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A mock-up design of Boeing 717-200s in the Ecuatoriana Airlines livery. (Photo: Ecuatoriana Airlines)

Ecuadorian Startup Ecuatoriania Releases New Branding and Livery

On Thursday, Ecuadorian startup Ecuatoriana Airlines released its branding and livery on its social media platforms, making it one step closer to a potential launch in October of this year.  What is Ecuatoriania? Ecuatoriana is the launch of a new airline startup in Ecuador, named after the defunct national airline of Ecuador, Ecuatoriana de Aviación, tapping into the nostalgia of the Ecuadorian people. The now-defunct carrier was launched in 1957, steadily growing as a government-owned carrier until 1993, when it…

Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell

Low-cost carrier Volotea has announced its plans to phase out its remaining nine Boeing 717-200 aircraft, marking the end of the type operating throughout Europe. The Spanish airline, which is headquartered in Asturias Airport in northern Spain, operated a total of 19 717-200s since the airline began operations. The first…

Boeing 717 Sunsetting Means the End for The DC-9 Family

On February 25, 1965, the Douglas DC-9 took to the skies, creating a new narrowbody aircraft for the commercial aviation industry to take notice to. Much like the airlines that have utilized the jet, the aircraft itself has gone through various transformations becoming the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 and eventually…

Qantas Adds New Routes From Australian Capital

Lengthy border closures and strict entry requirements continue to hinder international travel across the world. However, airlines continue finding different ways to keep aircraft in service and generate more revenue to remain sustainable. Qantas officially announced three additional new routes from Canberra, Australia as part of its domestic network expansion.…

The Next Best Option: What is Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 717…

While the narrowbody market tends to show the overarching use that the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 can bring to an airline, there are some narrowbody holes that are slowly being exposed as older model aircraft age. One example is the Boeing 757, whose versatility has proven that no one…

Trip Report: Hawaiian Island-Hopping on Hawaiian Airlines

While the typical U.S. traveler may complain about the decline in airline competition in the mainland United States over the last few years, Hawaiians have experienced even more challenges. Carriers like go!, Aloha and Island Air have collapsed, paving the way for Hawaiian Airlines to stand mostly uncontested on inter-island routes.…