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Boeing's 737 MAX 7 lifts off for the first time. EASA says the aircraft family could be approved for European operation by the end of 2020. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Chuyi Chuang)

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 could delay the return to commercial service of the aircraft type, as well as potentially require interventions on other Boeing aircraft types currently in service. The Boeing 737 MAX was…

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…

Airbus Exceeds Aircraft Delivery Forecast in 2019

Reuters has reported that 863 Airbus aircraft were delivered to customers in 2019 exceeding the manufacturer’s forecast target for aircraft deliveries. The news agency is citing ‘airport and tracking sources’ for the unaudited figure which the European manufacturer refused to comment on pending official confirmation later this month. If the…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2019

The aviation industry is certainly fast-paced, with developments happening every day. No two days are the same in this broad, ever-changing industry. AirlineGeeks has been proud to report on some of the major shaping events this year for enthusiasts and professionals alike. 2019 has shown how each year continues to…

LOT Polish Adds Flights to Washington Dulles

Polish flag carrier, LOT has added a new U.S destination to its route map, connecting its home base in Warsaw with Washington Dulles three times a week as of June 2, 2020.  The new flight will be operated by LOT’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the carrier operates…

Bek Air’s Operating Certificate Suspended After Crash

Kazakhstani Bek Air has had its operating certificate suspended by government authorities. The suspension has come after the fatal crash of a Fokker F100 operating a domestic flight on the morning of December 27. The aircraft was operating a domestic flight from Almaty to the country's capital Nur-Sultan. Preliminary reports…

Indigo Partners’ JetSMART Starts Operations in Brazil

On Friday, Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART operated its first flight in Brazil, connecting Santiago to the Northeastern capital of Salvador. This is the first of four weekly operations, which from the end of the summer season, will become two. This is the first of three new routes to South America's…

Emirates Announces High-Level Leadership Changes

Emirates president, Sir Tim Clark, announced he will be stepping down from the Dubai-based carrier in June 2020. The executive will remain as an external advisor for the airline. Clark has served Emirates for more than thirty years, joining as the head of route planning in 1985 and then moving…

Asiana Airlines Set to Confirm New Sale Deal on Friday

According to local media, Asiana Airlines, the second-largest airline in South Korea, is expected to sell on Friday. The consortium consists of Hyundai Development Co. and Mirae Asset Daewoo Co. After weeks of negotiations, Kumho Asiana Group agreed to sell a 31 percent stake in the airline for 2.5 trillion…