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A Korean Air 747-8i in Seoul (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

April Brings Renewed Life for Korean Aviation

The aviation industry in South Korea has seen a silver lining in spite of the country's fourth wave of coronavirus. AeroK, the brand-new Cheongju-based airline, will operate three flights each day between Cheongju to Jeju with its A320 starting on April 15. “Operation of our first scheduled flight had to be delayed as a result of the obstacle that is Covid-19, but we believe the news about our operation will be a silver lining in the cloud for the aviation…

Porter Airlines Postpones Flight Restart Date to June 21

On Monday, Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced it has postponed its restart date to June 21, over a month past its initial relaunch date of May 19. According to the carrier, several factors are impacting the delay, including travel restrictions, low passenger demand and a closed U.S.-Canada border.  Grounded Since March…

New U.S. Start-Up Avelo Airlines to Begin Service Offering $19…

New U.S. budget carrier Avelo Airlines has announced its launch date, including initial routes and its onboard services. The carrier will launch flights on April 28 out of its Burbank, Calif. base to 11 cities on the West Coast. Avelo’s business model is focused on connecting underserved markets that lack…

Gulf Air Opens New Route to Singapore

As the summer arrives, many airlines are beginning to operate new routes to improve this year's operation. One of them is Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Earlier this week, the Middle Eastern airline operated its first flight between its base in Bahrein International Airport and…

TAP Air Portugal Expanding Route Network in Europe, Africa

More than one year after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global aviation industry, many airlines are finally on a path to recovery. In particular, Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has announced plans to gradually restore its network to pre-pandemic levels. The carrier will increase its flight schedule to nearly 900 flights…

Shifting Tides: Delta Unblocks Middle Seats

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced it will resume selling middle seats for flights departing May 1. It is the last U.S. airline to end the policy, originally created by select airlines at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to give travelers extra space and peace of mind on their…

African Union Approves Post-Coronavirus Air Travel System

After a year of COVID-19 restrictions, the world is slowly starting to open up and airlines are preparing for a travel boom later this year. However, due to new virus strains and slow vaccination rates in some countries, the airline industry needs a way to effectively and efficiently coordinate travel…

American Airlines Prepares For Post-Pandemic Spring

American Airlines is preparing for its best season since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. The airline has seen a surge in bookings and revenue and its preparing to return all of its planes to service by May. In an internal email reviewed by AirlineGeeks, American Executive Vice…

Tasmania Lands First International Flights Since 1990s

Tasmania is slated to get its first regularly-scheduled international flights in 23 years next month, as Air New Zealand will launch flights between Auckland and Hobart in April, Simple Flying reports. The move comes amid speculation over quarantine-free travel between the two countries, rumors of which have begun to spread…

China Airlines Retires Passenger 747s

China Airlines flew its final passenger flight on a Boeing 747 on Saturday. The flight, operating as China Airlines flight 2747, lasted five hours and 15 minutes and operated exclusively at Taipei, taking a scenic journey to Mount Fuji and back. The aircraft used is line number B-18215, which was…