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Spirit's 10th Pilot Crew Base at Newark Liberty Airport

Spirit Airlines plans to open a new pilot base at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Airlines

5/25/1937: First Flight of the Gasuden Koken

Today, in 1937, the Japanese Gasuden Koken, aka the Kōken-ki, made its maiden flight.

History

Exploring Japan Airlines' JAL Sky Museum

Join us in exploring the JAL Sky Museum, an aviation museum operated by Japan Airlines.

Airlines

Air France Debuts Nonstop Phoenix-Paris Flights

Yesterday, Air France launched a new nonstop service between Phoenix and Paris.

Airlines

5/24/1976: Two Concorde Land at Washington Dulles

48 years ago, two Concorde SSTs landed at Washington Dulles Airport on the same day.

History

Indigo Reports Record Annual Profits for FY2024

IndiGo has reported one of the largest profits in Indian aviation history for FY24.

Airlines

Condor’s New Business Class: Europe’s Best?

Experience Condor Airlines' new long-haul Business Class product on the A330neo.

Airlines

50th Anniversary: Airbus' First Commercial Flight

Today, in 1974, Air France operated the first flight with an Airbus A300 from Paris to London.

Manufacturers

5/23/1924: Canada’s First Scheduled Air Service

This is how Laurentide Air Service began to offer regular airmail, passenger, and freight service.

History

Smartlynx Delivers Latin America’s First A321F

Smartlynx Airlines has delivered the first A321 freighter in Latin America to Levu Air Cargo.

Airlines

Emirates, Avianca Launch Codeshare Agreement

Emirates and Avianca launched a new codeshare agreement for seamless connectivity.

Airlines

Highflyer Interview with Alex Wilcox, JSX’s CEO

Airways discusses JSX's history, challenges, and strategies with the airline's CEO, Alex Wilcox.

Interviews

airBaltic Prepares for 2024 Initial Public Offering

Today, airBaltic updated its IPO plans forecasted for the second half of 2024.

Airlines

5/22/1906: Wright Brothers' “Flying Machine” Patent

Today, in 1906, the Wright brothers were granted U.S. Patent 821,393 for their "Flying Machine."

History

Aer Lingus to Launch Las Vegas Flights in Fall 2024

Aer Lingus is launching new flights from Dublin to Las Vegas starting this October. 

Airlines

Pegasus Airlines Launches Bratislava flights

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has launched a new route between Istanbul and Bratislava.

Airlines

Turkish Airlines Returns to Kabul, Afghanistan

Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Kabul, Afghanistan after a three-year hiatus.

Airlines

Flight SQ321: The Facts Around Turbulence

In light of Flight SQ321, we explore what causes turbulence and how pilots deal with it.

Airlines

5/21/1946: KLM's Maiden Transatlantic Flight

Today, in 1946, a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 took off from Amsterdam bound for New York.

History

Air Greenland to Launch Flights to Iqaluit, Canada

Air Greenland announced a new seasonal route connecting Greenland's capital, Nuuk, with Iqaluit.

Airlines

Ryanair Reports Record Annual Profit of €1.92 billion

Ryanair reported a strong annual for FY24, with profits rising 34% to €1.92 billion.

Airlines

5/20/1932: First Female Solo Transatlantic Flight

This is how Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop solo across the Atlantic.

History

T’Way Air Launches Seoul-Zagreb Summer Route

Korea’s T'WAY Air commences scheduled flights between Seoul and Zagreb, Croatia.

Airlines

Saudia Group, Airbus Sign Landmark Aircraft Deal

Saudia Group and Airbus sign a historic aircraft deal, the largest in Saudi aviation history.

Manufacturers

Air Canada to Expand Service from Ottawa Year Round

Air Canada has announced that it will significantly expand flights from Ottawa by almost 60%.

Airlines

Aer Lingus Operates Inaugural Denver Flight

Aer Lingus operated its inaugural flight from Dublin to Denver on May 17, 2024.

