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Representatives from Turkish Airlines and DFW Airport celebrate Turkish's inaugural flight to the airport on Sept. 24. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Luke Weigel)

Turkish Airlines Begins Service to DFW

Turkish Airlines began its 11th long-haul service to the U.S. on Sept. 24 as it began flying from Istanbul to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sept. 24. The airline is offering a four times weekly service to Istanbul on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday using its fleet of new Boeing 787-9’s. Turkish flight 191 is blocked for 12hrs 45 mins, leaving Turkey at 2:10 p.m. and arriving in Dallas at 6:55 p.m. The return flight, Turkish flight 192 departs Dallas/Fort…

Avianca Announces New Domestic, International Routes

Avianca continues to expand its network of destinations and strengthen connectivity both within Colombia and across the Americas. After announcing the launch of five new routes that will begin to operate at the end of the year, in addition to the reactivation of seven more routes from September, the Colombian…

Swiss Returns Broad Group of Routes, Capacity Remains Below Pre-Pandemic…

Swiss International Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will continue to ensure Switzerland's connection to the rest of the world, bolstering its network to include more than 90 destinations from both Zurich and Geneva. However, while the number of points served from the two airports is similar to 2019, capacity…

DOT Holds Ex-Southwest Gates for Low-Cost Carrier Use Only

After the departure of Southwest from Newark Liberty International Airport, the Department of Transportation noted that those vacant slots would not go to any airline moving forward. The government agency announced that the airport will freeze the eight vacant landing slots into New Jersey’s largest airport and will only be…

Decades After Changes Were Demanded, Airline Runway Excursions Remain Problematic

The sky was stormy overhead at Florida’s Jacksonville Naval Air Station the night of May 3, 2019. A small thunderstorm deluged rain with enough intensity that the captain of Miami Air International flight 293 turned the Boeing 737-800’s windshield wipers on and cranked them all the way to max. Chartered…

European Ultra-Low-Cost Flying Part Two: Pisa to Catania with Ryanair

This is Part Two in a short series of trip reports aboard European ultra-low-cost carriers. To view Part One, click here. I don't think I need to say much about Ryanair. The juggernaut of affordable travel revolutionized forever how people fly in Europe, defying legacy airlines and lowering fares significantly.…

Canadian Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Introduces New Flight to Jamaica

On Friday, Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop announced its second destination in the Caribbean from Toronto Pearson International Airport, growing its winter holiday portfolio. Specifically, the Calgary-based airline will launch flights to Kingston, Jamaica, two times weekly on a Boeing 737-800 beginning in December. Starting on Dec. 8, Swoop will fly…

Advanced Air Plans Delayed Mammoth Lakes, CA Entry

Hawthorne, Calif.-based Advanced Air has confirmed it will begin flights to Mammoth Lakes, Calif. via Mammoth Yosemite Airport in November 2021. The airline did announce plans to fly to Mammoth Lakes last season, but those plans were put on hold on account of local restrictions put in place due to…

Azul, Emirates Announce Codeshare Partnership

As airlines in Brazil prepare for a post-Covid-19 environment in long-haul international travel, Azul Brazilian Airlines, the country's third-largest airline by domestic passenger traffic pre-pandemic and the second largest in July, has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier. With sales started on Aug. 18…

Itapemirim Delays Wage Payments a Month Into Operations

A month after starting its operations, Brazil's newest airline startup, Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, has delayed wage payments to its employees, according to a report by O Estado de São Paulo newspaper, based on internal sources. The periodical says that wage payments have been delayed "by two to five days," while other…