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A Qantas Boeing 747 in San Francisco. The airline is retiring its final two 747s this month. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Australia and New Zealand Travel Bubble Is On The Horizon

Australia's aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as the demand for domestic travel has been surging. Meanwhile, the travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia is on the horizon as New Zealand gave the green light to launch the corridor in early 2021, however, the government hasn’t set a time frame for launching the scheme. “We understand it may take a few more weeks, but we are working constructively and patiently.” Greg Hunt, the…

Qantas Enhances Services Between Sydney And Melbourne

Following the border reopenings, Qantas and its no-frills airline, Jetstar, have announced that they will operate 17 return daily flights between Sydney and Melbourne, together carrying 4500 passengers a day. Victoria was the epicentre of the coronavirus in Australia, and the state has been suffered a nearly four-months lockdown that…

Korean Air Acquires Asiana Airlines Rival

After being hit hard by the coronavirus for several months, a large merger and acquisition is going to happen in South Korea. Korean Air will acquire a 63.9% stake in Asiana Airlines and its no-frills carrier, Air Busan and Air Seoul for $1.62 billion. The airline will become the world’s…

StarLux Plans to Expand in North America In 2022

According to Taiwan’s local media, StarLux Airline is going to expand its route map to North America in 2022. The airline has applied for 15 potential American destinations to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). Earlier, StarLux ordered 17 A350XWB, including nine A350-900 and eight A350-1000, which are expected to be…

Garuda Indonesia To Merge With Eight Companies

With no end in sight for the pandemic, the Indonesian Government is planning to merge Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier, with another eight tourism companies, according to Nikkei. After months of the pandemic, the government proposed the scheme among the state-owned enterprises. The plan is expected to integrate Garuda…

Finnair Changing Course To Survive COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines are figuring out different ways to stay afloat and continue reduced but steady operations, through grounding aircraft, changing schedules frequently, and limiting onboard services. However, one carrier  — Finnair — is looking to completely change the way it operates to allow it to thrive…

Macau Aviation Industry Facing Severe Turbulence During Pandemic

According to Macau’s local media, Air China, the parent company of Air Macau, revealed Air Macau suffered a loss of $67.4 million in the first half of the year. The Macau-based carrier recorded a profit of $10.4 million in the same time last year. Earlier, Air China reported a loss…

Interview: Boutique Air Resumes Nashville Service

In this exclusive interview with Brian Kondrad, the assistant general manager of Boutique Air, we discuss the carrier's plan to resume service to Nashville, Tenn. from their current cities of Greenville, Miss. and Muscle Shoals, Ala. Boutique has operated flights to Nashville in the past, but they were discontinued back…

How Gulfstream’s G700 Flight Test Program Expansion is Set to…

Gulfstream has officially unveiled its reinforcements for the G700 flagship aircraft through its latest advancements and progress of the G700 flight testing program. The program comprises several different tests such as aerodynamics, safety, mechanics and logistics, for the major American aerospace to accurately observe the G700’s flight capabilities. For instance,…

United Evolves “CleanPlus” Program With Extended Mask Policy

The passengers’ air travel experience is currently being transformed due to the ongoing global pandemic, and changes are being made in every part of the traveler’s journey as time progresses. For instance, United Airlines has officially declared that its customers must now wear masks in the more than 360 airports…