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The two Boeing 747s which operate the Houston Express parked at Houston IAH (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

SonAir Ends Houston Express After 17 Years

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) made headlines when it became the first airport in North America to offer non-stop flights to each continent, excluding Antarctica, a few weeks ago. The addition of United’s flight from IAH to Sydney meant that there was now a direct flight to mainland Australia. However, the airport will only hold the title for about two more months. SonAir, which operates the only nonstop flight between IAH and Africa three times weekly, will fly its…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: World Airways

World Airways was founded in 1948 by Benjamin Pepper. At the time, he used former Pan Am Boeing 314 flying boats. However, just two years later, the airline was purchased by Edward Daly for $50,000. At the time, the Boeing 314s were already considered to be obsolete so Daly began…

This Year in Commercial Aviation: 2014

Wow, what a year for commercial aviation! This year was an action packed year for the airline industry and it carried with it highs and lows. In 2014, we lost airlines and certain aircraft, but also gave birth to new ones. Unlike 2013, 2014 carried with it devastating aviation incidents…

World Airways Calls it Quits

After years of struggling to stay profitable, World Airways finally called it quits today. The airline’s parent company, Global Aero Logistics, decided after failing to find investors to resurrect the airline from bankruptcy to cancel all flights starting May 27. The airline is the second to claim bankruptcy in the…