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FedEx Places Order for 24 Additional Boeing Freighters

Boeing and FedEx announced a new order for 12 767 and 12 777 Freighters with a list price value of $6.6 billion dollars on Tuesday. "We are taking another positive step in our fleet modernization program as we add more efficient, lower emission aircraft to our global fleet," said David L. Cunningham, President and CEO of FedEx. "The Boeing 767 and 777 Freighters have brought greater efficiency and reliability to our air operations. The 777, with its tremendous range characteristics, has allowed…

Aviation Safety Expert Presents Theory for MH370 Disappearance

The disappearance of Malaysia Airline flight MH370 on March 8, 2014 is one of aviation history‘s greatest mysteries — and one Canadian expert Larry Vance believes to have solved it. The Boeing 777-200ER disappeared from radar while enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing without sending a distress message and has…

How a Pilot Shortage Has Slowly Been Affecting Emirates

In early April, Emirates President Sir Tim Clark held a press conference in Hamburg, Germany. This was just a few days after the airline had announced they would be cutting flights to their destinations in Florida, causing many to speculate that maybe the Gulf carrier was expanding too quickly for…

Lufthansa Group Announces New Aircraft Order

The Lufthansa Group announced that it would be placing an order for up to 16 additional aircraft, as approved by the Supervisory Board. Deliveries are planned until 2022 for the order that is valued at a 2.1 billion Euros list price. The order is split between the two major manufacturers:…

Trip Report: Comparing Qatar’s A350-900XWB Business Class with the 777-300ER…

Two weeks ago, AirlineGeeks traveled to Doha, Qatar, for the 31st Annual IATA International Ground Handling Conference. This year’s conference, the first one to take place in the Middle East, was being hosted by Qatar Airways and Qatar Aviation Services, their ground handling subsidiary, and would focus on advancing a…

Air China Begins Fifth Freedom Route Between Houston and Panama…

China and Panama City are now connected through Air China via Houston. Air China opened up its first fifth freedom route from the United States to Panama, an addition to its five-times-weekly flight from Beijing to Houston. Despite flying to Houston throughout the week, the flight to Panama will only…

British Airways Introduces New Cabin for Gatwick Based 777s

British Airways has announced a cabin refresh for their long haul fleet based at London Gatwick. The new upgrades are for passengers in the World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins on the airline's Boeing 777s based at London Gatwick. The cabin updates on the 10 plane fleet is expected…

Aeromexico Adds New Detroit Route, Flies Final 777 Flight

Aeromexico will begin nonstop flights between Leon (BJX) and Detroit (DTW) from April 30, in cooperation with its SkyTeam alliance partner Delta Air Lines. The daily roundtrip flights between the Motor City and the Central Mexican city of Leon will be operated by one of Aeromexico Connect’s 46 Embraer 190…

Emirates Exercises Fifth Freedom Rights with New Bali to Auckland…

Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) joins the ever-expanding list of locations receiving a daily flight from Dubai-based behemoth Emirates, with the announcement of a connecting flight to New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. Beginning on June 14 of this year, the route is intended to complement the existing non-stop Dubai…

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its…