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The entrance to the new Delta Sky Club in Austin. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Delta Opens New Sky Club and Talks Future in Austin

Just over a year after Delta Air Lines announced its plans to build a Sky Club at Austin Bergstrom International Airport during a visit to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the airline celebrated the completion of its newest lounge space in the U.S. on Monday ahead of its opening to passengers on Tuesday, May 21. The lounge marks the second Delta Sky Club in Texas following the Terminal E Sky Club located at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This is…

Fiji Airways Expands Widebody Fleet with Airbus A350 Order

Fiji Airways announced that it will acquire two brand new Airbus A350-900 XWBs during a joint press conference held in Nadi with the carrier’s largest shareholder, the Fijian government. Upon delivery of the type, Fiji's flag carrier will be the first airline in the South Pacific to operate aircraft as…

Jacksonville International Airport Announces Third Concourse

Jacksonville International Airport has announced plans for a third concourse to be built by 2022, reports the Jacksonville Daily Record. The new concourse would add six gates to the airport, bringing a total of 26 gates. The expansion plan is still in the early stages, as the Jacksonville Airport Authority…

Air Namibia Outlines Expansion of Service

Air Namibia, the national airline of Namibia, has announced expansion both domestically and regionally. The new schedule will become effective March 30. The expansion will see an increase of service on several routes that see high levels of demand and frequencies are also being shifted to better meet the needs…

Maximum Capacity: Columbia’s Fight To Meet Success

The baggage claim rings out to the tune of the University of Missouri’s “Every True Son” and “Fight Tiger” as nearly 150 passengers from American Airlines Flight 5766 and United Airlines Flight 4407 wait in the narrow hallways of Columbia Regional Airport for their bags. Across the terminal, 136 passengers…

Spirit Announces Another Round of Expansion

Spirit has announced another round of expansion, less than a month from their last announcement. This announcement will see a new city join the Spirit route map as well as two new routes between existing cities. Starting May 2, the airline will begin multiple routes to Raleigh/Durham International Airport. The…

Sun Country Airlines Announces Largest Ever Route Expansion

Sun Country Airlines announced on Tuesday in an email to customers a massive route expansion throughout the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. In total, the airline will be adding eight new cities and 19 new routes as part of the expansion. In line with its transition to a low-cost…

easyJet Targeting Further “Worldwide” Service Expansion

Low-cost airlines typically do not belong to airline alliances or participate in codeshare and interline agreements, making connections under a single itinerary difficult. U.K.-based easyJet’s hub distribution service dubbed “Worldwide by easyJet,” however, allows passengers of the low-cost airline to connect with partner airline flights, and vice versa, through interconnecting hubs.…

Iberia Announces More Routes for New A350s, South American Expansion

Spanish flag carrier Iberia has announced a major route expansion for its latest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900XWB, which will now serve Chicago and Buenos Aires, Argentina in addition to New York. First delivered to the airline in June, the newest aircraft type in Iberia’s fleet started out on intra-European routes…

Ethiopian Airlines Considering Ambitious and Risky Expansion Plan Within Africa

The African continent has a burgeoning aviation industry with growth expected to be around 6 percent annually. However, it accounts for less than 2 percent of the global aviation market at the moment, dominated by outside airlines. While the potential is there to grow the African aviation sector, many factors make…