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A Flybondi 737-800 in Rio de Janeiro/Galeão Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Flybondi Starts Flights to São Paulo

Flybondi, Argentina's first ultra-low-cost and currently third largest airline of the country, started operations connecting Buenos Aires to São Paulo/Guarulhos this Friday. This is the third destination of the airline in Brazil, following Rio de Janeiro (Galeão) and Florianópolis. The flight will be operated three times a week with the airline's Boeing 737-800, which has 189 seats. Additionally, a fourth weekly flight will be started from March. As part of its aggressive marketing strategy, the new flight was celebrated with…

How Aircraft Are Given a Second Life Through Upcycling

When aircraft reach retirement age, their years of service are often celebrated and aviation enthusiasts nostalgically remember the years they spent dutifully carrying out their respective missions.  After the celebrations end and the memories fade, what happens to the airplanes we remember so fondly?  Many end up in the boneyard or other…

LOT Polish Airlines to Purchase Condor

The owner of the national airline of Poland, LOT, has announced it has purchased former Thomas Cook-owned carrier, Condor. The German leisure carrier has been without an owner since the collapse of Thomas Cook earlier last year. The combined carriers will operate 140 aircraft, serving 20 million passengers between bases…

Alaska Launches New Uniform Collection

Alaska Airlines announced on January 23 that it is rolling out its new uniform collection across Alaska and Horizon Air. The new uniform is a custom-designed collection by Luly Yang and is the first uniform to be certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The Alaska collection was first introduced in…

Hong Kong’s Aviation Industry Encountering Ongoing Turbulence

Hong Kong’s aviation industry has paid the price for the recent social unrest in the region.  Hong Kong Airport recorded 71.5 million passengers last year, a 4.2 percent decrease compared to the prior year. Meanwhile, total cargo declined 6.1 percent year-over-year. The passenger volume of the airport is facing its…

The Continental Turnaround: Part 2

In the next part of this series, the principles covered here focus on the customer and meeting their needs. Businesses don’t run without their customers. There needs to be money coming in. With the exception of a few special companies in the world, most businesses have competition to deal with.…

Azul Bumps E195-E2 Order to 75, Announces Flights to New…

This week has been hectic for Azul in Brazil. Days after announcing it reached an agreement to acquire regional carrier TwoFlex, its CEO, John Rodgerson, announced the airline increased its Embraer E195-E2 order from 51 to 75 aircraft. The news was announced by Azul's CEO, John Rodgerson, upon a meeting…

Philadelphia International Airport to Begin 45-day Biometric Screening Pilot Program

On Jan. 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport will begin a 45-day pilot program at three of its international gates. The program is designed to help U.S. Customs and Border Patrol process departing passengers. Philadelphia International will test three different biometric systems: veriSCAN, NEC, and SITA. All three systems will be…

Delta Adds More Miami Flights

Delta Air Lines has announced that it is expanding its operations at Miami International Airport. The expansion comes as the airline ramps up cooperation with new joint-venture partner LATAM. Miami is a major U.S. destination for the South American airline, where the airline partnered with American Airlines. The expansion includes…

WestJet Adds Nonstop Flight Between Manchester, U.K. and Halifax

WestJet on Thursday announced its upcoming nonstop flights between Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Manchester, U.K. The flights will be operated as a summer seasonal service four times per week using the airline's fleet of Boeing 737s. The new route marks WestJet's sixth European destination and third in the U.K. following…