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Viva Aerobus Adds Mexico City to Los Angeles and Houston Operations

Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus started serving Geroge Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Los Angeles International Airport from its Mexico City hub on July 16 and July 17, respectively. A new domestic route to Tampico from Mexico City was also launched by the airline on July 16 as well. The low-cost carrier made the announcement of the new services on July 1, two weeks before the start of service. According to a Viva Aerobus representative, there were no celebrations…

Trip Report: Flying Mokulele in the States

Essential Air Service (EAS) routes are vital to providing airline routes to small communities around the country. While some states have many cities that qualify, some have only one or two. The state of California currently has three EAS cities: Imperial, Merced and Crescent City. I found myself looking through…

Delta Halts Service to 10 Airports Around the U.S.

Facing tremendous challenges posed by the new coronavirus, Delta is suspending flights to ten airports across the country. Delta announced on May 8 that it is cutting service to 10 U.S. secondary airports as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule. Notably, Delta is halting service…

San Francisco Temporarily Closes International Concourse A Gates

Although San Francisco International Airport (SFO) remains open and operational during the Bay Area's "shelter in place" lockdown, the airport is closing one of two concourses at the International Terminal after a major drop in travel due to the coronavirus. SFO officials say international flights have dropped almost 52 percent…

JSX Announces Changes Due to Coronavirus

During this tough time in the aviation industry, airlines all over the world are canceling routes and grounding aircraft and Dallas based JSX, formally JetSuiteX, is no different. Over the past couple of weeks, the carrier has slowly been discontinuing cities in its route map including Seattle’s Boeing Field and…

The Checkered History of McClellan-Palomar Airport

All airports have periods of growth and decline, but very few have such dramatic service changes, multiple times in a row. That’s exactly what has happened at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., located roughly 30 miles north of San Diego. The airport has had four different carriers serve the airport…

Inside Hollywood’s Go-To Airline

There have been countless films, television shows, music videos and commercials throughout the years that have portrayed the airline industry in some way or form. In some of these productions, flying is portrayed as a modern and glamorous adventure where flight attendants don chic uniforms and airline cabins feature the…

Inside Hollywood’s Go-To Airline

There have been countless films, television shows, music videos and commercials throughout the years that have portrayed the airline industry in some way or form. In some of these productions, flying is portrayed as a modern and glamorous adventure where flight attendants don chic uniforms and airline cabins feature the…

Inside Hollywood’s Go-To Airline

There have been countless films, television shows, music videos and commercials throughout the years that have portrayed the airline industry in some way or form. In some of these productions, flying is portrayed as a modern and glamorous adventure where flight attendants don chic uniforms and airline cabins feature the…

China Airlines Adding Airbus A350 to Its LAX Service

Taiwan's China Airlines will soon be flying its Airbus A350-900XWB jet between Taoyuan Airport and Los Angeles (LAX), complementing the Boeing 777-300ER jet currently flying the route. China Airlines expects to start serving LAX non-stop with the A350 beginning Oct. 27, 2019. However, once the A350 begins flying to LAX,…