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South Korea’s Eastar Jet Receives its First 737 MAX 8

Eastar Jet has become the first carrier in South Korea to take delivery of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet. Boeing delivered the fuel-efficient and longer-range jet Thursday and will deliver another one of the aircraft later this month. The aircraft joins the low-cost carrier’s existing fleet of Next-Generation 737s which include 19 737-800s. The airline has leased two of the MAX 8’s from Boeing. "We are excited to take delivery of this brand new 737 MAX airplane," Jong-Gu Choi,…

United CEO Declines Need for Additional 737 MAX Training

During a conference on Wednesday to discuss new international routes out of San Francisco, the CEO of United Airlines made his first public comments on the safety of the 737 MAX. His comments came over a month after Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29,…

Delta Adding Fourth Link to Los Angeles from Atlanta with…

Delta announced plans to launch twice-daily service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport in Los Angeles next summer. The Atlanta-based carrier has said the new route will better connect Atlanta’s film industry with Hollywood as Burbank is located more conveniently to major film production studios such as…

Ryanair Shares Plummet After Issuing a Profit Advisory

Ryanair is struggling pursuit of profit and the low-cost carrier giant has warned that the full-year profit will be lower than expected. The expected profit was €1.25 billion to €1.35 billion, to a new range of €1.11 billion to €1.2 billion. Ryanair shares have slumped almost 14 percent since the…

Copa Overhauled: Panama’s Flag Carrier Shows Off New Aircraft and…

With the Boeing 737 MAX program nearing 200 deliveries across all aircraft types, it was only a matter of time before another carrier took hold of its first aircraft and the latest to show off its newest aircraft is Panama’s Copa Airlines. The airline held a gathering in its main…

Primera Air Brings Low-Cost Transatlantic Service to Spain With New…

Continuing its trend of rapid expansion in not even it's sixth month of operations in the transatlantic market, Primera Air has announced that it will open up another European base in Madrid, Spain. Its fourth route expansion in as little as a month, Primera will fly from the Iberian Peninsula…

Boeing Announces New Tech for 737 MAX 10

In 2010 European aircraft manufacturer Airbus launched the Airbus A320neo (new engine option) family, which took the already successful narrow-body family and improved fuel burn and operating efficiency. The program garnered huge numbers of orders, breaking records for a new aircraft with an order backlog totaling over 1,000 by mid-2011.…

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds Second 737 MAX Route to Dominican Republic

With the departure of its flight AR1326 at 11:05 p.m. last August, Argentina's main carrier Aerolineas Argentinas started operating a second route to Punta Cana, one of Dominican Republic's most demanded tourist destinations. The route demonstrates the capabilities of the newest addition to the carrier's fleet: the Boeing 737 MAX…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Shuttle by United

The recession of the early 1990s brought about numerous problems for airlines in the United States. The financial struggles that plagued the country's airlines caused many to renegotiate contracts and cut costs to better compete with low-cost carriers. At United Airlines, the airline went into negotiations with its unions in…

United to Test Lie-Flat Seats Aboard 737 MAXs

As Chicago-based United Airlines anticipates the delivery of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10s, the carrier is evaluating the possibility of implementing lie-flat seats aboard the aircraft. United plans on using the MAX 10 on some of its longest domestic routes, mainly cross-country flights between Los Angeles, San Francisco, and…