Greater Bay Airlines Launches Flights to Japan, South Korea

Greater Bay Airlines, the new airline in Hong Kong, has spread its wings after the lifting of travel restrictions in Hong Kong in September. The airline launches two new routes with starting its service to Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea within six days. “Greater Bay Airlines will create a new…

WestJet Concentrates Long-Haul Operations in Calgary

WestJet is carrying through on its commitment to Western Canada by concentrating on Calgary, Alberta for its long-haul network. In June 2022, the Canadian carrier announced a new strategic path for the company following the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer Alexis von Hoensbroech in February. According to the…

Finnair Expands Operations to Asia for Summer 2023

Finnair recently announced plans to increase the frequency to destinations in Asia for summer 2023. The Oneworld member airline will resume service between Helsinki and Osaka, Japan’s Kansai International airport on March 26. In addition to the airline’s daily operation to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the summer months, Finnair will…

Interview: Northern Pacific Airways Refocus on Trans-Pacific Service and Pause…

AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to talk to the CEO of Northern Pacific Airways(NPA), Rob McKinney, after he completed the airline's show-and-tell tour in Saipan and revealed the latest updates to the company's terminal at Anchorage. The startup airline is planning on connecting the US and Asia via Anchorage in Spring…

All Nippon Airways Posts First Profit Since The Pandemic

After three years of the pandemic, Japan’s aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. All Nippon Airways has posted its first profit since 2019. The largest airline in the country has revealed a net profit of 19.54 billion yen ($132 million) for the first half…

Northern Pacific Airways Completes Demonstration Tour, Unveils Hub

Northern Pacific Airways — an upcoming Anchorage, Alaska-based transpacific airline — is picking up speed in preparation for launching flight operations. Sporting a distinctive livery design, the first of the fleet's newly refurbished 757-200s took off from Ontario, Calif. on Oct. 18. The plane conducted a 4-city, multi-state demonstration tour…

Japan Airlines Continues to Restore its Intercontinental Flights

As of early October, Japan Airlines is increasing its intercontinental operations in Europe, Oceania and North America, restoring most of its pre-pandemic frequencies, after sanitary restrictions in Japan and globally being gradually reduced. The company expects to operate 3,840 flights on 53 routes in October, representing a 48% reduction from its schedule…

Transpacific Low-Cost Flights Arrive in San Jose with ZIPAIR

ZIPAIR Tokyo, the low-cost subsidiary of Japan Airlines, continues to expand its long-haul network with a new destination announced on Monday at a press conference at Narita International Airport. Beginning in December, the airline plans new nonstop service between Tokyo Narita and San Jose, Calif. Bookings for this new route…

Joby Aviation, ANA Form Partnership to Launch Air Taxi Service

On Feb. 14, ANA and Joby Aviation announced an agreement that will see Japan's largest airline unite with the aerospace company to offer aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation has also joined the agreement — with plans to study potential topics such as ground-based mobility. Joby's intention to…