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A Swift Air Boeing 737-400 in the Fyre Festival special livery. (Photo: John Klos [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

How the Fyre Festival Burned Swift Air

On the week of Jan. 14, 2019, two documentaries by streaming companies Netflix and Hulu were released and the companies would outline the events of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. Both Fyre Fraud and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened would dive deep into social media influences that would drive people to spends thousands of dollars on what ended up being a tropical nightmare. For those unfamiliar with the Fyre Festival, the event was created by Billy McFarland…

Fiji Airways Receives First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Fiji Airways on Friday became the first airline in the South Pacific islands to take delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, receiving its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 at a handover ceremony at Boeing’s Everett facility in Washington. The airline plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes…

Singapore Airlines to Transfer Several SilkAir Routes to Low-Cost Carrier…

Singapore Airlines announced Thursday that its budget arm, Scoot, will take over several SilkAir routes ahead of SilkAir’s planned merger with mainline Singapore Airlines. Scoot will also be expanding its fleet with this merger, taking over 14 of SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800s. The Singaporean flag carrier has been undertaking a three-year…

European Commission Intervenes in Looming Ryanair Strikes

The European Commission has intervened in the wage conflict at Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair. The airline is being requested to apply European Union (EU) lawfully and across its operations and to offer local contracts to local crews rather than Irish contracts to its entire staff. Ryanair is currently in conflict with…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Shuttle by United

The recession of the early 1990s brought about numerous problems for airlines in the United States. The financial struggles that plagued the country's airlines caused many to renegotiate contracts and cut costs to better compete with low-cost carriers. At United Airlines, the airline went into negotiations with its unions in…

An Old Airplane is Not an Unsafe One

The recent crash of a leased-Cubana Boeing 737 has caused the media to focus on the age of the aircraft. The Mexican registered airplane crashed on takeoff from Havana on a domestic flight to Holguin. The aircraft involved in the accident was a thirty-nine-year-old Boeing 737-200 that was manufactured in…

American Airlines Internal Memo Outlines First Revenue 737 MAX 8…

According to an internal memo, American Airlines will be launching their new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on a selection of flights between Miami and New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The initial revenue flight will be on Nov. 29, 2017, the memo stated. The Fort Worth-based carrier's first 737 MAX 8 aircraft…

The Mystery of Bali’s Abandoned Aircraft

Oftentimes the only place to find an abandoned airplane is at an abandoned airfield or at specific airports that serve as aircraft boneyards. However, this is not the case on the island of Bali, where two Boeing 737 aircraft have become local tourist attractions. Bali, an island located in Indonesia, has long been…

Boeing Opens Expanded 737 Delivery Center in Seattle

On October 19th, 2015, Boeing celebrated the opening of their enhanced delivery center in Seattle. Used to deliver 737s to more than 500 737 operators around the world, the delivery center was redesigned in order to meet increasing demands for the 737. According to Boeing, the expansion has added over…

The New Eastern Airlines Is Officially Taking Flight

In 1991, Eastern Airlines was grounded due to an overflow of problems. Now, 24 years later, the airline is once again starting its engines and spreading its wings. [caption id="attachment_1759" align="alignright" width="300"] Eastern Airlines' first Boeing 737-800 aircraft is greeted with a water cannon salute at Miami International Airport |…