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Delta announces its summer 2018 trans-Atlantic schedules

Delta announces its summer 2018 trans-Atlantic schedules

Delta Air Lines has announced it be offering more nonstop options to Europe from its Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Atlanta, and Detroit hubs and more next summer. Further schedule and service detail is as follows: Los Angeles New Boeing 777-200LR service will link Angelenos nonstop to Paris and Amsterdam beginning June 16, 2018. in addition […]

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United’s new safety video

United’s new safety video

United Airlines is lifting the curtain on a new Safety is Global safety video, which will be on board flights starting this month. The video follows United employees representing flight attendants, pilots, ramp operations, customer service representatives and tech ops through dream destinations around the world as they demonstrate the safety features of the aircraft. […]

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United announces the last Boeing 747 revenue flight

United announces the last Boeing 747 revenue flight

United Airlines made this announcement: In celebration of United Airlines retiring the Boeing 747 from its fleet, United flight 747, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from San Francisco to Honolulu will be the airline’s farewell flight to the 747 fleet. This journey will serve as the ultimate throwback for customers, employees and invited guests as […]

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Delta customers, employees begin saying ‘goodbye’ to iconic Boeing 747-400

Delta customers, employees begin saying ‘goodbye’ to iconic Boeing 747-400

Delta Air Lines issued this statement: Delta customers and employees began saying their goodbyes to the airline’s iconic Boeing 747-400 fleet as the aircraft operated its final Tokyo-Narita to Honolulu flight. It then made a rare appearance on two domestic flight legs earlier this month.   After arriving in Honolulu from Tokyo-Narita for the last […]

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Air Canada to use the new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 on routes to Ireland

Air Canada to use the new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 on routes to Ireland

Air Canada (Montreal) has announced expanded seasonal services to Ireland with new nonstop flights from Toronto (Pearson) to Shannon and between Montreal (Trudeau) and Dublin. The flights will be operated using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 featuring a Business and Economy cabin configuration. The new services announced include: Flight Departs Arrives Days […]

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Jetstar introduces its “Aussie Scrabble” logo jet

Jetstar introduces its “Aussie Scrabble” logo jet

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) has unveiled a promotional livery on Airbus A320-232 VH-VQH (msn 2766) to promote the first Australian version of the board game Scrabble. The airline issued this statement: We’re thrilled to be partnering with Mattel on the launch of the new Aussie Scrabble board game! The first country-specific version of the game will […]

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Boeing and Malaysia Airlines sign Memorandum of Understanding for 16 Airplanes

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines sign Memorandum of Understanding for 16 Airplanes

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 16 airplanes during a ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington D.C. The signing was witnessed by Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed, Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry and in the presence of The Honorable Dato’ Sri Muhammad Najib Bin […]

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KLM announces the last Fokker 70 flights

KLM announces the last Fokker 70 flights

KLM issued this statement: KLM wants to reflect in appropriate style on the end of the 97-year partnership between KLM and Fokker. The phasing out of the Fokker 70 at KLM Cityhopper marks the end of an extraordinary period for the Dutch airline industry. So many KLM fans would like to be aboard one of […]

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Alaska Airlines named Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants, A321 theme jet coming

Alaska Airlines named Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants, A321 theme jet coming

Alaska Airlines has announced the company has signed an agreement to become the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America established with the organization in 2008. To celebrate this partnership and Alaska’s commitment to the Bay Area, the company unveiled the design for an […]

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Flair Air becomes Flair Airlines, introduces a new livery

Flair Air becomes Flair Airlines, introduces a new livery

Flair Air (Kelowna) on July 25, 2017 officially changed its name back to Flair Airlines. The airline wanted a new look for its revised name and held an online “Paint the Plane” contest. Renae Ferchoff-Ambler was announced as the winner with her winning design (above). The airline has also introduced a new logo. Flair Airlines […]

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United Airlines increases its Airbus A350 order

United Airlines increases its Airbus A350 order

  United Airlines has increased the number of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 widebody aircraft to replace older, less efficient aircraft, supporting future growth at the airline.  These aircraft will be the first Airbus widebodies to join […]

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Hong Kong Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Hong Kong Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 (B-LGA), on lease from AerCap, making the carrier the 15th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin aisle airliner. Altogether Hong Kong Airlines will acquire 21 Airbus A350 XWB, including 15 purchased directly from Airbus and six on lease from third […]

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Southwest Airlines quietly takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Southwest Airlines quietly takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) decided it did not want a ceremony afterall at Dallas (Love Field) for the delivery flight arrival of its first new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (N8710M). The airline cancelled the delivery event at its base due to the on-going flooding of former Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. Southwest was the launch […]

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Airbus delivers first U.S.-produced A320 to Spirit Airlines

Airbus delivers first U.S.-produced A320 to Spirit Airlines

The first delivery of an Airbus A320 aircraft (N650NK) from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the U.S. facility since production began in July 2015. The previous 36 aircraft were A321 aircraft, making this delivery another important milestone for […]

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Southwest adds 19 new routes and international service to San Jose, Sacramento, Columbus and New Orleans

Southwest adds 19 new routes and international service to San Jose, Sacramento, Columbus and New Orleans

Southwest Airlines has announced a substantial investment for its California travelers and communities served as it extended its bookable flight schedule through June 1, 2018. Carrying more passengers to, from, and within the great state of California1, Southwest is thanking its loyal Golden State Customers with even more flights including nearly 20 new nonstop routes […]

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Lanmei Airlines to commence operations on September 15, 2017

Lanmei Airlines to commence operations on September 15, 2017

Lanmei Airlines (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. was founded in Phnom Penh, capital of Kingdom of Cambodia in 2016. Lanmei refers to Lancang-Mekong River. The new airline has announced its first scheduled passenger flight will take off on September 15, 2017 linking Phnom Penh with Hanoi, Vietnam and also Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and Ho Chi […]

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Fiji Airways to purchase three new Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otters for Fiji Link

Fiji Airways to purchase three new Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otters for Fiji Link

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has announced plans to expand and upgrade Fiji Link’s Twin Otter fleet, allowing for increased frequencies to key domestic routes like Savusavu and Taveuni. The airline will purchase three brand new latest model DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otters from manufacturer Viking Air Ltd, to replace two of its existing three […]

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