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An XL Airways France Airbus A330-200 landing in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

JFK Airport Loses Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways Departs for Newark

XL Airways France on Sunday night flew its last flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport as it shifted operations to neighboring New Jersey. Transitioning to Newark Liberty International Airport, the French carrier is joining other low-cost carriers such as Norwegian and LEVEL who also serve the airport with transatlantic routes. Resuming operations to New York in April following a seasonal break, XL Airways announced that it will be serving the New York area year-round instead of seasonally.…

Holland Proposes a New Aviation Tax

The Dutch government is moving forward with legislation for a new aviation tax on passenger and cargo flights departing from Dutch airports starting in 2021. The country has been lobbying the European Union for this tax for quite some time and while it continues to lobby the bureaucrats in Brussels…

Trip Report: Flying on LEVEL’s Airbus A330-200 in Economy and…

With low-cost transatlantic carriers digging into the bottom lines of major airlines, the response by many has been to reduce services and increase revenue through ancillary fees. However, the International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of airlines such as British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, had decided to take…

United Takes Delivery of Boeing 787-10, First Airline to Operate…

United Airlines has become the first North American airline to take delivery of Boeing’s newest Dreamliner, the Boeing 787-10, receiving the aircraft from Boeing on Monday. The first American airline to operate the Dreamliner a year after its first delivery back in 2012, United has since purchased aircraft in every…

Trip Report: Flying in Economy and Premium on Primera Air’s…

After nearly a decade of intra-European operations, Primera Air decided to enter the low-cost transatlantic realm just last year, dominated at the time by Norwegian Air Shuttle, WOW air and LEVEL. Although each had the same no-frills concept and a business model driven by ancillary fees, the three proved very…

Surviving a 19-Hour Flight: How Singapore Airlines Is Making the…

With all the technological advancements in the aviation industry, more and more cities are being connected by non-stop flights operated by the world’s newest aircraft. Distance is no longer an issue for most aircraft, as we’ve seen with Qantas’ Perth-London route and Qatar Airways’ Doha-Auckland route, and our global village…

Flights from Iceland to New York at All-Time High

With tourism in Iceland growing exponentially in popularity among Americans, so have flights to and from the island nation. Historically, the country’s flag carrier Icelandair has been provided the bulk of the service from Iceland to the United States, as it has the home-field advantage and a singular hub. However,…

Nonstop Singapore to New York Flights Slated to Resume by…

Singapore Airlines will once again reclaim the title for the world’s longest scheduled flight with the Singapore to New York route. With a new generation of aircraft offering enough fuel efficiency to make lengthy routes more profitable, the airline will resume its non-stop services to Los Angeles and New York.…

Primera Air Makes Changes to Transatlantic Offering Two Weeks Before…

The Nordic low-cost airline that aims to provide low-cost nonstop transatlantic service with its fleet of A321neo and LR aircraft has just hit a speedbump two weeks before its first scheduled flight from London’s Stansted Airport to Newark’s Liberty International Airport. The aircraft that was supposed to provide the service,…

Porter Airlines: A Journey to Bring Luxury to Regional Travel

Disclaimer: This article may contain opinions from the author based on his first-hand experiences with this airline.  In Canada, a small airline based in Toronto is redefining the term "regional airline." Porter Airlines, with its main hub at Toronto's Billy Bishop City Airport and a fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft,…