twin Cities are preparing for the influx of airplanes that are expected to arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, St. Paul Downtown Airport, and Flying Cloud Airport for the game. Officials are expecting over 1,500…

U.S. Set to Announce Agreement with Qatar Airways, Ease Open…

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to announce tomorrow an agreement with Doha-based Qatar Airways in an attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute between the three U.S. legacy carriers and the gulf carriers. A hallmark point of the deal is that Qatar will both agree to internationally-recognized accounting…

Nostalgic: A Look Inside the TWA Lounge at One World…

MCR Development is the company behind the construction of the TWA Hotel at the Trans World Flight Center, also known as the TWA Terminal, at New York's JFK Airport and corresponding lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center. AirlineGeeks was graciously invited to tour the lounge and learn…