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Spirit's rather bright A321 at the gate (Photo: Jeff Hernandez)

Two Notable Things to Look for at the 2019 Paris Air Show

Starting this Monday, the aviation industry will meet for the largest aerospace industry exhibition trade fair in the world, the Paris Air Show. Held at Paris' Le Bourget Airport, the event spans seven days including four trading days for industry members and three days open to the public. The 52nd Paris Air Show in 2017 featured over two thousand exhibitors and 140 aircraft. It’s a time for just about everyone in the aviation industry to show everyone what they’ve got…

Trip Report: Flying from Phoenix to Orlando and Back on…

American debuted its newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, into passenger service on Tuesday. The latest-generation narrowbody aircraft offers exceptional range, larger overhead bin space and, overall, a better passenger experience over previous-generation A320 family models. American became the third operator of the type in the U.S. after taking delivery back…

From Burg to Burgh: Why Did American’s First A321neo Go…

The newest member of the family for American Airlines has arrived as Airbus delivered the airline’s first Airbus A321neo, the next generation version of the Airbus A321, on Friday. Following the official handoff, taking place at Airbus’ facility in Hamburg, Germany, the aircraft was flown nonstop to Pittsburgh, where American’s…

The SATA and Azores Airlines Struggle

While the Azores may be a vacation destination to many travelers, the airline is currently dealing with its own trouble in paradise. The main international arm of the SATA Group, Azores Airlines, has struggled to pull in the crowds for sustainability and is now barely staying afloat. Azores Airlines, originally…

Airbus A321LR Obtains EASA and FAA Approval

Airbus's evolution of the A320neo family, the A321LR, gained approval both from European aviation agency EASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The joint approval grants the aircraft to operate with up to three underfloor Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs), including for an ETOPS operation up to 180 minutes. This latest…

Trip Report: Flying in Economy and Premium on Primera Air’s…

After nearly a decade of intra-European operations, Primera Air decided to enter the low-cost transatlantic realm just last year, dominated at the time by Norwegian Air Shuttle, WOW air and LEVEL. Although each had the same no-frills concept and a business model driven by ancillary fees, the three proved very…

Primera Air Announces New European Destination, Inaugurates Washington Service

Low-cost long-haul carrier Primera Air has announced a major route expansion to a new European destination just four months from beginning its inaugural transatlantic service from Europe to North America. The airline will now serve the city of Brussels, Belgium from three cities in the United States. Newark, Washington and…

8 Hours in a 737: New Report Details Narrowbody Long-Haul…

One of the main differences between domestic and long-haul international travel is the type of aircraft used. Flying around the United States, you’ll find yourself on a variety of aircraft that will most likely include the Airbus A320 family, Boeing 737 family, the Boeing 757 and a myriad regional aircraft.…

IAG’s Low-Cost LEVEL Expands to Vienna for Intra-European Connections

Three Airbus A321s with LEVEL's livery will arrive into their new base in Vienna, Austria this week,  from where they will start operating routes within Europe next July. From Schwechat, they will fly to Malaga, Barcelona, Ibiza, Venice, Milan, Paris and Gatwick. Last January, IAG announced that it will expand its…

Aegean Airlines Announces Airbus A320neo Deal

Earlier this year, Aegean Airlines signed an MoU with Airbus for 30 brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft. Recently the Athens-based carrier has announced that is has firmed up a deal worth $5.8 billion with Airbus to purchase up to 42 new Airbus A320neo aircraft. According to a statement from Airbus,…