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    Spirit Airlines To Build Top-Class Headquarters In Fort Lauderdale

Spirit Airlines To Build Top-Class Headquarters In Fort Lauderdale

In less than three years, Spirit will be moving its main offices from Miramar to a new facility at Dania Pointe, a top-of-its-class, almost one million square feet mixed-use development in Dania Beach, Florida that offers space for retail, restaurants, and housing. It is a marked upgrade from Spirit’s current home of 20 years in Miramar, which was renovated back in 2016. Airways toured the plucky, no frills workplace, located

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    JetBlue To Partner Up With Norwegian Air On US-Europe Flights

JetBlue To Partner Up With Norwegian Air On US-Europe Flights

MIAMI — Norweigan Air and JetBlue have announced their intentions for ain interline agreement with a planned launch in the summer of 2020. Such cooperation will allow both airlines to offer its passengers the ability to book connecting flights across the JetBlue and Norweigan networks via only one of the airlines’ websites. “We are very excited to partner with JetBlue as this will make international travel even smoother and more

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    SWISS Grounds 29 Airbus A220 Aircraft Amid Engine Troubles

SWISS Grounds 29 Airbus A220 Aircraft Amid Engine Troubles

LONDON – SWISS has today had a significant day of disruption and cancellations in its operations following the grounding of all 29 Airbus A220 aircraft in its fleet. It is understood that the aircraft will be grounded until urgent engine inspections have taken place on the ground. Data suggests that six of the -100 variants have been grounded in Zurich, with the other three on the ground at Geneva. For

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    Flybe Unveils Brand New Name: Virgin Connect

Flybe Unveils Brand New Name: Virgin Connect

LONDON – More than 200 Flybe leaders and representatives have got together this week to unveil the brand new name for the airline. Dubbed Virgin Connect, this brand will operate under the consortium Connect Airways, in which Cyrus Capital Partners own 40% of the brand, Virgin Atlantic with 30% and Stobart Group also owning 30%. It is understood that the re-brand of the airline from Flybe into Virgin Connect colours

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    Qatar Airways Expands Codeshare With LATAM Airlines

Qatar Airways Expands Codeshare With LATAM Airlines

MIAMI – Qatar Airways hosted the board of directors of LATAM Airlines in Doha celebrating an expanded codesharing arrangement between both carriers. The three-day visit that occurred between October 13-15, consisted of LATAM executive staff members touring Qatar Airways’ technical facilities in Doha, as well as Hamad Airport’s lounges. Commenting on the deal was Qatar Airways Group CEO, Akbar Al Baker, who expressed delight over this upgraded deal. “We were

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    Air Austral Orders Three Airbus A220-300

Air Austral Orders Three Airbus A220-300

MIAMI – Airbus announced yesterday that French Réunion-based airline, Air Austral, has signed a firm order for three A220-300 aircraft. This order makes the continuation of a successful year for Airbus and the A220 with the plane now holding an order book of around 500 aircraft by the end of September 2019. With the announcement in July of the Air France-KLM Group’s trust in the plane with it singing a

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    Air Transat Launches First Transatlantic A321LR Flight To London

Air Transat Launches First Transatlantic A321LR Flight To London

MIAMI — Canadian leisure carrier, Air Transat, launched its inaugural transatlantic service with its recently delivered Airbus A321LR. The long-range single-aisle jet took off from Toronto-Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on October 8 and arrived into London-Gatwick (LGW) the following morning. Once Air Transat’s winter 2019/2020 schedule kicks in at the end of October, the airline’s A321LRs will be a regular site throughout some UK Airports. On October 31, Air Transat’s

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    Austrian Begins Dash 8 Replacement with A320 Deliveries: Birmingham Route Announced

Austrian Begins Dash 8 Replacement with A320 Deliveries: Birmingham Route Announced

LONDON – Two elements of news have been announced today from Austrian Airlines regarding fleet renewal and also a brand new route. Farewell to the Dash… First of all, the airline has received its first of 10 additional Airbus A320 aircraft, which are being delivered to replace its Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 fleet. Those ten new units, with the final one set to be delivered in 2021, will replace the

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    CAA Completes Thomas Cook Repatriation Efforts

CAA Completes Thomas Cook Repatriation Efforts

LONDON – The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today completed the repatriation efforts, dubbed ‘Operation Matterhorn’ for those stranded as a result of the Thomas Cook collapse. The final flight landed at Manchester Airport at 0835L this morning, carrying the last 392 out of the 140,000 passengers affected by the collapse. Thomas Cook went into liquidation on September 23 and thus triggered such efforts. It is understood that ATOL,

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    Fokker: KLM’s Steadfast Partner

Fokker: KLM’s Steadfast Partner

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from an article published by René de Leeuw in Airways, September-October 2019 issue. For a complete copy of this and other prime content, please subscribe and get your print and/or digital Airways issues. If there was one aircraft manufacturer that was synonymous with KLM for much of the storied carrier’s 100 years, that was Fokker; a once-familiar name that played a major role in aviation

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Air Transat Announces Nonstop A321LR Flights To Denmark

  Air Transat Announces Nonstop A321LR Flights To Denmark

MIAMI — Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat will launch a summer seasonal route between Montreal and Copenhagen with its newly-acquired

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Thomas Cook Passengers To Wait Up To 60 Days For Compensation

  Thomas Cook Passengers To Wait Up To 60 Days For Compensation

MIAMI — Following the collapse of Thomas Cook Airlines, passengers received the news that refunds for their disrupted holidays might

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Air India Restarts Nonstop Flights To Toronto

  Air India Restarts Nonstop Flights To Toronto

TORONTO — Air India has restarted flying from Delhi to Toronto after a seven-year hiatus with a thrice-weekly non-stop service

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Ryanair Launches Summer 2020 Schedule: 737MAX Limiting Growth?

  Ryanair Launches Summer 2020 Schedule: 737MAX Limiting Growth?

LONDON – European low-cost carrier Ryanair has today unveiled its plans for its Summer 2020 scheduling. This new schedule includes

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XL Airways France Seeks Bailout, Suspends Operations

  XL Airways France Seeks Bailout, Suspends Operations

MIAMI – Just a few weeks after XL Airways France stopped selling tickets, it also suspended all its operations on

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FlyDubai Reports 38% Reduction in Losses: 737MAX Turbulence Continues

  FlyDubai Reports 38% Reduction in Losses: 737MAX Turbulence Continues

LONDON – Dubai-based carrier flydubai has announced a loss of US$53.6m for the half-year period ending June 30 this year.

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China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways Announce Codeshare

  China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways Announce Codeshare

LONDON – China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways have announced their codeshare agreement, which is expected to start in January

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Photos: Getting To Know The Brand-New JetBlue A321neo

  Photos: Getting To Know The Brand-New JetBlue A321neo

NEW YORK — JetBlue’s newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, officially entered scheduled service earlier this week. The aircraft, named after

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