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    Southwest Drops 20 Nonstop Routes To Accommodate For 737 MAX Absence

Southwest Drops 20 Nonstop Routes To Accommodate For 737 MAX Absence

MIAMI — Southwest Airlines will be axing 20 nonstop routes from its network to re-shuffle its fleet and accommodate it on higher-demand destinations. Starting January 2020, Southwest Airlines will exclude from its schedule what they call “weaker-than-expected” nonstop services. “We are always evaluating our service patterns and performance to ensure that we are offering the right number of seats for the community based on demand from travelers,” said Media Relations

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    Vietnam Airlines Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Vietnam Airlines Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

MIAMI — Boeing has delivered the first 787-10 Dreamliner to Vietnam Airlines. The aircraft joins the Vietnamese carrier on a leasing agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). Vietnam Airlines now becomes the world’s seventh 787-10 operator, following Etihad, All Nippon Airways, EVA, Singapore Airlines, and United Airlines. Interestingly, Asian carriers make up more than half of the operational 787-10 fleet globally.  The brand-new aircraft flew from Boeing’s Charleston delivery center to Hanoi

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    EasyJet Boosts Glasgow Base With One Additional A320 Aircraft

EasyJet Boosts Glasgow Base With One Additional A320 Aircraft

MIAMI — EasyJet plans to add a fifth aircraft to its Glasgow Airport (GLA) base starting March 2020, creating around 50 new jobs at the Scottish airport. The supplementary plane, which will join the airline’s current two Airbus A319s and two A320s, will offer an additional 340,000 seats from Glasgow next year. According to EasyJet, the new plane will start flights to Birmingham (BHX) on March 29, 13 times per

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    Cathay Pacific Announces Resignation of Chief Executive, Rupert Hogg

Cathay Pacific Announces Resignation of Chief Executive, Rupert Hogg

MIAMI — Cathay Pacific CEO, Rupert Hogg, and CCO, Paul Loo, have both resigned after mounting pressure following the two days of protests that forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights at the airline’s main base in Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). After two days of blocking check-ins at the world’s eighth busiest airport, the Hong Kongese protesters and their supporters were pushed out of the Hong Kong International Airport

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    Southwest Turns Hawaiian: Scheduled Routes To, From, Within The Islands

Southwest Turns Hawaiian: Scheduled Routes To, From, Within The Islands

MIAMI — Southwest Airlines has expanded its frontiers over to Hawaii by opening new routes to, from, and within the islands. The carrier has announced an all-new service from Sacramento (SMF) to Honolulu (HNL); from Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC) to both Lihue (LIH) and Kona (KOA); and Southwest’s first-ever intra-island service between Kona and Kahului (OGG). The new daily route between California and Hawaii, as well as the

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    Delta Returns To Gatwick, Boosts UK-US Capacity With Virgin Atlantic

Delta Returns To Gatwick, Boosts UK-US Capacity With Virgin Atlantic

MIAMI—Delta Air Lines, together with its British joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic, will be boosting capacity in the US-UK market by 15% next summer. Both carriers will be increasing capacity on routes between New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, and London, as well as launching an all-new route to London’s second busiest airport, Gatwick. Both Delta and Virgin Atlantic are expected to increase by 10,000 weekly seats its capacity between

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    Omni Air International Boeing 767 Rejects Takeoff, Brakes Catch Fire

Omni Air International Boeing 767 Rejects Takeoff, Brakes Catch Fire

MIAMI — A Boeing 767-300ER operated by the charter company, Omni Air International, performed a rejected takeoff at Shannon Airport (SNN) after Air Traffic Control noticed that its main landing gear was on fire. The aircraft stopped on the runway and a passenger evacuation followed, leading to the closure of the airport. The aircraft has since been removed from the runway and the airport has reopened. All inbound flights into

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    Incident: UPS MD11 Reports Engine Fire In Warsaw

Incident: UPS MD11 Reports Engine Fire In Warsaw

MIAMI—A UPS McDonnell Douglas MD11 suffered an engine fire incident at Warsaw Chopin Airport. The fire was rapidly extinguished by the airport’s fire brigade. The emergency led to Chopin Airport to shut down its operations for 30 minutes, impacting some incoming and outgoing flights with minor delays. The MD11 had just landed from Cologne (CGN) on a scheduled freight flight. Before landing, the crew requested to be met by emergency

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    Ural Airlines A321 Crash Lands Into Cornfield, All Survived

Ural Airlines A321 Crash Lands Into Cornfield, All Survived

MIAMI — An Ural Airlines Airbus A321 crash-landed into a cornfield shortly after take-off with 226 passengers and seven crew on board, due to a bird strike. Flight U6-178 departed from Moscow-Zhukovsky Airport (Russia) to Simferopol (Ukraine). The aircraft operating the flight, an Airbus A321 (VQ-BOZ • MSN2117), first flew in December 2003. The 15.7-year-old airframe sustained significant damage after performing the emergency landing. Ural Airlines confirmed that the crash

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    Air Canada Selects Seattle, San Jose As First A220-300 Destinations

Air Canada Selects Seattle, San Jose As First A220-300 Destinations

MIAMI — Montréal-based carrier, Air Canada, has formally announced the cabin specification and first routes for its upcoming Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Although it’s not the first airline in North America to operate the Airbus A220—as Delta Air Lines became the launch operator in the USA with the A220-100—Air Canada will be the inaugural operator of the larger variant of the type, the A220-300 The aircraft is expected to launch on

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Hawaiian Airlines Expands A321neo Network To Las Vegas

  Hawaiian Airlines Expands A321neo Network To Las Vegas

MIAMI — Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to introduce new routes and boost frequencies with its brand-new, incoming A321neos. The carrier

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Virgin Atlantic Welcomes Its New Flagship: A350-1000 (Photos)

  Virgin Atlantic Welcomes Its New Flagship: A350-1000 (Photos)

MIAMI — Just over two weeks behind British Airways (BA), Virgin Atlantic welcomed its first factory-fresh Airbus A350-1000, becoming the

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Is Ryanair Lying About Its On-Time Performance?

  Is Ryanair Lying About Its On-Time Performance?

Written by Thomas Busson – ClaimCompass With an on-time performance (OTP) of 86% in 2018, Ryanair was the most punctual global

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Delta To Become Largest US Carrier In Tokyo-Haneda

  Delta To Become Largest US Carrier In Tokyo-Haneda

MIAMI — Delta’s move from Tokyo-Narita (NRT) to Haneda (HND) will make it the largest US carrier operating at that

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Photos: First United Airlines CRJ-550 Spotted In Chicago

  Photos: First United Airlines CRJ-550 Spotted In Chicago

MIAMI — United Airlines has begun testing its first re-configured Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft into the new CRJ550 configuration, which features

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Nepalese Shree Airlines Becomes New Q400 Operator

  Nepalese Shree Airlines Becomes New Q400 Operator

MIAMI — Kathmandu Tribhuvan (KTM)-based Nepalese tourist carrier, Shree Airlines (SHA), is in the process of acquiring secondhand Bombardier Q400s.

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American Airlines To Africa: New Route To Casablanca

  American Airlines To Africa: New Route To Casablanca

MIAMI — American Airlines will be expanding its ever-growing route network into the African continent with an all-new flight to

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30 Years of Business: SkyWest Purchases Seven Embraer E175s

  30 Years of Business: SkyWest Purchases Seven Embraer E175s

MIAMI — In an endorsement of over 30 years of business with Embraer, SkyWest has purchased an additional seven E175 regional

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