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BRIEF: Virgin Australia Announces New Cargo Division

Virgin Australia announced that they will be launching a cargo division. The addition of a cargo division will provide new competition for the cargo market in Australia. The new cargo operation will only affect Virgin’s domestic operations. The addition of a cargo division was part of Virgin Australia’s Virgin Vision 2017 Strategy. We’ve just announced the launch of Virgin Australia Cargo, which will dramatically change the air cargo market. pic.twitter.com/6TICq3PzGe — Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) June 22, 2015 Merren McArthur, Group…

Engine Sparks Fly from United Jet, Delays Newark Air Traffic

Late Sunday evening, the crew of United Flight 5796 was preparing for takeoff out of Newark Liberty International Airport when the captain noticed sparks coming out of the number one engine.  Port Authority officials tell AirlineGeeks.com that the captain decided to lean on the side of caution and abort the…

Cape Air May Acquire Tecnam P2012 Aircraft

It’s about time for a new aircraft to wear the Cape Air livery. Soon, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller is what you will think of when you hear the airline's name. Tecnam Aeronautics of Italy has joined forces with Cape Air to produce a nine seater, shoulder wing, twin piston aircraft; the…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Ted Airlines

Ted was formed by United around the same time that Delta was creating their own low cost carrier, Song. The two carriers were similar due to the fact that they were focusing on fighting low cost carriers and offer low fares to leisure destinations. Both Ted and Song were created…

WestJet To Begin Service to London-Gatwick

Known for its low-cost flights in Canada and annual Christmas Miracle event, WestJet has announced that its first trans-Atlantic destination will be London, UK. Previously only known for its domestic flights within Canada, WestJet has slowly expanded to add more destinations in over 90 locations throughout North America, South America,…

TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways’ New A380 to London

Flight: QR 003 Route: DOH✈︎ LHR Flight Time: 7:45 a.m. Aircraft: A380-800 Service Class: Economy For all the trip reports about A380s that I have read, I have noticed few about Qatar’s A380. I knew a bit about what to expect since I was flying in economy for this one,…

SkyGreece Hopes to Reconnect North America and Greece

A new Greek airline is poised to begin direct service from North America to destinations in countries along the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. SkyGreece Airlines started service last May with service between Toronto-Pearson and Athens using one Boeing 767-300ER. The airline currently offers three weekly flights from May 17 on…

JetBlue Adds Grenada To Its Route Network 

On June 11, jetBlue Airways announced new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Grenada's Maurice Bishop International Airport. This will be jetBlue’s first route to the island nation and one of many that jetBlue operate to the Caribbean. Grenada will be jetBlue’s 90th destination. The…

A Laymans Guide to En Route Weather During Thunderstorm Season

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on 58aviation.com. Foreword to ATCs and Aircrews:  This article is meant for the flying public who may not know what goes on behind the scenes.  The explanations are a quick and remedial way of showing what we do. Today marked the beginning of thunderstorm season…

TRIP REPORT: Business Class Trip to Abu Dhabi with Etihad

Flight: EY 103 Route: IAD ✈︎ AUH Flight Time: 10:30 p.m. Aircraft: B777-200LR Group: Business Class Over six months ago, I had this trip all lined up and ready to go. It was supposed to be a personal graduation gift for not just myself but my girlfriend as well, and…