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From American to United: A Big Decision for Waterloo, Iowa

Located in Iowa, Waterloo Regional Airport is currently hard at work deciding the future of the airport’s only airline. For six years, the airport has seen service from American Airlines, operating through its regional brand. The airport is proposing to switch its sole carrier from American Airlines to United Airlines in 2018. After an hour-long special meeting on Friday, the board voted 4-1 to recommend the change to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office (DOT) of Aviation Analysis according to…

Southwest Airlines Announces Intention to Serve Hawaii Following Years of…

For years now, enthusiasts, frequent fliers, and the airline industry as a whole have been speculating that Southwest Airlines would at some point commence service to Hawaii, the U.S. state located 2,390 miles from California. You heard that right. We’re thrilled to share our intention to bring our world-famous hospitality…

A Closer Look as Air India Inches Closer to Privatization

As the flag carrier of India, Air India has encountered troubling times over the past few years, finally resulting in the Indian government beginning proceedings to privatize the airline. The airline has been bleeding cash for years, being propped up by taxpayer money without many consequences. However, the Indian government…

The JetBlue LaGuardia to Boston Shuttle: One Year Later

On October 31, 2016, JetBlue Airways began flying from New York's LaGuardia Airport to its hub at Boston's Logan International Airport on its 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft. This route, less than an hour’s flying time with good weather, has been a staple at both LaGuardia and Boston-Logan. Now, JetBlue is trying…

Ryanair Looks to Expand Operations in Frankfurt

Ireland-based Ryanair has announced an expansion plan for their operations in Frankfurt, Germany next summer. Ryanair is a relative newcomer to the larger Frankfurt Main Airport, having previously operated its flights out of the smaller and more distant Frankfurt Hahn Airport. At Frankfurt Hahn, the airline will add a route to…

Another Long-Range Dreamliner Route: United Announces Nonstop Service from Houston…

United Airlines announced on Thursday that it will be starting nonstop service between its Houston hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Sydney, Australia (SYD) on Jan. 18, 2018, pending government approval, with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This comes right after the airline fully restarted service to Houston after…

Russia’s MC-21-300 Jet Quietly Completes Maiden Flight

The MC-21-300 commercial jet took off on its first flight from Irkut's manufacturing facility in Irkutsk, Russia on Sunday. This unannounced first flight is a milestone for the program as the manufacturer aims to compete with Boeing and Airbus for narrowbody aircraft development. The initial flight lasted approximately 30 minutes…

A Decade Later: British Airways Restarts Service from Bristol and…

This weekend marks the first British Airways departures from Bristol and Birmingham airports after the airline left both airports ten years ago. These changes follow British Airways' attempts to move more of their regional flights out of the busy London City airport where they currently operate 20 services per week. …

Norwegian Furthers U.S. Network Development, Adds Service to Denver and…

On Wednesday evening, Norwegian announced it would launch flights from both Denver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London-Gatwick Airport, starting in September of 2017.  The addition of these two flights marks the eighth and ninth route from London-Gatwick for Norwegian. Flights will be operated by the airline’s Boeing…

Cathay Pacific Boosts Frequencies in Three Continents

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific has announced an expansion of frequencies on existing routes across three different continents in their network. These flights will be operated by the carrier's new Airbus A350 aircraft that they just recently began receiving. Commenting on the route expansion was Cathay Pacific's Director of Corporate…