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Cathay Pacific Attempts to Acquire Low-Cost Carrier

In response to the rumors of Cathay Pacific buying a stake in Hong Kong Express, the airline revealed the potential takeover bid for the low-cost carrier. The airline is “in active discussion about an acquisition involving Hong Kong Express.” But the airline added, “no agreement for the acquisition has been entered into and there can be no certainty that any agreement will be entered into.” Hong Kong Express is a low-cost airline based in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific had a…

“She Flies! She Flies!”: Celebrating 50 Years of the Concorde

"She Flies! She Flies!" is the first sound that most people remember about this day 50 years ago. Raymond Baxter, the BBC's anchor that was covering the event shouted in excitement while the four Snecma Olympus 593 engines delivered full thrust and the Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde left the runway and was…

Ryanair Ends Partnership with Air Europa

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair and Globalia Group’s Spanish carrier Air Europa have announced an end to their cooperation that had enabled both airlines to share each other's long and short haul capabilities. Ryanair‘s head of marketing, Kenny Jacobs, cited the inability to integrate the computer and booking systems between both…

Crossing O’er: Why North American Travelers Trek Across International Borders…

It’s not uncommon for the average person to go out of their way to save money. People will drive to a further gas station to save a few cents on gas, take indirect routes to avoid toll roads and spend hours comparing prices for a product, all to get the…

Airbus to Axe A380 Production Line in 2021

Emirates has finally confirmed that it reviewed its fleet strategy, and as a result, Airbus announced that it will cease the production of the A380. "Following a review of its operations, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook by 39 aircraft with 14 A380s remaining in the backlog yet to be…

EVA Air Introduces New Method to Protect Flight Attendants

In response to the humiliating incident involving a group of female flight attendants, Taiwan-based EVA Air announced that passenger displaying inappropriate behavior will be denied boarding in the future. On Jan. 19, an American male passenger who is assumed to weigh 200 kilograms in a wheelchair, took an EVA Air…

The Price is Right: How Airfare Works

Often we see passengers surprised with the fact that they are paying $700 for a 7 hours international flight and $500 for a 2 hours domestic flight. The average buyer tries to reason that an airline ticket price should be proportional to the duration of the flight. The confusion gets…

The World’s Most Travelled Man

When you think of whom may have flown the most on aircraft, most would assume it is a pilot. Or possibly a long-serving flight attendant. Or an independently wealthy aviation geek. It is, however, a passenger: Meet 77-year old British businessman Fred Finn. Mr. Finn has spent most of his work…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Commence Operations This Month

Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,' said tickets…

Boeing-Embraer Deal: Brazil’s New President Doubts on the Specifics

Once neglected by the two major builders, the 100-150 seat segment became a key player in the last few years. After Airbus’ acquisition of Bombardier's CSeries program, it was a matter of time to see Boeing going after the other competitor: Embraer. Both companies have a long history of collaboration,…