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This Month in the Airways: ‘Flying Through HEL,’ Actually Heaven

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This Month in the Airways: ‘Flying Through HEL,’ Actually Heaven


This Month in the Airways: ‘Flying Through HEL,’ Actually Heaven
March 30
06:00 2017

Here’s the summary of our newest issue, just for you! The 255th issue of Airways Magazine since 1994:

Our Publisher and Editor-in-chief Enrique Perrella features the story of the heavenly Helsinki Airport, also known as HEL, considered to be an ultra-efficient airport, great for transfers, and which has become a connecting point between Europe and Asia.


This month has been hectic for United Airlines. The Chicago-based carrier finally introduced Polaris, its novel International Business Class Product, and Chris Sloan presents a detailed look.

Also, in case you missed it, take a closer look at this new product in First Look Trip Report: United’s Polaris Boeing 777-300ER Shoots For The Stars.

And following the trend on business class, Anosh Tamboowala takes us on a wonderful trip on ANA’s Boeing 737 BBJ, while Matteo Legnani gives a try to the self-proclaimed ‘transatlantic airline par excellence,’ OpenSkies.


Charles Kennedy analyzes the growth, development, and end of the Convair 880 and 990 programs, two of the most iconic jetliners ever, as they are linked with the dawn of the jet era.

Perhaps one of the most successful Convair 990 operators was Modern Air Transport, and Jon Proctor guides us through the turbulent days of this US charter airline.


Last but not least, John Marshall narrates his particular ‘Engine Out’ experience with a ferry flight holding a fifth engine pod in a Boeing 747. A must read!

That’s a wrap for this issue, AvGeeks. Until the next one! We’d love to talk more about this issue, but wouldn’t you prefer to discover it yourself? Now available at our Store and on the newsstands!


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Zvonimir Tolj

Zvonimir Tolj

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