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The two Boeing 747s which operate the Houston Express parked at Houston IAH (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

SonAir Ends Houston Express After 17 Years

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) made headlines when it became the first airport in North America to offer non-stop flights to each continent, excluding Antarctica, a few weeks ago. The addition of United’s flight from IAH to Sydney meant that there was now a direct flight to mainland Australia. However, the airport will only hold the title for about two more months. SonAir, which operates the only nonstop flight between IAH and Africa three times weekly, will fly its…

Airfares May Increase Over Recent Oil Price Uptick

In past years, the cost of oil was significantly low and that was a key factor in several decisions the commercial aviation industry has taken. That relative stability is now gone, and the increasing price of fuel is pushing for airlines to review their acquisition strategy and to update fares.…