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The four largest airline participating in Essential Air Service contracts, TOP: Southern Airways Express C208, Cape Air C402 ; BOTTOM. Boutique PC12 , SkyWest CRJ200 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Essential Air Service: What It Is and Why It's Needed

Every year, people around the country pay their taxes and begin to complain about which government programs are necessary and which are not. And every year the same question comes up: why does the government shell out millions of dollars in federal aid to airlines in order to fly — in some cases empty aircraft — to cities nobody has ever heard of? Because it’s essential. History of EAS Essential Air Service has played an interesting role in this country…

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…

Copa Airlines’ Dreams Business Class – Flatbed Seats on a…

Panama-based Copa Airlines has boasted one of the world’s best hubs for connections, being such a convenient springboard to major cities and destinations across Latin America. At Copa’s home base (PTY), or ‘Hub of the Americas’, bags are checked directly to their final destination and travelers simply walk to their…

TAP Air Portugal Introduces New Changes to Loyalty Program

Over the past several years TAP Air Portugal has come back to life. It’s bought new airplanes, revamped in-flight service and catering, built a new lounge in Lisbon and more. However, there was still the loyalty program which was less than stellar and often wasn’t very valuable to people in…

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…

Turkish Airlines and Bangkok Airways Start New Codeshare Partnership

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines commenced a new codeshare partnership today with Thailand's Bangkok Airways. With Turkish being the only airline to connect the two countries, it is hoped that the new codeshare will provide passengers with convenient connections from Turkey to within Thailand and Southeast Asia. The agreement covers…

Turkish Airlines and Bangkok Airways Start New Codeshare Partnership

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines commenced a new codeshare partnership today with Thailand's Bangkok Airways. With Turkish being the only airline to connect the two countries, it is hoped that the new codeshare will provide passengers with convenient connections from Turkey to within Thailand and Southeast Asia. The agreement covers…

Turkish Airlines and Bangkok Airways Start New Codeshare Partnership

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines commenced a new codeshare partnership today with Thailand's Bangkok Airways. With Turkish being the only airline to connect the two countries, it is hoped that the new codeshare will provide passengers with convenient connections from Turkey to within Thailand and Southeast Asia. The agreement covers…

The Importance of Airline Alliances

An aviation article many years ago suggested that you do not make money running an airline; you make money selling things to airlines. This statement was very true at the time. Many stakeholders like airports, aircraft manufacturers, and global distribution systems made money while airlines were struggling. A fundamental change…

Turkish Airlines Plans to Open Five Lounges at Istanbul’s New…

Following the completion of the “Great Move” to its brand new home base, Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that it will open five passenger lounges at Istanbul’s new airport available for Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite & Elite Plus, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers. Three…