Qantas Embarks on New Routes

Qantas has been making headlines again this week with its expanding domestic and international routes, notably a direct Melbourne to Dallas Fort Worth – the first of its kind – and Darwin to Dili, Timor-Leste. It comes as post-lockdown aviation momentum picks up, with travelers headed to Australia no longer…

Avelo Adds Three New East Coast Routes

On Tuesday, Avelo Airlines announced three new routes from their popular east coast base in New Haven, Conn. The new routes will connect southern Connecticut with popular tourist and business destinations. The airline will launch flights, starting in late May — just in time for the summer travel season —…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Full Complement of US Destinations

Virgin Atlantic has announced that from April it will reinstate its full portfolio of destinations in the U.S. The return to a number of U.S. airports and an increase in frequency to others has been driven by a 50% increase in passenger demand from 2021 in light of relaxed travel…

Each Boeing 787 Dreamliner Produced Will Have to Be Individually…

Usually, the issue of an airworthiness certificate for a specific aircraft is a task delegated to the manufacturer, which the certifying body — the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. or European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the European Union — then approves. However, Boeing will no longer be…

Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

Air India Avoiding Afghanistan Airspace While Saving an Hour to…

Due to Air India's newly permitted Hindu Kush route for its 777s, passengers flying to and from North America may expect their flights to be up to an hour shorter. Airlines linking India with Europe and North America have had to take a detour to avoid restricted airspace since Afghanistan…

Airbus Eyes Expanding Business in China

On Dec. 20, Airbus operated the first dual-test flight in China above its Tianjin plant. Two Airbus A320neos ordered by Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines conducted their test flights at the same time. The operation was supported by Beijing and Tianjin air traffic control centers. Airbus Tianjin is expected to…

American Airlines’ Travel Plans Jeopardized Due To Boeing Dreamliner Delays

American Airlines Group said it would trim international flights next summer because of Boeing’s delays in delivering new 787 Dreamliners. A timetable cut by the world's largest carrier by passenger traffic is the latest evidence of greater damage from Boeing's long-running Dreamliner production issues, which have kept the popular wide-body…

Vietnam Airlines Debuts Regular US Direct Flight

Vietnam Airlines has launched its first nonstop flight to the U.S. On Nov. 28th, the flight from Ho Chi Minh City arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 6:42 p.m. The inaugural trip from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, designated flight VN98, took off at 8:40 p.m. local…