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SAS brand new Airbus A350XWB awaiting it's first scheduled departure from Chicago O'Hare (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

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. Since then the aircraft has been put through tests and operated on crew familiarization flights around Denmark. On Jan. 28, 2020 SAS operated its inaugural flight with its first Airbus…

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…

Air New Zealand’s Longest Flight Departs for Chicago

Air New Zealand's newest route from Chicago to Auckland took off at 5 p.m. yesterday as what is now the carrier's longest route, overtaking Air New Zealand's previous longest route from Auckland to Houston. The flight, NZ26, is estimated to take slightly over 16 hours, whereas the flight time for…

TAP Air Portugal Announces U.S. Destinations with New Aircraft

TAP Air Portugal announced on Thursday that it will begin flying between Lisbon and Chicago and Washington D.C . with its brand new A330-900neo. The airline received the first aircraft earlier this week at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The aircraft was first to be delivered out of an order…

Iberia Announces More Routes for New A350s, South American Expansion

Spanish flag carrier Iberia has announced a major route expansion for its latest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900XWB, which will now serve Chicago and Buenos Aires, Argentina in addition to New York. First delivered to the airline in June, the newest aircraft type in Iberia’s fleet started out on intra-European routes…