Airlines

POTUS Signs Second Cockpit Barriers Rule into Law

A secondary barrier on the flight deck of new U.S. commercial airplanes is now mandatory.

Industry

Iberia: New Launch Customer of the A321XLR

Iberia officially replaces Aer Lingus as the launch customer of the A321XLR.

Airlines

5/19/2008: First Flight of the Sukhoi Superjet 100

Today, in 2008, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 took to the skies for the first time.

History

San Antonio Welcomes First European Nonstop Route

Condor inaugurates the first-ever nonstop flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to San Antonio, Texas, US.

Airlines

Airways Top 10 Largest Passenger Aircraft in Service

Airways ranks the top 10 largest passenger aircraft that are still in service today.

Airlines

5/18/1981: International Air Bahama Ceases Operations

Today, in 1981, the independent passenger carrier International Air Bahama ceased operations.

History

London Stansted Sees Record Early Summer Traffic

Nearly 2.5 million passengers used Stansted Airport last month, surpassing the previous record.

Airports

Portugal Decides on New Lisbon Airport Location

Portugal has chosen to establish the New Lisbon Airport at the Alcochete Firing Range.

Airports

In Photos: Air Force One Returns Home to Seattle

Upon Air Force One’s arrival in Seattle, Airways got a closer look at the iconic Boeing 747.

Airlines

5/17/1992: New Munich Airport Opens for Business

Today, in 1992, Erding North-based Munich Airport commenced its operations.

History

American Airlines Expands Caribbean Winter Routes

American Airlines increases flights to the Caribbean and Latin America for the Winter 2024 season.

Airlines

5/16/1942: Canadian Pacific Airlines Is Founded

Today, in 1942, the once well-known Canadian Pacific Airlines was officially formed.

History

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Federal Aviation Bill

The United States House of Representatives has passed a sweeping federal aviation bill.

Industry

Japan Airlines Unveils ‘MYAKU-MYAKU’ Dreamliner Livery

Japan Airlines unveils a Dreamliner livery design to commemorate the 2025 World Exposition.

Airlines

Norse Atlantic Reports Positive Q1 2024 Results

Norse Atlantic Airways has reported a solid start to 2024 with improvements across all key metrics.

Airlines

SWISS Adopts Carbon-efficient AeroSHARK Technology

SWISS becomes the first passenger airline to implement the AeroSHARK film technology.

Airlines

Finnair Celebrates 55 Years of Flights to the U.S.

Finnair celebrated 55 years of connecting the United States to Helsinki on May 15, 2024.

Airlines

Airways Special Report: Handling the Threats

In the wake of Hamas’s October 7, the question is, how does Israel keep an airport open in a warzone?

Special

5/15/2003: Government of Guernsey Acquires Aurigny

Today, in 2003, Aurigny Air Services was acquired for £5m by the States of Guernsey.

History

airBaltic, Bulgaria Air Sign Codeshare Partnership

airBaltic has added Bulgaria Air as a crucial codeshare partner for its expanding network in the Balkan region.

Airlines

Air Europa Inaugurates New MRO Hangar in Madrid

Air Europa inaugurated a new MRO Hangar at MAD with the capacity of up to three widebody jets.

Airlines

Chinese Planemaker COMAC Starts Drafting C939 Widebody

Reports from Chinese local media affirm that COMAC will soon launch a new C939 widebody aircraft.

Manufacturers

U.S. Airlines Gear Up for Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Scheduled airline seats for the upcoming Memorial Day travel weekend are up 6% from last year.

Airlines

Innovations in Eco-Friendly Aircraft Cleaning

What eco-friendly aircraft cleaning techniques help with decarbonizing and removing pollutants?

Future Flight

Avi8 Air Capital CEO launches Zoom! Airlines

Ed Wegel, the founder and CEO of Avi8 Air Capital, announces the upcoming launch of Zoom!

