Category: North America

Virgin America coming to Anchorage and Austin 0

Virgin America coming to Anchorage and Austin

Virgin America has announced it will start flying to Austin-Bergstrom International from 21 May, 2013. The flight will operate daily from San Francisco International using Airbus A320 equipment. Additionally, the airline will also begin flights...

American Airlines and US Airways will merge 0

American Airlines and US Airways will merge

AMR Corp and US Airways Group have today announced that a unanimous agreement was reached last night between the boards of directors of both companies to merge American Airlines and US Airways. The combined...

American and US Airways merger likely next week 0

American and US Airways merger likely next week

It’s been a long time in discussion, but it looks like the next big US airline merger will be announced next week between American Airlines and US Airways. US Airways itself was the subject...

American Airlines new livery 0

American Airlines new livery

After months of speculation, American Airlines has today unveiled its new livery and corporate identity. For most of its history, American has championed the silver polished bare metal finish on its aircraft with the...

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...