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Delta Retires Final Eight Boeing 737-700s

Delta Air Lines has retired its final Boeing 737-700 aircraft, sources close to the matter confirmed to AirlineGeeks. Delta had eight 737-700s in its fleet as of Sept. 13 and the final planes were ferried to storage on Sept. 25.  Delta’s final 737-700s were registered as N301DQ, N302DQ, N303DQ, N304DQ, N307DQ, N308DE, N309DE and N310DE. The airline announced in July that it would remove the 737-700s, as well as its 777s, by the end of the year in an effort…

Taking Off During a Pandemic: Nolinor President Discusses New Airline

North America currently has the highest death toll of airlines lost to the pandemic. U.S. regional carriers Compass Airlines and Trans States Airlines have both shut down as a result of weakened demand caused by COVID-19. On the other hand, the continent is also home to the world’s newest airline…

Interview: “Stronger Together” Commuter Airlines Announce Merger

Yet another set of U.S. airlines has merged, but unless you live on the island state of Hawaii you probably won’t notice a difference. On June 4, 2020, the merger between Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air was announced via Southern Airways Express media platforms. Southern Air acquired Mokulele back…

As Major Airports Shudder, a Single-Runway Arizona Airpark Bustles

Amid a global crisis that has practically reduced global travel to a skeleton of what it once was, a small, single-runway airpark smack-dab in the middle of the Arizona desert is an unlikely portrait of productivity. Pinal Airpark, situated along the Interstate 10 corridor between Phoenix and Tucson, in Marana,…

Exclusive: An Interview with Air New Zealand’s CRO

The effects of the coronavirus crisis on air transport demand are well known by now. A sheer drop in demand, combined with a very high number of booking cancellations has brought airline traffic to an all-time low. As a result, countries quickly reacted to ensure the survival of such companies…

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

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…

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…