Ethiopian Strengthens U.S. Route Network, Restores Flights to China

Ethiopian has plans in place to expand its presence in the U.S. The airline is launching new flights from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Atlanta in May. From May 16, 2023, the Ethiopian national carrier will offer four flights per week between its base in Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport and…

Delta Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321neo

Delta Airlines on Wednesday took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft, delivered from Airbus’ European A321 Final Assembly Line location in Hamburg, Germany. Following some additional modifications and technical work in Atlanta, the aircraft is set to enter service in May. The delivery is the first of 26 A321neo’s —…

Unique Connection Series Trip Report: Iron Mountain, Michigan

If you have read my articles in the past, then you know I love out-of-the-way airports, airlines and aircraft and would do almost anything to adventure to a new city or fly on a unique, rare aircraft type. So in continuation of this series, which I call my “Unique Connection…

EAS Round Up – Part 5

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the…

Brazilian Carrier GOL Signs Letter of Intent for 250 eVTOL…

Low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., one of Brazil’s leading carriers based in Rio de Janeiro, announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for purchase and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).  Avolon is the world's third-largest leasing business specializing…

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in…

U.S. Airlines Split On Future of Vaccine Requirements

When the coronavirus became a global pandemic in the winter of 2020, airlines globally were devastated by plummeting passenger counts. Carriers lost tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars daily, and many were counting the days until a vaccine was approved so that passengers could be inoculated and would…

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Sustainable Energy Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport to run completely on natural gas and solar energy when their microgrid went live on Wednesday after breaking ground nearly one year ago. The project utilizes a microgrid, an electricity source that runs independently while maintaining its connection to the traditional grid. The…

Deep Dive: The Shortest Routes of the Major US Carriers

With air travel picking back up around the globe, Singapore Airlines has resumed the longest flight in the world from the city-state of Singapore to New York City. Though unlike before the pandemic, the flight now operates into New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport rather than across the Upper…