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Norse Atlantic Airways Preparing for Launch After Receiving US DOT Approval

Starting up an airline from scratch is no easy feat, especially amidst a worldwide health crisis that has the stability of the aviation industry in its grasp — as the world has once again witnessed with the ongoing Omicron variant wave hitting various countries, causing several airlines to carry out mass cancellations of flights. The uncertainty in the aviation industry has not once stopped newcomer long-haul, low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways - which has been progressing towards its launch without…

Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

A Deep Dive Into the Aviastar Tu-204 Fire in Hangzhou

On Jan. 8, an Aviastar Airline’s Tupolev Tu-204 freighter caught on fire on the ground of Huangzhou, China’s Xiaoshan Airport. Thanks to the swift action by the airport firefighting crews, no one was hurt or killed during the accident. The plane was burnt into three pieces, and the cause of…

Atlas Air to Add Four Boeing 777 Freighters

Last year has certainly been a drier year for Chicago-based aircraft manufacturing Boeing with production issues and fewer orders as opposed to fellow rival Airbus, especially with several notable airline customers who have switched to the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer. Fortunately for Boeing, the manufacturer seems to be getting a slightly…

Allegiant Air to Add 100 737 MAX Aircraft

U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air has announced an order of 50 Boeing 737 aircraft comprising a mix of 737-7 and 737-8-200 models — model names airlines have started using to replace that of the beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX — with the option for a further 50 aircraft. The announcement by…

Philippine Airlines Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Just a few hours before one of the worst years on record for commercial aviation came to a close, Philippine Airlines announced it was exiting U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after successfully restructuring its business. Less than four months earlier, the airline had voluntarily entered Chapter 11 on Sept. 3…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2021

Undoubtedly, 2021 was another historic year for the aviation industry. On a global scale, airlines continued to fly through turbulent times as the Covid-19 pandemic dragged on and new variants arose. With vaccine availability increasing around the world, the industry slowly blossomed: countries loosened restrictions, opened borders and once again…

Opinion: Is This The End For Jumbo Jets?

Taking a flight down memory lane to the aviation market in the 1960s and all the way till the early 2000s, airlines then needed bigger aircraft capacity to ferry as many passengers as possible for a variety of reasons that still exists today - from weeding out the competition to…

Norse Atlantic Airways Receives Air Operator’s Certificate Ahead of Spring…

Norse Atlantic Airways has had a busy few weeks in the lead up to the commencement of operations in early 2022. The start-up based in Arendal, Norway was granted an air operator’s certificate (AOC) by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday. The AOC approval certifies that Norse Atlantic Airways…

Ethiopian Airlines Prepares For Boeing 737 Max Return

Ethiopian Airlines is now laying the groundwork for the return of the Boeing 737 Max. The airline on Monday issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service with the first flight expected on Feb. 1. Ethiopian…