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Deboarding from BoA's 767-300 CP-3017. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

BoA Trip Report Part 1: São Paulo to Madrid with Boliviana de Aviación

For a number of reasons, the Bolivian aviation market is a very peculiar one. While most of the South American countries are dominated by huge airlines or airline groups, the local scene has none of it. And there's an important factor in this equation: Boliviana de Aviación. Known simply as BoA, the airline was founded by the national government in 2008 and quickly outpaced its struggling private competitors, benefitting from the state guardianship. By 2011, it was already Bolivia's largest…

BoA Trip Report Part 2: Madrid to La Paz via…

After a very pleasant flight from São Paulo to Madrid with Boliviana de Aviación and some hours of planespotting in Barajas Airport, it was time to return home. I was excited to see if BoA would maintain the good impression I had on the first few flights. OB777 MAD-VVI I…

Trip Report: Crossing Brazil’s Midwest with ASTA’s Grand Caravan

On the same day AirlineGeeks visited ASTA Linhas Aéreas' headquarters and hangar in Cuiabá, Brazil, the company started a new route -- a very welcomed coincidence. The new flight would connect the airline's base to Nova Mutum, a short 126-mile route. Nova Mutum is a city in central Mato Grosso…

A Portuguese Flying Adventure: Flying TAP Air Portugal on Its…

Out of all the airlines in Western Europe, TAP Air Portugal is arguably the most ambitious. Though in existence for 75 years this March, the airline has just recently embarked on a revitalization and rebranding campaign to better establish itself in the highly-competitive European market. Entering the 2010s as of…

Trip Report: A Short Domestic Hop with Peru’s SKY Airline

The domestic Peruvian market has changed a lot in the last three years. Throughout this time span, the market has seen the exit of local operators such as LC Peru and Peruvian Airlines who operated using aging Boeing 737 aircraft domestically. Though they lacked transparency in their corporate image, both…

Onboard the Newest Aircraft on the Longest Flight: Flying JetBlue’s…

JetBlue Airways expanded its route network last week with the launch of its newest route between New York and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The new service sees JetBlue flying between its hub in the Big Apple and the Pearl of the Pacific once daily with its newest fleet arrival, the Airbus A321neo.…

Trip Report: Flying on a Qatar Airways 777-200LR from São…

Qatar Airways and its main hub Hamad International Airport recently announced an expansion to the airport that would increase its capacity in time for the 2022 World Cup and make it a destination without itself. En route to Doha, AirlineGeeks was invited by Qatar Airways to fly in its newest…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on Europe’s Best Regional Airline

In mid-June, Aegean Airlines was once again named Europe's Best Regional Airline for the ninth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airline Awards. Commonly referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” Skytrax has come under scrutiny on multiple occasions for the various awards it has handed out, including the…

Trip Report: Onboard Azul’s First E195-E2 Flight

One month after having its first Embraer E195-E2 delivered, Azul started commercial flights with the new generation regional jet on Thursday, making a roundtrip between its hub in Campinas and Brazil's capital city of Brasília. PR-PJN, named "Sou Azul" and still the only E2 in Azul's fleet, was designated to…

Trip Report: Flying Air Transat from Manchester to Toronto

At 2019’s Skytrax awards, Air Transat was awarded the title of the World’s Best Leisure Airline for the second year running. I checked them out earlier this month on a long-haul service between Manchester and Toronto, operated by an Airbus A330-200. At Manchester, check-in is the traditional system without any…