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American to Build Alaska Partnership, Add Seattle to India Service

American Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Bangalore, India to be launched in October. Tickets go on sale next month. American will become the first airline to offer nonstop flights between Bangalore and the United States. Daily flights between the two cities will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a three-class configuration. The flight is currently planned as a year-round service. "Bangalore is one of our highest demand destinations for our corporate accounts, really…

LATAM Firms Up Departure Date From Oneworld

LATAM Airlines will leave the oneworld alliance on May 1, 2020. The decision, announced on Friday, moves the airline’s departure from the alliance up by five months. LATAM’s fliers will enjoy oneworld benefits, like frequent-flyer benefits across member airlines and access to lounges, through April 30. LATAM's early departure from…

LATAM to Leave Oneworld in October 2020, Hints on Future…

In an already expected move, LATAM Airlines Group has officially set a date to leave the oneworld airline alliance: Oct. 1, 2020. Only months after having a 20 percent stake of the group sold to Delta Air Lines - a SkyTeam alliance member, the exit from the global alliance was…

Fiji Airways Aims High With New A350XWB, Debuts Jet at…

Fiji Airways became the first airline in the South Pacific to operate the Airbus A350XWB on Friday when it took delivery of the first of two it has on order from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. In taking delivery of the new aircraft, Fiji Airways is continuing its…

LATAM to Leave Oneworld and Remain Unaligned

On Thursday evening, the aviation community received a true shocker as Delta announced a 20 percent acquisition in the LATAM Airlines Group in the form of a $1.9 billion investment in the largest South American carrier. The deal will see Delta significantly increase its reach in South America, as both…

A History of Japan Airlines

Aug. 1, 1951, Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded with ¥100 million in capital under chairman Aiichiro Fujiyama and president Seijiro Yanagida.  The airline started initially as an independent operation with scheduled domestic routes leasing aircraft from Norwest Airlines including the Martin 202 - a twin-engine piston-powered airliner - the Douglas…

The Importance of Airline Alliances

An aviation article many years ago suggested that you do not make money running an airline; you make money selling things to airlines. This statement was very true at the time. Many stakeholders like airports, aircraft manufacturers, and global distribution systems made money while airlines were struggling. A fundamental change…

Finnair Brings Back Nonstop Service to LAX with Flagship Airbus…

Oneworld carrier Finnair has relaunched nonstop service from its hub in Helsinki to Los Angeles yesterday after a more than 25-year hiatus. Finnair resumed the service on Sunday and will be flying nonstop to Helsinki three times per week using its new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. This is Finnair’s first…

Royal Air Maroc Debuts Newly-Delivered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on New…

Royal Air Maroc inducted its newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, into long-haul flying on Friday when the aircraft flew the Casablanca to New York route, its first transatlantic revenue flight. The Moroccan flag carrier only took delivery of the aircraft, registration CN-RAM, from Boeing 10 days prior in Seattle,…

Oneworld Alliance Announces Royal Air Maroc as Newest Member, Fiji…

The oneworld airline alliance announced at press conference in New York City yesterday that it will be inducting Royal Air Maroc into the alliance as a full member. Morroco's national carrier will be the first African airline to join the alliance in full, with the membership process expected to be completed…