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A Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner called Yam Dreaming, the only Qantas special livery 787. (Photo: Qantas)

Qantas Launches First Europe-Australia Nonstop Flight

Sydney-based Qantas Airways on Saturday launched the first ever nonstop flight between Europe and Australia as the inaugural flight lifted off at 6:49 p.m. local time in Perth, Australia, bound for London. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner left the capital of Western Australia as Qantas flight 9, ready to take on the over 17-hour, 9,010-mile flight to the British capital city. The aircraft was scheduled to touch down in the UK around 5:15 a.m. local time on Sunday before beginning the…

Airbus and Heathrow Mark 10 Years of A380 Flights to…

It's Tuesday, March 18, 2008. In the U.S., President George W. Bush is less than eight months from the end of a turbulent presidency. In the UK, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is dealing with the fallout from predecessor Tony Blair's reign. Meanwhile, the world's economy was on the brink of collapse.…

An Irish Alliance: Aer Lingus and Ryanair Sign Flight-Connection Deal

Ireland's two largest airlines have agreed to a historic deal to connect short and long-haul routes out of the country's capital, Dublin. Flag-carrier Aer Lingus and eminent low-cost carrier Ryanair signed the cooperation agreement that will allow easier connection for customers looking to explore Europe and beyond. It's a particularly unusual move…

Business As Usual for Ryanair: New Routes and New Strikes…

In European aviation, certain things are always to be expected. It could be weather disrupting flights in some part of the continent, or a once-prestigious carrier announcing yet more financial woes. In the case of Europe's Ryanair, it's usually the announcement of yet more routes, industrial action, or controversy involving…

Emirates Exercises Fifth Freedom Rights with New Bali to Auckland…

Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) joins the ever-expanding list of locations receiving a daily flight from Dubai-based behemoth Emirates, with the announcement of a connecting flight to New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. Beginning on June 14 of this year, the route is intended to complement the existing non-stop Dubai…

Ryanair Announce New Routes to Jordan: The Beginning of Low-Cost…

Ryanair has announced an expansion to operations east of the Mediterranean, with two new services to Jordan. Initial services will begin from Cyprus to the Jordanian capital's Queen Alia International Airport in March, followed by multiple routes from across mainland Europe to the southern resort of Aqaba. The Irish low-cost…

“Superb Owl” Photoshop of MSP Tram Raises Eyebrows, Awareness

Many public spaces in the Twin Cities are covered in advertising promoting this weekend’s Super Bowl, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is no exception. The airport’s Poma-Otis trams feature large “Super Bowl LII” ad wraps. Local aviation enthusiast John Newsome was watching airplanes from the MSP Terminal 1 parking ramp…

Twin Cities Prepare For Super Bowl Traffic

With the Super Bowl LII less than five days away, the three airports of Minnesota’s Twin Cities are preparing for the influx of airplanes that are expected to arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, St. Paul Downtown Airport, and Flying Cloud Airport for the game. Officials are expecting over 1,500…

Travel Giant TUI Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX…

TUI, the world's largest tourism company, took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 earlier this week. The aircraft, registered as OO-MAX, landed in Brussels at 11:02 CET after a flight of just under ten hours from Seattle. It's the first of nine 737 MAX 8 variants that will be…

United Gets Naming Rights for Historic Los Angeles Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a famous city landmark and venue in Downtown Los Angeles, will become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum in a $69 million naming rights agreement struck between United Airlines and the University of Southern California (USC), the coliseum’s operator. The Coliseum will assume its new name…