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Delta Launching Nonstop Atlanta Service from Ontario in 2019

Southern California's Ontario International Airport (ONT) will soon be getting another nonstop service to the east coast with Delta's daily, round-trip service between Ontario and Atlanta in 2019. Delta is the third carrier to announce transcontinental flights from Ontario International Airport (ONT) in recent months. Service commences next year on April 22, 2019, with the flight to Ontario departing at 8:30 a.m. and arriving on the West Coast at 9:57 a.m. The flight returning from Ontario departs at 10:55 a.m.…

Air France Agrees on Landmark Union Pay Deal to End…

A costly and long-standing pay dispute has finally been resolved after Air France struck a new pay deal with five of the seven unions with whom it had been at loggerheads. The unions, representing 76 percent of Air France's workers, have accepted a four percent pay rise, two percent of…

Swoop’s U.S. Operations Still Awaiting Full Regulatory Approval, Forced to…

Swoop, the ultra-low-cost subsidiary of Canada's WestJet, has postponed the commencement of U.S. services until Oct. 27 as all regulatory approvals have not yet been granted to the airline. Under the "Advisories" section of its website, the airline has apologized for the inconvenience to customers, giving the following reason for the…

Korean Air Eyeing Major Widebody Order to Renew Aging Fleet

Korean Air is reportedly considering a large widebody order as part of a fleet expansion to replace its aging fleet. The carrier has done a good job of placing orders for and flying some of the most modern narrowbody aircraft across different manufacturers including the Airbus A220, Boeing 737 MAX, and…

Photo Tour: Onboard Iberia’s New Airbus A350-900XWB

Spanish flag carrier Iberia recently began a fleet renewal that includes the Airbus A350-900XWB as its centerpiece. The Madrid-based airline first took delivery of the ultra-modern aircraft in June before deploying it on short-haul routes in Europe, notably Madrid-London, for crew training purposes. Its first long-haul flight took place on…

Flybe Stock Drops 40 Percent as More European Airlines Cease…

European regional airline Flybe took a beating recently over a revised revenue forecast worth 40 percent of the company’s value in trading on Wednesday. The airline expects a drop in revenues over the next six months due to falling consumer demand. This worsens the airline’s expected losses for the year…

VivaAerobus Inaugurates New Service Between New York and Mexico City

Mexican low-cost airline VivaAerobus inaugurated a new route on Thursday from Mexico City to New York. The first flight, VB3940, departed Mexico City on-time just after 7:00 a.m. and arrived 4 hours later just before 1:00 p.m. Its arrival in New York marked the sixth U.S. destination for the airline…

American Airlines Begins Refurbishment for LAX Terminals

American Airlines has broken ground on construction in what is part of a $1.6 billion investment on renovating the terminals it utilizes at Los Angeles International Airport. The project will feature upgraded facilities including more gates and increased capacity that will enable the airline to position Los Angeles as its…

Air Canada Touts Success on Transatlantic Service

Air Canada is enjoying continued and increasing success in its transatlantic routes, particularly to Germany. Canada’s national carrier, including its low-cost variation Air Canada Rouge, has long been riding a wave of profitable years for its flights across the pond. In 2017, revenues on Canada-Germany routes had increased by 17…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Southern Winds Airlines

In the controversial 1990s, Argentina's economy experienced a boom, a boom that can be only compared with its catastrophic awakening in the 2000s. We can say the same thing about Southern Winds, an Argentinian carrier that lasted nine years and whose incredible growth was just a buildup for its demise.…