Airports

SeaTac Airport: The Gateway to Northwestern Washington

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the main international airport for most of Western Wash.. It is officially located in Seattle, but is essentially 15 miles south of downtown. For the year of 2013, SEA was the 15th busiest airport in the United States in terms of passengers flown. For the year, it served about 34.8 million passengers and that number will continue to grow in the next few years, as there is major expansion planned by multiple airlines serving the…

Austin Expanding for Airplanes…and Cars

When the world’s biggest racing event comes to town, the airport better be ready for it, which in the case of last weekend was Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas. The city hosted the third edition of the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas speedway south…

PREVIEW: JetBlue Offers Sneak-Peek Into JFK’s New T5i

Today, New York-based jetBlue Airways gave us a sneak peak at the newly completed extension to its terminal at John F Kennedy airport which will officially start accepting flights beginning on November 12th. The new extension, given the name T5i, will have six international gates as well as immigration and…

Monarch Orders 30 Boeing MAX 8s

On Oct. 31, 2014, Monarch finalised its order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, just seven days after the new owners were welcomed into the business. The order, which was originally announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, when Monarch selected Boeing as its preferred bidder for their fleet…

MIA: 85 Years and Going Strong

Miami International Airport has a history filled with numerous airlines, different names and even different locations. Originally, Pan Am owned the then named 36th Street Airport, but in 1945, the city of Miami raised the funds to buy the airport and combined it with the army airfield to the south.…

MIA: 85 Years and Going Strong

Miami International Airport has a history filled with numerous airlines, different names and even different locations. Originally, Pan Am owned the then named 36th Street Airport, but in 1945, the city of Miami raised the funds to buy the airport and combined it with the army airfield to the south.…

Delta Air Lines Begins Boeing 747 Retirement

[caption id="attachment_562" align="alignright" width="300"] A Delta Boeing 747-400 "smokes the mains" on arrival in Atlanta | Photo via Ryan Ewing[/caption] As oil prices rise, many airlines are beginning to or have already retired old, inefficient aircraft. Air New Zealand retired its final Boeing 747 aircraft last month, replacing it with…

The LUV Airline: Integrating a New Look

As anticipated by much of the airline industry, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) revealed it’s new look today, Monday, September 8. “Our collective heartbeat is stronger and healthier than ever, and that’s because of the warmth, compassion and the smiles of our People,” said the airline’s Chairman, President, and CEO Gary…

An Exclusive Look at The Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center…

At first glance, The Museum of Flight Restoration Center isn't especially exciting. Apart from a beautiful Learjet 23 sitting outside, it looks just like just another grey hanger next to the rest of the grey hangers near the threshold of Runway 16 left at Paine Field. But, once inside, things…

An Inside Look at Delta Air Lines in Atlanta

For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than 5,400 daily flights, 722 mainline aircraft, and nearly 80,000 employees, the airline is one…