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    Virgin Atlantic Announces South American Expansion with Sao Paulo Flights

Virgin Atlantic Announces South American Expansion with Sao Paulo Flights

LONDON – Virgin Atlantic have announced a daily operation between London Heathrow and São Paulo Guarulhos airport in Brazil, days before Norwegian start their operation from London Gatwick to São Paulo.   When the route commences operation in 2020, it will be the first venture for Virgin Atlantic into the South American market. Operations will run with the Boeing 787 in a three-class configuration, offering seats in Upper Class, Premium

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    All Nippon Airways Receives First Airbus A380 (+Photos)

All Nippon Airways Receives First Airbus A380 (+Photos)

TOULOUSE – All Nippon Airways (ANA) has secured another milestone in its history through the delivery of its first of three Airbus A380s, at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse. The delivery is another milestone for Airbus as well, as they deliver the A380 to another new customer. Sadly, ANA is set to be the last new customer of any new build A380s, as Airbus announced last month it was

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    Starlux Airlines Firms for 17 Airbus A350s

Starlux Airlines Firms for 17 Airbus A350s

LONDON – Taiwanese start-up carrier Starlux Airlines has firmed up an order for 17 Airbus A350 aircraft. The deal comprises of 12 A350-1000s and five -900 variants, adding yet another secure commitment to the program. Commenting on the deal was Founder and Chairman of the airline K.W. Chang who emphasised the enthusiasm behind the A350 program in the airline. “We are very glad to sign the official purchase agreement today

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    First Look: JetBlue’s New Airbus A320 Cabin (+Photos)

First Look: JetBlue’s New Airbus A320 Cabin (+Photos)

FLORIDA – The new blue is here. On Monday we were given early access and invited to sneak peak of the JetBlue Restyle Phase 2 at the conversion facility down in Lake City Florida. If you remember in May of last year JetBlue began refurbishing their A320’s (Phase 1) with Rockwell Collins Pinnacle seats and LiveTV 4 entertainment options which is currently what customers on the A321 are enjoying. Beginning

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    TUI Group Completes Corsair Sale to INTRO Aviation

TUI Group Completes Corsair Sale to INTRO Aviation

LONDON – The TUI Group has announced that a sale for French-based carrier Corsair has been made. German aviation investor INTRO Aviation will be the company to now be in charge of the airline. This is another step of TUI’s approach to become a “pure play Tourism” company. Commenting on the sale was TUI CEO Fritz Joussen who stated the reasoning behind the sale as a vision to “consistently transforming

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    British Airways Unveils New ‘Club Suite’: A350 Delivery Penned in for July (+Photos)

British Airways Unveils New ‘Club Suite’: A350 Delivery Penned in for July (+Photos)

LONDON – Some significant news has come from British Airways to start the week with the announcement of a brand new business class dubbed ‘Club Suite’. The airline confirmed today that it would arrive on the first of its Airbus A350s, with the planned delivery month of July, although this is subject to change. The new suite on the Club World cabin will offer direct-aisle access, greater privacy and luxurious

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    Southwest Airlines Says Aloha to Hawaii on Historic Inaugural (+Photos)

Southwest Airlines Says Aloha to Hawaii on Historic Inaugural (+Photos)

OAKLAND – In a historic milestone, Southwest Airlines officially said Aloha to Hawaii yesterday with a long-awaited launch that marks the beginning of its expansion into one of the largest holes in their extensive domestic network. The inaugural flight, appropriately numbered 6808 in reference to Hawaii’s area code 808, departed Oakland International Airport (OAK) bound for Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in the island of Oahu. While initially

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    Ernest Airlines Inaugurates Kharkiv Services

Ernest Airlines Inaugurates Kharkiv Services

LONDON – Italian’s recent hard-hitting low-cost carrier Ernest Airlines has inaugurated services to Kharkiv from Rome and Milan this week. From the two Italian cities, up to 11 direct flights will operate every week to Ukraine, with flight times of three and a quarter hours on average. Kharkiv is the third Ukrainian destination after Kiev and Lviv. The airline expressed significant confidence into these route inaugurations, “given that they have

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    American Airlines Suspends Venezuela Flights

American Airlines Suspends Venezuela Flights

LONDON – American Airlines has confirmed that it has suspended all operations to and from Venezeula amid the political unrest that is ongoing in the country. This came after the airline’s pilot union telling its members to refuse trips to the area after the State Department told American citizens to leave the country as soon as possible. “Until further notice, if you are scheduled, assigned, or reassigned a pairing into

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    Southwest Airlines Set and Ready to Begin Long-Awaited Hawaii Launch

Southwest Airlines Set and Ready to Begin Long-Awaited Hawaii Launch

OAKLAND – Many of these markets within A321neo reach such as Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix have been Southwest strongholds for a long time and now Hawaiian has the chance to consolidate its presence in them before Southwest eventually launches them from Hawaii. Additionally, with the addition of inter-island flights, Southwest will find itself competing face-to-face with Hawaiian Airlines on its dominating market, carrying over 80% of all the interisland

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Lights, Camera, ULCC! Spirit Airlines Adds Hollywood / Burbank to its Network

  Lights, Camera, ULCC! Spirit Airlines Adds Hollywood / Burbank to its Network

Story and Photos by: Chris Sloan MIAMI – Spirit Airlines, the largest ULCC in the United States, has been on

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China Grounds 737 MAXs Countrywide; Cayman Airways and Ethiopian Suspend Indefinitely

  China Grounds 737 MAXs Countrywide; Cayman Airways and Ethiopian Suspend Indefinitely

MIAMI — The government of China has asked all Chinese airlines to suspend all flights operated by the Boeing 737

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes Near Addis Ababa, Killing All Onboard

  Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes Near Addis Ababa, Killing All Onboard

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ET-AVJ · MSN 62450 · LN 7243), operating flight ET302 from Addis Ababa

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ANA Confirms First A380 Delivery Date: March 20

  ANA Confirms First A380 Delivery Date: March 20

MIAMI — All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be taking delivery of its first Airbus A380 on March 20, 2019. The

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Wizz Air Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A321neo

  Wizz Air Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A321neo

LONDON – Wizz Air has taken delivery of its first A321neo, which the airline says will be a game changer.

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American Airlines Grounds 14 Boeing 737-800s

  American Airlines Grounds 14 Boeing 737-800s

MIAMI — American Airlines has grounded 14 of its refurbished Boeing 737-800NGs after the carrier identified an issue with the

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Eurowings Moves Into Frankfurt, Close Cooperation With Lufthansa

  Eurowings Moves Into Frankfurt, Close Cooperation With Lufthansa

LONDON – The Lufthansa group has announced that from as early as October, Eurowings will get its first-ever presence in

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JetBlue Hints At Transatlantic Market Entry

  JetBlue Hints At Transatlantic Market Entry

LONDON – British and American media outlets have been reporting about JetBlue making its first entrance into the transatlantic market.

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