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United Announces Santa Maria Return and More New San Francisco Service

United will be adding additional service out of its San Francisco hub for the upcoming summer travel season. In addition to the new services, the Star Alliance carrier will restart flights out of Santa Maria Airport (SMX) on California's Central Coast through its regional United Express brand (SkyWest). Beginning June 4, 2020, United will introduce new daily flights from San Francisco to Santa Maria Airport and a new seasonal daily flight to Milwaukee (MKE).  The service to Milwaukee departs San…

Mad Dog Mitigation: How Retiring an Aircraft Effects the Cities…

It is undeniable that a commercial aircraft type will retire and when it does, there has to bee some aircraft to step in to take its place. Even before the sun had set and the party had died down on Wednesday, the gradual retirement of the Super 80 had taken…

American Airlines to Add New Nonstop Service to Louisville

American Airlines is bringing a new daily nonstop flight to Louisville International Airport (SDF) in Kentucky from its Los Angeles (LAX) hub beginning April 2, 2019. The new service will be catered to business travelers with the flight departing for Louisville at 10:55 p.m. and arriving at 6:02 a.m. The…

British Airways Details Aircraft Due to Receive Retro Liveries for…

As British Airways prepares to celebrate a centennial of flights this year, the airline embarked on its largest advertising campaign since the 2012 London Olympic Games. The first part of the campaign is a video advertisement which begins airing on Feb. 1, 2019. The video features a Boeing 787 aircraft…

iFly Airlines Becomes an All-Airbus Operator

iFly Airlines retired its last Boeing aircraft to become an all-Airbus airline in 2019. The Russian-based leisure airline based in Moscow now only operates Airbus A319s and A330s. iFly’s last Boeing aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 jet flew its last flight from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, the airline’s home airport, to Kemble…

Air Albania: Europe’s Mysterious New Airline

While it remains a rare occurrence in Europe when a new flag-carrier emerges, on Friday, Sept. 14 Air Albania took its first steps towards entering regular service with the delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A319. The airline, which will operate out of Albanian capital Tirana's Nënë Tereza International Airport,…

American to Add Seasonal Service to Vail from LaGuardia

American Airlines will be adding a new seasonal service between New York-LGA and Eagle County Regional Airport in Vail, Colorado for the winter 2018-19 season. The new service is being announced ahead of the popular ski season and commences on Dec. 22, 2018. Most visitors to Vail arrive through either…

LATAM Perú Opens Nonstop Route to Machu Picchu

One of the most visited tourist attractions in South America is the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, built around 1440 BC. For international travelers, getting to Cusco, near where the ruins begin, requires first reaching Lima and connecting to a domestic flight. LATAM's local subsidiary, LATAM Perú, just announced…

Analysis: Frontier Airlines Aims to Become a Disruptor in the…

On Wednesday, aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus announced that it had confirmed the largest order in the company's history. Indigo Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm, signed a deal with Airbus worth $49.5 billion for an order of 430 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Denver-based Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Indigo Partners,…

Spirit Airlines Expands in Atlanta

On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015, Fort-Lauderdale based ultra-low cost carrier, Spirit Airlines, announced that it would be launching nine new routes out of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The new routes will add service to Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Tampa. Eight of the nine…