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Emptying Skies: Tracing International Connectivity in Venezuela

With American Airlines pulling out of Venezuela last week following increased political and social unrest, conceding with the retirement of U.S. diplomatic forces from the country, international outbound connectivity from Venezuela has been halted with very few carriers operating flights out of the country. As an attempt to show how limited has outbound connectivity from Venezuela has become, AirlineGeeks has listed international carriers who are continuing to operate flights to the Latin American nation. Tracing Back Airlines Ceasing Flights to…

United States and Canada Follow Europe, Ban 737 MAX Operations

Canada announced the decision to ban the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday. A short time later the United States made the same decision with President Trump announcing "all of those planes are grounded effectively immediately." This follows the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on Sunday. Boeing shortly after…

Boeing’s 737 MAX: Two Opposing Viewpoints

While the investigation about the Ethiopian ET302 crash is just starting, there is a strong division between Boeing 737 MAX operators: those who trust the aircraft and those who do not. Either due to an agency mandate or an internal decision, over half of the MAXs delivered are not going…

International Women’s Day Recognized by the Aviation Industry

It has long been acknowledged that aviation has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. A fact recognized by the industry itself which is taking steps to correct the imbalance with a number of initiatives. IATA Director-General Alexandre de Juniac followed the association’s Annual General Meeting in Sydney last year by declaring…

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…

“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…