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The last Dash 8 flight for Piedmont taxis out at CLT (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of 32nd Dash 8-400

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada on Saturday announced the delivery of another Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, with the airline reaching a milestone of 32 Dash 8-400 aircraft in its fleet. Ethiopian added its first Dash 8-400 aircraft into its fleet in March 2010. The recent delivery highlights the carrier's confidence in the aircraft in supporting its growing network across Africa. Ethiopian is a recognized Authorized Service Facility having acquired the first Dash 8-400 simulator in Africa and just…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in…

Canadian Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Introduces New Flight to Jamaica

On Friday, Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop announced its second destination in the Caribbean from Toronto Pearson International Airport, growing its winter holiday portfolio. Specifically, the Calgary-based airline will launch flights to Kingston, Jamaica, two times weekly on a Boeing 737-800 beginning in December. Starting on Dec. 8, Swoop will fly…

Finnair Announces Substantial August 2021 Passenger, Cargo Growth

Finnair recently posted its August 2021 traffic results, indicating an improvement in passenger numbers and a solid month for cargo traffic. Passenger numbers increased to 266,500 last month, 38.1% growth compared to August 2020. Furthermore, the number of passengers grew by 24.5% compared to July 2021, showing significant improvement within…

Hawaiian Airlines Returns Service To American Samoa 

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will be returning to the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. The carrier looks to provide nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Pago Pago-Tafuna International Airport, located in the village of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa.  Returning…

Advanced Air Plans Delayed Mammoth Lakes, CA Entry

Hawthorne, Calif.-based Advanced Air has confirmed it will begin flights to Mammoth Lakes, Calif. via Mammoth Yosemite Airport in November 2021. The airline did announce plans to fly to Mammoth Lakes last season, but those plans were put on hold on account of local restrictions put in place due to…

Alaska Airlines Continues West Coast Push With Lounge Opening, New…

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced virtually every major airline in the world to quickly devise and outline a plan for recovery, revamping their fleets and route networks to account for new industry trends. Many have had to adapt to the drastic ebb and flow of passenger travel demand in recent…

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the…

Eastern Airlines Expands Operations Into Cargo Market with 777F Purchase

On Wednesday, Eastern Airlines announced that it will be expanding its operations into the cargo market following the acquisition of 35 Boeing 777F aircraft. Set to enter service in the first quarter of 2022, the aircraft acquired by the company will be the first 777s to ever undergo a passenger-to-freighter…