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Blue Air To Boost Liverpool Growth With New Base

Romanian carrier Blue Air has announced a further growth strategy for their Liverpool operations. The airline has stated that Liverpool is to be their 8th European base for an expansion of operations. Blue Air will have one 189-seat Boeing B737-800 at Liverpool by the beginning of summer 2017. Furthermore, on top of this new base announcement, the airline will be launching four new services from John Lennon: 1 daily flight to Rome Fiumicino 4  weekly flights to Milan Bergamo 4 weekly flights to…

United Airlines Hosts 2016 World Airline Road Race

Employees from 70 airlines around the world came together in Chicago for the 35th annual World Airline Road Race (WARR) on September 24. This year, the race was hosted by United Airlines, who had the largest team with over 200 employees. WARR began 35 years ago when the Qantas Running…

First Look: Inside American’s 787-9 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787-9 was rolled out of the factory back in 2013. In August of the following year, the variant entered commercial service with All Nippon Airways. In 2014, United Airlines became the first US-based airline to pick up the 787-9. American took delivery of their first of 21…

Monarch Given Air Traffic Organizer’s License Extension

Hours before the deadline on Friday, September 30th, UK carrier Monarch Airlines has been given an extension on their Air Travel Organizer's License (ATOL) Award. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) agreed to temporarily extend the airline's license to fly. It was due to run until October 1st at 00:00BST and…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Midwest

Throughout its long history, Air Midwest flew turboprops on shorter routes not acceptable for larger jet aircraft. Founded in May of 1965 in Wichita, Kansas by Gary Adamson, originally called Aviation Services, Adamson used a single Cessna 206 to transport remains between mortuaries. In 1967, the carrier moved into scheduled…

Saudia Goes Big With Fleet Modernization Effort

Jeddah based airline, Saudia, has announced a new order for 63 additional aircraft to be added to their fleet as part of a fleet expansion and modernization effort. The Minister of Transport and Saudi Arabian Airlines Chairman of the Board, Mr Sulaiman Alhamdan, announced the approval by Saudia’s board of…

Jet2 Increases Growth in Southern England, Announces London Service

UK carrier Jet2 has announced that it will begin operations from London Stansted in March 2017. The Leeds-based airline is growing its market in Southern England after operating out of most of the Northern hubs across the UK, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. The move is significant for Jet2 and London Stansted Airport,…

The Right Track Into Tokyo-Narita’s Terminal 3

While it may seem uncommon to put together an analysis on a terminal specifically, Terminal 3 at Tokyo-Narita is a unique indication of what the future of travel may bring. As such, it is important for travelers around the globe to take notice. Tokyo is unique in that it has two…

Ready For The Runway: American’s New Uniforms Take Off

Today, American Airlines’ more than 70,000 employees will be wearing the company’s new uniforms. The new clothing, another step in unifying the brands of American and US Airways, has been a work in progress since 2013. Since the merger, the airline has worked on updating all aspects of the brand,…

Flybe: Overcoming Turbulent Times

UK carrier Flybe has gone through a reasonably short period of turbulent times. Over the past three years, the airline's profit and revenue reports have been very altered. Following the appointment of Saad Hammad, the new CEO for Flybe, the airline has taken a very different approach to how the…