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New Deal Between the US and Cuba Will See 110 Daily Flights

In a new deal between the United States and Cuba, US airlines will have the rights to 110 daily scheduled flights to the Caribbean island. There’s a catch though for the airlines: only 20 of those 110 flights can be to the Cuban capital of Havana. The remaining 90 flights will be distributed between the nine remaining international airports in Cuba, with 10 flights a day to each. Existing charter flights are not affected by this new deal. The deal,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Florida

At one point in time most states had their own airline. The Sunshine state of Florida was no different. However, unlike airlines in smaller states like Air Illinois or Air Oregon, Air Florida experienced moderate success until a tragic event changed their fortunes. In the 1970s, Miami was developing into…

Inaugural Air New Zealand Flight is Launched to Houston

While Air New Zealand is known for its destinations throughout Asia and its home country, it is quickly gaining new presence in the United States with its latest flight to Houston, Texas. Flight NZ 38, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER, departed Auckland, New Zealand last night and arrived into Houston…

KLM to Launch Service to Salt Lake City and Ibiza

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced today that it will begin nonstop service from Amsterdam to both Salt Lake City, Utah and Ibiza, Spain. The airline will operate service to Ibiza for an eight-week period during the summer travel season. Service begins July 4, 2016 and ends August 25 and will…

Emirates Says “Hello” To Two New Chinese Destinations

Emirates has announced it will expand its global route map to include two new destinations in China. Beginning May 2016, Emirates will serve Yinchuan (INC) and Zhengzhou (CGO) four-times weekly. The new route complements Emirates’ existing service to Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai in mainland China. Emirates will operate its Boeing…

The JFK AirTrain Experiences System Shutdown

Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York ran into some possibly unexpected delays this past weekend. JFK unlike many airports has a whopping six terminals. These terminals are treated like an outside mall being that they are not connected. That means that although, the Port Authority…

Qatar Airways Shows Off Their A350XWB in New York

Touching down at JFK on Tuesday was a Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB, the first commercial A350 to ever grace its wheels upon United States soil. From airport workers, to avid plane spotters everyone was talking, and posting on social media in regards to the arrival. The chatter continues to revolve…

Final Report of Air Asia Crash Leaves Questions on Pilot…

The final report into Indonesia's Air Asia Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore highlighted a lack of "decisive" control from the aircraft's captain as the reason to why the Airbus A320-200 stalled 11 miles over the Java Sea. The crash occurred on December 28, 2014, around five years after the…

Another Dubai Route Bites The Dust

United Airlines has announced that it will cease service to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in January of next year. The airline currently serves Dubai from its hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport. United flight 976 will make its last departure from Washington-Dulles on January 23rd, 2016. The last flight out of…

Industry Impact: The Boeing 737 MAX Will Have to Compete

On December 8th, Boeing rolled-out the new 737 MAX aircraft. It had been anticipated for a while, and was seen as an imperative product release for Boeing to come up with an alternative to the Airbus A320neo as quickly as possible. Following the legacy of earlier Boeing 737 versions, it seems…