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Delta and Korean Air to expand partnership

Delta and Korean Air to expand partnership

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to deepen their historic partnership, with an expanded trans-Pacific network that will increase travel choices and boost competition between the U.S. and Asia. The airlines signed a memorandum of understanding to implement a joint venture arrangement, which will offer customers access to the most comprehensive […]

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American begins a strategic relationship with China Southern Airlines

American begins a strategic relationship with China Southern Airlines

American Airlines on March 28, 2017announced it has committed to make a $200 million (US) equity investment in China Southern Airlines, creating a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world’s biggest carriers. China Southern is the largest airline in China and is the ideal carrier for American, the largest airline in […]

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Alaska to retire the Virgin America brand in 2019 but will adopt many brand elements

Alaska to retire the Virgin America brand in 2019 but will adopt many brand elements

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America on March 22, 2017 shared their vision for the future of the combined carrier, as the company solidifies its status as the West Coast’s premier airline. The group continued: After careful consideration, the combined company will adopt Alaska’s name and logo, retiring the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019. […]

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Ryanair takes delivery of the 450th Next-Generation Boeing 737-800

Ryanair takes delivery of the 450th Next-Generation Boeing 737-800

Ryanair and Boeing on March 20, 2017 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 450th Next-Generation 737-800. This significant milestone has been reached in less than two decades, with the Irish low-cost carrier taking an average delivery of 25 737-800s per year since 1999. With more than 80 unfilled orders for Next-Generation 737-800s, Ryanair is also […]

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Southwest to put the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 into revenue service on October 1, 2017

Southwest to put the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 into revenue service on October 1, 2017

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) is planning to introduce the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 into revenue service on October 1, 2017. According to Airline Route, the carrier will use nine aircraft to inaugurate service on October 1, 2017. The actual inaugural flight will be flight WN1 from Dallas (Love Field) to Houston (Hobby), the original WN […]

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Air Transat celebrates 30 Years of flying

Air Transat celebrates 30 Years of flying

Air Transat (Montreal) on February 15, 2017 unveiled the first of its 30th anniversary aircraft, displaying their new anniversary logo. This special livery will be displayed on 3 of its Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which fly Montréal–Paris and Toronto–London routes, and also serve Punta Cana and Cancun. Copyright Photo: Air Transat Airbus A330-342 C-GCTS (msn 177) (30 Years-Ans) […]

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IAG to launch LEVEL, a new low-cost, long-haul carrier

IAG to launch LEVEL, a new low-cost, long-haul carrier

International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching LEVEL – a new low cost longhaul airline brand that will take to the skies in June 2017 with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana. LEVEL will fly two new Airbus A330 aircraft branded in its own livery and fitted with […]

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Air France-KLM announce their 2017 summer schedule

Air France-KLM announce their 2017 summer schedule

For the 2017 summer season (from 26 March to 28 October 2017), Air France-KLM is continuing its growth by launching 53 new routes. The group is increasing capacity by 2.9% compared to the previous summer season*, with growth driven by the long-haul passenger network (+ 2%), the medium and short-haul passenger network (+ 2.7%) and […]

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LAW – Latin American Wings to start scheduled passenger operations

LAW – Latin American Wings to start scheduled passenger operations

LAW – Latin American Wings (Santiago) is planning to change from a charter airline to a scheduled passenger airline. Starting on Monday March 13, 2017 the upstart will commence regularly scheduled passenger services from Santiago to the city of Concepción (CCP/SCIE) using its Boeing 737-300s. The company will operate two roundtrips a day (Monday through Saturday) […]

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Alaska Airlines announces 13 new nonstop routes from the Bay Area

Alaska Airlines announces 13 new nonstop routes from the Bay Area

Alaska Airlines has made this announcement: Three months after its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is growing its Bay Area footprint, adding 13 new nonstop markets from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. The routes mark the single largest new market announcement in Alaska Airlines history. With the additional flights, […]

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TAP Portugal’s first retrofitted Airbus A330 is now flying US-Lisbon routes

TAP Portugal’s first retrofitted Airbus A330 is now flying US-Lisbon routes

TAP Portugal is investing more than $73 million in a new onboard cabin for the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet. Seven A330s will be retrofitted by the end of the year. The first A330 to be completed, named João Gonçalves Zarco (CS-TOL) (below), has commenced flying between the U.S. and Lisbon this week. Copyright Photo: TAP Portugal Airbus […]

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Embraer rolls out the E195-E2

Embraer rolls out the E195-E2

In a ceremony held on March 7, 2017 at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer presented the largest aircraft of the second generation of the E2-Jets family, the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market: the E195-E2 (PR-ZIJ). With the first flight scheduled for the coming months, the jet is […]

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Boeing rolls out the first Boeing 737 MAX 9

Boeing rolls out the first Boeing 737 MAX 9

Boeing marked a milestone on March 7, 2017 as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees. The 737 MAX 9 is the second member of Boeing’s industry leading 737 MAX family, with a maximum capacity of 220 passengers and a range of 3,515 nautical miles. The airplane […]

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Gol introduces its #VoaCanarinho logo jet

Gol introduces its #VoaCanarinho logo jet

Gol Linhas Aereas has rolled out this Boeing 737-8EH registered PR-GUK (msn 35852) on March 3, 2017. The new logo jet is named #VoaCanarinho because of the yellow canary on the tail. The airline and Confederação Brasileira de Futebol renewed their partnership for four more years. #Voacanarinho! Gol is the official airline of the Brazilian National […]

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EVA Air introduces its new “Bad-Badtz-Maru” Sanrio-family logo jet

EVA Air introduces its new “Bad-Badtz-Maru” Sanrio-family logo jet

EVA Air (Taipei) made this announcement: EVA Air is introducing more characters and creating a new edition of its popular Sanrio-family aircraft. Best known for Hello Kitty jets, EVA launched a “Travel Fun” Jet on Saturday, March 4, 2017, starring the naughtily charming Sanrio character, Bad Badtz-Maru. The airline is flying the latest in its […]

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