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50 Years Later: Silver Airways Becomes First Airline to Sell Scheduled Cuba Flights

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 June 15, Silver has become the first airline to sell regularly scheduled flights to Cuba in over 50 years. The first route will begin on September first from Silver’s hub in Ft. Lauderdale to Santa Clara, Cuba. In total, Silver has received the authority to…

Coming Soon: Scheduled U.S. to Cuba Flights

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. Each company is required to begin flying within 90 days of the dates requested in…

Alaska Air Flies With Biofuel Made from Corn

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 company to create and test new solutions. Alaska Air joined with Gevo, a biofuel company,…

Delta Enhances Scottish Route Network

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. It will be in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic. The flight will be operated using a…

Southwest Files to Expand Flights to Mexico

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 Cabo/Los Cabos twice daily, and once daily to Puerto Vallarta, all beginning November 6, 2016.…

PHOTO TOUR: Qatar Airways Marks Latest Route: Atlanta to Doha

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 a spacious double decker layout, refined finishings, customized interiors and convenient design,” stated Qatar’s CEO,…

United Updates Route Network for Summer Travel Season

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, the airline also announced it would be ending its Houston to Lagos route and upgrading…

EgyptAir Flight 804 Loses Radar Contact

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 804 operating from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Cairo has disappeared from radar. The airline confirmed…

British Airways to Launch Service to Chile

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. Beginning January 3, 2017, British Airways will fly four times weekly between London’s Heathrow Airport…

Boeing Delivers First Co-Branded 777-300ER to China Airlines

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 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,"…