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Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New Longest Domestic Flight in the U.S.

Passengers in New England just gained yet another option for travel to the U.S.'s own paradise as Hawaiian Airlines announced Friday that the airline will launch flights from the airline's hub in Honolulu to Boston next April. Boston will be the airline's 14th destination in the mainland U.S. and the second in the northeast, as the airline has flown to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport since 2012. The most notable feature of this new route, however, is the…

U.S. Airlines Wrapping Up Strong Summer with Successful Labor Day

Though fall in the northern hemisphere doesn't technically begin until Sept. 22, U.S. airlines marked the true end of their summer on Monday with the busiest Labor Day weekend in history, capping off a strong summer with a late-season surge in not only load factors, but also stock prices. A…

SAS Posts Strong Quarterly Figures Despite Operational Challenges

Scandinavian Airlines has posted what CEO Rickard Gustafson describes as "One of the strongest results in SAS’ history" on Friday with the publication of its Q3 interim report. Revenue, pre-tax profit and passenger numbers all saw an increase over the same period last year, despite such issues as staff shortages…

From Turboprops to Turbofans: Inside CommutAir’s Transition to the Embraer…

AirlineGeeks has partnered up with regional airline CommutAir to give AvGeeks an inside look at the operations of a regional airline and the life of a regional pilot through a series of articles and videos. Over the course of our partnership, we hope to give readers a behind the scenes…

Air France, British Airways and KLM to Suspend Routes to…

Three of Europe's largest carriers have announced they plan to end flights to Tehran, the Iranian capital, citing lack of demand and poor financial performance. The final flights in September will mark the end of such routes that were only reintroduced two years ago after Iran's 2015 nuclear deal framework…

Delta Goes Against Trend, Continues Seatback Entertainment Push

The future of inflight entertainment (IFE) — or more specifically, the hardware that comes with it — has become increasingly uncertain in recent years. As many airlines around the world — ranging from low-cost carriers to full-service behemoths — get rid of seat back televisions in favor of allowing passengers…

AAviationDay 2018: A Global Recap

In what is widely regarding as the preeminent aviation event of the year, AirlineGeeks and American Airlines held the third annual AAviationDay on Friday to promote the beauty of aviation to adoring enthusiasts around the world. The yearly event is planned around National Aviation Day, a national observation day started…

Mr. Smith Goes to Paris: Strike Threats and a Falling…

The recent appointment of Canadian Benjamin Smith as CEO of Air France-KLM has ruffled some feathers within the organization that operates both the French and Dutch flag-carriers. French and Dutch unions are already threatening strike action, a measure frequently used in Europe, if there is no dialogue on pay. Since the…

A Never Ending Story in the Eternal City: The Fight…

The plight of Alitalia, Italy's flag-carrier, would not be breaking news to anyone with even a mild interest in aviation. It's an airline that has, in the kindest words possible, had a dizzyingly awful financial history. Now, the Italian government is seeking to finally solve the conundrum of how to…

Japan Airlines to Expand Cargo Operations, Signs Agreement with Silk…

The flag-carrier of Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL), is looking to expand the horizons of its cargo division, JAL Cargo, by signing a co-operation agreement with Azerbaijan's Silk Way West Airlines. The deal will see JAL Cargo gain access to Silk Way's freighter capacity, who will, in turn, see increased activity in…