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JetBlue to Expand Mint Service

JetBlue announced today it will expand its Mint service to seven more transcontinental routes. The airline launched its premium Mint service in 2014 on its flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco from its main hub at New York’s JFK airport. Currently, JetBlue operates Mint service to Los Angeles and San Francisco from JFK, as well as between San Francisco and Boston. The Boston to Los Angeles route will see Mint service this fall. In addition, the airline will offer…

De Juniac To Take the Lead at IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors, unanimously approved at an IATA meeting, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. The decision is pending confirmation from the IATA Annual General Meeting to be…

TAP Portugal to Launch the Airbus A330neo with Airspace Interior

By signing an agreement with Airbus to be the first operator of the new A330neo, TAP Portugal has also become the launch carrier to fly the Airspace cabin brand by Airbus. In 2015, the airline placed a large fleet renewal contract with Airbus which included an order for 14 A330-900neo's. Passengers will soon…

Things Aviation Administration Majors Hear

There are things Aviation Administration majors hear on a daily basis that really grind our (landing) gears. What’s that? Whether you’re telling your family, friends, a teacher, or even somebody at your college what your major is, this is the most commonly asked question you’ll hear. I have heard it…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Zoom Airlines

In 2002, Scottish brothers John and Hugh Boyle founded Zoom Airlines to fill a gap in the Canadian leisure market. The brothers founded the airline with previous experience from their homeland. The two had founded a successful holiday company, named Falcon Holidays. This became a success in Scotland and was…

United Celebrates 90 Years

United Airlines turns 90 today. Here’s a look back at some of the airline’s history, some of its accomplishments, and what the future holds. About United United operates out of nine hubs located in Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Guam, Houston-Bush, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo-Narita, and Washington D.C-Dulles. The airline…

American Airlines Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary of Cuba Service

For American Airlines, April 5, 2016, marks 25 years of charter service to Cuba. On this day in 1991, the inaugural flight departed Miami International Airport bound for Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. The anniversary comes at the perfect time, since in early March, airlines submitted their applications for scheduled service…

Capital Gains: How Austin Has Evolved Over The Last 25…

As the 1990s began, the city of Austin, Texas had yet to experience the massive expansion it would soon discover. The high-tech revolutions brought by phones and computers were just around the corner, and few knew the growth they would create for the city. The city’s largest events at the time included the…

Delta Brings Opening Day To LGA, JFK, and DCA

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is a day avid sports fans religiously head to stadiums, to see their favorite teams perform after time away at spring training.  However, Delta Air Lines, the official airline of the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, is making it a day for…

Alaska Airlines to Acquire Virgin America in Major Deal

After growing attention over the past week between rivals, Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be purchasing Virgin America in a deal valued at over $2.6 billion. The merged carrier will gain a further focus on the West Coast, with larger hubs based in both Seattle and San Francisco as…