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Transaero’s Fleet Heads for Storage

Following the sudden and climatic end to Russian airline Transaero, the airline's fleet has begun positioning to storage locations. At the start of the month, Transaero announced it would be shutting down, expecting final flights in the middle of December. However, this process was quickly brought forward, and on October 26th, Transaero's Operations Certificate was revoked by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. At 07:20 UTC Flightradar24 is tracking 15 @TRANSAERO aircraft en route to storage in Spain. pic.twitter.com/Mdqy2xMtCY —…

The Case for Flying Alaska Airlines

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…

The Case for Flying Delta Air Lines

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…

Celebrating the End of An Era and the Beginning of…

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, individuals of varying backgrounds hiked out to John F. Kennedy International Airport to celebrate a moment in aviation history.  This moment being the last opening of the TWA Flight Center to the public and the history lying in Trans World Airlines.  Many remembered the former…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: FlyGlobeSpan

Globespan began its history as an Edinburgh tour operator, operating various trips utilizing chartered planes from other airlines in the United Kingdom. The company sought to prove that it was the leader in the traveling industry, specifically in Scotland. To prove this, the company increased charter flights and started their own…

Boeing Opens Expanded 737 Delivery Center in Seattle

On October 19th, 2015, Boeing celebrated the opening of their enhanced delivery center in Seattle. Used to deliver 737s to more than 500 737 operators around the world, the delivery center was redesigned in order to meet increasing demands for the 737. According to Boeing, the expansion has added over…

EVA Air Spends Big as It Continues Major Fleet Expansion

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has announced orders for new aircraft totaling nearly $8 billion, adding to the airline's already large amount of current orders. After weighing the latest options, the carrier turned to Boeing's 787, rather than Airbus' A350 aircraft, and placed an order for 24 B787-10 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_3433" align="alignleft" width="406"]…

US Airways Flies Into the Sunset, Finalizing the Merger with…

US Airways officially ends service on October 17th, completing the carrier’s 76-year-old history. The Brand's Rich History The brand's legacy dates back to 1939 (hence the last flight's number) when the airline, previously named Allegheny Airlines was based in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and operated mostly in the Northeast. Allegheny…

Almost the Happiest Place on Earth: Disney’s Abandoned Airport

The happiest place on earth is missing one thing for the avid avgeek; an airport. However, Disney World’s airport is, in fact, hiding in plain site for visitors to the park. Although no longer in service, the runway for the former airport is still visible from World Drive for those…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

Australia is a large, expansive nation, with population centers on all sides of the country. With that being said, one of the biggest issues has become transporting people between these spread out cities. Numerous airlines have called the Australian skies home, but this story is the failure of one Australia’s…