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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…

Italy’s New Revamped Airline Prepares for September Launch

After years of financial trouble and being on the verge of bankruptcy dating back since May 2017, Italian national carrier Alitalia was put under emergency administration by the Italian government after the majority of its over 11,000 employees had voted against job and salary cuts as a rescue plan. The…

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: Qatar Airways Continues U.S. Expansion With New Flights

Even as U.S. commercial airline traffic continues to sit at less than half of 2019 levels, a number of airlines have taken the opportunity to open service to new markets, grabbing unused slots and gates left behind by other airlines. Much of this activity in the U.S. has been centered…

TAP Air Portugal Plans to Fly from Lisbon to Buenos…

Portugal's flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal announced that it will open a route between the European country and Argentina in 2019. The announcement was made at an event being held at Portugal's Embassy in Buenos Aires. TAP representatives made the announcement in the company of Portugal's Tourism Vice Minister Ana Mendes Godinho,…