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A United 737-700 lands on O'hare's new runway (Photo provided by Greg Linton)

The Evolution of Chicago O’Hare

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced the next step of Chicago O’Hare’s multi-million dollar modernization, including plans for a new runway and the potential for terminal enhancements and more gates. “The Mayor’s goal for the airport is straightforward: to make it the best airport in the world,” said Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans. Evans focused on the scope of the project, saying, “This is not just an airfield deal…This is the key… to add gates.” The $1.3…

American and United Announce Improvements to Customer Experiences

On February 1, 2016, passengers in economy were greeted with a new tasty treat. The reintroduction of free snacks on United Airlines began with the serving of complimentary stroopwafels. These morning snacks will be served on flights within North America and between Honolulu and Guam. [caption id="attachment_4643" align="alignleft" width="250"] Photo provided by United[/caption]…

Iran Strikes a Deal with Airbus

January 28, 2016, was not only a big day for Iranian aviation but also for the Airbus Corporation. Not only did Iran place an order for 118 new aircraft, but all 118 airframes were also placed in a single order with Airbus. The order consists of 73 widebody jets and…

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…

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…