August 3, 2021| 135 0

Delta Air Lines restarts the Atlanta -Johannesburg route

The carrier is operating the route with four-class A350-900neo aircraft. Delta Air Lines has resumed service between its Atlanta (ATL) base and Johannesburg (JNB), the longest flight in its network.  The route had been dropped for more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta will fly the route 3X-weekly with an Airbus A350-900neo.  “T …

July 27, 2021| 193 0

Delta Air Lines to ramp up Canada flying in September

As Ottawa eases COVID-19 border restrictions, Delta plans a major relaunch of Canadian services. Delta Air Lines announced plans to increase its capacity between Canada and the US by 150% in September, responding to the Canadian government’s planned decision to relax border restrictions on Aug. 7. As a result of the easing at the border, Atlanta-base …

July 3, 2021| 100 0

airBaltic’s A220s Head To Scotland With A New Edinburgh Connection

Yesterday, airBaltic launched a new service between Riga and Edinburgh. The Latvian airline, which also has hubs in Lithuania and Estonia, will connect the two cities with a twice-weekly service. A two-and-a-half-hour service On July 2nd, airBaltic launched its new Riga-Edinburgh service, connecting the capital cities of Latvia and Scotland. Launched …

April 28, 2021| 163 0

What Does It Take To Put A Plane Into Long-Term Storage?

The last 12 months has seen a seismic shift in aircraft fleet management at airlines. With passenger demand down in most markets and not expected to recover for some time, airlines are searching for cost savings where they can. High on their hit list are big planes, especially older big planes that are costly to run. Thousands of planes go into long …

April 26, 2021| 134 0

Coy On Boeing 757 Replacement, Delta’s Fleet Strategy Comes Into View

Delta Air Lines has yet to fully reveal its plans to retire its strong Boeing 757 fleet. Cherishing every one of those lucrative and flexible jets, Delta has invested in keeping the planes airworthy and flying for as long as they possibly can. However, sustainability goals and costs associated with flying aging aircraft are starting to bear down on …

April 22, 2021| 157 0

Spirit Records $112m Net Loss With 72% Load Factor

Spirit Airlines recorded a net loss of $112 million for the first quarter of 2021. As the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) charts a growth strategy and improvements in March, the airline is looking ahead to the summer. Its team managed capacity successfully and achieved a load factor of 72.1%, which is the highest it has been for the airline since the …

April 5, 2021| 153 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| 214 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| 120 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| 139 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| 139 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| 142 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 …

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