Breeze Airways Plane

US Startup Breeze Airways Delays Launch To 2021

A major new US airline was supposed to launch this year, though it now looks like it's going to be delayed by at least a year. That shouldn't come as any surprise, given everything going on right now. Here's everything we know about Breeze Airways so…

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Pakistan Business Class 777

European Union Bans Pakistan International Airlines

This seems appropriate... The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating flights to member countries for a period of six months. The ban will kick in as of July 1, and last through December 31, 2020.…

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Pia A320

Human Error Blamed For Pakistan Plane Crash

On May 22 a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 crashed on approach to Karachi, killing 97 people. While there were some theories as to what happened, it typically takes a while for investigations to be completed, to determine with any certainty…

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Miat Mongolian Business Class – 1

Cool: MIAT Mongolian Just Flew Direct To Seattle

Well this is kind of cool from an avgeek perspective, though perhaps otherwise not terribly useful. Over the weekend MIAT Mongolian operated a nonstop flight from Ulaanbaatar to Seattle, marking what was allegedly the first-ever nonstop flight from Mongolia…

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Air Belgium Business Class – 91

Air Belgium Announces New Routes, Airport Change

My gosh, I can't believe it has been almost a year since I've written about Air Belgium, one of the most unusual "real" airlines (to differentiate it from the likes of Global Ghana Airlines, for example). For those of you not familiar with Air Belgium,…

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Fly Global 777

Eastern Airlines Acquiring Used Boeing 777

While most airlines around the world are downsizing, Eastern Airlines is in the process of expanding their fleet with a used Boeing 777. When I mention Eastern, most people probably think about the original Eastern, which was a major US airline from…

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Ryanair 737 800

Ryanair CEO: “Lufthansa Is Addicted To State Aid”

Ryanair Group CEO Michael O‚ÄôLeary is one of the most controversial and outspoken people in the airline industry. Several weeks ago O'Leary blasted the prospect of Lufthansa getting significant government aid, comparing the airline to a crack cocaine…

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Pia A320

Surprising Details Emerge About PIA A320 Crash

On Friday a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) A320 crashed on approach to Karachi, which is incredibly tragic. The world is going through a tough enough time already, and to see so many lives lost in an accident like this is heartbreaking. It'll…

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Swiftair 737

Mysterious: Swift Air 737 Lands With Part Of Tail Missing

I suppose all is well that ends well, though at a minimum this is a strange occurrence. Airplane spotter Doug Kempf photographed planes landing at San Diego Airport on runway 27 this past Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and spotted one particularly strange landing.…

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Pia A320

Pakistan International Airlines A320 Crashes In Karachi

This is absolutely tragic, especially as it comes just days after domestic flights resumed in Pakistan (they resumed this past Saturday after a two month suspension), and right at the end of Ramadan, as many people are traveling to see loved ones. A…

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Easyjet Plane

EasyJet Data Breach Impacts Nine Million Customers

EasyJet has today reported a massive data breach, which could prove costly for the airline. It has been announced that EasyJet was the target of an attack from a "highly sophisticated source." The airline has disclosed the incident to the Information…

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Berniq Airways

Berniq Airways: Benghazi’s New Airline

I'm always fascinated by new airlines, and it looks like a new airline will be launching shortly in Benghazi, Libya. Let's take a look at what we know so far about the airline. Berniq Airways is a new Libyan airline that will be based in Benghazi. The…

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Yakutia Boeing 737 700

Yakutia Airlines’ Flight From Russia To Anchorage

As an aviation geek, there's nothing I love more than seemingly random flights that have an interesting story. There are way more of these than you might expect. A couple of days ago I wrote about Alaska Airlines' new flight from Anchorage to Adak via…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 27

Ryanair Will Restrict Passenger Bathroom Use

Ryanair is Europe's largest low cost carrier. The airline is currently only operating a skeleton schedule of about 30 daily flights between Ireland, the UK, and Europe. Details have just been revealed about how Ryanair service will be ramped up, including…

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Miami Air 737

Miami Air International Liquidates

Unfortunately one US charter airline named after my home city has just liquidated. First a bit of background... For those of you not familiar with Miami Air, they were a charter airline based in Miami. The airline was founded in 1991, and most recently…

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Gol 737

You Can Now Earn & Redeem American Miles On Gol

Several months ago it was announced that American and Gol would launch a partnership, and reciprocal mileage earning and redemptions are now live. In late 2019 it was announced that Delta would be investing in LATAM, causing LATAM to cut ties with American,…

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Sony Dsc

Eastern Airlines’ Strange New Domestic Route

I'd consider Eastern Airlines to be the strangest actual airline in the US. I say "actual" to differentiate it from "airlines" like Avatar, Baltia, and Global Ghana. Well, Eastern Airlines has just filed with the DOT to operate passenger service on a…

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Condor Business Class 767 – 2

Condor Secures German State Aid… Again

There's a lot of debate about whether airlines deserve state aid, and if they do deserve it, what the terms should be. In Germany you have Lufthansa seeking billions of dollars in state aid. Lufthansa executives argue that the airline can't survive without…

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Air Asia Ppe

AirAsia Introduces Designer PPE For Crews

AirAsia has just become the latest airline to introduce designer personal protective equipment (PPE) for their crews. They're not the first airline to do so, as they're following in the footsteps of Philippine Airlines. AirAsia has just unveiled new…

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