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An overview of the NewKCI project with the existing terminals in the background (Photo Credit: Kansas City Aviation Authority)

Kansas City Preaches Flexibility, Adaptability As NewKCI Rises

26 days – that’s all that Kansas City International Airport’s existing structure was able to last before being deemed outdated due to the overwhelming changes that brought forward security screening and increased safety measures to the industry in 1972. Now, with the old structure on the way out and a new complex rising on top of the old Concourse A, AirlineGeeks was given the opportunity to interview both Justin Meyer, the Deputy Director of Aviation in Kansas City, and Dan…

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…

Interview: David Neeleman’s New Airline Breeze Is Taking Names

Airline industry titan David Neeleman is in his fifth decade tackling one of the most challenging tasks in the business world: starting airlines. In the 1980s, it was charter carrier Morris Air, later purchased by Southwest Airlines. In the 1990s, Neeleman served at rising WestJet before going on to found…

Interview: Sun Country Using Proven Model to Forge New Trails

Sun Country on Tuesday announced a vast new expansion that includes 18 new routes and nine brand-new destinations. AirlineGeeks sat down with Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Network Planning Grant Whitney to discuss the expansion and how the airline is planning to expand in the coming…

Interview: Avelo Airlines CEO Andrew Levy On the U.S.’s Newest…

On Thursday morning, Avelo Airlines — a new low-cost U.S. airline based in Houston — announced it had begun selling tickets for its first flights: 11 routes to as many cities in the Western U.S. operating from Hollywood Burbank Airport just north of Los Angeles. The airline is headed by…

‘This is the worst it’s ever been:’ An Interview with…

Airline industry tycoon Bob Crandall is no stranger to the peaks and pitfalls of the airline industry. As the former president and chairman of American Airlines from 1985 to 1998, Crandall is known for his unique cost-cutting strategies and outspokenness when it comes to investing in airlines. Long since retired,…

Interview: Online Travel Agencies’ Work to Help Airlines Create and…

As COVID-19’s effects on the international travel and tourism industries have dragged on for the past nine months, airlines and hotels have grounded aircraft and closed rooms, hunkering down completely in mid-2020 and working to reinvent themselves almost entirely. The ecosystem of companies that gets customers from the first search…

Greek Airlines Embrace New Jets and Domestic Competition

Following a blockbuster year of aircraft deliveries in 2019, 2020 was positioned to be a record-shattering year for Airbus. As with most other aviation-related businesses, the year has not gone as projected. The aircraft manufacturer has delivered 341 jets as of Nov. 15, down 40% from the same period last…

Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s

Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition…

Interview: Boutique Air Resumes Nashville Service

In this exclusive interview with Brian Kondrad, the assistant general manager of Boutique Air, we discuss the carrier's plan to resume service to Nashville, Tenn. from their current cities of Greenville, Miss. and Muscle Shoals, Ala. Boutique has operated flights to Nashville in the past, but they were discontinued back…