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VH-PBS Preserved outside the Australian Airline Pilot Academy, Wagga Wagga. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mark Evans)

Wagga Wagga: Home to Regional Express and the Royal Australian Air Force

Wagga Wagga may be a small regional city in New South Wales, Australia, but it has a much bigger role to play in Australian aviation. The airport itself is only ranked 33rd busiest in Australia with just over 200,000 passengers, according to 2018-2019 statistics. However, the airfield is home to a flying training school and aircraft maintenance school which sees several hundred trainees pass through the airport each year. The airfield was developed by the Royal Australian Air Force (…

OWG Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 737-800

One of Canada's newest airline ventures, OWG, plans to acquire its first Boeing 737-800, entering service in 2022. The subsidiary of Quebec-based charter airline Nolinor Aviation, OWG intends to modify the aircraft cabin to meet its image and standards.  OWG will receive an ex-Air Transat 737, registered as C-FMBO, according…

Aeromexico, Volaris Bolster Fleets with Addition of New Aircraft

Over the course of this month, two of Mexico's largest airlines have announced the incorporation of new aircraft into their fleets, taking the next step toward returning to pre-Covid-19 fleet and passenger numbers as the busy summer travel season takes off. As part of its fleet plan — and the…

Singapore Airlines Operates First Boeing 737-800 Flight

On Thursday, Singapore Airlines operated its first flight using the Boeing 737-800. The aircraft was used on a flight from Singapore to Phuket.  The flight is the first narrowbody flight for the Singaporean carrier in over 40 years.  At the time of writing, the flight, SQ736, was scheduled to depart…

Sun Country Expands Fleet During Pandemic, Prepares Push for IPO

Sun Country Airlines, an airline specializing in ultra-low-cost and charter operations in the United States, has restarted plans for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) as soon as 2021 if demand appropriately picks up, Crain’s reports. Sun Country had hoped to push an IPO in April 2020, but the operational complexity…

United to Begin Non-Stop Service to Alaska from Los Angeles

United announced it will be launching a new non-stop seasonal summer service to Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport from its west-coast LAX hub using its Boeing 737-800 jet. Flights are scheduled to begin June 18, 2020, and will operate once daily in each direction through Aug. 17, 2020. The airline operates…

Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 Lands in a Nearby Lagoon as…

An Air Nuigini aircraft landed 450 feet short of the short 6,013 foot runway at Chuuk International Airport in the island of Weno, part of the Federate States of Micronesia on Friday, carrying 35 passengers and 12 crew members onboard. The  Boeing 737-800 airliner registered as P2-PXE flying from the…