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La Compagnie Closes Luton-New York Route: Is BREXIT To Blame?

France's boutique airline La Compagnie has announced that they will be suspending their Luton-New York flight due to the effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union. 53.4% of the British population voted for the country to leave the union, which gave grave concerns to many businesses around the world that it could affect the many economies that are fed into the UK. La Compagnie is due to suspend flights on September 25, 2016 and will instead be adding…

Emirates Expands A380 Service to New Zealand

Emirates, the world's largest Airbus A380 Operator announced today it will begin A380 service to Christchurch, New Zealand beginning October 30th which will coincide with the launch of the A380 on its Dubai to Auckland nonstop route. The airline will be the first to begin regularly-scheduled Airbus A380 flights to…

Battleground Europe: Low Cost Competition Heats Up

Over the years, Europe has become a battleground for LCCs (Low Cost Carriers) with the presence of airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet emerging over the past three decades. This story will take a look at the history of some of the carriers, how they are doing in today's markets, as…

Jet2 Announces Sizable Recruitment Plan

UK based carrier Jet2 has announced a massive recruitment drive for the airline, planning to generate over 1,000 jobs across the United Kingdom. In the breakdown, the airline plans to hire 180 new pilots, 700 cabin crew, and more than 80 engineers. The company will advertise these vacancies through road…

First Scheduled Flight to Cuba in 50 Years Takes Off

August 31st, 2016 will go down as a historic day for relations increased between the United States and Cuba. For the first time in 50 years, scheduled flights between the United States and the Caribbean island took off. The honor for the first flights in 50 years went to jetBlue…

Alitalia Continues Chase for Air Malta Acquisition

Alitalia is continuing their chase for a 49% stake in Air Malta after local Maltese media have reported that the Italian carrier is to propose a four-year business plan to the government, outlining Alitalia's vision for Air Malta between 2016 and 2020. The plan, which is yet to be officially published,…

American and United Appoint New Presidents

There has been an interesting shakeup in the airline executive world this afternoon as American Airlines and United Airlines both name new company presidents. American's New President American announced Robert Isom as their new President who will report directly to the Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. The 52-year-old began his…

Qantas Group Reports Record Profits

The Qantas Group, parent company of Sydney-based Qantas Airways, reported record profits Wednesday of $1.42 billion AUD ($1.07 billion USD) for the financial year ending in June 2016. The owner of numerous other passenger and cargo carriers, including Jetstar Airways, Qantas Freight, and QantasLink, also announced pre-tax earnings of AU$820…

Airline Reservations Systems: A Brief History

In 1946, American Airlines began experimenting with the first automated booking system, the Electromechanical Reservisor. In 1952, the airline introduced a newer system in order to gain access to inventory in real time from across their network. The system, called the Magnetronic Reservisor, was able to store up to 1,000…

SkyWest Continues Upward Climb

Last month, SkyWest, Inc. announced another profitable quarter, continuing a positive trend marked by increased E175 flying and a reduced CRJ-200 fleet. Both SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet enjoyed a 99.9% completion rate excluding weather cancellations, building on success from a year earlier. SkyWest, Inc. CEO Chip Childs stated, “The year-over-year…