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Onboard French bee’s Inaugural Flight from Newark to Paris-Orly

After hustling through a challenging pandemic, Paris-based French bee has finally started service between New York and Paris. The airline launched its inaugural flight on Thursday, July 15 with a seven-hour, 20-minute red-eye to Paris Orly Airport, the city’s secondary airport. The new route is scheduled to operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the outbound departing at 10:55 p.m and arriving in Paris at 12:20 p.m. the following day. The return will leave Orly at 6:25 p.m. with…

Operations Begin at Chengdu’s Second International Airport

China's newest international airport in Chegdu, Tianfu International Airport, began operations this Sunday. The new airport serves as a new international gateway to the Sichuan province and China and will operate as a second airport for Chengdu with the existing Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport continuing to operate. The new airport,…

Trip Report: Cape Air Inaugural Manistee light – Part 1

Manistee was in the news over the summer regarding the EAS contract in the city. After experiencing the previous airline— North Country Sky — first hand, I decided to try out Cape Air's new service to see how it compared. The booking process and flight schedule was simple and easy…

Emirates Inaugurates A380 on Sixth U.S. Route

Boston became the latest recipient of Airbus A380 service from Emirates Airline on Saturday as the airline begins its upgraded service on the Dubai to Boston route for the summer. The sixth city to receive A380 service from Emirates, Boston joins New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Houston and San Francisco,…

Alitalia Launches Rome-Washington Flight as Financial Struggles Linger

In the midst of its struggles to ensure its survival, Alitalia launched a new transatlantic route on Thursday connecting its hub at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport. The new route will be operated five times weekly during the peak summer season, dropping to…

Trip Report: Flying from Phoenix to Orlando and Back on…

American debuted its newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, into passenger service on Tuesday. The latest-generation narrowbody aircraft offers exceptional range, larger overhead bin space and, overall, a better passenger experience over previous-generation A320 family models. American became the third operator of the type in the U.S. after taking delivery back…

Seattle Grows International Route Network with Three New Routes and…

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the 8th busiest airport in the United States, just got a little busier as it inaugurated three new routes over a 24 hour period this past weekend. Seeing a combination of new routes and new airlines during the International Air Transport Association's change of season, Seattle further…

Returning to Normalcy: Sint Maarten Sees Major Upgrade In Commercial…

One of the casualties of the devastating Hurricane Maria and Irma in the Caribbean was the island of Sint Maarten, home to Princess Juliana International Airport. The airport, a mecca to aviation enthusiasts thanks to nearby Maho Beach where aircraft fly mere feet above one’s head, was destroyed and access…

JetBlue Launches Boston to Palm Springs Route, Goes Back in…

JetBlue Airways launched a new transcontinental route today from Boston to Palm Springs, marking the airline’s 71st destination from Beantown and complementing the airline’s current seasonal service from New York. The city is the latest in the Western United States to be added to the route network of Boston, following…

Delta Goes Big with A220 Launch

The airline responsible for the Airbus A220 being called the A220 instead of the Bombardier C Series has finally begun revenue service with the aircraft.  Delta Air Lines marked a new chapter in its 90-year history last week when it inaugurated a new aircraft type into its fleet, the Airbus…