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    Flashback: The Airbus A320 Family

Flashback: The Airbus A320 Family

MIAMI — This week, Airbus commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first flight of its A320 narrowbody jetliner. The introduction of this aircraft created one of the most heated competitions in the single-aisle commercial aviation market, with rival manufacturer Boeing’s 737 family, which entered service 20 years before the A320. The contest will

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    Garuda’s Citilink Welcomes its First A320neo

Garuda’s Citilink Welcomes its First A320neo

MIAMI — Indonesian carrier Citilink has taken delivery of its first 180-seat Airbus A320neo (PK-GTA • MSN 7466), on a lease from Avolon. This is the first of 35 A320neo that the subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia has on order. The purchase, signed in December 2012, was the first direct purchase

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    30 Years Ago: People Express Merged Into Continental Airlines

30 Years Ago: People Express Merged Into Continental Airlines

MIAMI — Who said that flying in this day and age does not offer some amount of nostalgia that flyers back in the 1980s relished? Sure, today’s college student, seated in 13B, may be wearing sweat pants instead of a coat and tie, but he may have just taken advantage

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    Special Friday Flashback: When Trump Ran ‘The Shuttle’

Special Friday Flashback: When Trump Ran ‘The Shuttle’

Editor’s Note: Friday January 20th, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. As many know, Trump had a brief but unsuccessful tenure in the  airline industry. Below is an article written by Stan Solomon, published in the Airways April 2005 issue, in which covers the brief

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    26 Years Since Eastern Air Lines Folded Its Wings: Personal Stories of That Final Day

26 Years Since Eastern Air Lines Folded Its Wings: Personal Stories of That Final Day

MIAMI — Twenty six years ago, Eastern Air Lines, a carrier with roots dating back to 1927, ceased operations. Today, the brand is gracing the skies again under a new leadership and an entirely different business model. On this day, we are honored to hear the perspectives of former employees of the

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    Airways Review: Pan Am History, Design & Identity

Airways Review: Pan Am History, Design & Identity

MIAMI — Twenty-five years after its demise, Pan Am the erstwhile un-official flag carrier is still regarded as the most storied name in commercial aviation. In its day, its founder and CEO Juan T. Trippe was equivalent to Elon Musk and its pioneering globe-shrinking routes were tantamount to moon shots.

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    December 4, 1991: The Last ‘Clipper’ Flight

December 4, 1991: The Last ‘Clipper’ Flight

MIAMI — Twenty-five years ago, Pan American World Airways ceased all operations, putting to an end 64 years of existence, and leaving behind a legacy of many industry firsts that shaped commercial aviation as we know it today. In this occasion, Airways features the story of the last Pan Am

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    25 Years Ago: Pan Am Ceases Operations

25 Years Ago: Pan Am Ceases Operations

MIAMI — In 1991, two iconic U.S. carriers flew into the proverbial sunset, Eastern Air Lines on January 18 and Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) on December 4, a few days after the demise of Midway Airlines. On the 25th anniversary of Pan Am’s demise, let’s fly back in

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