April 5, 2021| 52 0

Which airlines fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner became a hit amongst airlines when the manufacturer launched the program in April 2004. The wide-body aircraft, announced with ground-breaking technology at the time, has become Boeing’s second-most popular twin-aisle aircraft program in terms of gross orders. The 787 only lags behind the Boeing 777. It also had its fair s …

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 10, 2021| 25 0

Which US Big Three Airline Is Most Likely To Order The Boeing 777X?

Despite various delays during its production process, the Boeing 777X is a highly-anticipated aircraft among airlines and avgeeks worldwide. American Airlines, Delta, and United are considered the ‘big three’ of US commercial aviation, and have all operated previous 777 variants. However, none of them have yet placed an order for the next-generatio …

March 6, 2021| 33 0

Passenger Dies On Seattle-Bound Delta Air Lines Flight

Earlier this week, a passenger sadly died onboard a Delta Air Lines service to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington. The flight diverted to Sacramento International Airport (SMF), California, before continuing to Seattle later on in the evening of March 4th. The flight in question Delta Air Lines flight DL1837 is a daily scheduled s …

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 14, 2021| 33 0

Air Canada Hopes For Connecting Traffic As It Anticipates Government Aid

Strict government travel restrictions have been a huge burden and revenue-killer for Canadian airlines, including Air Canada. The carrier has done several things to position itself for success in 2021, including the full and permanent conversion of some of its retired 767s into freighters. On the passenger operations side, however, the airline need …

February 13, 2021| 31 0

Delta Will Not Take Its First Airbus A321neo Until 2022

Delta Air Lines has confirmed that its first Airbus A321neo is delayed until 2022. The hotly awaited narrowbody, more for its product than the plane itself, was first expected to arrive in 2020. However, with the global crisis, Delta has delayed its first A321neo by about two years. Delta’s first Airbus A321neo delayed Delta Air Lines announced that …

February 10, 2021| 25 0

World First – 100% Of Etihad’s Operational Crew Are Now Vaccinated

Today, Etihad Airways revealed that 100% of its operational pilots and cabin crew are now vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline pointed out that it had become the first airline in the world to do so by achieving this feat. The airline’s medical center has also been turned into a vaccination clinic. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the aviation indust …

February 1, 2021| 43 0

How Did 2020 Turn Out Financially For Major US Airlines?

Most US airlines have already reported their 2020 financial results. Unsurprisingly, every carrier struggled amid a weak demand environment that led to steep losses and drastic cuts in capacity. Simple Flying takes a look at airline results from 2020. The core losses All major airlines reported a loss for the full year of 2020. From the highest loss …

February 1, 2021| 41 0

Why Did Delta Air Lines And Northeast Airlines Merge?

Northeast Airlines was a stronghold in the United States aviation industry for several decades. However, the legacy carrier had a twist of fate in 1972 after it joined the fold of Delta Air Lines. Let’s take a look at why the two veterans merged. A pioneer in the industry Originally founded as Boston-Maine Airways in July 1931, Northeast was a pionee …

January 26, 2021| 24 0

Sun Country Airlines Adds 9 New Cities And 16 New Flights

Sun Country Airlines has announced a huge network expansion. Just in time for summer, the airline will be adding 16 new flights to nine new cities in its network. The ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) will operate all routes using Boeing 737 aircraft. Sun Country Airlines adds new flights Sun Country Airlines is making a big move, with 16 more routes com …

January 19, 2021| 33 0

Airlines Reveal How Many People Are On Their No-Fly Lists

From anti-maskers to Capitol rioters, airline “no-fly” lists have been growing over the past year. Since March 2020, airlines have banned over 2,700 people from flying on their aircraft due to noncompliance with mask mandates, and the insurrection at the Capitol has barred dozens more. In an attempt to keep flying calm and orderly, the Transportati …

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