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A Qatar Airways 777-300ER in the Oneworld alliance livery (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Oneworld Airline Alliance Purchases Sustainable Aviation Fuel

On Tuesday, The oneworld airline alliance announced their intentions to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from renewable fuel company Aemetis, further strengthening their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight members have signed the memorandum with Aemetis, with the option to allow additional alliance members to sign in the coming months. The eight members include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Qatar Airways. Oneworld CEO Rob Gurney stated, “This…

Boeing 747 Legacy Carried On Through Tourist Attractions

More than 50 Years after the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in 1968, the iconic jet is still being produced at Boeing's factory in Everett, WA. But not for much longer. Production will end in 2022 and it looks like the last one will be line number…

China Airlines Welcomes First Airbus A321neo

In the aviation industry, widebody aircraft have almost always taken the spotlight for being the more comfortable when it boils down to commercial air travel, as opposed to narrowbody aircraft. The direction for comfort on narrow-body aircraft seems to be changing as of late in this new era, with several…

Zambia Airways Launches Flight Operations

Africa's largest airline Ethiopian Airlines announced the final preparation for the launch of Zambia's national carrier — in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC). In the proposed joint venture, Ethiopian Airlines will take a 45 percent stake in the joint venture while Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC)…

Cardiff Airport Requires Bailout Amid Plight

Covid-19 is a perfect storm for the aviation industry, putting the airlines and airports at risk. The United Kingdom's Cardiff Airport — the only international airport in Wales — has made itself clear that it would not have survived Covid-19 without the government’s 85 million pounds ($113.3 million) bailout. Spencer…

New U.S. Startup Airbahn Eyes Launch In March 2022

Airbahn — one of the newest startup airlines in the United States — filed its first flights and announced its launch date, marking an important milestone in its startup plans. From March 1, 2022, Airbahn will launch flights from Ontario, Calif. to Oakland, Calif., as per TheAeroNetwork. The Route Its…

Ukraine Will Launch A State-Owned Carrier In 2022

The crisis has gripped the industry of commercial aviation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. As a result, governments in various countries triggered numerous interventions in order to prevent many airlines from becoming insolvent and maintain worldwide connectivity in place. The severity of the crisis also…

Singapore Airlines Deepens Relations with Garuda Indonesia

The month of November has been seeing great success for airlines and airports worldwide, with Singapore seeing particular success with the ever-growing Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme, meant to connect the country with a set number of outside destinations. National carrier Singapore Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot have been making…

WestJet Eyes New Service to Spokane with Regional Subsidiary

In a recent application to the U.S. Department of Transportation, WestJet detailed its intentions to add a new destination to its transborder network to the United States. Specifically, the Calgary, Canada-based carrier plans to launch flights to Spokane, Wash. using its regional brand: WestJet Link. If all goes as planned…

LATAM Presents Reorganization Plan Including $8.2 Billion Capital Injection

LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the U.S. announced the presentation of a reorganization plan, which outlines the group’s strategy to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy in accordance with U.S. and Chilean legislation. In a press release, the Chilean carrier stated that the plan…