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ASTA: The Challenges of Running a Subregional Airline in Midwest Brazil

As the saying goes, the best way to become a millionaire is by having a billion dollars and opening an airline. Aviation is a high-risk industry, with high costs and narrow margins. The risk of losing money is amplified in the regional markets. The low capacity brings costs per seat to very high numbers - especially in Brazil, a country with a devalued currency and very high fuel prices. Still, there are airlines in the country that find their space…

How Aircraft Are Given a Second Life Through Upcycling

When aircraft reach retirement age, their years of service are often celebrated and aviation enthusiasts nostalgically remember the years they spent dutifully carrying out their respective missions.  After the celebrations end and the memories fade, what happens to the airplanes we remember so fondly?  Many end up in the boneyard or other…

Photos: What It’s Like Inside JetBlue’s New A320 Interior

On Wednesday, JetBlue unveiled a new cabin interior for its fleet of over 100 Airbus A320 aircraft. The cabin refresh marked the first time that the airline had updated the interior of the A320 aircraft, the airline's first aircraft type and backbone of the fleet, since the airline's inception in 2000.…

Photos: Touring Lufthansa’s Exclusive First Class Terminal in Frankfurt

As part of Lufthansa's #ExploreTheNew events in Frankfurt, a select group of four journalists were given a private tour of the most exclusive club in Europe, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport. Only available to those flying Lufthansa's 5-star rated first class product and members of HON Circle, Lufthansa's…

These Four Flights Ended Up Diverting Twice Due to Last…

Last week’s winter storm was felt all over the Northeast, with the New York area receiving over 16 inches of snow. It led to many unique visitors for airports such as Stewart International Airport receiving a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. But the snow couldn’t melt away quicker as a meltdown…

A Queen’s Goodbye: Ferrying a Boeing 747 to Its Final…

Halfway over the Pacific, I'm sitting in seat 6A, which is not the normal seat for me. Usually I'm on the upper deck, front row, right seat, monitoring the systems and instruments of this Boeing 747-400, but today is no ordinary day. We started this trip in Taipei, noon on…

“Alexa, Is My Flight On Time?” United Collaborates with Amazon…

United Airlines has partnered with Amazon to become the first U.S. airline to offer an Alexa skill for customers to check-in for flights, check flight status, view in flight amenities and more. This new skill allows customers to check-in and learn about their flights without lifting a finger. Customers can…

A Visit to Heathrow Tower Ahead of National Aviation Day

It stands 87-metres (285 ft) above the ground and is easily one of the most recognizable air traffic control towers in the world. As far as aviation security goes, it is one of the most secure buildings in the United Kingdom, where access is very restricted and only a select…

Opinion: There Is Hope on the Horizon for the Iconic…

In a week which saw further Boeing 747 retirements as airlines continue to modernize their fleets, it continues to look like the Queen of the Skies' days are ever more numbered. This icon of aviation and a favorite of both airlines and passengers since its launch in 1970 has slowly…

Photos: Delta’s First Airbus A350-900XWB Rolls Out of the Toulouse…

On Wednesday, Delta's first Airbus A350-900XWB emerged from the paint shop near the manufacturer's facility in Toulouse, France dawning the carrier's paint scheme. This is the first of 25 frames that the Atlanta-based airline currently has on order. Delta's "flagship" A350 will feature the carrier's highly-anticipated Delta One Suites in…