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    Photos: Up-Close Tour Of United’s Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Photos: Up-Close Tour Of United’s Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

WASHINGTON-DULLES — Last Wednesday, United announced the first European routes its brand-new Boeing 787-10 will be flying starting next summer from its hub at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR). Today, Airways was given an up-close tour of the new aircraft at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD). “United is proud to offer more seats between New York and Europe than any other carrier,” said Patrick Quayle, vice-president of international network at United.  “And our Boeing

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    Delta Orders 10 More A330neos, First Aircraft Rolls Out In Toulouse

Delta Orders 10 More A330neos, First Aircraft Rolls Out In Toulouse

MIAMI — The very first Airbus A330neo for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (DL) has rolled out of the assembly line this morning in Toulouse, France. Simultaneously, the airline has confirmed that an additional 10 planes have been ordered. The plane is seen sporting Delta’s tail design, waiting for a full coat of paint and to be fitted with its two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. Airways staff photographer, Clément Alloing, was

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    SaudiGulf Airlines Orders 10 Airbus A320neos

SaudiGulf Airlines Orders 10 Airbus A320neos

LONDON – SaudiGulf Airlines, owned by Al-Qahtani Aviation, has signed a commitment for 10 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Based on 2018 list prices, this deal is valued at around $1.106 billion. The order was signed at the Bahrain International Airshow. Sheikh Tariq Abdulhadi Al Qahtani, the Chairman of the carrier expressed his excitement over receiving the aircraft. He said that this order represents an “expansion in keeping with our intention to see the

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    China Southern, Xiamen Air To Leave SkyTeam

China Southern, Xiamen Air To Leave SkyTeam

LONDON – The SkyTeam Alliance faced an unexpected blow this week as its Chinese member, China Southern Airlines (CZ), announced that it would not be renewing its partnership with the group. China Southern is the biggest airline in China measured by passengers carried. It is also owner of SkyTeam member, Xiamen Air. 787-8 XIA #201-ZA680 The Guangzhou-based carrier said it will be leaving the alliance on January 1, 2019, to focus

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    JetBlue Rolls Out Face Recognition Boarding Passes

JetBlue Rolls Out Face Recognition Boarding Passes

MIAMI — JetBlue rolled out today its latest passenger experience upgrade at New York-JFK, where customers flying to select international destinations can board their flights via a biometric self-boarding gate that is powered by a facial recognition technology that verifies travelers with a photo capture. This new technology has been activated in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). According to the carrier, the biometric self-boarding gate has been activated

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    Emirates Profits Drop By 53%: High Fuel Prices, Currency Instability

Emirates Profits Drop By 53%: High Fuel Prices, Currency Instability

LONDON – Emirates’ profitability has been reduced by 53% according to its published reports released this week. Profits dropped to $296 million due to a 37% increase in fuel costs as well as the negative impact of currencies in certain markets. The Emirates Group’s revenue, however, has increased by 10% to $14.8 billion from $13.5 billion in the same period last year. Courtesy of Emirates. Cash flow has decreased by $1

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    Alaska Airlines Returns To Paine Field After 55 Years: Bookings Now Open

Alaska Airlines Returns To Paine Field After 55 Years: Bookings Now Open

MIAMI — Alaska Airlines has opened bookings for its 18 daily brand-new flights from Paine Field (PAE) to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland, and Phoenix, all set to launch on February 11, 2019, pending on government’s approval. Paine Field, known to be the home of Boeing’s largest assembly line, is now equipped with a new, state-of-art terminal, which will host the numerous Horizon Air

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    LATAM Unveils First Painted 777, Adds Montego Bay To Its Network

LATAM Unveils First Painted 777, Adds Montego Bay To Its Network

LONDON – LATAM Airlines welcomed its first Boeing 777-300(ER) fully painted in the airline’s new colors. Also, it announced the addition of a new Caribbean destination from Lima to Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting from July 1, 2019. The Boeing 777 arrived from Abu Dhabi this week, sporting the airline’s revised livery. For the new route to Montego Bay, however, the aircraft of choice will be the Airbus A320, offering 174

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    Spirit Penetrates Into Austin With Nine Destinations

Spirit Penetrates Into Austin With Nine Destinations

LONDON – The Texan Capital City, Austin (AUS), will get a massive Spirit expansion starting February 14, 2019. The Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier will be coming in hot from nine destinations: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. All of these flights will operate on a daily basis, offering a tremendous connectivity out of Austin through Spirit’s vast domestic network. The airline’s VP of Network

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    These Are United’s First European 787-10 Destinations

These Are United’s First European 787-10 Destinations

MIAMI – United has unveiled the first six European destinations that its brand-new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners will be deployed on starting from March 30, 2019. Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, and Dublin have been appointed to welcome the airline’s newest plane for the Summer 2019 season. The airline listed six European routes operating from its hub in Newark-Liberty International Airport, launching between March 30 and May 22 next year. StartFlightDepartTimeArriveTimeMarch

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Exclusive: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Voting To Strike Over Union Recognition Benefits

  Exclusive: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Voting To Strike Over Union Recognition Benefits

LONDON – Virgin Atlantic (VS) pilots in the trade union Professional Pilot’s Union (PPU) are to be balloting strike action

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Op-Ed: Kenya Airways – Atlanta Is Up Next

  Op-Ed: Kenya Airways – Atlanta Is Up Next

LONDON – Kenya Airways has launched operations to the United States with nonstop flights between Nairobi and New York (JFK), starting

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#FlybackFriday — Qatar Airways: Business as Usual

  #FlybackFriday — Qatar Airways: Business as Usual

Following the news of Qatar’s regional diplomatic crisis which broke in June, I must have had the same doubts of

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FlyJamaica Boeing 757 Crash Lands In Georgetown (+Photos)

  FlyJamaica Boeing 757 Crash Lands In Georgetown (+Photos)

MIAMI — A FlyJamaica Boeing 757-200 has overrun the runway at Georgetown International Airport, sustaining significant damage to its fuselage

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Florida Gets Huge Spirit Expansion: 20 New Seasonal Flights

  Florida Gets Huge Spirit Expansion: 20 New Seasonal Flights

MIAMI — Fort Lauderdale-based Ultra Low Cost Carrier, Spirit Airlines, has launched a massive winter expansion out of the sunshine

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Etihad Airways Introduces ‘Economy Space’

  Etihad Airways Introduces ‘Economy Space’

LONDON – Etihad Airways has introduced Economy Space, a new seating option across its wide-body fleet. By December 2018, Economy

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Photos: United Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

  Photos: United Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

MIAMI — United Airlines has become America’s first carrier to take delivery of the largest variant of the Boeing 787

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The New Airline On The Block: Say Hello To California Pacific Airlines (+Photos)

  The New Airline On The Block: Say Hello To California Pacific Airlines (+Photos)

CARLSBAD – On November 1, California Pacific Airlines (4A) took off from McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad (CLD) en route to San

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