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A Delta A350-900XWB in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Launch New Partnership

What is being billed as the ‘World’s Leading Partnership’ was launched this week by Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France. The joint venture (JV) by the four airlines expands on existing JVs between the U.S. carrier and the U.K. and European carriers. Delta CEO Ed Bastian stated: “Our expanded partnership is a major step forward for all of our airlines as we deliver greater reliability, top travel benefits and leading service that our customers deserve. Today’s launch…

Austin-Bergstrom Keeps Growing, Lands Two More Europe Routes

Austin has grown at a pace faster than almost all other U.S. cities over the past decade. Dubbed Silicon Hills for the large number of tech companies that are headquartered in and around the city, the rising tech industry has helped fuel both domestic and international air service over the…

Alitalia Still Without a Savior, Is the End Approaching?

Another deadline has passed for Alitalia and there is still no indication of a likely solution to the Italian flag carrier’s long-standing troubles. A binding offer that was due to be presented by Oct. 15 on behalf of the consortium led by Ferrovie dello Stato and Atlantia did not materialize…

LATAM to Leave Oneworld and Remain Unaligned

On Thursday evening, the aviation community received a true shocker as Delta announced a 20 percent acquisition in the LATAM Airlines Group in the form of a $1.9 billion investment in the largest South American carrier. The deal will see Delta significantly increase its reach in South America, as both…

Aerolíneas Argentinas to Connect Buenos Aires and Orlando Despite Impending…

Aerolíneas Argentinas on Tuesday announced the opening of a new non-stop route from Buenos Aires to Orlando. What will be only the third route to the United States for the Argentine flag carrier, the new connection will begin on Dec. 9 and with three weekly frequencies. The new and only…

Air France and KLM Ink Deal with Greek Carrier for…

Air France and KLM have signed a deal with regional Greek airline Sky Express in an attempt to strengthen the commercial cooperation between the three carriers on flights between Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol and 24 destinations in Greece. For passengers, this agreement adds the convenience of a single ticket…

China Southern Airlines to Leave SkyTeam Alliance

China Southern Airlines has announced that it will leave the airline alliance SkyTeam on Jan. 1, 2019. The airline, one of the 'big three' Chinese carriers alongside China Eastern and Air China, has made the decision not to renew its contract. The Guangzhou-based airline joined SkyTeam in 2007 and is…

Aeromexico Expands Route Map with Service to Two New Destinations

Aeromexico announced that it will begin service to two new destinations in Central America and the Caribbean from Mexico City starting in November. The Mexican flag carrier will begin flying to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Nov. 2, and Liberia, Costa Rica on Nov. 10. The service to the secondary cities…

American and Delta Reinstate Interline Agreement After Hiatus

Starting on Jan. 24, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines plan to reinstate their electronic interline ticketing agreement, which ended almost two years ago. Once the agreement is active, the airlines will once again have the ability to re-accommodate customers that were impacted by any sort of irregular operations, including…

Seoul’s Incheon Airport Opens New Terminal for Korean Air and…

Seoul's Incheon International Airport, the main international gateway to South Korea, will open its second passenger terminal to the public on Jan.18. Starting that date, Korean Air will no longer operate from the main terminal, which will be renamed Terminal 1, and will move all its domestic and international operations…