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Emirates Opens New Route Between Dubai and Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Emirates has recently announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo, complementing the airline’s existing daily A380 flight between Dubai and Sao Paulo. In total, Emirates will now fly 12 times per week to Sao Paulo. In use of existing fifth freedom…

United Continues to Shatter Long-Haul Records with New Routes and…

United Airlines has wasted no time in utilizing its newest widebody additions: the Boeing 777-300ER and the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. For the Chicago-based carrier, the two aircraft are the largest in its fleet with some of the longest ranges among current aircraft offerings. United’s most recent additions to its route…

LATAM Decides Future of Its Boeing 777-300ER Fleet

Brazilian-Chilean carrier LATAM's Boeing 777-300ER fleet will be gradually retrofitted, beginning from the second half of 2018. According to LATAM Brazil's CEO, Jerome Cardier, the decision marks the confidence the subsidiary has on the model and, above all, the aircraft efficiency despite its fuel consumption. As long as oil prices…

United Airlines Unveils Advertising Campaign for Team USA and 2018…

On Wednesday, United employees, aviation enthusiasts, and members of the press all gathered at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater on 26th Street in Midtown, Manhattan for the unveiling of United’s 2018 Winter Olympics Team USA advertising campaign. [caption id="attachment_18996" align="alignnone" width="1024"] United's 2018 Team USA logo outside of…

The Life of an Aircraft Technician: An Interview with Hector…

When most people think about careers in the aviation industry, it's common to remember pilots and cabin crew. It's not often that your average traveler takes a moment to think about all the other personnel that are keeping aircraft in the sky. Aircraft mechanics and engineers are responsible for keeping…

Ethiopian Airlines Operates First All-Female Crew Flight in Africa

In a historic feat, Ethiopian Airlines operated the first ever intra-Africa with an all-female crew. The flight, Ethiopian Airlines flight 901, departed from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria. Female flight dispatchers, check-in staff, pilots and cabin crew were all involved for this historic flight. The flight, operated by…

Emirates Announcement Provides Further Boost for London-Stansted Airport

On Wednesday, Emirates Airline announced that they will begin flights between Dubai and Stansted airport, northeast of London, from June 2018. This will mark the third London airport and the seventh U.K. route operated by the U.A.E.-based carrier after Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. The 777-300ER service will…

Ethiopian Airlines Announces Deal for Boeing 777 Freighter

Ethiopian Airlines has announced a deal with Boeing for four Boeing 777 freighters, which at list price values the purchase at $1.3 billion. The deal was announced on Tuesday on the third day of the Dubai Airshow, which continues until Thursday. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2018…

Emirates Unveils Brand New Boeing 777 Cabins at the Dubai…

Emirates unveiled completely revamped interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft on Sunday, including its first class private suites. The highly anticipated unveiling officially took place during the first day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow, but the airline had dropped a few sneak previews online a few days prior ahead of…

Etihad Cuts Route to Dallas, Blames American Airlines

After operating non-stop flights three times weekly between Dallas Fort-Worth and Abu Dhabi for just over three years, Etihad Airways announced its plans to suspend the flight, effective March 25, 2018. The flight, which has been operating since February 2 of this year, is made possible by a codeshare agreement…