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Rumored to Replace Garuda, Pelita Air Received 2 Airbus A320s From France

Pelita Air Service (PAS) has brought in two Airbus A320 aircraft to ensure that it is ready to grow its business and expand its services to the regular flight segment. On Monday, April 11, 2022, at Soekarno Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten, the two aircraft unveiled a new livery. The "Ribbon" livery will be seen on planes traveling from Montpellier Airport in France (MPL) to Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (SHJ). The "Ribbon" livery is named after…

Norse Atlantic Announces First Ultra Low Fare Routes to the…

Norwegian startup Norse Atlantic has revealed its first 4 transatlantic routes to be launched later this year. The airline plans to serve New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando with its Boeing 787 aircraft. Beginning June 14, 2022, Norse flight 01 will depart Oslo Gardermoen Airport for New York’s…

Cape Air Requests Cancellation of Service to Small Communities

The Essential Air Service - or EAS - communities have been taking a major hit over the past eight months. First Boutique Air requested to terminate Jackson, Tenn. followed by Show Low, Ariz. Altoona, Penn., and Pendleton, Oregon, although the latter three were just so the carrier could get a…

French Bee Begins LAX – ORLY Service  — Onboard Experience 

On Saturday, April 30, Paris-based carrier, French Bee, held its inaugural flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris-Orly (ORY), a historic event for the carrier, marking its third destination in the United States, along with San Francisco (SFO) and New York (EWR). By year-end, the carrier looks to add Miami…

Icelandic Airline PLAY Grows with Second US Flight

New Icelandic airline PLAY has announced further growth with its second U.S. flight coming next May 11. Departing from Boston Logan International Airport, PLAY will establish its first Northeast service, opening up 22 European destinations via its home in Reykjavik, Iceland. It's the second phase of PLAY's wider strategy to…

Flight Cancellations and Passport Delays Set to Disrupt Summer Travel

The lifting of coronavirus travel restrictions in North America and across Europe has created a sharp increase in the demand for air travel. Though the lifting of restrictions had been foreseen as a positive for an aviation industry hit hard by the pandemic the reality has been something else entirely.…

Alaska Adds ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ to Disneyland Family of Special Liveries

Alaska Airlines and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California celebrated “Star Wars Day” with an unveiling on the latest Disneyland promotional jet for the Seattle-based airline. The Boeing 737-800, wearing registration N538AS, now dons a black space theme and has been given the title of “Star Wars Transport to the…

South African Airways Restructures Leadership Team

Last week, South African Airways announced changes to its leadership structure. The carrier's interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo — who has led the airline for a year now — has stepped down from the position, with the role subsequently being assumed on a more permanent basis. John Lamola will replace Kgokolo, who…

Air New Zealand Adjusts Operations Amid Gradual Border Reopening

New Zealand has gradually reopened its border to international travelers. After lifting the travel restrictions for Australian citizens three weeks ago, the nation welcomed citizens coming from almost 60 visa-waiver countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Japan. Fully vaccinated travelers need to take a Covid test before boarding…

India Aviation Authority Deregisters Air India’s Last Boeing 74s7s

Last week, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) deregistered the last four Boeing 747-400s still listed as assets in the fleet of Air India, the national airline recently sold to the Tata Sons Group. With this, one of the last passenger jumbo jet operators in the world is saying…