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United Suspends Newark to Newcastle Route

Newcastle Airport has been subjected to a huge blow in their international portfolio as United has announced that they will not be returning to the north eastern airport in 2017. The airline continued operations on the Newcastle-Newark service until September 6th. This means that the airline does not have an American carrier operating to the airport. Commenting on the route suspension, Nick Jones, the Interim CEO of Newcastle Airport expressed his disappointment by saying, “We understand that this will be…

Royal Air Maroc Lanches Service to Washington-Dulles

Starting on September 8th, Morocco based Royal Air Maroc will operate three-times weekly service to Washington Dulles International Airport. Washington, D.C. is the airline's third North American destination along with New York (JFK) and Montreal (YUL). Royal Air Maroc will utilize their 787 Dreamliner on the new route. Flight 218…

American Outlines Major Changes to Route Network

On Thursday, American Airlines released a revised schedule featuring new routes, station closures, and route cancellations. These changes reflect the airline's modernization and growth efforts. In an internal statement, American announced five new routes from Chicago-O'hare, Dallas, and Miami: DFW - Amsterdam (Seasonal: May-September) DFW - Rome (Seasonal: May-September) DFW…

Emirates Expands A380 Service to New Zealand

Emirates, the world's largest Airbus A380 Operator announced today it will begin A380 service to Christchurch, New Zealand beginning October 30th which will coincide with the launch of the A380 on its Dubai to Auckland nonstop route. The airline will be the first to begin regularly-scheduled Airbus A380 flights to…

Johannesburg to Say ‘Hello’ to Emirates A380

Emirates announced today that Johannesburg will be the next city in its network to receive Airbus A380 service. Currently, Emirates uses the Boeing 777-300ER to serve Johannesburg with four daily flights. Beginning February 1, one of the daily flights will be operated by the A380. The Schedule Flight # Departure…

Alaska Airlines Adds Service from Newark

Alaska Airlines announced today it will increase its presence in the New York City region with additional service to Newark's Liberty International Airport. The airline currently serves Newark with two daily flights from Seattle and will add a third in Spring or 2017. "We thank the Federal Aviation Administration, and…

JetBlue Expected to Announce Plans to Restart Atlanta Service

Last week, jetBlue sent a letter of interest to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport to restart service to the world's busiest airport. The airline plans to resume service to Atlanta in September 2017. The airline pulled out of Atlanta in 2003 citing intense competition between jetBlue, Delta, and AirTran. The letter…

United Launches Service to Auckland

On July 1, 2016, United Airlines kicked off service between their Pacific gateway at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL). The date also marked the official start of a joint venture between United Airlines and Air New Zealand. The venture will further the airlines' relationship. In…

Southwest Files to Expand Flights to Mexico

Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand its flights to Mexico. The airline filed to begin service from Los Angeles to Cancun and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos twice daily, and once daily to Puerto Vallarta, all beginning November 6, 2016.…

United Updates Route Network for Summer Travel Season

United has kicked off the summer travel season by updating and expanding its existing route network. Today, United launched three new seasonal flights to Europe from its hubs in New York/Newark and Washington-Dulles. In addition, the airline also announced it would be ending its Houston to Lagos route and upgrading…