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Lufthansa's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner "Berlin". (Photo: Lufthansa)

First Lufthansa Dreamliner To Be Named After Germany’s Capital

For more than 60 years, Lufthansa has had a tradition of naming its aircraft after German cities, but only less than a handful have been given the privilege of being named after the German capital, Berlin. Besides being the German capital, Lufthansa and Berlin have had a long and special relationship as it has been flying to Berlin for more than three decades. As of currently, the Lufthansa Group connects the German capital to about 260 destinations worldwide, which means…

Southwest Reveals 10-Year Sustainability Plan

On Monday, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines introduced its 10-year sustainability plan. In the press release, the company revealed both its long- and short-term goals aimed at targeting 2019’s carbon neutrality levels, all while continuing to grow its operation.  The announcement comes just weeks after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) voted…

United Airlines Reveals Biggest-Ever Transatlantic Network Expansion

United Airlines has been known to use cryptic social media posts to build up suspense to the reveal of big news. This year, that took the form of a video posted on the airline's social media accounts, allowing followers to guess the new routes the airline was planning to introduce…

Flyr Adding Boeing 737 MAX To Fleet

Having just taken to the skies for the first time in June, Norway's new airline Flyr has decided to take yet another step in expanding its fleet in a way that is similar to that of the old Norwegian. The Oslo-based Flyr on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with…

WestJet Connects Toronto to Dublin

Starting in the coming spring, WestJet has plans to expand its network that will feature a new route that will connect its passengers from the airline's Toronto hub to Dublin, Ireland. Beginning on May 15 of 2022, the Canadian low-cost carrier hopes to operate a seasonal summer flight service four…

Takeaways from the 13th China International Air Show

After one year of delay due to the pandemic, the 13th China International Airshow Opened Sept. 28 in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, China. After three restricted professional days and three public days, the airshow closed on Sept. 3. Compared to the previous event in 2018, this airshow was…

Singapore Airlines Scraps Retired Aircraft Locally

Being the largest commercial aircraft ever built certainly had it perks back then, especially when it came along with the title as the world's first fully double-decked passenger aircraft. The Airbus A380 came as a big hit initially, with many airlines wanting to take advantage of the higher number of…

ATAG Takes Aggressive Approach to Net-Zero Emissions Initiative

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2…

Scoot Increases Athens-Berlin, Resumes Services

The recent continuous rise in community Covid-19 cases in Singapore has led to an increase in calibrated safe management measures and extensive testing, alongside stringent contact tracing measures. Around the world, the Delta variant has also caused panic and led to some trepidation with regard to travel, causing certain countries…

Brazilian Carrier GOL Signs Letter of Intent for 250 eVTOL…

Low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., one of Brazil’s leading carriers based in Rio de Janeiro, announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for purchase and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).  Avolon is the world's third-largest leasing business specializing…