Trip Report: Mobile, Alabama’s Airbus Factory Tour

It's the dream of any aviation geek to visit OEM factories for a behind-the-scenes look into the makings of the flying machines. Airbus's factory tour in Mobile, Alabama is the latest addition to this amazing collection of experiences.  I finally got my chance to partake in the tour in March…

Volaris Releases 2021 Passenger Numbers, Announces New Route for 2022

Volaris — the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline — ended 2021 as the main carrier in Mexico by transporting the largest number of passengers more than Aeroméxico and Viva Aerobus. Volaris transported 7.3 million passengers in the last quarter of 2021, increasing by 27% compared to the same quarter of 2020. Domestic…

Frontier Opens New Crew Base in Phoenix

On Tuesday, Frontier — one of the U.S. major ultra-low-cost carriers —  announced plans to open a new crew base at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. The crew base is set to open in November, later this year and is expected to be a base for 180 pilots and 275…

Possible Open Skies Agreement Between Dominican Republic, US

Last week, the process began to take another historic step for aviation in the Dominican Republic by starting negotiations with the U.S. government to establish an open skies agreement between the two countries. Although it is true that the Dominican Republic is not a favorite vacation destination for American tourists,…

How Mexican LCCs Volaris, Viva Aerobus Stand Out for Their…

Volaris and Viva Aerobus are Mexican low-cost airlines that have been standing out in the domestic and international market in recent months. The airlines have the two youngest fleets in the country and among the newest in North America. In recent years, the airlines have been working on their plans…

Viva Aerobus Sets Passenger Record

In December 2021, Viva Aerobus exceeded, for the first time in its history, more than 1.6 million passengers transported. This represented a growth of 46% compared to the same month of 2019 and with a load factor of 84%. In a press release, Viva Aerobus published these record figures that…

Mexican LCC VivaAerobus Debuts New Flight Attendant Uniforms, ‘Non-Discriminatory’ Appearance…

Mexico's VivaAerobus will be rolling out new uniforms for all its flight attendants this coming week. The new uniform for the low-cost carrier also includes new appearance standards for its customer-facing employees like gate agents and flight attendants that allow for greater gender expression and personal style. According to sources…

Mexican LCC VivaAerobus Debuts New Flight Attendant Uniforms, ‘Non-Discriminatory’ Appearance…

Mexico's VivaAerobus will be rolling out new uniforms for all its flight attendants this coming week. The new uniform for the low-cost carrier also includes new appearance standards for its customer-facing employees like gate agents and flight attendants that allow for greater gender expression and personal style. According to sources…

ITA Airways Officially Joins IATA, Debuts New Livery As It…

ITA Airways — the Italian carrier taking over for the long ailing Alitalia — began operations on Oct. 15, on the same day becoming a member of IATA. Similar to joining SkyTeam, this announcement represents a handover with the now-bankrupt and former Italian national airline ITA has replaced. The official…