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    Photo Tour: British Airways Opens New Lounge In San Francisco

Photo Tour: British Airways Opens New Lounge In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — There is something new between Gates A4 and A6 at San Francisco International (SFO). Entering through doors marked with small Speedmarque logos leading to a small room with a modest reception desk, guests are surprised with an airy, bright space filled elegant furnishings.  This is the new British Airways (BA) lounge at SFO. After one year of remodeling, premium passengers flying on BA can once again enjoy their own

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    Air Transat Pushes Final Airbus A310 Flights To April 2020

Air Transat Pushes Final Airbus A310 Flights To April 2020

MIAMI — Canadian Leisure carrier, Air Transat, has pushed forward its last Airbus A310 flight to April 27, 2020. Only six A310s remain in operation at Air Transat. At its peak, the airline’s A310 fleet consisted of 14 planes. The venerable Air Transat A310, which averages an age of 29 years old, has been a key part of the airline’s fleet since 1999. Most of these planes joined in after

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    Delta Welcomes 50th US-Made Airbus A321, Reports Record Quarter

Delta Welcomes 50th US-Made Airbus A321, Reports Record Quarter

MIAMI – Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its 50th Airbus A321 manufactured at the Airbus assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The delivery is not just a milestone for Airbus but it is also a new chapter for Delta, as both the airline and the manufacturer continue to work together on sustainability projects that produce aircraft capable of flying on a new blend of sustainable fuels. According to Airbus,

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    Atlantic Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A320neo

Atlantic Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A320neo

MIAMI – Faroe Island flag carrier Atlantic Airways has received its first A320neo family aircraft. The plane comes in on a leasing agreement with ALC. The new plane will be initially deployed on the airline’s European network. This delivery comes as part of an announcement that the carrier made back during the Paris Air Show where it struck a deal with Airbus for a purchase agreement of two A320neo aircraft.

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    Photo Review: The Brand New Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge In Seattle

Photo Review: The Brand New Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge In Seattle

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines (AS) and the Port of Seattle are raising the bar for airport lounges at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (“SeaTac”).  Watch out, Delta!  The new Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge anchors SeaTac’s North Satellite— the airline’s third at SeaTac, which is in the process of a major revamping. Along with the Flagship Lounge and as part of its $658.3 million massive update of the North Satellite, the Port

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    Lufthansa Boosts Munich Base: Additional A380 For Boston, San Francisco Flights

Lufthansa Boosts Munich Base: Additional A380 For Boston, San Francisco Flights

MIAMI — Lufthansa is set to increase the number of Airbus A380 aircraft based in Munich. The two additional planes will be deployed to Boston (BOS) and San Francisco (SFO), starting next summer. The airline’s A380 fleet at Munich International Airport (MUC) is expected to increase from five to seven aircraft from the start if the summer 2020 season. The A380 is currently deployed on flights from Munich to Los

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    President Trump Attends Qatar Airways Agreements With Boeing, General Electric

President Trump Attends Qatar Airways Agreements With Boeing, General Electric

MIAMI — Doha-based Qatar Airways signed two major deals with Boeing and General Electric in front of US President, Donald Trump. The airline’s $5 billion agreement with General Electric Company (GE) is for the supply of engines to power the airline’s incoming Boeing 777-X and 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Trump and the Amir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, witnessed the event where Akbar Al Baker, the

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    Norwegian Air Founder, CEO Bjorn Kjos Steps Down

Norwegian Air Founder, CEO Bjorn Kjos Steps Down

MIAMI — Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO, Bjørn Kjos, has officially stepped down from the helm of one of the world’s most disruptive low-cost carriers after 17 years of tenure. Kjos has been in command of the airline since 2002. He was appointed as Chairman, steering the company from its humble beginnings all the way to the global powerhouse that it has become today. The long-haul/low-cost carrier grew from a small

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    British Airways Announces Move to Beijing-Daxing Airport

British Airways Announces Move to Beijing-Daxing Airport

LONDON – British Airways (BA) has announced it will move operations from the current Beijing Capital Airport to the brand new Daxing Airport. This move is set to take place from October 27 this year, with BA becoming the first international airline to confirm its move. Daxing offers around 52,000 square metres for retail, food, beverage and service, with facilities counting towards around 300 shops and restaurants for those using

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    Singapore Airlines Announces $50m Upgrade to Changi’s T3 Lounges

Singapore Airlines Announces $50m Upgrade to Changi’s T3 Lounges

LONDON – Singapore Airlines has this week unveiled a $50 million investment programme to upgrade its lounges at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3. Renovations are to begin next month with it to be completed by mid-2021. These renovations will provide a 30% increase in space and capacity for the lounges. Commenting on this investment was Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President for Customer Services and Operations, Mr Marvin Tan who emphasised the

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British Airways Faces £183 Million Fine Over Data Breach

  British Airways Faces £183 Million Fine Over Data Breach

MIAMI – British Airways (BA) is facing a hefty £183 million fine from the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO),

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VietJet Signs $1.3bn Leasing Agreement With Novus For 10 Aircraft

  VietJet Signs $1.3bn Leasing Agreement With Novus For 10 Aircraft

MIAMI — Rapidly expanding Vietnamese low-cost airline, VietJet, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Novus for the financing

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Virgin Atlantic A330 Diverts To Boston Due To Cabin Fire

  Virgin Atlantic A330 Diverts To Boston Due To Cabin Fire

MIAMI — A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 (G-VKSS), operating flight VS138 from New York (JFK) to London-Heathrow (LHR) on July

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Luxury Beyond First Class: Delta Invests Heavily In Main Cabin Experience

  Luxury Beyond First Class: Delta Invests Heavily In Main Cabin Experience

MIAMI — Starting in November, Delta customers can expect a number of exciting new changes to the airline’s Main Cabin

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Analysis: The Official Countdown To The KLM Centennial Begins

  Analysis: The Official Countdown To The KLM Centennial Begins

AMSTERDAM — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will celebrate its 100th birthday on October 7, 2019. To commemorate 100 days of

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Norwegian Launches Nonstop Flights From New York To Athens

  Norwegian Launches Nonstop Flights From New York To Athens

MIAMI — Low-cost airline Norwegian inaugurated non-stop flights between Athens and New York-JFK. The carrier will operate this flight on

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Photos: First British Airways A350-1000 Lifts Off From Toulouse

  Photos: First British Airways A350-1000 Lifts Off From Toulouse

MIAMI — The first Airbus A350-1000 for British Airways (G-XWBA • MSN 326) performed its maiden flight at Toulouse earlier

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United Doubles Flights Between San Francisco And Hong Kong

  United Doubles Flights Between San Francisco And Hong Kong

MIAMI — United Airlines (UA) will add a second daily nonstop service between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HKG)

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