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A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330 on approach to Brussels. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Operations Begin at Chengdu’s Second International Airport

China's newest international airport in Chegdu, Tianfu International Airport, began operations this Sunday. The new airport serves as a new international gateway to the Sichuan province and China and will operate as a second airport for Chengdu with the existing Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport continuing to operate. The new airport, 31 miles from Chengdu's city center, is intended for Chengdu to become the third largest airport hub in China, after Beijing and Shanghai. However, as China remains closed to most…

EVA Air Resumes Daily Service to Los Angeles Due to…

Beginning June 7, EVA Air will resume flying to Los Angeles once daily — up from only operating the service three times per week — in response to demand from ethnic and overseas Taiwanese returning to the U.S. The sudden change in EVA Air's operations plan is due to the…

How a 38-Year-Old 757 Tests the Next Generation of Aviation…

Age is just a number, as they say, and Honeywell’s 757-200 is no exception to this rule. The aircraft — registered as N757HW — tests some of the latest and greatest aviation technologies, including safety systems, powerplants and products targeted more towards the airline passenger. N757HW was the fifth 757…

LATAM Announces Operational Projection for March 2021

LATAM's operational passenger projection for Mar. 2021 is estimated to reach up to 35% (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) compared to the same month in 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. In a press release, the group has planned 675 daily domestic and international flights, connecting 115 destinations in…

LATAM Projects a Lower Operation in February

LATAM Airlines Group reported that its operational passenger estimate for February would reach up to 35% (measured in Available Seat Kilometers – ASK) compared to the same month of the last year. This statistic is lower in relation to last January, in which the operation was 39.8%, in a scenario…

Air Canada Rouge Announces Suspension of Operations

According to reports from CBC News, leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge has announced that they will be suspending flights until further notice. The airline, a leisure-based subsidiary of Air Canada, will operate its last flight on Feb. 8.  Usually, Air Canada Rouge operates flights to sun and leisure destinations in…

Avianca Strengthens Network, Increases Number of Routes by 77%

Avianca started the year by strengthening its operation, increasing its routes by 77% and its frequencies by 124% compared to October throughout its network. Julián Laverde, Avianca's Vice President of Network Operations, commented in a press release that “For several months our efforts have been focused on improving operational processes…

Southwest Releases Schedule For Service To Fresno, Santa Barbara

The prolonged COVID-19 catastrophe has proven to be a daunting obstacle for the airline industry, one that has forced airlines to question their traditional methods for operating and marketing flight routes through their fortified hubs. As a result, major U.S. carriers have had to make tough decisions on where to…

Avianca Transported 929,000 Passengers Over Holiday Season

Between Dec. 2020 and Jan. 11, 2021, Avianca moved more than 929,000 passengers across 9,287 flights in its network of domestic and international routes in Colombia, which reflects that air traffic is still active. In the domestic market, more than 747,000 passengers flew on 7,192 flights and on international routes…

Sky Airlines and Viva Air Start 2021 Announcing New Routes

Despite new Colombian requirements for travel during the pandemic, the Viva Air Group announced the recent reopening of its direct flight from Lima, Peru to Medellín, Colombia. The carrier announced that it will offer service on three weekly flights, scheduled every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and will be operated by…