Category: USA

Airlines who still fly the MD-80 series 12

Airlines who still fly the MD-80 series

Another aircraft I noticed that is starting to slip from the radar (SAS retired their last example last month after a long association with the type) is the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series. This stretched...

Air France A380 to San Francisco next year 0

Air France A380 to San Francisco next year

Air France will begin flying their Airbus A380 super jumbo aircraft on its route from Paris Charles de Gaulle to San Francisco next year. The aircraft is an upgrade of the regular Boeing 777,...

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,...