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Lufthansa's A380 preparing to depart for its original destination after diverting to Austin on Oct. 1, 2018 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Lufthansa Enters and Condor Exits Austin Market

Buried deep in a press release sent on Sept. 27, Lufthansa gave a glimpse of hope for its shrinking Frankfurt hub which keeps seeing capacity reduction and international flights being transferred to the nearby Munich Airport. The airline subtly announced that it plans to offer its first connection between Frankfurt and Austin next year. Last Thursday, the airline held a press conference with city officials at Austin City Hall to officially announce Lufthansa’s 23rd U.S. destination. The Cologne-based carrier will…

United to Initially Fly 787-10 Dreamliner on Transcon Routes

This year has already been a busy one for United Airlines, which debuted the first 737 MAX 9 in the U.S. in early June from its Houston Intercontinental hub. The Chicago-based airline will also be the first carrier in North America to take delivery of Boeing’s stretched Dreamliner, the 787-10,…

Elite Airways Returns to Long Island While Frontier Enhances Florida…

Following a year and four-month long absence, Elite Airways has decided it will return to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York with a twice-weekly flight to Melbourne, Florida and onward service to Bimini, Bahamas. The airline initially began serving the central Long Island airport in 2016 with flights…

LATAM Upgrades Brazil to South Africa Route to Weekly Service

LATAM Airlines will begin to operate two additional frequencies on its São Paulo-Johannesburg route, which will allow for a daily flight between both cities. Currently, the route is only operated five times per week from São Paulo's Guarulhos Airport. Although the frequency increase is scheduled for April 5, 2019, it is…

Iberia’s New A350 Flies First Long-Haul Route

After weeks of flying proving routes across Europe to cities such as London and Paris, Iberia’s first Airbus A350 joined its first scheduled long-haul route flying from Madrid to New York. Departing from Madrid’s Barajas International Airport on Saturday, the newest member of Iberia’s fleet flew a special third flight…

Qatar to Build A350XWB Stronghold at New York-JFK

Qatar Airways announced on Wednesday that the first scheduled route for its new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft to the United States will be to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. New York’s primary international airport currently receives two daily flights from Doha, one departing in the early morning operated by…

ViaAir Continues Rapid Expansion at Largest Hub

On Tuesday, just over one year after commencing its first nonstop flight from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, ViaAir announced its eighth destination from the airport’s new South Terminal. The Orlando-based carrier will connect Austin with Amarillo beginning Sept. 19. The service will operate six days a week from Sunday to…

Aeromexico Expands Route Map with Service to Two New Destinations

Aeromexico announced that it will begin service to two new destinations in Central America and the Caribbean from Mexico City starting in November. The Mexican flag carrier will begin flying to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Nov. 2, and Liberia, Costa Rica on Nov. 10. The service to the secondary cities…

Icelandair Resumes Longest Flight in Route Network

In its continued battle against low-cost carrier WOW air, Icelandic national carrier Icelandair resumed service between Reykjavik and San Francisco on Friday, June 1. It's been ten years since the airline flew to the Northern California city, and with a duration of approximately nine hours, it regains its title as…

Flights from Iceland to New York at All-Time High

With tourism in Iceland growing exponentially in popularity among Americans, so have flights to and from the island nation. Historically, the country’s flag carrier Icelandair has been provided the bulk of the service from Iceland to the United States, as it has the home-field advantage and a singular hub. However,…