TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Indian

Established in 1953, Indian was set up as Indian Airlines Corporation, formed from the merger of eight domestic airlines; Kalinga Airlines, Indian National Airways, Airways India, Bharat Airways, Himalayan Aviation, Deccan Airways, Air Services of India, and Air India's domestic branch. The new airline obtained 99 aircraft from the airlines involved…

Endeavor Ups First Year Pilot Salary

Due to the extremely low pay and high cost of flight training, the airline business is struggling to recruit pilots. However, one regional carrier has taken a step in the right direction to intrigue more people in becoming airline pilots. Endeavor Air, which operates Delta's regional Bombardier CRJ aircraft, has…

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Announce Route Updates

As of May 31, 2016, Delta announced that they, along with Virgin Atlantic, would update and enhance service between the US and the UK for their 2017 summer schedules in order to provide more travel options for passengers. The changes are set to be made effective between March and May…

TRIP REPORT: Alaska and American to Miami

In February, I went to visit Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida during my spring break. Being from Washington State I had never had the opportunity to visit Florida so I was able to turn a quick college visit into a family vacation that included a stop in Miami. The flights were booked with…

United Updates Route Network for Summer Travel Season

United has kicked off the summer travel season by updating and expanding its existing route network. Today, United launched three new seasonal flights to Europe from its hubs in New York/Newark and Washington-Dulles. In addition, the airline also announced it would be ending its Houston to Lagos route and upgrading…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Atlant-Soyuz Airlines

With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, the Russian aviation corporations had seen the end of the communist rule as a way to start new airlines to compete against the government backed Aeroflot. Utilizing old Soviet airframes, Atlant-Soyuz Airlines was born. The airline started in 1993 focusing on…

E190-E2 Aircraft Completes First Flight

As of May 23, 2016, Embraer's latest aircraft, the E190-E2, successfully completed its first flight ahead of schedule. The new airplane rolled out from the factory about three months ago, and the flight is the beginning of the E190-E2's certification campaign. “A first flight is always an emotional occasion, no…

Norwegian Air vs. The U.S. Airline Industry

Over the past several years, Norwegian Air has begun rapidly expanding its long-haul operations, much to the disdain of the large airlines in the United States. The airline was offering rock-bottom fares to not just Oslo, but to other enormous markets in Europe such as London and Paris, with only…

Qatar Airways Increases Stake in IAG

After seeing success in its initial investment, Qatar Airways has raised its stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to a total of 15.01%. Current restrictions in the European Union allow foreign investors to hold up to 49% of a European carrier, giving Qatar plenty of opportunities to grow its…