12 Years Ago Today The First Lufthansa A380 Rolled Out Of Final Assembly

12 years ago today, in 2009, the world got its first glimpse of Lufthansa’s first-ever A380. The aircraft, unpainted and not ready for passengers, was glimpsed leaving Airbus’s assembly facility in Toulouse... Read more »

Etihad Emerging From COVID-19: Now Operating 65 Routes

Etihad Airways has come a long way in 18 months. From a low point after the COVID-19 outbreak, Etihad has steadily rebuilt its operations and network. Now, with vaccinations being rolled out... Read more »

Are Volaris And Turkish Airlines Eyeing A Connectivity Agreement?

The Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris and Turkish Airlines may be eyeing a new connectivity agreement, according to Mexico’s tourism minister. The alliance would directly compete with the one launched by Emirates and... Read more »

Qantas Schedules A380 Flights From July 2022

A year ago, in July 2020, Qantas sent its Airbus A380s into hibernation as the pandemic made it clear there was little demand for the giant aircraft. Now, the airline has announced... Read more »

Etihad CEO On Cabin Class Simplification And Business Class Plus

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has a reputation as a great airline to fly on but a tough business to make a dollar from. Over the years, the losses have mounted. But the... Read more »

United Airlines Adds Three New Short-Haul International Routes

This winter, United’s travelers will have three more routes to choose from for travel to Latin America and the Caribbean. Starting December 18th, the airline will augment its services with new flights... Read more »

Etihad CEO On Failed Airline Equity Partnerships

If you’ve followed Etihad over the past few years, you’ll know that the Middle Eastern carrier has made some bad bets on airlines that eventually went out of business. Alitalia and Jet... Read more »

Alaska Airlines And Iberia File For Domestic US Codeshares

Alaska Airlines and Iberia have filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT) for authorization to codeshare on Alaska’s domestic flights. The airlines are looking to offer codeshares on Alaska’s domestic and short-haul... Read more »

Air Canada Returning To Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Canadian national flag carrier Air Canada says it is returning to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). Starting from Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Air Canada will offer five daily flights between Billy... Read more »

KLM Cuts Some US Flights Over New Quarantine Mandate

Dutch carrier KLM has cut some US flights this winter after the recent addition of mandatory quarantine for travelers coming from the United States. Flights to three major leisure destinations in the... Read more »