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Opinion: Chinese Crackdown on Cathay Pacific Sets Bad Precedent

On Aug. 14, 2019, the aviation world was stunned by Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg's decision to step down amid protests in Hong Kong. Though not officially confirmed, it is apparent that the resignation was Beijing’s response to news that Cathay Pacific employees were participating in protests. Hogg, the person instrumental in Cathay’s return to profitability, was forced to resign and in his place, Augustus Tang Kin-Wing was named chief executive. The new CEO immediately set to distance himself from…

Opinion: Chinese Crackdown on Cathay Pacific Sets Bad Precedent

On Aug. 14, 2019, the aviation world was stunned by Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg's decision to step down amid protests in Hong Kong. Though not officially confirmed, it is apparent that the resignation was Beijing’s response to news that Cathay Pacific employees were participating in protests. Hogg, the person…

Southwest Announcing Route Cuts From Major Hubs and Focus Cities

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced that it will be suspending 17 routes in January. The routes being cut had not performed as expected, but the carrier has hoped that the cut routes will free up aircraft for routes with higher demand, such as flights to Hawaii. "We are always evaluating…

Southwest Announcing Route Cuts From Major Hubs and Focus Cities

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced that it will be suspending 17 routes in January. The routes being cut had not performed as expected, but the carrier has hoped that the cut routes will free up aircraft for routes with higher demand, such as flights to Hawaii. "We are always evaluating…

Indian Airlines Eyeing Jet Airways’ Assets

With the grounding of Jet Airways in mid-April, other Indian airlines have begun circling trying to get a piece of what remains of the carcass. In order to maintain current levels of capacity, the Indian aviation ministry is granting airlines such as SpiceJet and IndiGo many of Jet’s highly-coveted slots…

How the Northeast’s Newest Airline is Transforming Regional Travel With…

With airline consolidation and the dominance of the hub-and-spoke route network system in the U.S., new airlines entering the market seem few and far between. The ones that do sprout up, often seeking to fill the gaps left by the current model, need to be unique in order to draw…

Germania Becomes the Latest Carrier to File for Bankruptcy

Germania airline is the latest operator to cease operations following financial difficulties. The privately owned airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4 on behalf of itself and its technical services, immediately opting to cancel all of its flight. The airline was originally founded in 1978 under the name Special Air…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Western Airlines

Western Airlines had a long and storied history spanning six decades. Like many early airlines, the carrier was founded with a mail contract and tasked with transporting mail for the government. In the early days of aviation, the U.S. Postal Service helped to provide the founding of numerous airlines. The…

Opinion: When the Customer is Wrong

Two days ago, someone sent me a video of a woman screaming at a JetBlue gate agent at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Although I'm a journalist, I'm also a former airline agent and have been a victim of angry passengers many times to a point of losing sleep and feeling…

New Start-Up Airline ‘Moxy’ Places Order for 60 Airbus A220-300…

A new start-up airline codenamed 'Moxy' has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The order was made under a Memorandum of Understanding last year at the Farnborough Air Show. The new low-cost airline, which is being led by the founder of JetBlue, David Neeleman, is aiming to…