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Over the Boneyard: A Look Down at Roswell International Air Center

Roswell International Air Center is a public-use airport that serves the city of Roswell, N.M. It was previously known as Roswell Army International Airfield during World War II, and Walker Air Force Base during the Cold War. The base was previously known for a large presence of US Air Force Strategic Air Command, and the 1947 Roswell UFO incident. The base was closed and turned into the current airport on June 30, 1967. The current airfield covers 5,029 acres and…

Allegiant Announces Another Round of Network Expansion, Adds 44 New…

Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant has announced plans to launch 44 new routes, as part of a strategic shift that looks to serve major markets throughout the U.S.  Drew Wells, Allegiant'S vice president of planning and revenue said in a press release: "There is a lot of leisure demand for cities that…

The Mayor of Barcelona Proposes Ending All Flights to Madrid

The aviation world is in turmoil in Spain after the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, announced a few days ago that she will request Barcelona-El Prat Airport, the main airport of the Catalonian city, to terminate all flights to destinations that can be reached by train, thereby included the famous…

Iran Admits It ‘Unintentionally’ Shot Down Ukrainian 737 in Tehran

In a military statement publicized by its state media this Saturday, Iran admitted it "unintentionally" shot down the civilian 737-800 of Ukraine International Airlines in Tehran last Wednesday, reported the Associated Press. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1215845397614276611 According to the statement, reports the AP, the aircraft was mistaken as a so-called "hostile target" after…

Aircraft Lessor BOC Aviation Places Firm Order for 20 A320neos

Airbus announced this week that Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft. As of September 2019, BOC owns 309 aircraft. Of those, 37 are A320neos.  The company also owns 121 A320ceos. In addition to the 309 aircraft owned by BOC, they also manage 36 aircraft and…

America’s Newest Airport Comes to Life

During this day and age, usable land is at a minimum and it’s not often that an airport opens its doors to commercial service for the first time, and it’s even rarer when an airport is built completely from scratch. But that’s exactly what happened in small-town Williston, N.D. Williston…

Airlines Reach Compensation Agreements on 737 MAX

Several operators of the Boeing 737 MAX reached compensation agreements with Boeing this week, following the grounding of the variant in March 2019. American Airlines issued a statement expressing that a portion of that confidential agreement will be shared with the company's employees: "American Airlines shared with its team today…

Boeing, FAA Find New Issues With the 737 MAX

After closing one of the worst years in its history, Boeing Corporation is not starting this 2020 under the best auspices. According to the New York Times, citing multiple anonymous sources inside the company, more problems related to the Boeing 737 MAX have surfaced during the past few weeks and…

Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai's Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa's long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa's Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight. Lufthansa's…

Turkish Airlines Starts Service to Xi’an, China

On Dec. 30 2019, Turkish Airlines officially added Xi'an in China to its list of destinations following its inaugural service to the city. Xi'an becomes the Star Alliance carrier's fourth destination in mainland China and its 318th worldwide. The city benefits from three flights per week from the airline's main…