ITA Airways Eyes Likely Agreement with Lufthansa As Delta Watches…

Though its operations first started less than three months ago, ITA Airways has become an airline of great interest both in its home country and around the world. The fact that it is the Italian national airline is a strategic factor both for the company itself and for other European…

ITA Airways Officially Joins IATA, Debuts New Livery As It…

ITA Airways — the Italian carrier taking over for the long ailing Alitalia — began operations on Oct. 15, on the same day becoming a member of IATA. Similar to joining SkyTeam, this announcement represents a handover with the now-bankrupt and former Italian national airline ITA has replaced. The official…

Oneworld Airline Alliance Purchases Sustainable Aviation Fuel

On Tuesday, The oneworld airline alliance announced their intentions to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from renewable fuel company Aemetis, further strengthening their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight members have signed the memorandum with Aemetis, with the option to allow additional alliance members…

China Airlines Welcomes First Airbus A321neo

In the aviation industry, widebody aircraft have almost always taken the spotlight for being the more comfortable when it boils down to commercial air travel, as opposed to narrowbody aircraft. The direction for comfort on narrow-body aircraft seems to be changing as of late in this new era, with several…

ITA Airways Becomes The Latest SkyTeam Alliance Member

On Oct. 15, ITA Airways became the new flag carrier for Italy replacing bankrupt Alitalia, putting an end to years of uncertainty over the destiny of the company that once dominated Italian skies. ITA Airways started with a fleet of 52 aircraft, just about half the size of former Alitalia,…

Korean Air Flies Its Longest Nonstop Flight

Korean Air flew its longest flight since its founding in 1969 last weekend using one of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger jets. The jet, registered KE8047, operated a nonstop cargo flight to Miami International Airport on June 12 from Korean Air's base at Seoul's Incheon International Airport. The journey lasted 14…

Alliance between Aeroméxico and Delta Air Lines Celebrates Four Years

Aeroméxico and its partner Delta Air Lines celebrate four years of their joint collaboration, the cross-border alliance between Mexico and the United States that begun in May 2017 creating multiple services and benefits to more than 22 million customers. In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that despite the…

Delta, WestJet Expand Codeshare Partnership

The world's current state seems unfavorable for airlines to resume and return to efficient and effective flight operations. Stringent travel restrictions, lengthy entry requirements and extended border closures limited demand for leisure travel. Even so, major carriers worldwide adapted to the ongoing dilemma and focused on increasing connectivity and growth…

KLM to Resume Service to Second Chinese City

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced in a press release that it will resume flying direct to Hangzhou, China from its Amsterdam hub beginning Aug. 27. The flight will only be operated once a week via Incheon, South Korea with a Boeing 777-200. However, the airline has intentions to add a…