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Norwegian Announces First Entry into Canada

European low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced it is expanding its overseas and long-haul operations to Canada. Already serving numerous cities throughout the United States under its Norwegian Long Haul, Norwegian Air UK and Norwegian Air International subsidiaries, the airline announced that the cities of Hamilton and Montreal in Canada will be the newest recipient of its ultra-low-cost flights to Europe and the French Caribbean in March 2019. “We are very excited about entering the Canadian market, and provide…

Primera Air and MWAA Talk Washington Route Addition

In February, the newest airline in the low-cost transatlantic market, Primera Air, announced that it would make a slight change to its route network. Washington’s Dulles International Airport located in Northern Virginia, serving the nation’s capital, Virginia, Maryland and other surrounding states, was chosen to receive flights to London’s Stansted…

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,…

Aigle Azur to Add New Partnerships and Long-Haul Flights

The French airline Aigle Azur announced changes to their route network along with the addition of new airline partnerships and long-haul flights, in the ongoing effort for profitability. These changes come following a major shareholder and management shake-up in 2017, according to Reuters.  The airline began expanding its route map…

Qantas Launches First Europe-Australia Nonstop Flight

Sydney-based Qantas Airways on Saturday launched the first ever nonstop flight between Europe and Australia as the inaugural flight lifted off at 6:49 p.m. local time in Perth, Australia, bound for London. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner left the capital of Western Australia as Qantas flight 9, ready to take on…

Singapore Airlines Adds Second City for Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Singapore Airlines announced that Perth, Australia will be one of the lucky cities to be serviced by the airline’s newest addition, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, of which it is also the airplane's launch customer. The Western Australia city of 2 million joins Osaka, Japan in the 787-10’s route network, with…

Hainan Airlines Announces New Flights to Mexico

China's Hainan Airlines has announced flights from Beijing to Mexico City, with a technical stop in Tijuana, beginning on March 21, 2018. The flight will operate three times weekly and be serviced by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the airline's aircraft of choice for long ranges flights to North America due…

Iberia Announces First Airbus A350 Long-Haul Route

During an event at Fitur, the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spanish airline Iberia announced the first route for its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to New York's JFK Airport. However, the airline did not go as far as to announce a start date for the aircraft, and no updated schedule…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Norwegian Long Haul

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

IAG Brings Low-Cost, Long-Haul Travel to a New Level

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and Vueling, announced they would be launching a new long-haul airline called Level. The airline will be the fifth airline brand under IAG operation. The airline will be based in Barcelona, Spain and will fly to four destinations starting in…