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British Airways Relaunches 1980s Route to New Orleans

The UK flag-carrier British Airways has announced a new service to New Orleans, USA, which will begin on March 27th, 2017. The new route will be assigned to the growing Boeing 787-8 destination list, which currently serves several North American airports including Philadelphia, Newark, Baltimore, Montreal, and Calgary. This isn't the first time the airline has served this city-pair. British Airways used to fly this route using a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, which would stop off in New Orleans before continuing to New Mexico in the early 1980s.…

Qantas Drops Its Remaining A380 Deliveries: Where Does This Leave…

This week Qantas' Chief Executive Officer announced that the airline sees no market for the remaining eight A380 aircraft the airline is due to receive, highlighting the continued decline for the airframe's long-term prospects. "There's a network for 12 [the airline currently has in service] that's very good and works very…

FBF (Flashback Friday) in Aviation History: British Mediterranean Airways

In late October 1994, a group of private investors founded British Mediterranean Airways (BMED) to operate services from the British Isles to the Mediterranean. The airline operated an Airbus A320 on a route from London’s Heathrow to Beirut, Lebanon. The airline quickly found success in their routes to leisure markets,…

Qatar Airways Increases Stake in IAG

After seeing success in its initial investment, Qatar Airways has raised its stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to a total of 15.01%. Current restrictions in the European Union allow foreign investors to hold up to 49% of a European carrier, giving Qatar plenty of opportunities to grow its…

British Airways to Launch Service to Chile

British Airways will begin the first ever nonstop flight between the United Kingdom and Chile next year. The airline previously served Santiago between 1993 and 2000 as a "tag on" to its Buenos Aires flight. Beginning January 3, 2017, British Airways will fly four times weekly between London’s Heathrow Airport…

British Airways to Launch Flights at Stansted Airport

As of February 9th, 2016, British Airways announced that they will commence operations at Stansted Airport in London next spring. This addition to their route network will be the fourth London-based airport served by the airline. Set to start on May 18, 2016, all flights to Stansted will be operated…

First 787-9 Arrival Highlights British Airways’ Continuation of its Fleet…

The near arrival of the British Airway’s first Boeing 787-9 this month (G-ZBKA), the second generation of the Dreamliner series, highlights progressive steps the airline is taking to ensure that its fleet remains competitive among the major carriers in terms of fuel efficiency and passenger experience. Seen to be the replacement for…

British Airways 777-200 Bound for Gatwick Catches Fire at LAS

At approximately 4:03 PM PST, a British Airways 777-200 (G-VIIO) aborted takeoff after a left engine fire at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, according to the FAA. The FAA reported that the fire ignited shortly before the V1 takeoff roll. Passengers evacuated via the emergency slides, however it appeared as though…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…

Austin Expanding for Airplanes…and Cars

When the world’s biggest racing event comes to town, the airport better be ready for it, which in the case of last weekend was Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas. The city hosted the third edition of the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas speedway south…