A Look at Skymark Airlines and the Extent of Their…

On the evening of Jan. 28, 2015, Skymark Airlines of Japan filed for bankruptcy protection in the Tokyo District Court, reporting 71 billion yen in liabilities The catalyst for this bankruptcy: an ambitious $1.7 billion dollar order for six Airbus jumbos and the sudden drop in value of Japanese yen.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

Continental, originally Varney Speed Services, started out like many airlines from the 1930s, carrying mail for the United States Postal service. With a focus on the Southwestern United States and new mail routes, Robert Six bought the Southwest division of Varney. In 1937, he moved the airline's headquarters to Denver…

Southwest Airlines Announces Routes to Start in April

Friday, Southwest Airlines announced in a press release the addition of 10 new nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field. Beginning April 8, 2015, travelers through Dallas will have access to 43 destinations. "With these new flights, Southwest is offering more of the low-fare nonstop travel our Dallas Customers want, at…

American to Add Six New Routes to the Caribbean, Latin…

American Airlines has announced it will launch six new routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico.  These new routes will further bolster American’s already strong market to areas south of the United States.  These six new routes are all pending government approval.  One new city for American is included…

American Airlines Outlines Changes to Fleet in 2015

With the merger with US Airways, the "new American is arriving" with a very diverse and sizable combined fleet. Here, we take a look at American Airlines' plans for 2015. American (Mainline) Airbus A319: American will add seven additional A319 aircraft to the fleet this year.  Four will be delivered…

Delta 717s are Finally Going West

We have heard a lot from passengers on the west coast asking Delta when they will bring their 717's out west. Well, the time is coming. Delta has recently announced that their Boeing 717's will be flying 8 of the 15 daily flights between Los Angeles International Airport and San…

EasyJet Gets a New Livery

The new EasyJet livery has been unveiled as a mark of the airlines 20th birthday. The new livery will be replacing the 17-year-old look which first came to the fleet in 1998. The new livery, as before, features the bright orange color with white.  The orange extends from the tail…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History (Part Three): America West…

America West was formed in 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona using a fleet of three Boeing 737-200s that were leased. America West operated mostly West Coast flights with their farthest flight being to Kansas City. The airline saw major success in their 1983, quickly adding eight more Boeing 737-200s to 13…

TBT In Aviation History: Remembering Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airways was founded in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Their main focus was to transport mail and established a route between Minneapolis and Chicago. During this early part of Northwest’s history, the airline focused on expanding to smaller cities in the Midwest, with a route to Calgary becoming the airlines…