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Cathay Pacific Announces Rebranding of Dragonair

Hong-Kong based Cathay Pacific has unveiled that Dragonair will soon be rebranded as Cathay Dragon, leading into "a new era of opportunity and growth." The rebranding of the low-cost subsidy is aimed at capitalizing on Cathay Pacific’s high international brand recognition. The rebranding is made up of a new logo incorporating the famous brushing logo which Cathay Pacific already uses, as well as a redesigned livery to closely match that of its partner. Changing Dragonair’s logo and livery will allow…

Ethiopian Airlines Returns to NYC

Ethiopian Airlines will restart service to New York City-JFK after a 12-year absence. Service will begin in June 2016 using the airline’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, which has 24 seats in business class and 246 in economy. The 787 features the airline’s state-of-the-art on demand entertainment system and other technologies…

Undercarriage Stowaways: A Short Analysis

The latest body to be discovered in the wheel well of an airliner occurred on January 11th at Paris-Orly Airport. An unidentified male's body was discovered during maintenance operations on an Air France Boeing 777. The aircraft's last scheduled flight left Sao Paulo, Brazil, for Charles De Gaulle, before positioning to…

Emirates Realigns Its US Route Structure

Yesterday, AirlineGeeks broke the news involving Emirates adding its double-decker Airbus A380 service to Washington Dulles. However, what the headlines don't tell is that this interesting move by Emirates isn't just another expansion route, but rather a complete realignment into the way the airline is approaching its routes in North…

ANA Accomplishes 100,000 787 Flights

On January 11, 2016, All Nippon Airways became the first airline to complete 100,000 flights in the Boeing  787 Dreamliner. Upon arrival at Sea-Tac International Airport, the milestone flight was celebrated with a special gate ceremony. "The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our…

Emirates to Begin A380 Service to Washington Dulles

Emirates plans to upgrade their Dubai (DXB) to Dulles (IAD) route to an A380. This upgrade will take effect on February 1st, 2016. The carrier decided to upgrade the aircraft in order to accommodate increased passenger needs and capacity. Emirates currently uses their 777-300ER to operate the route to Washington. The…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

With the airline and aviation constantly changing, our team has begun a new series titled "This Week in Aviation." Each Monday morning we will give readers a quick outlook on what to expect for the upcoming week.  Continued Speculation About a Spirit and Frontier Merger Last week headliners were shocked…

How Is It Possible to Land An Airliner on a…

An Alaska Airlines 737 landed on a taxiway at Seattle's SeaTac Airport on December 19th at about 8:30 in the morning. While it is not unknown for this sort of thing to happen, it is thankfully rare but also exceedingly dangerous. Luckily for this crew and their passengers, the taxiway…

Final Report of Air Asia Crash Leaves Questions on Pilot…

The final report into Indonesia's Air Asia Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore highlighted a lack of "decisive" control from the aircraft's captain as the reason to why the Airbus A320-200 stalled 11 miles over the Java Sea. The crash occurred on December 28, 2014, around five years after the…

United Announces the Comeback of Snacks for Economy Travelers

After years of economy passengers onboard United going without free snacks, the airline has announced that it will be reinstating the service. They will begin offering snacks for all travelers this upcoming February in hopes of continuing to win back customers and prove that it can offer a better experience.…