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Avelo's 737-800 aircraft in Burbank (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Growing Pains and Delays: Onboard Avelo’s Phoenix-Burbank Flight

There is a reason that I opted out of Avelo’s media flight in late April, and my experience on the airline’s inaugural Phoenix/Mesa to Burbank flight highlighted that. Media flights are typically set up to go perfectly with an operational execution that does not match with reality. And sure enough, Avelo’s first flight last month was just that, with mostly media onboard and only a handful of paying passengers. On May 3, Avelo began service between Burbank, Calif. and Phoenix/Mesa,…

Aigle Azur to Add New Partnerships and Long-Haul Flights

The French airline Aigle Azur announced changes to their route network along with the addition of new airline partnerships and long-haul flights, in the ongoing effort for profitability. These changes come following a major shareholder and management shake-up in 2017, according to Reuters.  The airline began expanding its route map…

JAL Rebuilt: How Japan Airlines Escaped Bankruptcy

While the term the Land of the Rising Sun may be closely associated with the island nation of Japan, the end of the 2000s made it look like the sun was about to set on the Nihon’s flag carrier Japan Airlines. However, a bold restructuring and a widespread marketing strategy…