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TAP's newly minted A330 retro jet (Photo: TAP Portugal)

Trip Report: TAP Portugal Retro-Themed Flight from Lisbon to Miami

TAP debuted their first retro aircraft livery in Miami on August 11, 2017 and graciously invited me to take part in the festivities. TAP Fleet Breakdown This retro themed TAP aircraft is part of a new branding effort as the airline is growing at a rapid pace. In July, the airline flew 1.4 million people worldwide, up 21 percent and has doubled traffic from the U.S. year over year. TAP has 53 new aircraft on order for delivery starting in…

A Look at Air France’s Sizable Caribbean Operations

France has always played a large role in the Caribbean. In 1625, the French colonized the island of St. Kitts. Later, they moved to other Caribbean islands such as Martinique, St. Barts, Haiti, and Grenada. As time went on, some islands have lost French control, either through independence or other…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Iceland Express

Iceland Express was a discounted carrier that was based in Keflavik, Iceland with the purpose of giving Icelanders an alternate low-cost carrier besides the nation’s flag carrier Icelandair. Formed by the parent company Northern Travel Holdings in 2002, the airline started flights in February 2003 with flights from Keflavik to…

Emirates to Begin Service to Orlando

Dubai-based airlines Emirates announced March 24, 2015 that it would be launching it's 10th destination within the United States. The new destination that they will be serving is Orlando, Florida. With the addition of the new route, Emirates will serve its first destination in Florida. The flight starting on the…

American Airlines To Commence 737 Service Between MIA and MCI

Beginning March 5th, 2015, American Airlines will fly nonstop between Miami (MIA) and Kansas City (MCI). Utilizing Boeing 737-800 aircraft, increasing connectivity between the Midwest and South Florida. “We are very excited to announce these new routes, which will give our customers more travel options to and from Miami and…