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StarLux Airlines' first Airbus A321neo at Airbus' facility. The airline has placed an order for the A330neo. (Photo: StarLux Airlines)

Changi Airport Welcomes StarLux Airlines, Looks To 2022 After Dismal Fiscal Year

Singapore's Changi Airport this week welcomed the inaugural flight of StarLux Airlines operating from Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport. StarLux is not the only new airline to land Changi in September, with Japan Airlines' low-cost subsidiary Zipair launching service to the nation early in the month. Changi told The Straits Times that new airlines such as Zipair and StarLux starting service to the airport are "a part of various measures to protect Changi’s position as a major hub." Officials said this…

Aeromexico To Launch First Non-Stop Service Between Guadalajara and Europe

Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico has announced it will be launching non-stop flights to Madrid, Spain from its secondary hub in Guadalajara beginning December 15. Aeromexico will fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets three times weekly from Mexico’s second-largest city direct to the Spanish capital. The new non-stop service from Guadalajara…

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,…

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,…