Future Flight

5/14/1997: Five Airlines Establish the Star Alliance

Today, in 1997, five airlines founded the Star Alliance, the world's first and largest airline alliance.

History

Qantas Drops Shanghai, Adds Brisbane-Manila Route

Qantas is shaking up its Asian network dropping the Shanghai route and adding the Brisbane-Manila route.

Airlines

Etihad Airways Reports Record Q1 2024 Profit

Etihad Airways has reported a record-breaking profit for the first quarter.

Airlines

Emirates Group Reports Record 2023-24 Results

Emirates Group capped off a successful year with a record-breaking US$ 5.1 billion in profits.

Airlines

Emirates, Flynas Expand Interline Partnership

Emirates and Flynas have signed an expanded two-way interline partnership, increasing global connectivity.

Airlines

The World’s Largest Global Airlines in April 2024

Airways unveils the largest airlines of April 2024 based on ASM, number of flights, and seats.

Airlines

Thai Airways Reports Mixed Q1 2024 Report

Thai Airways and its subsidiaries reported a rise in Q1 revenue, but overall net profit remained negative.

Airlines

Delta Air Lines Launches Dublin-Minneapolis Flight

Delta Air Lines has launched a daily nonstop flight between Dublin and Minneapolis.

Airlines

Fly Jinnah Launches Third International Route

Pakistani LCC Fly Jinnah launches its third international flight between Islamabad and Muscat. 

Airlines

Alaska, Hawaiian Airlines DOJ Merger Decision Set for August

The U.S. DOJ will decide on the proposed Alaska-Hawaiian airline merger by August 5.

Airlines

Emirates Returns to Edinburgh with a daily A350 Service

Emirates resumes its Dubai-Edinburgh route with the new Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Airlines

5/10/1991: Maiden Flight of the Bombardier CRJ100

Today, in 1991, the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 100 took to the skies for the first time.

History

Southwest Airlines Mourns Passing of Colleen Barrett

Southwest Airlines announced that influential President Emeritus Colleen Barrett had passed away.

Airlines

TUI fly Deutschland Livery Celebrates 50-year History

A new Boeing 737 MAX livery from TUI fly Deutschland celebrates the carrier's 50-year history.

Airlines

5/09/1967: Fokker’s F28 Fellowship Takes Flight

Today, in 1967, The Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship prototype took to the skies for its maiden flight.

History

Milan Linate Airport Goes on Full Biometric Mode

With the FaceBoarding check-in and boarding technology, Milan Linate becomes fully biometric.

Airports

SWISS Operates Inaugural Zurich-Seoul Flight

Swiss International Air Lines operated its inaugural flight between Zurich and Seoul on May 7. 

Airlines

Korean Air Soars in Q1 2024 with Strong Recovery

Korean Air reported a positive first quarter for 2024, driven by a significant rebound in passenger traffic.

Airlines

Twin Aisle in the Middle East: An Overlooked Success

What role did large-scale airliners play in unlocking aviation in the Middle East?

Op-Ed

Frontier Airlines Resumes Codesharing with Volaris

Denver-based Frontier Airlines resumes codesharing with the Mexico City-based ULCC Volaris.

Airlines

4/08/1946: Ethiopian Airlines Begins Operations

Today, in 1946, Ethiopian Airlines, formerly Ethiopian Air Lines, began operations.

History

Norwegian Group Reports Strong April Traffic

The Norwegian Group kicked off the summer season on a high note, carrying over 2.2 million passengers in April.

Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines to Add Three Embraer E-Jets

LOT Polish Airlines will add three new Embraer E195-E2s jets into its fleet on lease from Azorra.

Airlines

JetBlue, Etihad Airways Announce Loyalty Partnership

JetBlue and Etihad have added a loyalty partnership to their codeshare agreement.

Airlines

American Airlines Cuts 2024 Delivery Forecast by 24%

American Airlines is the latest global carrier to deal with aircraft delivery issues.

