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D4-CCF recieves the water salute upon Cabo Verde Airlines' first arrival in Porto Alegre. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Cabo Verde Airlines Starts its Sal Hub, Begins Flights to Three New Destinations

This Thursday, Porto Alegre planespotters could celebrate for the first time in months. The southernmost capital in Brazil received the first scheduled passengers 757 operation in the city since the VARIG years. However, if the aircraft is already considered "odd" in an era where MAXs and neos are each day more common, the route was even odder; a thrice-weekly operation to Ilha do Sal, in Cabo Verde, an African archipelago, operated by Cabo Verde Airlines. It was the third and…

UPS Operates Charter Flight to Support Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

Last week, Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas for two days. With 185 mph winds and torrential rains, the category 5 hurricane unleashed an immense path of devastation and destruction on the island nation. In the storm's wake, it is reported that at least 45 people are dead.  70,000 people have…

Cabo Verde Airlines Announces Route to Washington

Cabo Verde Airlines, the national flag carrier of Cape Verde archipelago, has announced a network expansion that will include nonstop service to Washington Dulles International Airport with a thrice weekly frequency. The route will be operated by the carrier's Boeing 757-200 fleet and the flights will depart Ilha de Sal…

The Leisure Liner: How Airlines are Utilizing the Boeing 757-300…

Following the success of the Boeing 757-200, the Boeing 757-300 was originally launched in 1996 as a way to provide a narrowbody alternative to the Boeing 767-200 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-10. The aircraft would have the same wingspan and height as the Boeing 757-200 but a 23.4-foot longer fuselage would allow…

An Irish Alliance: Aer Lingus and Ryanair Sign Flight-Connection Deal

Ireland's two largest airlines have agreed to a historic deal to connect short and long-haul routes out of the country's capital, Dublin. Flag-carrier Aer Lingus and eminent low-cost carrier Ryanair signed the cooperation agreement that will allow easier connection for customers looking to explore Europe and beyond. It's a particularly unusual move…

Trump’s Personal Pilot on Short List for New FAA Head

Trump's personal pilot is in the running to lead U.S. aviation's chief governing body, the Federal Aviation Administration, a Trump administration spokesperson confirmed to Axios late Sunday night. John Dunkin has worked for Trump since 1989 when Trump even owned his own airline. It would go out of business three…

United To Start Additional Service from Newark to Brussels

As of December 18, 2015, United announced that they will commence a second daily nonstop service from Newark to Brussels next summer. Beginning on May 5, the service will operate through October 28, 2016. Set to operate as United flight 44, the eight hour trip will begin at 9:30 p.m.…

Delta to Operate Additional Reykjavik Route

Delta Air Lines announced today that it will start seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Reykjavik, Iceland. The new route will complement the carrier’s New York-JFK to Reykjavik seasonal service and is currently the only U.S. airline to fly to Iceland. Delta will fly head-to-head with Icelandair on both routes.…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ATA

American Trans Air, or more commonly known as ATA, was founded in August of 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded by the Ambassadair Travel Club to provide aircraft for the club. The club's first aircraft was a Boeing 720 named “Miss Indy," followed by the addition of a second…

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…