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United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The route is still pending government approval, but there is no indication that it will face a denial. Beginning May 2, 2020, the carrier will offer a daily nonstop service between…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…

Southwest Adds Second Wave of Expansion in Hawaii

Southwest just announced the expansion of Hawaii operation, with new services to, from and within the islands starting in January 2020. A new daily flight will cover the route between Sacramento and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii will provide a network…

Southwest Adds Second Wave of Expansion in Hawaii

Southwest just announced the expansion of Hawaii operation, with new services to, from and within the islands starting in January 2020. A new daily flight will cover the route between Sacramento and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii will provide a network…

British Airways Makes Long-Haul Route Changes

British Airways has made major long-haul route changes for the winter 2019/2020 season, according to RoutesOnline. The changes affect both aircraft type and frequency on important long-haul routes for the airline. The first changes go into effect from October 27 and is scheduled to run through the winter season. The…

Avianca Brazil Assets Go To Auction

The auction of Avianca Brazil assets is scheduled for May 7 after many months of negotiations with creditors. The company’s assets are divided into seven units, which will be sold separately. The units consist mostly of slots at Guarulhos, Congonhas and Santos Dumond airports, which are very attractive for business…

Air India Close to Defaulting on Loans for Aircraft Purchases

The Indian aviation market faces more turmoil as state-owned carrier Air India is potentially about to default on just over $1 billion in loans due this financial year which were used for the purchase of aircraft. The news comes in the same week as Jet Airways ceased flight operations after…

Jet Airways ‘Compelled to Cancel’ All Flights After Failure to…

India’s beleaguered carrier Jet Airways issued a statement on Wednesday suspending all flight operations. The airline, which had cancelled all international and some domestic services from last week and was left with only five aircraft in service, advised that the State Bank of India (SBI)representing a consortium of Indian lenders…

Boeing’s 737 MAX: A Crisis and Opportunity for China

It is no secret that in a 20-year forecast, one of the driving markets for commercial aviation will be China, with its increasing demand for long-haul and domestic routes. In that scenario, the Boeing 737 MAX's complicated situation has created both a crisis and an opportunity. China was the first…

Garuda Indonesia Reportedly Nixing 737 MAX Orders

According to Indonesian publication detikfinance and reported by One Mile at a Time, Garuda Indonesia's CEO has stated that the carrier is set to cancel its order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX, citing "loss of confidence" in the aircraft. "Even if Boeing fixes the MAX 8 system, that passenger confidence…