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Avianca Celebrates 100 Years of Flying

Avianca is celebrating 100 years of service as Latin America's longest operating airline. Avianca is currently the second oldest airline in the world with uninterrupted operations, coming a close second by less than two months after KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which also celebrated 100 years of service this past October. To commemorate the occasion, the airline in September revealed a special-liveried Airbus A320 painted in the classic 1940 livery with a special “100 Anos” logo celebrating its 100th anniversary. The…

Qatar Airways Celebrates 10 Years of Houston Service

This past March marked the 10th anniversary of Qatar Airways' Doha-Houston route. The Middle Eastern carrier first commenced service to the Energy Capital of the World in March 2009, only its third route to the U.S. at the time. Qatar Airways launched the route to Houston during a time of…

Embraer’s 50 Years: A Tale of Challenge and Superation

On Aug. 19, 1969, the Brazilian government formally instituted the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, globally known as Embraer. On this day 50 years ago, what has grown to become the third global producer of civilian aircraft received its distinctive name, although it had been in operation already for a significant…

Embraer’s 50 Years: A Tale of Challenge and Superation

On Aug. 19, 1969, the Brazilian government formally instituted the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, globally known as Embraer. On this day 50 years ago, what has grown to become the third global producer of civilian aircraft received its distinctive name, although it had been in operation already for a significant…

Finnair Celebrates 50 Years of Service to New York

Finnair, the world's sixth oldest airline, recently celebrated an anniversary, 50 years of flying between Helsinki and New York. The airline's first transatlantic route, service to New York was Finnair's first major intercontinental endeavor that would be the precursor for its transformation from a regional European airline to a global…

China Airlines Inaugurates New Special Livery Commemorating 60 Years

Taiwan-based China Airlines is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, with the airline unveiling a series of special liveries for the occasion. An A350-900 was painted the number “60” in the shape of “GO” and the infinity symbol “∞” in the corporate identity color of blue and red. Additional aircraft…

ExxonMobil Donates Hydraulic Fluid to Keep Concorde Alive

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Concorde’s first flight, ExxonMobil has donated over 1,000 liters of hydraulic fluid to Heritage Concorde. Founded in 2010, Heritage Concorde is a group of ex-Concorde engineers and aviation enthusiasts based in the United Kingdom and France dedicated to the preservation of the…

Emirates Celebrates 10 Years of Service to Los Angeles

Friday marked an important milestone for Emirates Airline as it celebrated its 10 years of flying between Dubai and Los Angeles. Launching the route on Oct. 26, 2008, Los Angeles was Emirates’ third route to the United States behind New York and Houston, with three weekly flights serving the city…

Remembering the Gimli Glider Incident on Its 35th Anniversary

Today marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most significant and impressive feats in aviation to date. On this day in 1983, Air Canada flight 143 lost power from both engines while 41,000 feet above western Ontario. In a miraculous feat, the crew was able to successfully perform an…

WestJet Encore Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

WestJet Encore, the regional arm of Canadian low-cost airline WestJet, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The airline started in 2013 with two Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Since it’s inception, the airline has been serving Canada’s regional markets and providing low-cost airfare for Canadians across the country.  On the day of its…