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A Korean Air 787-9 being delivered at Boeing's North Charleston, S.C. facility (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

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 hours 42 minutes, covering a total distance of 8,330 miles. Although Miami, a hub for many passenger and cargo routes to South America, is already one of Korean Air's cargo-only…

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…

SkyTeam Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Sanitary Measures

SkyTeam, the second-largest, global airline alliance celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 22. The 19 members in the global airline alliance, including the four founders, Delta Air Lines, Air France, Aeromexico and Korean Air, decided to unveil the “SkyCare&Protect” initiative and pledge. All of the airline partners within the alliance…

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:…

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…