Rwandair

RwandAir Cancels A330-900neo & 737 MAX Order

Rwanda is an incredible country that has been trying to grow its tourism significantly (at least pre-coronavirus), and RwandAir is a part of that strategy. While it's not the most profitable airline, it serves the purpose of providing more access to…

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Starlux Airlines A350

Whoa: Starlux Airlines Orders Airbus A330-900neos

Starlux Airlines, Taiwan's new "detail oriented luxury airline, sure is countering the industry trend. Last week the airline announced it would introduce first class on its A350 fleet, and today it has been revealed that Starlux has ordered additional…

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Peach Aviation A320

Flight Diverts To Kick Off Anti-Masker… In Japan?!?

A flight was diverted earlier this week after a man refused to wear a mask. This probably isn't the first or last time we'll hear a story like this. Rather what makes this story unique is where it took place: in Japan! On Monday afternoon a Peach Aviation…

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Rossiya Safety Video

Rossiya’s Cool & Surprising New Safety Video

Rossiya is a Russian airline that is an Aeroflot subsidiary. It operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, on both short haul and long haul routes. Well, the carrier's new safety video has just been unofficially revealed -- Rossiya hasn't directly promoted…

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Starlux Airlines A350 1000

Starlux Airlines’ A350s Will Feature First Class!!!

There's not much to get excited about nowadays when it comes to the passenger experience. About the best news is hearing that airlines are increasing provisioning of hand sanitizer, or selling nuts directly to consumers. Well, leave it to Starlux Airlines,…

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Azur Air 767

Cool: Russia’s Azur Air Launching Miami Flights

It looks like Aeroflot will no longer be the only airline flying nonstop between Russia and Miami, and I’m kind of excited. Azur Air to launch Miami flights Azur Air has filed with the US Department of Transportation this week to operate nonstop…

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Surinam Airways 777

Surinam Airways’ 777 ETOPS Problem

Surinam Airways has a new (used) Boeing 777, except it can't efficiently fly it on the one route its needed, even though it's well within the range of the plane. This is an interesting avgeek story, so let's dig a bit deeper. I've written in the past…

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Vistara Business Class 787

New: Earn & Redeem Air Canada Aeroplan Miles On Vistara

The Air Canada Aeroplan program is continuing its trend of adding new partner airlines. In June Aeroplan added Etihad Airways as a partner, in July Aeroplan added Azul as a partner, and now the program is adding another partner. This is all in addition…

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Eastern Airlines 777

Eastern Airlines Launching New York To Cabo Flights

Eastern Airlines will soon be launching its first scheduled flight between the US and Mexico, and it's a route that I think could do quite well. Eastern Airlines is a US airline that operates a fleet of Boeing 767s, and now even has a 777 in its fleet.…

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Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class – 28

Greater Bay Airlines: Hong Kong’s Newest Airline?

If one entrepreneur has his way, Hong Kong may soon have a new airline. Danny Lee of the South China Morning Post notes that Greater Bay Airlines Company Limited has applied for an air operator's certificate (AOC) with Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department.…

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Titan Airways 757

Titan Airways’ Epic Saint Helena Repatriation Flight

Titan Airways is operating a second flight to Saint Helena during the current pandemic, and this might just be one of the coolest routes we've ever seen... Saint Helena┬áis a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 1,200 miles off the coast of…

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Air Vistara A321neo Business Class

Vistara’s New A321neo Features Flat Beds

A few months ago Vistara took delivery of its very first Boeing 787-9, and now the airline has taken delivery of its very first Airbus A321neo. Both of these planes represent exciting developments for the airline, and for Indian aviation overall. Vistara…

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Mahan Air A310

Injuries After US Fighter Jet Intercepts Iranian Airliner

Some passengers on a Mahan Air flight were injured after the plane was intercepted by a US fighter jet last night, in what can only be described as a bizarre incident. On Thursday night, Mahan Air flight 1152 was operating a roughly two hour flight from…

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Italian Airways

Italian Airways: New Airline From Founder Of Air Italy

The founder of (now liquidated) Air Italy wants to start a new airline... Italian Airways! What could possibly go wrong? If one airline entrepreneur has his way, Italian Airways could be in the skies soon enough. As reported by Corriere, a trademark…

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Israir Atr

Israir’s Unbelievably Long Turboprop Flight

Unless I'm missing something, Israir seems to be operating a scheduled flight that's beyond the published range of an aircraft, which is kind of cool... I think? Israir is a fairly small Israeli airline with just seven planes in its fleet, including…

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Pakistan 777

United States Bans Pakistan International Airlines

The world is getting smaller by the day for Pakistan International Airlines. Bloomberg reports that on July 1, 2020, the US Department of Transportation banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating any flights to the United States. This follows…

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Eastern Airlines 777

Eastern Airlines Acquires Used Boeing 777

While most airlines around the world are downsizing, Eastern Airlines is in the process of expanding its fleet with a used Boeing 777. I initially wrote about this a bit over a month ago, but the airline is now showing off its new livery on this beautiful…

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Azul A330

New: Earn & Redeem Air Canada Aeroplan Miles On Azul

I have to say, Air Canada Aeroplan is impressing me more than just about all other airline loyalty programs combined nowadays. The amount of innovation and positive changes we're seeing from Aeroplan is simply fantastic. Last month Air Canada and Etihad…

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Hi Fly A380 Cargo 2

Check Out Hi Fly’s New Cargo Airbus A380

Portuguese wet lease airline Hi Fly is showing off its reconfigured A380. Hi Fly is the first charter airline in the world to have an A380, which is an awesome concept as an avgeek, but questionable otherwise. Hi Fly acquired this A380 after Singapore…

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