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Investigators Successfully Downloaded CVR from Crashed Sriwijaya Air Jet

Two weeks after retrieving the cockpit voice recorder of a crashed Sriwijaya Air jet, an official at Indonesia's air accident investigator said on Monday, Apr 12 that the data has been downloaded successfully, including the crucial last minutes of the flight that crashed with no survivors. The second black box was recovered on Wednesday, Mar 31, which was welcomed as a breakthrough two months after the crash, seeing as investigators already had the first black box in their possession. However,…

Porter Airlines Postpones Flight Restart Date to June 21

On Monday, Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced it has postponed its restart date to June 21, over a month past its initial relaunch date of May 19. According to the carrier, several factors are impacting the delay, including travel restrictions, low passenger demand and a closed U.S.-Canada border.  Grounded Since March…

French Lawmakers Ban Short Domestic Flights

French lawmakers from the lower chamber of Parliament voted on Saturday, April 10 to ban domestic flight operations in France where a train would complete the trip in two-and-a-half hours or less, with a goal of diverting short-haul domestic air traveling to more energy-efficient train services. While climate policies remain…

Southampton Airport Runway Expansion Gets The Green Light

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought some relief to the chronic shortage of runway capacity that has been plaguing the South-East of England for decades, a long-debated decision has taken a step to make a dent in the problem in the long run. After 19 hours of discussion at Eastleigh…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 43: Airlines Expediting Recoveries

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

LATAM Brasil to Use Chilean 787s on Long-Haul Services

After LATAM Brasil's surprise announcement early this week that it would retire its entire Airbus A350-900 fleet, doubt was cast on the future of the airline's long-haul fleet with the downsizing caused by slashing 11 aircraft from the airline's portfolio. Today, any potential problems have likely been solved. Brazilian aviation…

Opinion: United’s Pilot Recruitment Policy Is the Right Move —…

“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people onboard our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.” That is the leading line from United's announcement last week that it…

Frontier Airlines Announced 16 New Routes This Week

As part of an expected surge in domestic summer travel, Frontier Airlines has announced 16 new routes this week, with a variety of new flights including six new routes from Atlanta.  New Seasonal Routes From a future crew base in Atlanta, the low-cost carrier plans to add six routes. With…

India Regional Carrier TruJet Eyes Airbus A220, E2

In an interview with the Indian publication Money Control, Laxmi Prasad, the chairman of TruJet minority owner Interups Inc., revealed plans for TruJet to purchase 54 Airbus A220s and 54 Embraer E2s. The news arrived after his investment firm, Interups Inc., acquired a 49.9% stake in the company. TruJet expects talks…

China Airlines To Resume Flights to Ontario in June

China Airlines will resume flying to Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. from its Taoyuan, Taiwan hub in June in preparation for the summer travel season. China Airlines flew the daily non-stop flight from Taipei to Ontario using both its Boeing 777-300ER and an Airbus A350-900 WXB long-haul jets before…