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A United 777-300ER touching down at Paine Field after a test flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

New United CEO Focuses on Push Towards Recovery

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has officially stepped down from his post at the airline. He will be replaced by Scott Kirby. Kirby, an industry veteran, is widely considered well equipped to lead United through the Coronavirus crisis, the worst in the airline’s history. In stepping down, Munoz will become United’s Executive Chair for one year. Kirby first joined United in 2016. A former American Airlines executive, he served as President until this transition. It was announced he would become…

Boutique Air Schedules First New Destination in Two Years

During this unprecedented time in aviation, it has been rare to see an airline begin a new route let alone a new destination, but that is exactly what is happening at Boutique Air. The San Francisco-based commuter airline has announced the first new destination to its route map since November…

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…

Interview: SAS Operates First A350 Flight to Chicago

The introduction of a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet is a momentous occasion. Years of planning prelude to the actual first flight of the aircraft in an airline's fleet. Back in November 2019 AirlineGeeks attended the delivery ceremony for SAS Scandinavian Airlines' first Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France.…

United Suspends Two International Routes

An internal memo to United Airlines employees has revealed that the airline is suspending two international routes, Newark-Buenos Aires and Chicago-Hong Kong. The airline will also move forward the scheduled suspension of its Guam-Hong Kong route. No official announcement has been made but the internal memo has been leaked online…

United Suspends Two International Routes

An internal memo to United Airlines employees has revealed that the airline is suspending two international routes, Newark-Buenos Aires and Chicago-Hong Kong. The airline will also move forward the scheduled suspension of its Guam-Hong Kong route. No official announcement has been made but the internal memo has been leaked online…

VivaAerobus to Serve Chicago From Five Cities in Mexico

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAeroBus is landing in Chicago with flights to five destinations in Mexico to be operated in one-time seasonal basis, taking advantage of increased VFR demand during the busy Christmas holidays period. Starting December 7, VivaAerobus will serve Chicago O’Hare daily from Guadalajara, three times a week from…

VivaAerobus to Serve Chicago From Five Cities in Mexico

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAeroBus is landing in Chicago with flights to five destinations in Mexico to be operated in one-time seasonal basis, taking advantage of increased VFR demand during the busy Christmas holidays period. Starting December 7, VivaAerobus will serve Chicago O’Hare daily from Guadalajara, three times a week from…

Qantas Plans Chicago Flight with 787 Dreamliner

Qantas announced that it will commence nonstop flights from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco. The routes are dependent upon approval of a joint business agreement the carrier signed with fellow oneworld carrier, American Airlines. If approved, the routes will be operated using Qantas' new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and will…

Report: United to Update Globe Livery Acquired in Continental Merger

The United Airlines of yesteryear had always been synonymous with one symbol, the tulip. Although not of Dutch origins where the tulip was once a highly valued and speculated upon commodity, United had sported the tulip, merely consisting of four lines with curved edges, for nearly 40 years on its…