British Airways to Launch Service to Chile

British Airways will begin the first ever nonstop flight between the United Kingdom and Chile next year. The airline previously served Santiago between 1993 and 2000 as a "tag on" to its Buenos Aires flight. Beginning January 3, 2017, British Airways will fly four times weekly between London’s Heathrow Airport…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Palmair

Today, the town of Bournemouth, on the south coast of the UK is known for the Little Premier League team of AFC Bournemouth and for their miles of beaches. However, five years ago the town was home to an airline that had been rated third for best short-haul airline in…

Turkish Airlines Begins Service to Atlanta

Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport, the largest airport in the world based on passenger traffic, welcomed its latest international flight today operated by Turkish Airlines. “We are thrilled to welcome Turkish Airlines to Atlanta,” said Aviation General Manager Miguel Southwell said. “These daily flights will open up business and leisure opportunities for…

Boeing Delivers First Co-Branded 777-300ER to China Airlines

As of May 16, 2016, China Airlines took delivery of the first co-branded 777-300ER at a special ceremony in Everett, WA. The milestone delivery is China Airlines' tenth 777-300ER. "We are delighted to celebrate 100 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,"…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Aruba

Air Aruba's history began in September 1986 when the company was formed as a ground handling agent for airlines in Aruba. However, after about two years and with assistance from KLM, the airline took flight with a YS-11 turboprop, operating flight between Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and Caracas. The carrier had a superior…

OPINION: Is Allegiant Air the Next ValuJet?

In 1992, ValuJet was founded as a low-cost carrier in the southern United States. The airline kept costs low for its customers by purchasing older, used jets and outsourcing many of the work needed to operate the airline, such as their maintenance work. The results proved popular as the airline quickly expanded and…

London Heathrow Makes Promises in a Bid to Secure Third…

Heathrow Airport announced today that it would ban night flights, curb noise, and pollution, should the UK Government give the west London airport the go-ahead to expand. The battle between London Gatwick and London Heathrow to win the right to expand their airports continues one year after the Davies Commission was…

Southwest’s 737 MAX: Now Viewable on The Renton Flightline

Boeing’s 737 and all of its variations are the best-selling aircraft of all-time and is used by hundreds of airlines. However, with ever changing demands and competition, Boeing has been forced to improve upon an already reliable product. When Airbus introduced the A320neo, which offered higher fuel efficiency and range…

Remembering ValuJet Flight 592, 20 Years Later

Just 20 years ago today, a McDonnell DouglasDC-9 took off from Miami for an hour and a half flight to Atlanta. On board were 110 passengers and crew, ranging from four years old to 84. Included in the passenger manifest was San Diego Chargers running back Rodney Culver, who was…