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Emirates Announcement Provides Further Boost for London-Stansted Airport

On Wednesday, Emirates Airline announced that they will begin flights between Dubai and Stansted airport, northeast of London, from June 2018. This will mark the third London airport and the seventh U.K. route operated by the U.A.E.-based carrier after Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. The 777-300ER service will become the tenth daily service operating from Dubai to the U.K.’s capital, adding to the six A380 services to London-Heathrow and three A380 flights to Gatwick. Sir Tim Clark, President…

Delta to Discontinue West Coast Shuttle Service

On Wednesday, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be ending shuttle service for its West Coast flights from its Los Angeles and Seattle hubs. "Shuttle" service within the airline industry often refers to the additional service airlines provide on highly competitive routes. These routes, which are often…

Delta Boeing 747-400 Pays Visit to Paine Field Roots

Delta Air Lines marked the start of their Boeing 747-400 farewell tour with a special stop at the home of Boeing, Paine Field in Everett, Wash. One of the last passenger 747 flights in the U.S. marked the return to the location where the 747 first started its life. As…

One Out, Three In: How Mexicana’s Bankruptcy Made Mexico More…

Mexico's formerly largest and flagship airline, Mexicana de Aviación, was one of the longest-running airlines in the world. After almost 90 years of service, the airline ceased operations indefinitely, ending its streak as the longest running airline in Mexican aviation. While the loss of Mexicana de Aviación initially left a…

Delta Outlines Bold Future Strategy at Investor Day Event

Delta Air Lines is expecting a bullish 2018 based on their presentation during Delta Investor Day given higher expected earnings per share driven by higher flight capacity, nonfuel unit costs, and higher brand recognition. In order to achieve their metrics for 2018, the carrier has laid out a plan to…

Austrian Niki Declares Bankruptcy After Lufthansa Withdraws Bid

Austrian low-cost carrier, Niki, announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. A subsidiary of Air Berlin, who also went bankrupt this past August after Etihad Airways pulled the plug on its cash flow, Niki applied for protection in a Berlin court but stated that they would be…

Norwegian Air Argentina Gets Government Approval to Start Operations

The recently formed Argentinian subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle obtained clearance from Argentina's Department of Transportation to operate 152 routes, both domestic and international. After a public hearing that was held last September and the Air Transport Advisory Committee's favorable ruling in late October, the last step of the process was…

Air New Zealand Becomes Latest Airline to Ground Multiple Boeing…

In just the past week, Air New Zealand has faced two separate incidents with its Boeing 787-9 aircraft resulting in aircraft being grounded. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, flight NZ99 departed Auckland for Tokyo Narita and returned to New Zealand just over 30 minutes after departure. The pilot of the flight…

Flying in the Cheer: The 12th Year of American Airlines’…

The scene at gate C2 on Saturday was one out of a movie. Hundreds of volunteers, veterans, soldiers, American Airlines employees, and media crowded around the end of the jet bridge, anxiously awaiting the arrival of an Airbus A321. The plane pulls up, the door is opened, and over 150…

IATA Delivers Optimistic Airline Forecast for 2018

This week the International Air Transport Association (IATA) held its annual Global Media Day in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is an opportunity for the airline organization to outline its priorities and initiatives for the coming year as well as deliver a summary of the current state of the industry. The…