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    42 Anniversary: Cubana DC-8 Explodes Mid-Air

42 Anniversary: Cubana DC-8 Explodes Mid-Air

MIAMI — On October 6, 1976, a Cubana de Aviacion Douglas DC-8 exploded mid-air minutes after departing Barbados, killing everyone onboard. It was Wednesday, October 6, at 17:00 when a Douglas DC-8 from Cubana de Aviación (CU-T1201, ex-CF-DJI MSN 45611), manufactured in the United States, took off from Sir Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados headed to Jamaica. About nine minutes after departing the airport, two bombs filled with C-4

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    Best of Airways — Condor Boeing 747s: Jumbo Charter Pioneers

Best of Airways — Condor Boeing 747s: Jumbo Charter Pioneers

Story by Andreas Spaeth • Photos by Condor For a carrier that owned only a handful of Boeing 727s and two Boeing 707s, it was an extremely bold move. At the time, Boeing’s Jumbo jet was still a global sensation. Not many more than a hundred were operating, and they were flown by prestigious carriers like Air France (AF) and Qantas (QF). Pan Am (PA) had inaugurated the world’s first

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    July 4, 1975: Braniff Rolls Out Alexander Calder’s ‘Flying Colors of the United States’ Livery

July 4, 1975: Braniff Rolls Out Alexander Calder’s ‘Flying Colors of the United States’ Livery

MIAMI — Back in 1976, as the United States was turning into its 200th year as an independent republic, there were countless celebrations and local observances nationwide to commemorate the major event, and in the U.S. aviation, the wave of patriotism and nostalgia was also present. Braniff The Flying Colors of the United States by Alexander Calder  Back in 1972, George Stanley Gordon from Gordon and Shortt advertising agency approached Modern Master Artist Alexander

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    Milan-Bergamo Airport Welcomes Air Arabia Egypt

Milan-Bergamo Airport Welcomes Air Arabia Egypt

MIAMI — On May 8, Milan-Bergamo Airport (BGY) celebrated the arrival of Air Arabia Egypt with the inaugural of its first twice-weekly service from its base at Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE). Air Arabia Egypt is a joint venture between the Egyptian travel and tourism company, Travco Group, and Air Arabia. It flies, with its two Airbus A320 aircraft, from its base in HBE to Sohag, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait

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    British Airways owner IAG purchases 4.61% of Norwegian Air; Considers takeover

British Airways owner IAG purchases 4.61% of Norwegian Air; Considers takeover

MONACO — European low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is trading up over 20% amid news that the International Airlines Group has purchased a 4.61% stake in the carrier. In a statement on IAG’s investor relations site, the company said: “The minority investment is intended to establish a position from which to initiate discussions with Norwegian, including the possibility of a full offer for Norwegian.” READ MORE: Op-Ed: The Unstoppable Growth of

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    JetBlue to Launch New Services From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

JetBlue to Launch New Services From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

MIAMI — JetBlue will launch two new nonstop services from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to Santiago in the Dominican Republic (STI) and Grand Cayman (GCM) this year. Flights between Fort Lauderdale and STI are set to start on June 14, 2018, and will be operated by a 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft on a daily basis – subject to government approval. JetBlue already has services to Santiago; it started flying the Dominican Republic with this destination in 2004, now the

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    Farewell Friend Ship 747: Final Curtain Call For United’s 747-400

Farewell Friend Ship 747: Final Curtain Call For United’s 747-400

By Cody Diamond and Ben Wang Farewell Friend Ship United launched Boeing 747-100 Friend Ship service from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) on July 23, 1970, following delivery of their first Jumbo just a month prior. N4703U was the first airplane delivered and first to fly a revenue service. Christened “William M. Allen,” the aircraft flew United’s first revenue service as UA181 on July 23, 1970, departing SFO at

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    Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Three

Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Three

SAN FRANCISCO – In part one, I traveled from San Francisco to Frankfurt on my quest to fly around the world on United’s Boeing 747-400, days before the airline retires them from service later today. Read More: Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part One My second segment took me from Frankfurt to Seoul-Incheon on Lufthansa’s 747-400, to finally catch in the third segment the very last

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    Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Two

Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Two

SAN FRANCISCO — In part one, I traveled from San Francisco to Frankfurt on my quest to fly around the world on United’s Boeing 747-400, days before the airline retires them from service later today. My second segment will take me from Frankfurt to Seoul-Incheon on Lufthansa’s 747-400, to then catch the very last international flight the United Queen of the Skies will ever operate from South Korea to San Francisco.

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    Flight Review: Onboard United’s Final Boeing 747 International Flight (+Photos)

Flight Review: Onboard United’s Final Boeing 747 International Flight (+Photos)

Written by Cody Diamond and Ben Wang SAN FRANCISCO – On October 26, I made my way from San Francisco (SFO) to Seoul-Incheon (ICN) on the third to last westbound transpacific United Airlines (UAL) Boeing 747-400 flight. I was due to meet up with Ben for the final flight UA 892 on October 29 but headed to Seoul early for a number of reasons. First, making the long journey for the

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