Airlines

Scoot Begins Embraer E-190 E2 Commercial Flights

Scoot operates its first Embraer E-190 E2 commercial service from Singapore to Krabi.

Airlines

Embraer Delivers 1800th E-Jet to Royal Jordanian

After celebrating 20 years of commercial service, Embraer delivered its 1800th E-Jet to Royal Jordanian.

Manufacturers

Airbus Reports April 2024 Results, 61 Deliveries 

Airbus delivered 61 aircraft to 33 customers and added 57 orders to its backlog, in April.

Manufacturers

Emirates to Retrofit 71 More A380, Boeing 777 Aircraft

Emirates has announced that it will retrofit an additional 43 A380s and 28 Boeing 777s.

Airlines

Most Punctual Airlines, Airports of March 2024

In this post, we share the top 10 airlines and airports that offered the best on-time performance in March.

Industry

An Aviation Academy for High Schoolers

Cherokee College & Career Academy gives high schoolers the opportunity to begin training in aviation.

Expert Column

Spirit Airlines Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

Spirit's Q1 2024 results show strategic and tactical changes benefiting the airline's unit revenue.

Airlines

U.S. Operator UrbanLink Orders 20 Lillium Jets

Lillium announces a firm order of 20 Lilium Jets from U.S. operator UrbanLink.

Future Flight

5/06/2012: Solar Impulse 1 Maiden Intercontinental Flight

Today, in 2012, the world’s first solar-powered aircraft capable of flying day and night flew intercontinental.

History

Emirates Announces First Nine A350 Destinations

Emirates announces its first nine Airbus A350 destinations in the Middle East, West Asia, and Europe.

Routes

Japan Airlines Reports Strong 2023 Performance

Japan Airlines capped off a successful fiscal year ending March 31, 2024, exceeding expectations.

Airlines

Op-Ed: On the Caribbean, Russian Airspace Closures

There's a long history of nations restricting their skies as a form of political arm-twisting.

Op-Ed

5/05/1947: First Flight of Alitalia–Linee Aeree Italiane

Today, in 1947, the first Alitalia–Linee Aeree Italiane flight took off from Turin, Italy.

History

Etihad Inks Five Interline Agreements with Five Airlines

Etihad Airways enters into new interline agreements with five carriers from five countries.

Airlines

Delta Air Lines Unveils A350 Team USA Aircraft Livery

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines unveiled its Airbus A350 Team USA aircraft livery in Toulouse, France.

Airlines

5/04/1979: Air Europe Commenced Operations

Today, in 1979, London Gatwick Airport-based Air Europe operated its maiden flight.

History

Delta to Reintroduce Tampa-Amsterdam Service

Delta Air Lines will restart scheduled service to Amsterdam from Tampa International Airport this fall.

Airlines

5/03/1976: Pan Am’s Round-the-World Record-setting Flight

Today, in 1976, a Pan Am Boeing 747SP completed a record-setting flight around the world.

History

Korean Air to Launch Lisbon Flights in September

Korean Air will launch scheduled charter flights to Lisbon, Portugal, on September 11.

Airlines

GoFirst Forced to Give Up Entire A320 Fleet

India’s GoFirst has been forced to deregister all 54 of its A320 aircraft as per a DGCA decision.

Airlines

Singapore-based Aircraft Lessor Orders 10 ATR 72s

Avation PLC has ordered ten ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft to become part of its fleet.

Industry

Air Canada First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Air Canada's Q1 2424 results show a C$81 million loss despite a 7% revenue increase from Q1 2023.

Airlines

Air Asia Cambodia Commences Service

AirAsia's fifth airline, AirAsia Cambodia commenced scheduled services on May 2.

Airlines

Oman Air Appoints Con Korfiatis as New CEO

Oman Air has announced the appointment of Con Korfiatis as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Airlines