Brazilian Aviation Authority Grants JetSMART Argentina Permission to Fly to…

Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) authorized JetSmart Airlines SA to begin regular international operations in the country. The low-cost carrier will start its first flights between Argentina and Brazil on December 6, connecting Buenos Aires/Ezeiza (EZE) with Rio de Janeiro (GIG). The company had announced that it would return…

Avelo Airlines Set to Open its Fifth Base in Raleigh-Durham

Avelo Airlines will open its fifth base at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) by February of next year. The new base allows the airline to expand its air service in North Carolina and the East Coast of the United States. Effective February 2, 2023, Avelo adds the following nonstop services: Fort…

Qantas Wins “Shonky” Award for 2022

Qantas has once again found itself under heavy criticism, having been awarded the Australian Consumers' Association's “Shonky" award on Nov. 3. CHOICE — the not-for-profit advocacy group — was plain in its assessment, stating the airline "appeared to deliberately be going out of its way to winning a Shonky award." The…

Emirates and Gulf Air Launch Codeshare Agreement

Emirates and Gulf Air today signed a new codeshare agreement on the first day of the Bahrain International Airshow. The partnership is scheduled to start next December, although it must still obtain regulatory approval. Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, and Waleed Al Alawi, CEO of Gulf Air, signed the agreement…

State-Owned SATENA is the First Colombian Airline to Fly to…

On November 9 Satena became the first Colombian airline to land again in Venezuela after the pandemic. The state-owned airline and Turpial Airlines were the first airlines to operate non-stop services between the two nations after a suspension of more than two years. Flight 9R 8920 was operated in an…

Virgin Atlantic Resumed Operations Between London and Cape Town

On November 5 Virgin Atlantic resumed operations between London (LHR) and Cape Town (CPT), after an absence of 638 days. This route will complement its non-stop services to Johannesburg (JNB). Flight VS 478 was operated in a Boeing 787 registered with the registration number G-VFAN and christened "Pin Up Girl",…

South African Airways to Reintroduce Historical Routes, Plans for Intercontinental…

South African Airways has plans to expand its regional network across Southern Africa, with additional routes to be revealed, “in the coming weeks." The airline will also be relaunching its intercontinental operations during the first quarter of 2023. The announcement comes after the country's International Air Services Council ratified all…

Delta Shifts Northeast Regional Schedule to Favor LaGuardia

Airlines around the world change their schedules constantly, and that's not anything new. But over the last couple of months, Delta has had a considerable amount of shift in its schedule, most of which includes moving away from its Detroit hub on small regional jets. Detroit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa;…

Singapore Airlines Records Largest Half Year Operating Profit in Company’s…

Singapore Airlines is on track for the recovery after the pandemic, posting highest half year and quarterly operating profit in history. The airline has recorded a profit of $1.23 billion ($879 million) for the half year of the financial year of 2022-23 — which ended Sept. 30 — and $678…