April 5, 2021| 59 0

Italy Has A New Airline: EGO Airways Operates Maiden Flight

Although the airline company was founded almost two years ago, EGO Airways only operated its maiden flight just last week. On March 30th, the airline’s one and only Embraer E190 (affectionately named Martina) took off from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) for Giuseppe Verdi Airport in Parma (PMF). EGO Airways’ first commercial flight According to E …

March 31, 2021| 51 0

1 Day Left: American Inaugurates London Flights Before Alaska Joins OneWorld

American Airlines has inaugurated its first flights between London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – one of American’s hotly awaited new routes ahead of Alaska Airlines joining the Oneworld alliance. The flights were delayed due to the pandemic, but the inaugural flight leaving Heathrow for Seattle departed on …

March 31, 2021| 52 0

Alaska Airlines Firms Up December Boeing 737 MAX Order

Alaska Airlines has firmed up its order for 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets with 15 options. The airline and Boeing initially announced this order back in December as a commitment. As a firm order now, the two parties have locked in their plan for Alaska Airlines to transition more towards an all-Boeing fleet. Alaska firms up 737 MAX order Alaska Airlines a …

March 21, 2021| 31 0

Alaska Airlines Resumes More Routes Out Of Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines is expanding its flights out of Paine Field. The airline, which flies regional jets out of the airport, has resumed routes from the airport to popular vacation destinations in California. The airport is part of Alaska’s strategy to continue its legacy as Seattle’s largest airline and catering to a leisure-driven market. Alaska Airlin …

March 13, 2021| 26 0

Alaska Flight Disrupted By Violent Passenger Who Urinated On A Seat

On March 9th, a passenger onboard an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Denver was asked multiple times to put on a face mask. After ignoring orders from a flight attendant, the individual reportedly struck her arm. It was later revealed by other passengers that the individual was standing up and urinating on his seat. The incident ha …

March 10, 2021| 22 0

Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service Gathers Pace

Two years on from the second fatal Boeing 737 MAX crash, the aircraft is flying once more. While its initial return to service was slow, the aircraft is now being operated by 14 airlines worldwide from Canada to Kazakstan. Let’s take a look at how the service return is going. Two years ago, the entire aviation industry was shocked by the tragedy of …

February 25, 2021| 33 0

Iberia Joins oneworld Partners With VeriFLY Health Passport

Iberia has become the latest airline to launch the VeriFLY health passport app, adding it to a growing list of airlines. Coincidentally, only  one world airlines have so far begun to use the app. Sister airline British Airways has already been using the app since earlier this month. Many borders have been restricted, with travel made unavailable to so …

February 24, 2021| 27 0

Alaska Airlines Milk Run Returns To Origin With Wheel Well Warning

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 performing a milk run flight along Alaska’s Southeast coast made an emergency landing back at Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) just minutes after taking off. The nearly 21-year-old jet registration number N618AS was heading north on route to Wrangell Airport (WRG) when the pilots received a warning notificatio …

February 23, 2021| 30 0

Alaska Airlines Must Pay $3.19 Million Following A Passenger Death

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay more than $3 million to the family of a disabled passenger who suffered a fatal accident at Portland International Airport (PDX) in 2017. The incident occurred after the airline failed to provide the gate-to-gate transportation that had been requested and confirmed multiple times by the passenge …

February 23, 2021| 24 0

Lufthansa To Trial Health Passports On Select Routes

German flag carrier Lufthansa is looking to trial a health passport solution on select international routes. Passengers will be able to send Lufthansa proof of their COVID-19 test results in advance to avoid airport checks and verify that they meet the requirements. Health passports are being touted around the world as a possible way to reopen inter …

February 22, 2021| 29 0

Delta Air Lines Proceeds With Introducing Digital Health Passport

Delta Air Lines is moving forward with building up its resources to allow for smoother international travel. The airline is rolling out a new testing partnership for customers to order an at-home test and teases that, soon, customers flying to the US will be able to upload their negative test results online at check-in, which will clear them for en …

February 20, 2021| 32 0

How The Boeing 707 Dominated & Changed Jet Travel In The Sixties

Over six decades ago, the future of United States aviation was decided. The Boeing 707 performed its first flight on December 20th, 1957, setting the standard for Boeing’s jets in the decades to come. Addressing concerns Boeing explains that after World War II, the United Kingdom led the way for commercial jets with the de Havilland Comet. However, s …

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