Throwback Thursday

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aloha Airlines

Aloha Airlines survived for nearly 62 years, and had a long history of success and downfalls before collapsing in 2008. Founded in 1946 as Trans-Pacific Air, its inaugural flight occurred on July 26 using a DC 3. The name was changed to Aloha Airlines in 1958. With the change came the Jetprop F-27. And in 1969, the carrier replaced their entire fleet with Boeing 737's. In 1972, plans to merge with Hawaiian Airlines failed. Four years later, Air Service Co.…

(April Fools) Introducing VesselGeeks

Our team now likes boats, ships, and even big barges! With that, we are changing our name and brand to VesselGeeks starting next week. VesselGeeks will be one of the first blogs of its kind in that we will report on all the latest boat news! And no, for you…

The AvGeek Passion: A Look Into the Eyes of an…

Everyone has something that drives them along. It’s a passion, whether it’s hidden deep inside of a person or is already in action. For some, aviation lives in their heart. These certain people have usually been involved in the flying industry for quite sometime. Most of the time, since childhood.…

PHOTOS: Air Canada Flight 624 Experiences a Runway Excursion While…

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…

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…