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Copa Airlines' first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. (Photo: Copa Airlines)

Copa Airlines’ Dreams Business Class – Flatbed Seats on a 737 MAX 9

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 next flight without needing to go through customs or immigration. In most cases, a security check is not even required to board the next flight. With the return of the…

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…

Lufthansa Begins Flights to Third Texas Destination

While Lufthansa’s new livery dropped the airline’s iconic yellow, Austin Bergstrom International Airport’s west check-in wing was decked out with its recognizable yellow branding and signage as the airline prepared for the inaugural flight between the Texas state capitol and Frankfurt, Germany. The airline announced new service to Austin in…

Virgin Atlantic Continues Codeshare Network Expansion

British long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic is actively looking to broaden its profile on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The efforts are based on two pillars aimed at strengthening cooperation with other transatlantic carriers and for connecting flights within Europe. To this end, Virgin Atlantic is working with Delta Air…