International Flights Resume in Sydney After Nearly 20 Months

On Nov. 1, Sydney Airport welcomed the first international flights under new quarantine-free international travel rules. The first arrival was planned to be operated by Qantas who appropriately scheduled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles. The flight touched down just after 6 a.m. local time. The aircraft, VH-ZND, is…

Hawaiian Resumes Regular Honolulu – Sydney Service

The aviation industry might have started this year off to quite the rocky and uncertain start, alongside quite a number of bumps and futile plans as well. Fortunately for the industry, it might actually end this year and start the next with triumph for riding out the COVID-19 pandemic rather…

Brazilian Carrier GOL Signs Letter of Intent for 250 eVTOL…

Low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., one of Brazil’s leading carriers based in Rio de Janeiro, announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for purchase and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).  Avolon is the world's third-largest leasing business specializing…

Hawaiian Airlines Returns Service To American Samoa 

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will be returning to the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. The carrier looks to provide nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Pago Pago-Tafuna International Airport, located in the village of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa.  Returning…

Hawaiian Airlines Terminates Ohana Regional Subsidiary

Amid Hawaiian Airlines' signs of promise with its newly launched mainland United States services, the airline plans to terminate a less promising portion of its regional intra-island offering. After several years of operations, Hawaiian Airlines' regional subsidiary, 'Ohana, will shutter its operations permanently, after temporarily suspending passenger services in January…

Interview: Hawaiian CEO Talks Austin, Future U.S. Growth

After a year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic which crippled leisure and business demand as a result of border closures, a wide-body commercial jet was finally seen landing in Austin in late April. Interestingly, the wide-body jet spotted at the airport wasn’t sporting the typical Union Jack tail or…

Airlines Reveal How Many People Are On Their No-Fly Lists

From anti-maskers to Capitol rioters, airline "no-fly" lists have been growing over the past year. Since March 2020, airlines have banned over 2,700 people from flying on their aircraft due to noncompliance with mask mandates, and the insurrection at the Capitol has barred dozens more. In an attempt to keep…

Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell

Low-cost carrier Volotea has announced its plans to phase out its remaining nine Boeing 717-200 aircraft, marking the end of the type operating throughout Europe. The Spanish airline, which is headquartered in Asturias Airport in northern Spain, operated a total of 19 717-200s since the airline began operations. The first…

XpresCheck Partners with Hawaiian Airlines to Offer COVID-19 Tests in…

On Monday, XpresSpa subsidiary XpresCheck announced it has partnered with Hawaiian Airlines to create COVID-19 rapid-testing centers in select airports with nonstop flights to Hawaii. According to GlobeNewswire, the company will operate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport…