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Norse Atlantic Airways Preparing for Launch After Receiving US DOT Approval

Starting up an airline from scratch is no easy feat, especially amidst a worldwide health crisis that has the stability of the aviation industry in its grasp — as the world has once again witnessed with the ongoing Omicron variant wave hitting various countries, causing several airlines to carry out mass cancellations of flights. The uncertainty in the aviation industry has not once stopped newcomer long-haul, low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways - which has been progressing towards its launch without…

UK Startup Airlines Hans Airways Signs LOI For Its First…

Hans Airways, a UK-based airline startup, has sent out a letter of intent (LOI) for its first aircraft, bringing it one step closer to its first commercial flight. The airline stated today that it has signed a deal for an Airbus A330-200 and has applied for its Air Operators Certificate…

Atlas Air to Add Four Boeing 777 Freighters

Last year has certainly been a drier year for Chicago-based aircraft manufacturing Boeing with production issues and fewer orders as opposed to fellow rival Airbus, especially with several notable airline customers who have switched to the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer. Fortunately for Boeing, the manufacturer seems to be getting a slightly…

SAS A321LR Completes First Long-Range Flight

SAS’ brand-new Airbus A321LR completed its first-ever long-haul flight on Dec. 22, flying from Copenhagen to Washington. The journey takes place ahead of the type's March 2022 launch on US routes.  The SE-DMR registered A321LR aircraft of Scandinavian Airlines took off from Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark at 13:20 local…

Peach Aviation Receives Japan’s First Airbus A321LR

Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation began operations in March 2012. The airline currently has seven operational bases across Japan including Tokyo's Narita Airport, Osaka's Kansai Airport, New Chitose, Sendai, Fukuoka, Naha and Chubut — operating a total of 33 domestic and 17 international flights. The recovery for international air travel…

Qantas Returns To Continental Europe

In response to Australia's reopening its borders after one of the lengthiest closures,  flag carrier Qantas has certainly been taking the reopening as more than just an opportunity to take the iconic kangaroo to international skies again, but also as an opportunity to try out new ideas. Qantas Group CEO…

American Airlines’ Travel Plans Jeopardized Due To Boeing Dreamliner Delays

American Airlines Group said it would trim international flights next summer because of Boeing’s delays in delivering new 787 Dreamliners. A timetable cut by the world's largest carrier by passenger traffic is the latest evidence of greater damage from Boeing's long-running Dreamliner production issues, which have kept the popular wide-body…

Qantas Boosts Cargo Capacity Amid Holiday Season

The growth rate of online commerce has increased much faster than anyone would have predicted just a few years ago. E-commerce has grown over 76 percent in the last two years alone. Christmas is fast approaching comes the season of gifting, which draws up a massive surge in online commerce…

Vietnam Airlines Debuts Regular US Direct Flight

Vietnam Airlines has launched its first nonstop flight to the U.S. On Nov. 28th, the flight from Ho Chi Minh City arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 6:42 p.m. The inaugural trip from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, designated flight VN98, took off at 8:40 p.m. local…

Hi Fly Peforms Successful Airbus A340 Antarctica Mission

Antarctica is a land of ice and snow located at the bottom of the globe, featuring remote wilderness that's only accessible by air or sea. While flying is a commonly used form of transportation that is convenient,  there are currently no scheduled flights to Antarctica as only chartered flights are…