Category: North America

Hawaiian Airlines orders Airbus A321neos 0

Hawaiian Airlines orders Airbus A321neos

Hawaiian Airlines has made a move to open up new markets and modernise its fleet by ordering 16 Airbus A321neo aircraft. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed that will see the aircraft delivered...

Last passenger DC-8s to be retired in 2013 0

Last passenger DC-8s to be retired in 2013

ATI – the last operator of Douglas DC-8s with passenger seats – says it will retired the type in early 2013 as it purchases Boeing 757 aircraft to replace them. ATI (Air Transport International)...

Air Canada launches Rouge 0

Air Canada launches Rouge

Air Canada‘s new leisure airline has been announced, and it’s called ‘Rouge’. The national carrier of Canada announced a few months ago that it was seeking to set up a new carrier to handle...

Singapore Airlines ending world’s longest routes 0

Singapore Airlines ending world’s longest routes

Singapore Airlines has announced it will end Airbus A340-500 operations from the end of October 2013. These are aircraft are used on what are currently the world’s longest passenger air routes, between Singapore and...

Icelandair to buy 12 Boeing 737MAXs 0

Icelandair to buy 12 Boeing 737MAXs

Icelandair has today committed to purchase 12 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order will be firmed up soon, but at list prices is worth $1.2 billion, and will see the purchase of 737 MAX...

Where can you fly on a Shorts SD360? Last Chance to Fly 0

Where can you fly on a Shorts SD360? Last Chance to Fly

The Shorts SD-360 was a funny-looking commuter plane. Built alongside its twin Shorts SD-330 type, the 360 can be recognised for having a single fin (compared to the twin fins on the 330). The...

5 airports to see a Lockheed L1011 Tristar 11

5 airports to see a Lockheed L1011 Tristar

The Lockheed Tristar was one of the most successful widebody airliners of its era, but today barely any can be found operating around the world. If you’re keen to get a few of these...

Baltimore Washington BWI Airport redevelopment begins 0

Baltimore Washington BWI Airport redevelopment begins

A major redevelopment at Baltimore Washington BWI Airport has begun that will help it better accommodate its two biggest carriers following their recent merger. BWI’s $44 million redevelopment will see the B and C...

Catching the last DC-9-20 0

Catching the last DC-9-20

The Douglas DC-9-20 was one of the rarer variants of the type, and only ten were ever built. It was developed for Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and their requirements for short-field takeoffs in remote...

Southwest spreading over AirTran cities 0

Southwest spreading over AirTran cities

The Southwest Airlines brand will take over four cities currently served by AirTran by April 2013. Southwest bought AirTran recently, and big changes are afoot at the airline, including the planned replacement of its...