Posts in category Airlines

Is There Anywhere Emirates Won’t Fly? 100 New Destinations by 2025

And my personal favorite: the Emirates A380. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

The rapid expansion of the three major Persian Gulf carriers (Emirates, Etihad Airways & Qatar Airways) is one of the most frequently discussed topics in airline news these days. It seems like every week the big three are announcing new destinations or ordering dozens of widebody aircraft. At the same time, the three major U.S. […]

Embraer E190s Coming To Delta Air Lines

Embraer E175 operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

It looks like a new aircraft type is coming to Delta Air Lines! As part of a deal with the airline’s 12,000 pilots, Delta announced today that they will be acquiring 20 Embraer E190 jets as well as 40 additional Boeing 737-900ERs. The 40 737s, in addition to the 60 Delta already has on order, […]

Emirates Eyeing Order For 15 Boeing 777-200LRs

Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR (Photo from Emirates)

Emirates announced at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) meeting in Miami yesterday that they may be in the market for an additional 15 Boeing 777 widebody aircraft. This potential order would be for the Boeing 777-200LR (LR standing for Long Range) variant, the world’s longest range airliner. Emirates is already the largest 777 operator in […]

Qantas to Resume Flights to San Francisco

Qantas will operate the iconic Boeing 747-400 on the new route between Sydney and San Francisco (Photo from Qantas Airways)

OneWorld Alliance members Qantas Airways and American Airlines held a press conference today to share some big news on their United States – Australia joint partnership. American Airlines announced that they will begin flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney, Australia from December of this year. The route will be operated by the Boeing 777-300ER. […]

Updated: American Airlines To Fly Down Under

American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Updated 9-June-2015 3:14 ET American Airlines will become the last of the three major US Airlines to offer direct flights from the United States to Australia. This morning, the airline tweeted that “Big News” was coming at 3 PM, along with a picture of a Kangaroo and the hashtag “#GreatMates”. A press conference with both American […]

Philadelphia Will Become First A350 Destination in the U.S.

Qatar Airways A350-900XWB (Photo from Qatar Airways)

Qatar Airways announced today that the brand-new Airbus A350-900XWB will replace the Boeing 777-200LR on flights between Doha, Qatar and Philadelphia from January 1st of next year. This will be the aircraft’s first scheduled commercial flight to the United States and comes at the same time that Qatar begins their rapid expansion into the US with new […]

What The IAG Takeover of Aer Lingus Means For Flyers

Aer Lingus A330 (Photo from Aer Lingus)

The Irish government yesterday finally gave in and agreed to sell their 25% ownership of Aer Lingus, Ireland’s flag carrier, to the International Airlines Group (IAG). IAG is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and all their respective subsidiaries. The company is one of Europe’s three airline superpowers, along with Air France-KLM and […]

My Week In Beijing

The view of the Qianmen Gate to Tiananmen Square from Qianmen Street. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

I had a week to kill at the beginning of May between the end of the Spring semester and the start of my final Semester at Auburn University. While most of my friends were at the beach, visiting family at home or just recovering from final exams, I decided to hop on a 14 hour […]

Delta adds Orlando to Sao Paulo Flights

A Boeing 767-300ER, the same type that will operate the new route to Sao Paulo (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

In a press release today, SkyTeam member Delta Air Lines announced their intentions to begin direct flights from Orlando, Florida to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The flights are scheduled to begin as soon as this December, subject to approval from the U.S. and Brazilian governments. The flight will operate 4 times a week on Boeing 767-300ER […]

How the Boeing 787 is Opening New Air Markets

My first B787 flight. I took All Nippon Airways (ANA) from Singapore to Tokyo-Haneda last year. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

The past decade has been characterized by rapid globalization and technological innovation. As more and more people are traveling across oceans and continents for business, tourism, diplomacy and pleasure, there is an increased need for airlines to develop stronger international route networks. One aircraft that has been instrumental in the growth of the global air […]

About Kyle

I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Aviation Management. I spend my time as an airline industry professional, private pilot, blogger and world traveler. I have visited 36 countries to date and don't plan on slowing down. This blog is my way of sharing the latest developments in the airline industry as well as experiences from my world travels. All views and opinions are strictly my own.

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