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United Resolves Proxy Issue with Changes to Leadership

After a recent proxy battle involving both Altimeter Capital Management and PAR Capital Management, United has given in to some demands and installed several new members to serve on the board for the airline. In United’s press release, Oscar Munoz, current CEO, stated “When taken together with substantial changes the Board independently has adopted...the addition of three new directors on March 6, the retirement of three directors at the time of the Annual Meeting, the designation of the new Board…

United Celebrates 90 Years

United Airlines turns 90 today. Here’s a look back at some of the airline’s history, some of its accomplishments, and what the future holds. About United United operates out of nine hubs located in Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Guam, Houston-Bush, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo-Narita, and Washington D.C-Dulles. The airline…

Virgin Atlantic to Launch New US Routes from Manchester, Unveils…

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will begin new nonstop service to Boston and San Francisco from Manchester. In addition, the airline announced a codeshare with FlyBe. The codeshare aims to bring passengers from small European cities to Virgin Atlantic flights to the Caribbean and America. The new deal will attract…

Will Emirates Say “Hello” to New Fifth Freedom Rights Flight?

Emirates has recently requested fifth freedom rights to fly between Zurich, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. Fifth freedom rights allow the carriage of passengers between two countries by an airline of the third. Emirates already operates several fifth freedom rights flights, which include New York to Milan, Bangkok to Hong…

United Launches New Amenity Kits and Changes to Catering

In an internal memo, United announced it will be introducing new amenity kits to its GlobalFirst and BusinessFirst premium cabins. In addition, it announced several changes to catering, which will take place on March 1. New Amenity Kits The new amenity kits will feature a tribute to United’s heritage. Wrapped…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Know

With the airline and aviation constantly changing, our team has begun a new series titled “This Week in Aviation.” Each Monday morning we will give readers a quick outlook on what to expect for the upcoming week.  American and United Grow With Chicago O'Hare Plans Just today, the city of…

Ryanair Lock Horns with Europe’s Air Traffic Control

Low-cost airline Ryanair has called upon the European Commission and Parliament to take action to prevent further disruption following the latest air traffic controller's (ATC) decision to strike. Ryanair’s head of marketing, Kenny Jacobs, stated, “It's disgraceful that Europe’s consumers repeatedly have their travel plans disrupted or cancelled by the selfish…

Emirates to Fly Nonstop to Auckland

Dubai-based Emirates has announced it will fly nonstop to Auckland beginning March 1st, 2016. The new service will be in addition to the airline’s existing flights, which now gives New Zealand five daily roundtrip flights from Emirates. Three flights to Auckland are operated by the airline’s flagship Airbus A380 aircraft…

ANALYSIS: Why American Airlines Should Further Align with Qatar

Over the past several years, competition has been heating up between American carriers and their rivals overseas. One unique spotlight has been American Airlines, who while has gone on record decrying that Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar all operate as government subsidized airlines, has formed significant partnerships with both Etihad and…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Canadian Airlines

Canada is a large and expansive country, with the majority of its population centers spread out. With such a great distance between the major cities, air travel is vital to keep people connected. For years, the Canadian skies have been dominated by Air Canada. However, in the late 1980s, a…