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A Cathay Pacific A350 at SFO (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

San Francisco Temporarily Closes International Concourse A Gates

Although San Francisco International Airport (SFO) remains open and operational during the Bay Area's "shelter in place" lockdown, the airport is closing one of two concourses at the International Terminal after a major drop in travel due to the coronavirus. SFO officials say international flights have dropped almost 52 percent in the last few weeks. The airport currently remains opens “for essential traffic,” despite the state of California entering lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. All flights using the…

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…

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…

TAP Air Portugal Expands to San Francisco with New A330neo

TAP Air Portugal flew its inaugural flight from its hub in Lisbon to San Francisco Monday with the brand new Airbus A330-900neo jet. The new service to San Francisco (SFO) marks the flag carrier’s second regular trans-Atlantic A330neo flight to the U.S. after Chicago O’Hare and is the first non-stop…

Air Italy Inaugurates Los Angeles Service, Celebrates Long-Haul Network Growth

Air Italy has landed on the West Coast, bringing Italian style to Los Angeles from Milan and providing the only nonstop link between the two cities. The inaugural flight from Milan's Malpensa Airport arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late Wednesday afternoon marking the very first West Coast flight for…

Finnair Brings Back Nonstop Service to LAX with Flagship Airbus…

Oneworld carrier Finnair has relaunched nonstop service from its hub in Helsinki to Los Angeles yesterday after a more than 25-year hiatus. Finnair resumed the service on Sunday and will be flying nonstop to Helsinki three times per week using its new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. This is Finnair’s first…

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…

United Express to Start Daily Service to Redding from LAX…

Travelers now have a new option for reaching Redding and Shasta County in Northern California from Los Angeles as United Airlines, operating under the United Express brand, has announced that it will begin flying between Redding Municipal Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Starting March 8, 2019, United will begin…

A Day of Firsts: Qantas Inaugurates New Dreamliner Service to…

While most Americans were mourning the end of the summer over Labor Day Weekend, Qantas was celebrating the beginning of a new era, the era of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. On Saturday, Qantas inaugurated a new route from Melbourne to San Francisco on the aircraft, as well as replaced its…

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…