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Viewing Air Italy's A330-200 from the press conference. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Shaquille Khan)

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 on the eastern flank of its route network, increasing service to Asia with new flights to Delhi and Mumbai in India starting this month. With this announcement, the airline is…

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…

A Surprise Trip for Good: JetBlue Giving Away Trip to…

Sweepstakes are very common in the industry as airlines will often include all-expenses-paid vacations to luxurious locales throughout the world. JetBlue just announced its latest sweepstakes that also includes an all-expenses-paid trip for the lucky winners, the only catch is that the winner won’t know where they’re going until check-in…

Qantas Retires Another 747 to California Desert

As part of its plan to retire its aging Boeing 747-400 fleet in the next few years, Qantas Airways has sent another one of its 747s to the Mojave Desert for a permanent rest. VH-OJT, a 19-year Qantas veteran, flew its final flight from Los Angeles International Airport to the…

Elite Airways Launches First Flight from Long Island

Long Islanders now have a direct connection to Melbourne, Florida and the Bahamas as Elite Airways launched its inaugural flight this morning from Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York on its 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft. The first flight, 7Q21, departed Long Island on-time at 8:00 a.m. for the…

Cape Air Announces New Flights to New York’s JFK Airport

New Yorkers now have a new way of getting out of the city to the famous Massachusetts island of Nantucket and iconic Cape Cod as Cape Air has announced it will begin seasonal winter service to New York’s JFK Airport. The new route between New York and Nantucket/Hyannis will provide…

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds Second 737 MAX Route to Dominican Republic

With the departure of its flight AR1326 at 11:05 p.m. last August, Argentina's main carrier Aerolineas Argentinas started operating a second route to Punta Cana, one of Dominican Republic's most demanded tourist destinations. The route demonstrates the capabilities of the newest addition to the carrier's fleet: the Boeing 737 MAX…

Aeromexico Expands Route Map with Service to Two New Destinations

Aeromexico announced that it will begin service to two new destinations in Central America and the Caribbean from Mexico City starting in November. The Mexican flag carrier will begin flying to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Nov. 2, and Liberia, Costa Rica on Nov. 10. The service to the secondary cities…

Air Italy Begins Operations with Inaugural Flight to New York

In a major step forward for the reincarnated Italian airline Air Italy, the airline flew its first ever flight in its new branding from its home base at Milan’s Malpensa Airport to New York’s JFK Airport. The joint venture between Alisarda, the controlling shareholder, and Qatar Airways aims to displace…