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Qatar’s new Airbus A350-900 (A7-ALO) at the gate at JFK (AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

Qatar Airways Launches San Francisco Flights

As many airlines across the world cancel long-haul flying due to low demand, Qatar Airways has decided to launch a new long-haul flight to the United States. The Doha-based carrier announced its intentions to start yet another flight this year, further expanding its global network.  Qatar Airways announced that it would be starting service to San Francisco International Airport on Dec. 15 of this year. The route, from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, will operate four times a week at launch.…

United Resumes Nonstop Service to Shanghai

In an important ramp up following Chinese market recovery, United Airlines yesterday announced it will start a four-times-weekly nonstop service to China between San Francisco International Airport and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. Beginning Oct. 21, the carrier will operate four weekly nonstop flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco…

Garuda Indonesia Set to Launch Nonstop Flight to Bali from…

The Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is slated to launch nonstop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, New Delhi and Mumbai to the country’s tourism hotspot Bali. The plan was unveiled after the Governor of Bali announced on Monday that the island would open its doors to international tourists…

Delta Halts Service to 10 Airports Around the U.S.

Facing tremendous challenges posed by the new coronavirus, Delta is suspending flights to ten airports across the country. Delta announced on May 8 that it is cutting service to 10 U.S. secondary airports as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule. Notably, Delta is halting service…

United Announces Santa Maria Return and More New San Francisco…

United will be adding additional service out of its San Francisco hub for the upcoming summer travel season. In addition to the new services, the Star Alliance carrier will restart flights out of Santa Maria Airport (SMX) on California's Central Coast through its regional United Express brand (SkyWest). Beginning June…

Qantas Retires Final Boeing 747 from American Skies

When Qantas flight QF74 departed San Francisco for Sydney on Tuesday, it ended an era that started with one of its predecessors nearly a half-century ago, Qantas Boeing 747 service between Australia and America. In the latest milestone in its long history of transpacific flying, Qantas has retired its last…

United Reduces Winter Frequencies to Hong Kong

Over the last few months, several airlines including Delta and United have been cutting capacity to Hong Kong as political unrest in the country and its economic effects have shifted demand to the Asian hub. United is taking the measure further and temporarily cutting frequencies from Newark and San Francisco as…

Virgin Atlantic Expands A350 Routes for Summer, Doubles Down in…

In preparation for the busy 2020 summer travel season, Virgin Atlantic has announced four new routes for its newest flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Having started service with the airline on the London-New York JFK route, next year will see the aircraft expand to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Johannesburg…

Alitalia Adds San Francisco to Growing U.S. Network

Despite being plagued by financial woes and threats of liquidation, Italian carrier Alitalia has announced that the carrier will begin service between Rome and San Francisco next summer. This is not a completely new service for the carrier as Alitalia previously flew between Milan and San Francisco in 2001, but…

The Push to LEED: The Demand to Become Green at…

In recent decades, the push to improve green technology has led to the creation of new alternative energies like solar power and wind turbines. This push for green technologies has also pushed airports to achieve a new type of rating as they build or evolve their current structures. The sought-out…