Italy’s Meridiana Relaunches as Air Italy

The Italian aviation market continues to provide headlines as it was announced on Monday that Sardinian-based carrier Meridiana would be rebranded as Air Italy with fleet expansion plans and a base at Milan Malpensa. The announcement confirms months of speculation that a shake-up of the operation was imminent after Qatar…

Lufthansa Officially Unveils New Livery at Dazzling Frankfurt Event

After weeks of speculation, Lufthansa officially displayed its new livery in an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Frankfurt. Lufthansa's new livery will focus more on dark blue and white, leaving out the yellow crane logo on the tailfin that has been primarily associated with the airline and is one of…

Alaska Airlines Reveals First Airbus A320 in Alaska Livery

On Wednesday, Alaska Airlines revealed its first, long-awaited Airbus A320 in the Alaska livery. The lucky aircraft, registration: N625VA, is the first from the Virgin America fleet to be repainted. The newly painted A320 comes just over a month after Virgin America formally merged with the Seattle-based carrier. From its merger…

U.S. Airline Stocks Plummet After United Airlines Unveils Expansion Plan

Major airline stocks took a hit on Wednesday due to fears that United's new expansion plan will undercut prices and profits. The stocks belonged to airlines such as American, Delta, Southwest and even United itself. United's new plan, announced by President of United Airlines Scott Kirby, states that the airline is…

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…

Traversing Larger Boundaries: The Ever Expanding Reach of Regional Aircraft

Regional aircraft, the small, less than 100 seat airplanes that we see at small airports across the country, are finding themselves on longer routes. The aircraft were originally offered as a way for airlines to serve short routes with less demand using less fuel-intensive aircraft. However, a new trend has…

Hawaii’s Island Air Ceases Operations After 37 Years

On Friday, Hawaii's second-largest carrier, Island Air, announced that it would cease all operations effective Saturday morning. The airline's cessation comes a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The news was unexpected as the airline recently added new Bombardier Q400 aircraft to their fleet in September. The airline's final…

Airbus and Bombardier Look to Double C Series Success with…

On Monday, two aircraft manufacturing giants, Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc., announced their partnership to manufacture and sell Bombardier's newest line of aircraft, the C Series. This is the first partnership on a new aircraft program between European-based Airbus and Canadian-based Bombardier, as airlines are rushing to acquire new small,…

EVA Air Celebrates Boeing 747 Legacy, Unveils New Uniforms

For decades, the Boeing 747-400 has been the backbone of fleets around the globe, including EVA Air. As more advance technology and fuel efficient aircraft come into play, EVA’s last Boeing 747-400 passenger jumbo jet (B-16411) made its final commercial flight as BR892 from Hong Kong back to Taipei on…