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A Hainan 787 Dreamliner in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Chinese Aviation Authority Supporting Airline-Saving Measures

Earlier this month, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said it would promote and allow measures that allow airlines to continue to stay afloat as the country's aviation industry is plagued by the lack of travel resulting from the novel coronavirus that has filled up headlines. The Chinese aviation regulator would support "restructuring and mergers" in the months ahead as airlines continue to struggle from cash flow issues, Reuters reported on Feb. 11. According to the same report, airlines in…

Protests in Hong Kong Causing Flight Delays

In what is seen as the biggest demonstration of its kind in Hong Kong since 1967, continued protests have worsened conditions for arriving and departing flights as the city comes to a standstill. Protestors, who have taken to the streets to protest an extradition law imposed by China and Hong…

Protests in Hong Kong Causing Flight Delays

In what is seen as the biggest demonstration of its kind in Hong Kong since 1967, continued protests have worsened conditions for arriving and departing flights as the city comes to a standstill. Protestors, who have taken to the streets to protest an extradition law imposed by China and Hong…

Out to Lunch: Qantas Shows Off First Class Offerings

Australian flag carrier Qantas is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of its partnership with chef Neil Perry, the man behind Rockpool restaurant and others in Sydney. To mark the occasion, Qantas invited AirlineGeeks to lunch in New York City last week with chef Perry creating the menu for the event. Lunch,…

Sun Country Takes Flight to the North Pole

While Sun Country Airlines is known for transporting Minnesotans down south to destinations out of the cold during the winter season, the airline conducted a special flight to an even colder destination than Minneapolis, the North Pole. Onboard the special wintry charter flight were over 150 passengers consisting of children…

ANA’s Turtle-themed A380 Rolls Out of the Paint Shop

One of the three Airbus A380s on order to Japan's All Nippon Airlines (ANA) has rolled out of the paint shop in Hamburg, completing a 21-day paint job featuring the blue turtles of Hawaii. https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1073169801336578048 Design of the livery for the double-decker was part of a competition in 2016 where…

Destination Orlando: Snowball Express Enters 13th Year with Trip to…

American Airlines conducted a nationwide airlift on Saturday as it flew 12 aircraft from every corner of the country on a special mission, bringing Gold Star Families to Walt Disney World in Orlando. As part of the airline’s yearly Snowball Express flights in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation, American…

Air Italy Announces New U.S. Flights as Senators Request Investigation

Air Italy has announced it will launch new routes to two new American cities in 2019, choosing to serve the West Coast cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco in its latest route expansion. Following the launch of New York and Miami service earlier this year, Air Italy focused largely…

California Pacific Airline Finally Takes Off

Startup airline California Pacific celebrated the commencement of its first flight this week. The one hour and 30 minute flight from Carlsbad, California's McClellan-Palomar Airport to San Jose was the first time the airline was able to get off the ground after years of unsuccessful attempts. Founded eight years ago…

VivaAerobus Inaugurates New Service Between New York and Mexico City

Mexican low-cost airline VivaAerobus inaugurated a new route on Thursday from Mexico City to New York. The first flight, VB3940, departed Mexico City on-time just after 7:00 a.m. and arrived 4 hours later just before 1:00 p.m. Its arrival in New York marked the sixth U.S. destination for the airline…