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A Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taxiing at JFK Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Shaquille Khan)

Qantas Non-stop London Service Exceeds First Year Operations Expectations

One year after commencing operation of the airline’s longest route, Qantas is heralding the London-Perth service as exceeding expectations. The CEO of the Qantas Group Alan Joyce said on Tuesday that “Almost every flight is full and (the route) turned a profit almost immediately, which is rare for new services because they have start-up costs and it normally takes time to build demand.” Announcing the success of the first full year of operation, Qantas published a report card and the…

Austin Celebrates Five Years of British Airways Flights

History was made in the capital of Texas when British Airways announced the first ever transatlantic flight to Austin in Sept. 2013. Six short months later, BA190 made its inaugural flight between Austin, Texas and London Heathrow, marking the first regularly scheduled transatlantic flight from Austin. As the first Chatham…

EgyptAir Adds Washington-Dulles Route with 787 Dreamliner

EgyptAir is expanding its service to North America, planning service to Washington, D.C. beginning this summer. According to RoutesOnline and reported by sources within EgyptAir to AirlineGeeks, EgyptAir will launch the service on June 3 on a three-times-weekly basis. Currently, EgyptAir serves two North American cities, New York and Toronto,…

Photo Tour: Onboard WestJet’s New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

The delivery of WestJet’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in mid-January marked an exciting new chapter for the Calgary-based carrier. Known for its low-cost business model that's only been partly rivaled in Canada, WestJet is transforming further into a full-service carrier as it only recently started true long-haul service to Europe…

Etihad to Cancel 42 Airbus A350 Orders

Etihad Airways is currently undergoing a spree of financial difficulties. As part of its efforts to adjust in size and scale in seek of better returns, the airline is rumored to have cancelled its remaining order of 42 A350s. The move was confirmed by Airbus yesterday, according to a FlightGlobal…

Air Europa Continues to Grow Latin American Market, Nears Long-Standing…

Over the past few years, Air Europa has been strengthening its route network between its hub in Madrid and Latin America, with flights to Guayaquil, Ecuador; San Pedro de Sula, Honduras and Cordoba, Argentina via Asuncion Paraguay, having been added in the last two years. The airline now flies to…

British Airways Details Retirement Plans for 747 Fleet

The days of the iconic Boeing 747 have become numbered as numerous airlines prepare to phase them out in favor of newer and more efficient wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X. AirlineGeeks recently obtained data from a source close to British Airways, with details of the…

WestJet Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a delivery ceremony held at Boeing's Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. A logical next step for the Boeing-dominated airline, the Dreamliner marks a new chapter for the 15-year old airline that only started long haul operations in Nov.…

Onboard the “First” Flight: Flying on United’s New Boeing 787-10…

It was an early morning in Los Angeles as Terminal 7's Gate 77 was a buzz on Monday at 7:00 a.m. with excited passengers, all lined up to board a special United Airlines aircraft. United operates flights nearly every hour between Los Angeles and Newark, but the 8:15 a.m. departure…

Hawaiian Airlines Bids Farewell to Boeing 767 Fleet

Earlier this week Hawaiian Airlines retired its last Boeing 767-300ER from its fleet. The last aircraft, tail number N594HA, flew its final commercial flight on Monday, Jan. 7 arriving in Honolulu from Sacramento. Guests were greeted by Hawaiian agents on arrival and were given traditional Hawaiian lei as they deplaned.…