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A United Airlines Boeing 787 rotates out of San Francisco. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

United Airlines Announces The Start of Lagos, Nigeria Services

This week United Airlines filed flights between Lagos, Nigeria and Washington Dulles from November 29, 2021. Initially, these flights were announced in September 2020, with a scheduled launch date in the Spring of 2021. However, United Airlines received Nigerian government approval for the route to the Nigerian city recently. On the leg from Washington Dulles to Lagos, United Airlines Flight 612 departs at 6:30 P.M. and arrives at 10:40 A.M, for a total flight time of 10 hours and 10…

Cubana Drops Buenos Aires, Gets Suspended From IATA’s BSP

The national flag carrier of Cuba, Cubana de Aviación, announced via Facebook that it would suspend flights from Havana to Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the post, the cessation of service is due to the current health situation stemming from Covid-19 and also mentioned a continuing measure to "restrict passenger…

Emirates Adds A380 to Istanbul Flights

The summer — normally when passenger travel demand is at its peak — is gradually coming to an end, but this past summer was like no other as there was a significant surge in leisure travel demand compared to the year prior. Fall is right around the corner, and the…

LATAM Projects Pre-Pandemic Levels of Profitability in 2024, Receives Offers…

LATAM Airlines Group and some of its debtor subsidiaries in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the U.S. and Peru released their five-year business plan along with various advances related to their exit financing process. LATAM projects, by 2024, a recovery of profitability to the levels of 2019 and an increase in…

British Airways Adds New Destinations to 2022 Summer Network

British Airways announced on Wednesday the expansion of its 2022 summer schedule with the addition of flights to the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The airline will connect its hub at London Heathrow's Airport with the islands of São Miguel and Terceira, Portugal. Flights will be operated on a weekly…

Finnair Bolsters Schedule as Travel Demand Grows

Finnair has announced it will add frequencies and destinations to its network this Winter in response to rising travel demand. The news follows the airline's growth of both passenger and cargo traffic in August. In August, passenger levels grew by 24.5% compared to the previous month and 38.1% versus 2020. Asia…

Bombardier Announces Challenger 350 Revamp

Bombardier introduced their super mid-size Challenger 3500 aircraft at their production facility in Montreal on Tuesday morning. The aircraft is a revamp of their already-existing Challenger 350 aircraft, originally introduced in 2014. While maintaining many of the 350’s features relating to performance, reliability and comfortability of ride, the manufacturer looks…

Aeromexico Serves Record 270 ‘Chiles en Nogada’ On Mexico City-Madrid…

In celebration of Mexico's upcoming Independence Day (celebrated on the 15th and 16th of September), Aeromexico joined forces with Mexican luxury department store El Palacio de Hierro to serve "Chiles en Nogada" for the first time on a Madrid-bound flight from Mexico City. Travelers flying on Flight AM01 on September…

Qantas and Japan Airlines’s Partnership Rejected

Qantas and Japan Airlines have suffered a setback as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country’s competition watchdog, has denied the pair’s new joint business plan. Last December, the airlines proposed an agreement which may optimize schedules on flights between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. According to Qantas,…

Decades After Changes Were Demanded, Airline Runway Excursions Remain Problematic

The sky was stormy overhead at Florida’s Jacksonville Naval Air Station the night of May 3, 2019. A small thunderstorm deluged rain with enough intensity that the captain of Miami Air International flight 293 turned the Boeing 737-800’s windshield wipers on and cranked them all the way to max. Chartered…