TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Virgin Nigeria/Air Nigeria

Virgin Nigeria was formed in 2004 after the Nigerian flag carrier Nigeria Airways went bankrupt in 2003. The airline was formed with Nigerian private investors and Virgin Group taking a 50% split each in the airline. The airline was focused on providing regional service for the Nigerian people, with hopes…

How to Volunteer at an Airport

For us AvGeeks, any opportunity that could bring us closer to airplanes is definitely worth considering. One way to do this is by volunteering at your local airport. Many commercially-serviced airports offer some kind of volunteer program. Whether it is being an information desk worker or a mobile airport ambassador,…

Network Impact: Alaska Airlines Acquires Virgin America

As news broke last week of Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America, all other domestic airlines in the region would have been hastily analyzing its impact on their market share. The deal, valued at $57 a share in cash, has resulted in a $4 billion transaction including debt. Let's take a…

JetBlue to Expand Mint Service

JetBlue announced today it will expand its Mint service to seven more transcontinental routes. The airline launched its premium Mint service in 2014 on its flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco from its main hub at New York’s JFK airport. Currently, JetBlue operates Mint service to Los Angeles and…

De Juniac To Take the Lead at IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors, unanimously approved at an IATA meeting, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. The decision is pending confirmation from the IATA Annual General Meeting to be…

TAP Portugal to Launch the Airbus A330neo with Airspace Interior

By signing an agreement with Airbus to be the first operator of the new A330neo, TAP Portugal has also become the launch carrier to fly the Airspace cabin brand by Airbus. In 2015, the airline placed a large fleet renewal contract with Airbus which included an order for 14 A330-900neo's. Passengers will soon…

Things Aviation Administration Majors Hear

There are things Aviation Administration majors hear on a daily basis that really grind our (landing) gears. What’s that? Whether you’re telling your family, friends, a teacher, or even somebody at your college what your major is, this is the most commonly asked question you’ll hear. I have heard it…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Zoom Airlines

In 2002, Scottish brothers John and Hugh Boyle founded Zoom Airlines to fill a gap in the Canadian leisure market. The brothers founded the airline with previous experience from their homeland. The two had founded a successful holiday company, named Falcon Holidays. This became a success in Scotland and was…

United Celebrates 90 Years

United Airlines turns 90 today. Here’s a look back at some of the airline’s history, some of its accomplishments, and what the future holds. About United United operates out of nine hubs located in Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Guam, Houston-Bush, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo-Narita, and Washington D.C-Dulles. The airline…