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A Primera Air A321neo taxiing to the terminal after landing at Washington Dulles. (Photo: Peter Weiland)

Primera Air Brings Low-Cost Transatlantic Service to Spain With New Base Announcement

Continuing its trend of rapid expansion in not even it's sixth month of operations in the transatlantic market, Primera Air has announced that it will open up another European base in Madrid, Spain. Its fourth route expansion in as little as a month, Primera will fly from the Iberian Peninsula non-stop to the United States and Canada beginning in July 2019 to the cities of  Newark, Boston and Toronto. Madrid has been largely devoid of non-stop low-cost transatlantic service, as…

Laudamotion Announce Expansion Plans, New Livery and Growth Initiatives

Laudamotion, the Austrian low-cost airline which took over the insolvent Niki earlier this year, has announced that it will double its fleet size from 9 to 18 Airbus A320 aircraft for summer 2019. The carrier, which focuses on the Austrian and German markets, has had a successful first summer season…

Chilean Low-Cost Carrier Sky Airline to Launch a Subsidiary in…

It has been a pretty eventful year for aviation in Latin America. Argentina has probably been the star of the show with its first low-cost carrier Flybondi taking off in January; with Nowregian and Jetsmart having plans to set up subsidiaries in the country in the near future. Peru, while…

Peru’s Biggest Airport Continues Waiting for Long Overdue Expansion

Peru's largest and busiest airport, Jorge Chavez International Airport, has long been waiting for major expansion plans to be pushed forward. This includes the building of a second runway and a new terminal that would enable the airport to double its capacity. Expansion plans were supposed to be culminated by…

Delta Looking to Asia for Revenue Growth

After Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced the resumption of its service to India, the carrier has stated that it is looking to Asia for future revenue growth. In a statement at the National Press Club luncheon, Delta CEO Ed Bastian stated that two-thirds of the carrier's revenue comes from domestic…

ViaAir Continues Rapid Expansion at Largest Hub

On Tuesday, just over one year after commencing its first nonstop flight from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, ViaAir announced its eighth destination from the airport’s new South Terminal. The Orlando-based carrier will connect Austin with Amarillo beginning Sept. 19. The service will operate six days a week from Sunday to…

Mile-High Madness at Denver International Airport

If you go onto Google Maps and type in Denver, Colorado, you’ll see one of the oddest city outlines out there. For the most part, it looks like a regular city, but, in the northeast corner of the map, the city transitions into an odd, thin arm following one road:…

Spirit Prepares for Major Expansion in Orlando

Spirit Airlines announced a significant expansion from their hub in Orlando. Starting this October, the airline will add nine international destinations along with two destinations in United States territories. These additional services will also be sandwiched by the introduction of services to three different cities located in the Carolinas. Starting…

Volaris Costa Rica Inaugurates Washington Route, Marks New Chapter for…

At 1:30 p.m. local time in San Jose, Costa Rica, a Volaris Costa Rica Airbus A319 aircraft, registration N504VL, departed from Juan Santamaría International Airport. Although it would take nearly 8 hours to get there with a stop in San Salvador in nearby El Salvador, the flight would arrive at…

American Airlines Opens New Gates at O’Hare

This weekend, American Airlines and the city of Chicago opened five new gates at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The new gates are located in American’s L Concourse in Terminal 3. The gates have been nicknamed the “stinger” gates and will be used primarily by American Eagle flights. The new gates add…