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AC624 Damage (Photo via TSB of Canada)

PHOTOS: Air Canada Flight 624 Experiences a Runway Excursion While Landing at CYHZ

Early Sunday morning, at approximately 12:40AM ADT, Air Canada flight 624, an A320 enroute to Halifax from Toronto, was involved in an accident while landing. The aircraft was registered as C-FTJP and is 23 years old. While approaching Halifax, the A320 apparently clipped a power cable of some type sending it off the runway. The power went out in the airport, most likely due to AC624 striking the power cable. Despite immense damage to the airframe, amazingly there were no…

Checking Out the Rebranded Southwest

With the AirTran integration complete, Southwest has turned its attention to the rebranding of its fleet as the wordless "canyon blue" Boeing 737s will fade into the new "billboard" Southwest paint job. While some of the aircraft in Southwest’s fleet have already seen the new livery, most are still in…

Alaska Airlines To Link Boise and Spokane

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Seattle-based, Alaska Airlines, announced a new route, not out of Seattle, but out of Boise, Idaho. The new route will link Spokane, Washington with Boise. The route is scheduled to begin service on August 24, 2015 with tickets currently on sale for $69 one way.…

Austrian Airlines Receives New Brand Identity

Austria’s flag carrier, Austrian Airlines, announced major brand changes today, March 26th. The airline will fuse the Austrian brand with subsidiary Tyrolean Airways to form myAustrian. The new brand represents the airlines emergence from a period of financial restructuring and a new fare structure designed to give each passenger and…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Iceland Express

Iceland Express was a discounted carrier that was based in Keflavik, Iceland with the purpose of giving Icelanders an alternate low-cost carrier besides the nation’s flag carrier Icelandair. Formed by the parent company Northern Travel Holdings in 2002, the airline started flights in February 2003 with flights from Keflavik to…

Emirates to Begin Service to Orlando

Dubai-based airlines Emirates announced March 24, 2015 that it would be launching it's 10th destination within the United States. The new destination that they will be serving is Orlando, Florida. With the addition of the new route, Emirates will serve its first destination in Florida. The flight starting on the…

A Look at Brazilian Low-Cost Carrier, Azul Airlines

Azul Airlines, an airline which operates out of Brazil, may be less known internationally, but it is widely spreading to be a more prominent name within the airline industry. From its start in December 2008, according to the airline itself, it has become the fastest growing Brazilian airline. Azul serves…

UPDATED: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashed in the French Alps

Early Tuesday morning (EDT), reports began to surface that an aircraft had crashed in the French Alps. It is now confirmed than a Germanwings A320, registered as D-AIPX, "suffered an accident" over the French Alps. the flight was traveling from Barcelona enroute to Dusseldorf. According to the airline, the flight…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: The Airline With a…

Pacific Southwest Airlines had humble beginnings in 1949. Kenny Freidkin founded the airline using a single DC-3. With knowledge from a previous attempt to start an airline and help from local travel agents, Freidkin began service between Oakland and San Diego with a stop in Burbank. The airline used war…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! #GreenPlanes

From all of us at AirlineGeeks, we wish you a great St. Patrick's Day! Today is a day where green becomes a much more seen color, but how important is the simple color in the airline industry? Besides being the standard livery for Aer Lingus, green is also important in…