Boeing’s 737 MAX Resumes Flights in China

After a lengthy period of being prevented from flight, Boeing’s 737MAX took off again with passengers in China on Jan. 13. China Southern flight CZ3960 took off from Guangzhou, China’s Baiyun International Airport for a flight to Zhengzhou, China. The flight was operated by China Southern’s first Boeing  737 MAX…

Trip Report: Flying Small on A Cessna 172

When people think about scheduled flights, Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s are likely the first planes that come to mind. However, flight operations come in different shapes and sizes when it comes to aircraft fleets. I got to fly on San Juan Airline's Cessna 172 over the New Year's holiday.…

WestJet Concentrates Long-Haul Operations in Calgary

WestJet is carrying through on its commitment to Western Canada by concentrating on Calgary, Alberta for its long-haul network. In June 2022, the Canadian carrier announced a new strategic path for the company following the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer Alexis von Hoensbroech in February. According to the…

Finnair Expands Operations to Asia for Summer 2023

Finnair recently announced plans to increase the frequency to destinations in Asia for summer 2023. The Oneworld member airline will resume service between Helsinki and Osaka, Japan’s Kansai International airport on March 26. In addition to the airline’s daily operation to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the summer months, Finnair will…

Kenya Airways Begins Nonstop Flights between Mombasa and Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates' International Airport now has a new African destination in its network of 200 plus international destinations on Friday, with the recent launch of Kenya Airways’ inaugural service from the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya. Kenya Airways will now be operating four weekly flights between Mombasa and…

Smooth Thanksgiving Holiday Travel After Chaotic Summer

Despite having a chaotic summer of air travel, US airlines performed well during Thanksgiving week. According to the flight tracking website FlightAware, US airlines canceled a total of 441 flights across the week. Calm weather across the continental US kept the airlines moving. The only exception was a major storm…

Merger with Vistara Ushers Promising Future for Air India

Indian conglomerate TATA Group has announced it is merging Indian flag carrier Air India with the Singapore Airlines joint-venture airline, Vistara. The move looks to bolster Air India’s presence in Asia and provide a facelift to an Air India that in the last few years has been hanging on by…

U.S. Carriers Seek to Capitalize on Additional Cuba Flights

United Airlines has requested an additional 30-day waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline to resume flights to Cuba. Reuters reports that the airline has been faced with challenges to relaunch the service that was suspended at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.…

Opinion: The Airline Behind Its Own Demise

It is high time we address the elephant in the room: Qantas is its own worst enemy. From Australian icons to domestic disasters, the demise of Qantas has seen the airline assign blame to everything (and everyone) except itself. It's little wonder, then, that the Flying Kangaroo is incapable of…