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An Alitalia Boeing 777-200 at JFK Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

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 ended the service after the airline industry’s post-9/11 downturn. The new service will be a seasonal service, as the carrier will fly between the two cities from Jul. 1 to…

Delta to Link New York and Mumbai with New Service

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be commencing nonstop service between New York and Mumbai. The flight is expected to begin on Dec. 22 and will operate daily on a year-round basis between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Delta's…

American Airlines Suspends Service to Venezuela

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has announced that it will be suspending service to Venezuela due to rising security concerns and unrest in the nation. American was the remaining major U.S. carrier that was still offering service to the Latin American nation. The decision to suspend the service came after…

Alaska Airlines Launches Commercial Service from New Paine Field Terminal

Commercial service is finally underway at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. as Alaska Airlines began regional operations Monday morning from the airport's newly-opened passenger terminal. Paine Field, also called Snohomish Country Airport, has been known for decades as the home for a majority of Boeing’s builds and tests flights but…

Virgin Atlantic to Start Flights Between London Heathrow and Tel…

From September 2019, Virgin Atlantic will operate a new daily flight between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport. The flights, which go on sale on February 25, will be operated by Virgin’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft with Upper Class, Premium Economy along with Economy Light, Classic and Delight. Over…

ANA Announces Details for Commencement of A380 Service

Japanese carrier ANA has announced that it will begin operating its new Airbus A380 aircraft in May of 2019. The carrier, which has an order of three A380s, has said that the aircraft will be used exclusively for its Tokyo to Honolulu routes, a popular route catering mainly to tourists.…

Perth Airport Sues Qantas For Unpaid Fees

Perth Airport sued Qantas Airways for an unpaid aeronautical services fee on Monday. The airport has charged the airline approximately $27.8 million for services between Jul. 1 to Oct. 31, but the airline has only paid approximately $16.5 million. The airport is longing for the outstanding amount of $11.3 million.…

Air Italy Announces New U.S. Flights as Senators Request Investigation

Air Italy has announced it will launch new routes to two new American cities in 2019, choosing to serve the West Coast cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco in its latest route expansion. Following the launch of New York and Miami service earlier this year, Air Italy focused largely…

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…

Elite Airways Launches First Flight from Long Island

Long Islanders now have a direct connection to Melbourne, Florida and the Bahamas as Elite Airways launched its inaugural flight this morning from Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York on its 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft. The first flight, 7Q21, departed Long Island on-time at 8:00 a.m. for the…