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Azores' first A321LR lifts off from the Airbus factory. (Photo: Airbus)

Azores Airlines Sets New A321LR Flight Record

2021 has started with some new restrictions to travel but also with some very good news. On Jan. 3, a new record was set by the new generation of Airbus A321 Long-Range, or A321LR, aircraft. ] Portuguese carrier Azores Airlines managed to complete a 9 hour, 49 minutes flight between Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport in Portugal, and Bogotá El Dorado International Airport in Colombia. That means it is the longest flight duration operated by the new A321LR in commercial operation.…

Austin’s Bergstrom Airport Continues Steady Growth Path as Overseas Market…

For the ninth consecutive year, Austin Bergstrom International Airport has reported a year-over-year rise in passenger numbers. The Central Texas airport welcomed 15,819,912 passengers in 2018, a 13.9 percent increase over 2017 passenger numbers. For the first time in its history, the airport saw at least one million flyers passing…

Boeing Rolls Out 10,000th 737, Claims New Guinness World Record

In a celebration held in Renton, Wash., Boeing officially rolled out its 10,000th 737 aircraft, which is destined to be delivered to Southwest Airlines. This milestone for the aircraft manufacturing giant marks a new Guinness World Records title for the "Most Produced Commercial Aircraft Model." The 737 reached its 5,000…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

Northeastern United States Enters Recovery Mode After a long battle with Winter Storm Jonas, many airports in the Northeast corner of the U.S. will be recovering from the cancellations that they have been plagued with over the past several days. Crews will be on the ramps, taxiways, and runways constantly…