British air carrier Virgin Atlantic says it is ending service to the less-traveled destination in favor of increasing flights to popular U.S. destinations and large cities. On the chopping block for the airline co-founded by Sir Richard Branson is Tokyo, Mumbai, Vancouver and Cape Town. Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger said, "Transatlantic flying has...
Rome Etihad Airways has announced that it closed a deal with Alitalia to buy a 49% stake in the Italian flag carrier for $516 million (USD), and will buy 5 slot pairs at Long Heathrow and lease them back to Alitalia for $80 million USD. Alitalia will begin a restricting program...
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ban on Monday to all US-based airlines against flying over Syrian airspace due to concerns of possible terrorist attacks. In a press release the FAA said, “Due to the presence of anti-aircraft weapons among the extremist groups and ongoing fighting in various locations throughout...
A United Airlines Boeing 777 was forced to land in Halifax, Nova Scotia due to a fire in the airplane’s galley.  The flight had departed Newark bound for Brussels. There was 235 passenger on board the airplane and the fire was able to be extinguished before the plane landed safely. Read...
The major U.S. airlines all recorded second-quarter profits as seating capacity discipline is further refined and cost-cutting measures being to take effect. Overall ticket prices have also risen an average of 3% helping to boost bottom lines. United Airlines took in $919 million, which is a double-digit increase compared to...
Washington, D.C. The FAA has lifted its ban on U.S. registered airplanes flying to Israel late Wednesday night following a short ban that created intense political fingerpointing. United Airlines has announced it will resume flights immediately, and the carrier currently operates two Boeing 777-200 flights per day from New York...
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people has disappeared from radar 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, at 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Flight AH5017 was scheduled to arrive at Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport in Algeria at 5:40 am. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was owned by Spanish based...
The Transportation Security Administration has issued orders to some airports overseas that have direct flights to the US requiring additional screening procedure for personal electronics. The new rules will require that passengers power on electronics during security screenings in order to verify that the devices work. If the devices are...
Starting October 1, the Emirate Airlines will be service into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with its super-jumbo Airbus A380, which will increase the seating availability from 266 on its current Boeing 777-200LR to 489 seats, an 84% increase. Until now, the largest airplanes to have regularly scheduled commercial service into...
Southwest Airlines has announced it will add seven new routes out of Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport, DCA, as it receives new slots that were given up by American/U.S. Airways as a condition of that merger. New routes from DCA include flights to Chicago Midway, Nashville, New Orleans, Tampa, Akron-Canton,...