French Bee Economy Cabin
Whoa: French Bee’s 488-Seat Airbus A350s

French Bee will soon take delivery of an A350 with 488 seats, which will be the world's most efficient long haul plane. I'm undecided as to whether this is an incredible feat, or just sounds plain awful. French Bee is a low cost long haul airline that…

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Italian Airline Neos Plans USA Flights

Another foreign airline has just requested permission to start flying to the US... Last Friday Neos filed with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to request permission to start flying to the United States. The airline is seeking permission to…

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Pragusa One Fleet
PRAGUSA.ONE, Unique New Airline Startup

It's anyone's guess how serious of a concept this is, though this is certainly one of the more unusual airline startups we've heard about. Simple Flying reports on PRAGUSA.ONE, a new European airline startup: The airline plans to launch in June 2021…

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Surinam Airways Gets Rid Of New Used 777

A few days ago I wrote about how Surinam Airways wanted to get rid of its 777. There's an update on that front, as the plane is currently enroute to Victorville. Surinam Airways is a small national airline based in Paramaribo, Suriname. The airline has…

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Uganda Airlines Plans London Heathrow Flights With A330-800neo

A pretty snazzy-looking plane could be making an appearance at London Heathrow in the not-too-distant future... Uganda Airlines recently took delivery of two new A330-800neos. The airline only launched in 2019, so as an avgeek it's cool to see such a…

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Fly Armenia Airways
Bizarre: Fly Armenia 737 Diverts To Iran, Goes “Missing”

Well this is without a doubt the most interesting airline story of 2021, even though we actually have no clue what happened. Fly Armenia Airways is a fairly new airline based in Yerevan, Armenia. The airline was founded in 2019, and only got its air…

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Alliance E190
An Embraer E190’s 21+ Hour Journey To Australia

A reader from Brisbane emailed me yesterday about an E190 that flew over his house yesterday. Flightradar24 suggested the flight had flown 11+ hours nonstop from Honolulu, and the reader wanted to know if that was even possible. That's not quite what…

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US Startup Breeze Airways Launching Spring 2021

Breeze Airways is a new airline that will launch in the US in the coming weeks, and it's founded by the same person behind JetBlue. The airline was initially supposed to launch in 2020, though understandably the timeline was pushed back a bit. Well,…

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Avelo Air 737
Revealed: Avelo Airlines’ First 737 In Full Livery

Avelo Airlines is one of two "legitimate" US airline startups right now (with the other being Breeze Airways). Avelo is founded by a former Allegiant Travel and United Airlines executive, who plans to create an airline that will in some ways be similar…

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Air Senegal A330
Air Senegal Plans To Fly To The US

Air Senegal has just requested permission with authorities to launch flights to the United States... with a catch. Air Senegal has just applied with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to request permission to operate nonstop flights between Senegal…

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Unique: Breeze Airways Hiring Part-Time Flight Attendants

Breeze Airways is now hiring part-time flight attendants, and this is arguably the least controversial hiring practice we've seen from the airline. For those of you not familiar with Breeze, this US airline startup is expected to launch in the spring,…

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Air Namibia Ceases Operations

And sadly another one bites the dust... Per a public notice, Air Namibia will be ceasing operations, and the airline plans to enter voluntary liquidation. As of Thursday, February 11, 2021, Air Namibia will be canceling all flight operations, with aircraft…

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Interesting Timing: Sun Country Airlines Plans IPO

Minneapolis-based Sun Country is planning on going public, and the timing sure is going to raise some eyebrows... Sun Country has filed with the US Security and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock,…

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RwandAir Plans To Launch New York Flights In 2021

RwandAir has been talking about launching flights to the USA since 2016, though up until now it hasn't happened. It would appear that may finally be changing... maybe. RwandAir has filed with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for permission to…

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Jetstar A320
Jetstar Forces OnlyFans Model To Cover Up

A passenger on a recent Jetstar Australia flight was forced to cover up, even though she wasn't violating the carrier's dress code OnlyFans performer Isabelle Eleanore was flying with Jetstar on Sunday from Gold Coast to Melbourne, and ran into some…

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Pakistan 777
PIA Will Confiscate Crew Passports On Layovers After Flight Attendants Repeatedly Go “Missing”

Dawn reports that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will start confiscating crew passports during layovers, after a flight attendant went missing in Toronto... again. Over the weekend a PIA flight attendant went "missing" in Toronto. PK798 operated…

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Air Peace Business Class
Whoa: Air Peace’s Embraer E195-E2 Business Class

Nigeria's Air Peace has a swanky new jet with a unique business class configuration. Air Peace has this week taken delivery of its very first Embraer E195-E2. This is Embraer's latest jet, and an evolution of the previous Embraer 195, as the new jet…

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Aero: All First Class “Semi-Private” Jet Service

I guess this concept has been around for a couple of years now, but I hadn't paid much attention to it until now, as the airline will be operating a US route over the next several weeks. Over the past few years we've seen private jets become more accessible.…

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Flair 737
Canada’s Flair Airlines Acquiring Boeing 737 MAX

A small Canadian airline has just become the latest customer for the Boeing 737 MAX. Canadian ultra low cost carrier Flair Airlines will lease 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Perhaps most amazing is that the airline will be taking delivery of these planes…

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Avelo Airlines: New US Budget Airline?

Even during these unprecedented times, several entrepreneurs are looking to launch new airlines in the US. Breeze Airways will be the first airline startup to launch operations, as the airline will start flying in a couple of months. There's another…

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Air Europa Business Class 787 – 5
IAG Slashes Air Europa Purchase Price In Half, Will Pay In Six Years

Several weeks ago it was rumored that IAG had renegotiated its purchase of Air Europa, and that's now official. IAG is getting 50% off plus 0% APR for 72 months, which isn't half bad. ;) In November 2019 it was announced that International Airlines Group…

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A Look At My Starlux Airlines COSMILE Insighter Gift!

A couple of days ago I wrote about how I was struggling to control my excitement over a gift that was on the way, and felt like a kid on Christmas Eve. Well, the gift that I was so excited about has finally arrived, so as promised I wanted to share some…

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Ego Airways
EGO Airways: Italy’s Newest Airline

There's a new Italian airline that's supposed to launch operations in a couple of months. No, not Italian Airways, which is from the founders of Air Italy (which ceased operations). And no, not the "new" Alitalia, which looks a whole lot like the old…

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