Emirates announced today that Johannesburg will be the next city in its network to receive Airbus A380 service. Currently, Emirates uses the Boeing 777-300ER to serve Johannesburg with four daily flights. Beginning February 1, one
On July 20, Southwest’s computer system experienced a significant outage causing an immediate delay in hundreds of flights. As the backups failed, hundreds additional flights were either delayed or canceled, totaling almost 1150 flights within 24
Alaska Airlines announced today it will increase its presence in the New York City region with additional service to Newark’s Liberty International Airport. The airline currently serves Newark with two daily flights from Seattle and
There was a slight improvement in the amount of sunshine that was radiating down on the asphalt during day three of Farnborough International, compared to the waterlogged (flooded) scene that occurred on Monday at the airport southwest of
On July 1, 2016, United Airlines kicked off service between their Pacific gateway at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL). The date also marked the official start of a joint venture
Air Canada and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that an order for C Series aircraft has been finalized. The airline originally signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) in February 2016 for new C Series aircraft,
When thinking about Canadian aviation and the commercial airlines gracing the skies a few names instantly pop into mind. Those airlines generally include WestJet, Air Canada, Air Transat and a few others. However, starting July 25th, a “new” airline will be
United and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) announced today that it has reached an agreement for a flight attendant contract. Flight attendants at the airline currently operate under two contracts and therefore separate work
Following the announcement that the British people have voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union, the UK aviation sector has been reacting accordingly. The vote, followed years of pressure from the British people
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the allocations of routes to Cuba for non-Havana routes. Silver Airways, a regional carrier based in Florida, was awarded all routes in which they had applied. As of
On June 6th the United States Department of Transportation approved six airlines to begin offering flights into Cuba. The U.S carriers that have been selected include American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, Frontier, and Silver Airways.
In efforts to lower emissions, airlines and biofuel companies have been testing new possibilities and pushing their limits to create cheaper jet fuel that’s safer for the environment. One airline has partnered with a biofuel
On June 7, 2016, Delta announced that beginning on May 25, 2017, they will start flights between New York JFK and Glasgow, Scotland. This service will be the only nonstop flight between the two cities.
Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand its flights to Mexico. The airline filed to begin service from Los Angeles to Cancun and San Jose del
After much anticipation, Qatar Airways’ Airbus A380 landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the latest route in the airline’s massive international expansion. “The Qatar Airways A380 provides a memorable experience for our passengers, with
United has kicked off the summer travel season by updating and expanding its existing route network. Today, United launched three new seasonal flights to Europe from its hubs in New York/Newark and Washington-Dulles. In addition,
Early Thursday morning, EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared from radar en route from Paris to Cairo. The aircraft has presumably crashed in the Mediterranean, but no debris have been confirmed yet. EgyptAir has confirmed that Flight
British Airways will begin the first ever nonstop flight between the United Kingdom and Chile next year. The airline previously served Santiago between 1993 and 2000 as a “tag on” to its Buenos Aires flight.
As of May 16, 2016, China Airlines took delivery of the first co-branded 777-300ER at a special ceremony in Everett, WA. The milestone delivery is China Airlines’ tenth 777-300ER. “We are delighted to celebrate 100
Heathrow Airport announced today that it would ban night flights, curb noise, and pollution, should the UK Government give the west London airport the go-ahead to expand. The battle between London Gatwick and London Heathrow to