Category: USA

KLM brings forward MD-11 retirement 0

KLM brings forward MD-11 retirement

The retirement date for the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 from passenger service has been brought forward by two years as KLM looks to end operations in a year’s time. KLM are now the only operator...

Chicago O’Hare opens new runway 0

Chicago O’Hare opens new runway

Chicago O’Hare opened its new runway 10C/28C opened on 17th October in the hope that it will instantly improve the crippling delays experienced at the airport. The new 10,800ft runway is the sixth parallel...

Norwegian add UK long-haul flights 1

Norwegian add UK long-haul flights

Norwegian Air Shuttle have announced plans to commence long-haul flights from London Gatwick Airport in the UK from next summer. Following the inauguration of routes from Scandinavia this year with their new Boeing 787...

Airliner World magazine Air Florida article 0

Airliner World magazine Air Florida article

If any of you read Airliner World magazine, which is published in the UK but available worldwide, the current (November 13) issue features my article on Air Florida. This airline was seen as one...

Delta DC-9 retirement plans 0

Delta DC-9 retirement plans

Delta has finally made plans to retire its Douglas DC-9 fleet after years of speculation. Although Delta was one of the first airlines in the world to operate the type, it had actually retired...

Jetstar’s first Boeing 787 delivered 0

Jetstar’s first Boeing 787 delivered

Jetstar‘s first Boeing 787 was delivered from Everett direct to Melbourne on 6th October. The aircraft, VH-VKA, will join the Qantas low-cost arm flying domestic flights initially, before being deployed on flights to Honolulu,...

Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX to close 1

Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX to close

It has been announced that the iconic Proud Bird Restaurant at Los Angeles International (LAX) is to close in November. This has long been a haunt for plane spotters and tourists due to its...

American Airlines 767-200 retirement date 0

American Airlines 767-200 retirement date

American Airlines has announced it will retire its Boeing 767-200 fleet on 7th May 2014. The type has been in service with the airline since 1982 and is one of the longest-serving types operated...