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Qatar Taunts Etihad’s Alitalia, Purchases 49% of Meridiana

MIAMI — Italy’s hope to one day have a healthy and potentially profitable flag carrier is still alive. Qatar Airways (QR) has just announced the acquisition of 49% of Meridiana’s parent company, AQA Holding. The deal comes through a few

Traveler

Flashback: Flying Behind The Coconut Curtain — Cuba and Havana’s José Martí International Airport

Editor’s note: As JetBlue’s tomorrow’s flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara will become the first regularly scheduled flights between the United States and Cuba in over 50 years, let’s fly back in time to 2013, when Chris Sloan wrote this

Traveler

Flying Colors from North Korea: A Unique Aviation Adventure — Part One

Pyongyang, North Korea: A destination to which a seasoned business traveler doesn’t often relate. Airline lounges, frequent flyer miles, hotel points, car rentals? Not here. As a dedicated traveler, I do anything to collect miles and redeem them for free

Industry Interview

High Flyer Interview: Matthias Schmid‎, Vice President Sales USA, Emirates

MIAMI — As Emirates Vice President Sales for the USA, Matthias oversees the commercial activities of Emirates in the USA, one of Emirates strategic growth markets. Before moving into this role in September 2012, Matthias was Vice President Network Passenger

Magazine

The Mexican Superjet Experience

Published in July 2016 issue The Sukhoi Superjet is a nice mix of Russian with a hint of Italian. Add to that mix the Mexican spice and the result will surely be quite unique. Join us on a quick flight

Special Flights Traveler

TAM Airbus A350 XWB: Inaugural Flight to the Americas

MIAMI — Over the last decade, Brazil has experienced an unprecedented period of “Boom and Bust.” In the earlier part of the decade, the country experienced an unbridled economic expansion driven by the global run-up in the demand for its commodities.

Flight Review Traveler

From Russia (and Italy) with Amor: Interjet’s Experience with the Superjet SSJ 100 and Trip Report

MIAMI — As happens with many AvGeeks, Russian-built aircraft have long held a certain fascination with me. It wasn’t that long ago, from my home-base in Miami, that Aeroflot’s IL-62s could be seen and heard shrieking across South Florida skies.

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Sapporo’s “New Chitose” International Airport – A Japanese Marvel

SAPPORO — Sapporo’s “New Chitose” (CTS), also known as 新千歳空港 “Shin Chitose Kūkō” is one of Japan’s busiest airports. This architectural marvel serves one of the world’s most traveled routes; between Tokyo and Sapporo, carrying 8.2 million passengers in 2012.

Boeing

Inside Boeing’s 737 Renton Factory As They “Take It To The MAX”: Part Two

Success Breeds Competition: The Airbus A320 ups the ante and Boeing is forced to answer In 1988, the first serious competitor to the 737 monopoly, the Airbus A320 entered service. With even more advanced systems like fly-by-wire flight controls, new

Airlines Boeing

British Airways Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

MIAMI — British Airways announced took delivery today of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today. The aircraft, G-ZBJB, arrived at London Heathrow on delivery from Everett Paine Field flying as BA787 at 11:50AM local time. The 2nd 787 is due later

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