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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 seen regional aircraft, namely jets, being used on routes greater than three-hours in duration and crossing many regional boundaries. The most recent expansion of extended regional jet reach came last…

Hainan Airlines Completes Its First Transcontinental Flight Partly with Biofuels

Hainan Airlines recently completed its first transcontinental flight with an aircraft fueled in part by biofuels derived from waste cooking oil. This marks a step forward in China’s plan of meeting goals for a green economy and low carbon emissions. Though the aviation industry contributes around two percent of global…

United Airlines Announces Additional Routes, Two New Destinations

On Monday, United Airlines announced a major update to its route network with most of its hubs throughout the United States seeing new routes. Monday's announcement saw the addition of 10 new routes from five of its seven hubs, along with new service to Elmira, N.Y. and Wilmington, N.C. From…

From American to United: A Big Decision for Waterloo, Iowa

Located in Iowa, Waterloo Regional Airport is currently hard at work deciding the future of the airport’s only airline. For six years, the airport has seen service from American Airlines, operating through its regional brand. The airport is proposing to switch its sole carrier from American Airlines to United Airlines…

Losing Out: U.S. Airlines’ Lackluster Performance for Flights to India

The U.S.-India aviation market has become well known for its highs, lows, and a history full of on-and-off flights. Looking particularly at the last decade, U.S. airlines have struggled to find success in flights to the world’s second most populous nation. This in recent years has generally left travelers looking…

United Airlines Temporarily Suspends Delhi Flights Due to Smog Crisis

The environmental crisis currently plaguing India's capital city, New Delhi, has caused United Airlines to temporarily suspend their flights to the city. The city has been covered in a thick layer of smog since Tuesday, causing havoc among airlines. Flights have been canceled since November 9 and the suspension is…

A Reminiscent Farewell: United’s Boeing 747-400 Takes Final Flight from…

On Tuesday, United Airlines flew the last commercial flight for its Boeing 747-400 aircraft, marking the end of an era for the Chicago-based airline. The iconic jumbo jet, lovingly referred to as the "Queen of the Skies" by the aviation community, flew its last flight for United from San Francisco…

United Airlines Launches Longest U.S. Carrier Nonstop Flight

Chicago-based United Airlines has just launched the longest flight from the U.S. with an 8,700-mile route between Los Angeles and Singapore. The route is now the longest regularly scheduled service ever flown by a carrier in the U.S., and is one of the world’s longest services by flight time. However,…

United Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Provide Boarding Passes for…

Chicago-based United Airlines announced that a new enhancement to their mobile app will now allow customers to receive boarding passes when connecting with United's airline partners. The functionality, which no other U.S. carrier offers, aims to make connections with the airline more seamless and further enhances United's award-winning app, which…

United Shares Take a Tumble Following Third Quarter Results

United shares took a tumble on Thursday, dropping more than 12 percent after the United management team failed to leave analysts satisfied with the outlook of the company. The airline reported better than expected third quarter results, but its adjusted earnings fell sharply year-over-year. A Rough Third Quarter Revenue decreased…