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…

Qantas Resumes International Flights Amid Border Reopening

Australia —  having been dubbed a nickname as the "hermit kingdom"  because of its strict border restrictions — is finally able to reconnect with the world after reopening its borders. The eventful reopening has allowed for the Australian flag carrier to reactivate its scheduled international flights from Melbourne, allowing for…

Opinion: Spectre of Meltdowns Looms Over Holiday Travel

More so than usual, airlines in the U.S. need to brace for the upcoming holiday season this year. After what was essentially a muted holiday season last year, the seams have burst and flyers are getting back to the skies in droves for the holidays. People are eager to see…