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A Primera Air A321neo taxiing to the terminal after landing at Washington Dulles. (Photo: Peter Weiland)

Primera Air Brings Low-Cost Transatlantic Service to Spain With New Base Announcement

Continuing its trend of rapid expansion in not even it's sixth month of operations in the transatlantic market, Primera Air has announced that it will open up another European base in Madrid, Spain. Its fourth route expansion in as little as a month, Primera will fly from the Iberian Peninsula non-stop to the United States and Canada beginning in July 2019 to the cities of  Newark, Boston and Toronto. Madrid has been largely devoid of non-stop low-cost transatlantic service, as…

Primera Air Goes Up Against Star Alliance with Opening of…

Low-cost airline Primera Air announced four new transatlantic routes this morning from a new European base in Frankfurt, Germany to cities in North America. The announcement comes on the heels of the airline’s expansion to new transatlantic bases in Brussels and Berlin last month. The new routes will focus on…

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds Second 737 MAX Route to Dominican Republic

With the departure of its flight AR1326 at 11:05 p.m. last August, Argentina's main carrier Aerolineas Argentinas started operating a second route to Punta Cana, one of Dominican Republic's most demanded tourist destinations. The route demonstrates the capabilities of the newest addition to the carrier's fleet: the Boeing 737 MAX…

Air Canada Gears Up for Summer Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Since Air Canada received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 last year, it has been using them on popular routes across Canada and the U.S. such as Montreal to Vancouver, Toronto to Calgary, and Toronto to Los Angeles, as well as on two lesser-known transatlantic routes, St. John’s to London…

Air Italy Unveils New Livery on First 737 MAX

Italian carrier Air Italy, formerly known as Meridiana, unveiled its all-new livery yesterday via Facebook. Italy's first 737 MAX 8 finished being painted at Boeing's facility in Portland, Oregon and will be delivered to the airline soon. With a goal of having Italy's newest fleet, the carrier is currently awaiting…

Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 Launch Delayed Indefinitely

The launch of Icelandair’s long-awaited Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft has been delayed indefinitely following a series of delays by the airline this past week. The aircraft was supposed to make its debut performance for the airline on April 6 on the daily flight from Reykjavik to Berlin, however, that…

American Orders 47 New Dreamliner Aircraft, Defers MAX Orders

American Airlines and Boeing announced an order for 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Friday evening. This most recent order by American will more than double the fleet of Dreamliners that the Fort Worth-based airline currently operates. It will also make American one of the largest operators of the 787…

Jet Airways and Boeing Announce Additional 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Jet Airways jointly announced an order for 75 new 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday. Neither Boeing nor Jet Airways specified which variant of the MAX family has been ordered. “Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and…

Boeing Delivers First Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft to Thai…

This week marks another first for Boeing as the aircraft manufacturer delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 9 to the model’s launch customer, Thai Lion Air. Boeing held a delivery ceremony on Wednesday in Seattle at the Seattle Delivery Center at its own Boeing Field to commemorate the delivery, which comes just…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Norwegian Air International

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…