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A Virgin Atlantic 787-9 departing London Heathrow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Virgin Atlantic Withdraws Support to London Heathrow’s Third Runway

The plans of London Heathrow Airport — the British capital’s main international airport — to pursue planning permission for a third runway suffered a big setback earlier this week, as Virgin Atlantic, one of the two carriers based at the airport, withdrew its unconditional support to the project, as a reaction to the airport’s proposed intention to raise landing charges by 120%. Sahi Weiss, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Executive, speaking at the Airlines 2022 conference in London has called upon the…

New Airline Startup Fly Atlantic Makes Push for Low-Cost Transatlantic…

Ultra-low-cost, transatlantic, narrowbody air travel is a concept we’ve seen this one before, haven’t we? There were the days of Norwegian, WOW Air and the short-lived and tumultuous Primera Air — who after just about a year of operating ultra-low-cost flights connecting the United States to Europe at previously unseen…

Air Serbia Receives a Second Airbus A330-200 and Mulls Flying…

Air Serbia expands its offer in the United States with a new service between Belgrade (BEG) and Chicago O' Hare (ORD) as of May 17, 2023. The carrier resumes operations to the windy city after 30 years. This new service is possible thanks to the addition of a second Airbus…

United Resumes Flights from Washington to Cape Town

On November 17 United inaugurated its non-stop services between Washington (IAD) and Cape Town (CPT). This new operation becomes the carrier's third route between the United States and South Africa. Flight UA 2222, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner registered as N24979, took off from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)…

Japan Airlines Increases Flights to Hawaii

Effective March 19, 2023, Japan Airlines is increasing its flights to Hawaii by adding extra operations to its services from Tokyo/Narita (NRT), Osaka/Kansai (KIX) and Nagoya/Chubu (NGO) to Honolulu (HNL). The company has yet to resume its service to Kona (KOA). According to Cirium, Japan Airlines will have a mid-March…

ITA Airways Reopens Data Room, But Only to Lufthansa

Italy's Ministry of Economy re-opened ITA Airways' Data Room to Lufthansa, but this time the Swiss group Mediterranean Shipping Company, better known as MSC (the world's leading cargo line operator) won't be among those authorized to check the Italian airline's most confidential data. In the past month, the Swiss and…

American (Re)-Activating CRJ-200 in Several Regional Markets

In April 2020, American Airlines retired one of the most unanimously disliked aircraft by passengers: the CRJ-200. Known for its cramped cabin and low windows, most passengers either love or hate this small aircraft. Delta announced it would retire all CRJ-200s by December of 2023, and over a year ago…

Air Mauritius Returns to Cape Town After Two Years

Air Mauritius is once again deploying its wings in Cape Town, South Africa from Wednesday (November 16) until January 15, 2023. After a forced two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the relaunch of this route is in line with increased demand. Air Mauritius will operate two weekly flights to…

Air Canada Resumes Thirteen Caribbean and South American Holiday Destinations

With the start of the northern winter season, Air Canada continues to restore its leisure network with the resumption of thirteen holiday routes from Toronto (YYZ) including beach destinations in Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean, as well as other popular locations such as Panama and Peru. Early in the first…

United Airlines Begins Operations in Colombia with its Boeing 737…

Last Monday, United increased the capacity of its operations in Colombia with the introduction of the Boeing 737 MAX. For the first time, the airline will operate with this model between the United States and South America. The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 service was performed in an aircraft registered…