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An Airwest DC-9 (Photo provided by Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Airwest/Hughes Airwest

In 1968, with the Airline Deregulation Act in its tenth year, small local carriers across the United States were feeling the pressure of larger carriers that were rapidly invading their markets. In an effort to combat the intense pressure from the large carriers, Airwest was born. The carrier was formed from three smaller carriers originating on the west coast, consisting of Pacific Air Lines, which was based in San Francisco, West Coast Airlines from Seattle, and Bonanza Air Lines which…

The Cleveland Revival: How Low Cost Carriers Help Rebuild a…

Just over one year ago, United Airlines’ CEO Jeff Smisek had announced that Cleveland Hopkins International Airport would be losing its hub status. "Our hub in Cleveland hasn't been profitable for over a decade, and has generated tens of millions of dollars of annual losses in recent years," Smisek stated.…

Qatar Airways Announces Sizable Expansion to the U.S.

Just this morning, Qatar Airways has announced it will continue with its rapid expansion, adding Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles to its route map by 2016. Once all three routes are added, Qatar will serve 10 destinations in the US, furthering its reach as it attempts to compete with both…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

The success of Ryanair in Europe has lead many groups around the world to attempt to copy their business style, with most having lackluster results. One of these airlines was Skybus Airlines in the United States. Founded in 2004, the airline attempted to use low fares and no frills to…

Sizable Airports With Offbeat Names

Most of us who live in the United States should know who John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan was, but when we fly into other airports, such as Lambert or Dulles, do we really know who those people were and what they did to deserve the name of an airport?…

Alaska Airlines Expands Further East in the Battle for Seattle

Alaska Airlines has just announced another new set of routes to its map as it will begin to fly to Raleigh/Durham, Nashville and Charleston this Fall from its home in Seattle. John Kirby, the airline’s Vice President of Capacity Planning stated, "Our loyal customers tell us they want new and…

United Airlines Orders Ten 777-300ERs

Chicago-based United Airlines has officially announced the conversion of ten of their orders for the Boeing 787-9 into orders for the Boeing 777-300ER. The Boeing 777-300ER is currently the largest twin-engine jet in mass production.  This move will go towards replacing old, less efficient aircraft in the United fleet.  With this…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…

Four Seasons Unveils the Interior Of Its Private Jet Experience

In order to continue to develop a luxury experience for all of its customers, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts has recently unveiled the interior of their Four Seasons Private Jet. EXTRA: An Above Water Cruise Aboard the Four Seasons Jet While information on the aircraft was originally released in November…

TBT in Aviation History: Reeve Aleutian Airways

From its official start in 1947 to its tragic downfall in 2000, and for years beyond, Reeve Aleutian Airways has always had a unique legacy. Known for buying its aircraft from other airlines, rather than purchasing new airplanes, Reeve Aleutian maintained a small fleet, often consisting of rugged turboprops. The…