South Korea Quarantine Rules Come to an End as Airlines…

South Korea has gradually reopened its border after two years of the pandemic. The decision has come after the flattening of the coronavirus curve in the country. Starting this week, the country will drop its quarantine rules and welcome foreign arrivals regardless of the travelers’ vaccine status. The travelers need…

Air China to Acquire Controlling Interest over Shandong Airlines

On May 30, Air China released a statement that the company is seeking to acquire additional shares of Shandong Airlines and gain controlling interest over the company. Shandong Airlines is a mid-sized carrier headquartered in Jinan, China. Air China currently owns 43% of Shandong Airlines by direct and indirect ownership,…

Emirates Converts Passenger Aircraft into Freighters

Dubai, the United Arab Emirates-based Emirates will convert six more of its Boeing 777s into freighters which will serve to provide capacity growth, according to Cargo Facts. The Gulf carrier will decide which units to send for conversion based on “a number of factors” but declined to identify specific airframes according…

Skykraft Collaborates with Fiji’s Airports to Grow Island Connectivity

Skykraft — the Australian space services company — has officially commenced a new collaboration with Fiji Airports, as part of Skykraft's commercial Air Traffic Management (ATM) space constellation development, having made the announcement last week. Skykraft Chairman, Air Vice Marshall (retired) Mark Skidmore, along with Fiji Airports General Manager Air…

FedEx Boeing 727s: Where Are They Now?

Federal Express operated the Boeing 727 for 35 years. It took delivery of the first aircraft in 1978. Initial acquisitions were from other carriers before the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline purchased new aircraft from Boeing. In fact, they took delivery of the very last 727 built in 1984. Line number 1832,…

Aeroflot Resumes Flights to China

Aeroflot restarted its once-weekly service to China between Moscow and Guangzhou on June 6, 2022. The service resumption follows the flight resumptions to India and Turkey in May. Since early March 2022, many western countries have banned Russian carriers from their airspace following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Moscow-based airline…

Qatar Airways, American Grow Partnership Following New JFK-Doha Service

American Airlines started regular service to Doha from New York this past weekend. The flight will operate daily with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. This marks the first time the airline is flying to Doha and its latest service to the Middle East along with Delhi and Tel Aviv. American has…

First of Last: Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8F,…

U.S. cargo and charter airline Atlas Air took delivery of the first of four Boeing 747-8Fs (freighters) it plans to add to its fleet during 2022. The aircraft will operate on behalf of its Chinese customer Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, as part of a previously announced long-term agreement. The…

Cape Air Unveils Pride Plane

Massachusetts-based Cape Air has unveiled a pride-themed aircraft. First reported by local news website CapeCode.com, the airline has decided to make a livery that will "recognize Cape Air's commitment to equality". The livery is on one of the airlines' many 8-9 seat Cessna 402 aircraft they operate, which carries the…