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Philippine Airlines Launching A350 Non-Stop Flights to JFK

Philippine Airlines has announced it will be launching non-stop flights from New York-JFK to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport later this year. Currently, the airline operates flights to Manila from JFK with their Boeing 777-300, however, the flight makes a stop in Vancouver to refuel as well as to pick up and drop off passengers. Service to New York has operated for several years, with the current route structure being revived in March of 2015. With six Airbus A350-900 aircraft…

Airbus Adjusts Its Forecast Methodology and Expects a $5.8 Trillion…

Airbus presented its aircraft demand forecast for the next 20 years and changed the segmentation methodology, dividing segments into categories ranging from 'Small' to 'Extra Large' and blurring the traditional boundaries between aircraft types. The European consortium increased its forecast for the next 20 years by more than seven percent…

Boeing is Buying a Lot More than Embraer E2 Jets

A few days after Airbus formally took possession of Bombardier's CSeries product line, aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Embraer announced that they have finally signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that formalizes the partnership between the two companies. By the end of 2019, Boeing will keep 80 percent of the commercial…

Hi Fly Becomes First Second-Hand A380 Operator

Hi Fly has received the first second-hand Airbus A380, inaugurating a new era for the aircraft, as it had never been operated by a second company after the first leasing contract has ended. The announcement gives the A380 a new hope, as it comes weeks after German company Dr. Peters said it…

Opinion: Why Southwest Airlines Matters — A Five-Part Series

As the battle between ultra-low-cost carriers and legacy carriers in the United States continues, few have taken time to pause and reflect on how Southwest Airlines, the largest domestic airline based on passengers flown in the U.S. in 2017, continues to thrive. This five-part series will discuss the overall state…

AirlineGeeks Partners with the City of Atlanta for a Behind-the-Scenes…

AirlineGeeks partnered with the City of Atlanta on Thursday to show off the world's busiest airport to adoring aviation enthusiasts. The tour, which consisted of approximately 15 participants, involved everything from a scenic drive around the airport's expansive airfield to a look at one of the ramp towers. Participants were…

Piedmont Retires Final Bombardier Dash 8 with Sunset Sendoff

Piedmont Airlines officially retired the Bombardier Dash 8. The final service will mark the end of a 33-year tenure of the type for the airline. This final flight will operate to Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) from Charlotte (CLT) as flight number 4927. The aircraft will depart from CLT at…

Delta to Add Refreshed 777-200 to Sydney Market in March…

Delta Air Lines has put their newly refurbished Boeing 777-200ER back into service after the aircraft received a cabin overhaul. The aircraft flew Detroit to Beijing fitted with Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, and the widest Main Cabin seats in Delta’s international fleet, according to the airline's press release.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Transportes Aéreos Nacional

In 1946, Brazilian airline Transportes Aéreos Nacional was created by two former pilots and two shareholders. By 1948, the airline took to the skies for the first time, launching service from its headquarters in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to three initial destinations using its first two DC-3 aircraft. Over the course…

Asian Infusion: A Look at Honolulu’s Increasing Asian Competition

While Honolulu may be a popular destination for many Americans to travel to every year, the success airlines have found flying west of the islands has created a large market to the Oceania and Asia market. As a result, heavy competition has ensued in the years following as carriers try…