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Alaska Airlines Increases Overhead Storage Using New Bins

On October 9th, Alaska Airlines proudly announced that that are the first airline to feature Boeing's new overhead Space Bins throughout the cabin on many of their present and future airplanes. The redesigned bins will increase the storage space by almost 50 percent. According to Alaska, they will take delivery of 35 737s, including one 737MAX, within two years, all fitted with the Space Bins. In additions, they will retrofit an additional 34 Boeing Sky Interior aircraft from their fleet,…

Low-Cost Canadian Carrier CanJet Indefinitely Ceases Operations

This week the Canadian airline, CanJet, has finally called it quits. The leisure and charter carrier was a shell of its former self and after multiple cuts which slowed but didn’t stop the financial bleeding, president Stephenn Rowe pulled the plug. The 13 year old carrier based in Halifax, Nova…

Alaska Expands Their Regional Service

On Tuesday, Seattle-based carrier, Alaska Airlines, announced three new routes, with none coming from their main hubs: Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage. Two of the three routes will be out of Los Angeles International Airport in California and the third will be out of Boise International Airport. The three routes will…

Delta Air Lines To Acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40…

On Wednesday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they will acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40 additional Boeing 737-900ERs once their pilots ratify a new pilot agreement. This ratification was just passed by the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and now the pilots…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: US Airways’ Short Lived…

Founded by its refreshed carrier, US Airways, MetroJet survived for just three brief years before shutting down. On June 1, 1998, MetroJet took flight using the Boeing 737-200. The airline was referred to by the call sign USAir, referencing the connection. Today in 1998, MetroJet, operated by US Airways, was…

Copa Places Large Order for Boeing 737 MAX

Copa Airlines, based in Panama City, Panama, has placed an order for 61 737 MAX aircraft.  The order includes two variants of Boeing's next generation 737. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="324"] Photo provided by Boeing[/caption] Copa operarates from its hub in Panama City to cities throughout North and South America.  The airline…

The Fight for the Asian Narrow Body Market

Asia is the fastest growing aviation market in the world with passenger numbers and aircraft sales growing dramatically. At the core of the boom is the narrow body market that features two major competitors: the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737. These two companies are in the thick of a…

Photos: Alaska Shows Off a Refreshed Look

Earlier this week, an Alaska Airlines employee posted a photo of what appeared to be a 737 with a refreshed livery on Instagram. Today, the airline itself posted photos of the aircraft, N549AS, with the refreshed livery on their Facebook page. With the exception of the winglets, the refreshed livery's…

ANA Orders 15 Additional Aircraft

All Nippon Airways of Japan has placed an order for ten Airbus and Boeing jets worth a total of $2.2 billion.  The order comes as an addition to the order ANA recently placed to renew their long haul fleet. The order includes $1.4 billion between eight jets from Boeing.  Five…

American Airlines Outlines Changes to Fleet in 2015

With the merger with US Airways, the "new American is arriving" with a very diverse and sizable combined fleet. Here, we take a look at American Airlines' plans for 2015. American (Mainline) Airbus A319: American will add seven additional A319 aircraft to the fleet this year.  Four will be delivered…