Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the British Airways Dominance

For years, the British international market was dominated by British Airways and its predecessors, B.O.A.C and B.E.A. Few carriers had tried to nudge into this stronghold, but most faded out into the history books. However, one remains strong and flying to this day. History In 1982, Britain was celebrating the…

The Biggest Global Aviation/Aerospace Clusters

Aviation has been around for more than a century now since the Wright Brothers invented the airplane. Still regarded as one of the most technologically advanced industries, aviation has seen the rise and fall of airlines, manufacturers, and other companies since its inception. This has led to cities developing into…

20 Years of Orange and White

Currently, over 300 million people live within a one hour drive from an airport served by EasyJet, making them one of the most accessible airlines in Europe, providing domestic and international services within 32 countries on over 700 routes. As the famous orange and white airliner reaches its 20th birthday,…

The Case For Flying JetBlue

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…

Chinese Company Agrees to Purchase 130 Airbus Aircraft

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and Airbus have announced an order for 100 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A330 aircraft following the signing of the General Terms Agreement between the two companies. The company, which is a government corporation, acts as a neutral third party. CAS is a well-known…

TAM Airlines Becomes Fourth Airbus A350 Operator

Airbus rolled out its fourth livery for its Airbus A350 Extra Wide Body (XWB) aircraft today, sporting TAM Airlines' colors. TAM will be the A350-900's fourth operator, after Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines and Finnair. The Brazilian airline, which expects 27 deliveries of this high demand airplane, will receive the first aircraft PR-XTA in…

Airbus Opens First US Plant in Alabama

In an effort to compete for American customers on Boeing's home turf, Airbus has officially opened its first factory in the United States. Built in Mobile, Alabama, this brand new 53 acre facility will be tasked with building A320-series aircraft for airlines in North America in hopes of challenging both Boeing…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Ted Airlines

Ted was formed by United around the same time that Delta was creating their own low cost carrier, Song. The two carriers were similar due to the fact that they were focusing on fighting low cost carriers and offer low fares to leisure destinations. Both Ted and Song were created…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

The success of Ryanair in Europe has lead many groups around the world to attempt to copy their business style, with most having lackluster results. One of these airlines was Skybus Airlines in the United States. Founded in 2004, the airline attempted to use low fares and no frills to…