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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 the Auckland to Houston route is slightly over 13 hours. “We’re excited to offer our customers a direct link between New Zealand and Chicago. With our alliance partner United operating…

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…

The Story of Southwest in The Windy City

With American Airlines and United fighting for control of Chicago O’Hare in the 1980s and 1990s, it made sense for carriers to look for other locations to start operations knowing that O’Hare operations were limited. However, Chicago Midway was a hub of its own with Midway Airlines operating at a…

American Will Fly to Cancun with a 787-8 Dreamliner

American Airlines announced recently that it will operate some of its routes to Cancun, Mexico with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, in a three-times-per-week schedule, both from Chicago O'Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth. Normally covered by smaller aircraft, such as the A321 or 737-800, the change aims to offer an improved passenger experience,…

American Airlines Opens New Gates at O’Hare

This weekend, American Airlines and the city of Chicago opened five new gates at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The new gates are located in American’s L Concourse in Terminal 3. The gates have been nicknamed the “stinger” gates and will be used primarily by American Eagle flights. The new gates add…

Chicago O’Hare Eyes Dramatic Expansion

The nations third busiest airport may be getting bigger. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the city of Chicago and the airlines serving Chicago O’Hare are nearing an $8.5 billion deal to expand the airport. The deal would see renovated terminals, new concourses, and more gates for the airport. If…

American Airlines Announces New Shuttle Service and Additional Routes

American Airlines recently announced that it would be launching its newest shuttle service between Chicago's O'Hare Airport and New York's La Guardia Airport starting on April 4 later this year. Along with the shuttle announcement, the Dallas-based airline announced the additions of another six destinations bringing their total new flights…

United Airlines Unveils Advertising Campaign for Team USA and 2018…

On Wednesday, United employees, aviation enthusiasts, and members of the press all gathered at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater on 26th Street in Midtown, Manhattan for the unveiling of United’s 2018 Winter Olympics Team USA advertising campaign. [caption id="attachment_18996" align="alignnone" width="1024"] United's 2018 Team USA logo outside of…

American Adds New Flights to Canada Starting in 2018

As of Nov. 28, American Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to various cities in  Canada throughout 2018. “We began service to Canada over 75 years ago, making it our longest-served international destination,” said Vasu Raja, American’s vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The country is filled with…