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Delta's first A220 in Bombardier's paint shop (Photo: Delta)

Delta CEO Speaks Out Regarding the U.S. Government Shutdown

In an interview with CNBC, Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian pronounced himself regarding the U.S. government shutdown, which is halting the airline’s revenues for January and delaying deliveries for the airline’s newest and highly awaited bird: The A220. This was announced at the airline’s earning calls held on Tuesday morning. AirlineGeeks recently reported how the U.S. government shutdown is affecting aircraft deliveries for American operators as these need to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Delta, who was scheduled to…

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Celebrate Transatlantic Partnership with Pop-Up Pub…

Virgin Atlantic is promoting its extensive network in the U.S. with its partner, Delta Air Lines, by opening a pop-up pub in London for nine days during the month of August. The pop-up pub, named “The Joint Venture,” is named after the airlines’ transatlantic joint venture and will feature imported…

Updated: Airlines Changing Taiwan References as China’s Deadline Approaches

With a deadline on Wednesday fast-approaching, many airlines are expected to change how their websites refer to Taiwan in response to pressure from the Chinese government. The changes are the result of a Chinese mandate that foreign firms are not to refer to Chinese-claimed Taiwan as a self-ruled entity. The ruling also…

Sun Country Announces 11 New Routes Across the United States

Newly converted ultra-low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines announced 11 new point-to-point routes to destinations across the United States. The new routes will operate out of Dallas, Texas; Madison, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; and St. Louis, Missouri, as opposed to its hub in Minneapolis, to popular seasonal destinations throughout the U.S. and…

Aeromexico Adds New Detroit Route, Flies Final 777 Flight

Aeromexico will begin nonstop flights between Leon (BJX) and Detroit (DTW) from April 30, in cooperation with its SkyTeam alliance partner Delta Air Lines. The daily roundtrip flights between the Motor City and the Central Mexican city of Leon will be operated by one of Aeromexico Connect’s 46 Embraer 190…

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its…

Two Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers Connect With New Codeshare Agreement

Codeshare agreements, which allow airlines to sell tickets on partner airlines, are commonplace among the world's airlines as they allow better connectivity and more options for passengers. Ultra-low-cost-carriers (ULCC), however, have resisted these agreements with major airlines, as they don't greatly benefit from them due to their ultra-low fares and…

Increased Security Begins for U.S. Bound International Flights

Thursday marked the start of heightened security checks for passengers on U.S. bound international flights. These new measures, imposed by the Trump administration, impact all travelers, including American citizens. According to the Associated Press, "confusion still remains about the new regulations." These new security measures include questions that passengers must…

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Draws Massive Airplane Routing Over the U.S.

A couple of Boeing test pilots decided to put their artist hat on Wednesday night as they worked to draw a 787 design over the continental U.S. The flight from Boeing Field to Boeing Field lasted about 18 hours and covered approximately 9,000 miles, according to Flightaware. The design, whose…

Delta Becomes First North American Airbus A350-900XWB Owner

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines quietly took contractual delivery of its first Airbus A350-900XWB on Thursday at Airbus' Toulouse manufacturing hub. N501DN is the first of 25 frames currently on order for the carrier. The aircraft rolled out of the paint shop last month before completing a series of test and…