Airlines
EgyptAir's first Airbus A220. (Photo: Airbus)

EgyptAir Replaces Air Sinai on Flights to Tel Aviv After 40-Year Hiatus

The first-ever Egyptair commercial flight to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. The flight covers a distance of just 245 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 80-85 minutes in each direction. EgyptAir will use an Airbus A220-300 for the route. Sunday’s flight was greeted with the traditional water canon salute in celebration of the historic event. The listing…

Lufthansa Adds Four Additional Airbus A350s

The thought of the end of the pandemic brings forth a great hint of uncertainty, and passenger demand remains just as volatile as new waves of infections and border restrictions. As airlines worldwide continue to review their portfolios, some have to consider leasing out part of their fleet to cut…

Rollin’ to Your Runway Gets Faster and Greener

Does this airline experience sound familiar? Pushing back from the gate on time, you excitedly text family or friends that your flight will soon depart as scheduled. And then it happens. Long minutes pass as your jet sits idle on the ramp until receiving taxi clearance, or stuck awaiting takeoff…

JSX CEO On Austin Expansion, Future Growth

There’s a unique airline attempting to gain market share on the highly competitive Austin to Dallas route. JSX is joining a long list of airlines adding new services to the growing tech hub Texas capital. American Airlines currently flies to Dallas/Fort-Worth International Airport up to 11 times daily from Austin,…

Avianca, SKY Merge, Creating Large South American Low-Cost Airline

Avianca — the Colombian airline which in May 2020 requested to file for bankruptcy in the U.S. for the second time in 20 years — announced today a new business move that will allow it to consolidate its operation in the domestic and international market. According to the Diario Financiero…

NASA Awards Funding to GE Aviation and MagniX for the…

GE Aviation and MagniX are the two U.S. companies awarded a combined $253 million from NASA for the development of electric aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies for aircraft. The technology developed through this funding intends to reach consumers by 2035 and has the potential to be a major contributor to the…

Tata Group Likely to Win Bid for Air India

The long and overly drawn-out saga of Air India’s privatization might come to a close soon. The Indian government has been trying since 2017 to privatize the airline but has had trouble finding a buyer of the dumpster fire of an airline. In late 2019, the Indian government moved a…

By Land or Sea: A Glance at Bimini Airports’ Histories

Split into two major islands, the pair of Bimini Islands has long been a quick getaway destination for vacationers across the world. While most will make the trip to Bimini by boat, seeing as how the islands are the closest Bahamian islands to the cities of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale,…

Korean Air Welcomes New AWS Data Infrastructure

Earlier this week, Korean Air finished the complete shift for integrating Amazon Web Services (AWS)  - a subsidiary of Amazon that focuses on cloud computing, data storage, IT infrastructure and digital networking. In response to the evolving COVID-19 ordeal,  the Seoul-based carrier plans to use its migration towards cloud technology…

Lufthansa Cargo Welcomes New Freighters, to Retire Last MD-11F

In service since 1990, the then-modernized long-range, wide-body Boeing MD-11 was mainly known for its iconic tri-engines, winglets and advanced electronic flight instrument system. Despite its lack of commercial success, however, the MD-11 has over time been built mainly for freighter operations, becoming the MD-11F. As the years went by,…