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Interview: SAS Operates First A350 Flight to Chicago

The introduction of a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet is a momentous occasion. Years of planning prelude to the actual first flight of the aircraft in an airline's fleet. Back in November 2019 AirlineGeeks attended the delivery ceremony for SAS Scandinavian Airlines first Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France. Since then the aircraft has been put through tests and operated on crew familiarization flights around Denmark. On Jan. 28, 2020 SAS operated its inaugural flight with its first Airbus A350-900 WXB, SE-RSA named the…

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SAS brand new Airbus A350XWB awaiting it's first scheduled departure from Chicago O'Hare (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

South African Airways Receives Government Bailout Package

South African Airways (SAA) has once again been saved from collapse after the airline received funding of 3.5 billion South African Rands ($239 million USD) from a state-owned bank. The team overseeing the rescue package, the Business Rescue Practitioners declared: “We can confirm that the Development Bank of South Africa has committed 3.5 billion Rands ($239 million USD) in funding to South African Airways. After receiving funding, SAA will begin restructuring its operations aiming to become more efficient. This will include canceling and consolidating flight…

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A South African A340 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Airlines Continue to Cancel China Flights

Following a change in advice from the United Kingdom's Foreign Office regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus, British Airways has canceled all flights to China. The Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to the country which resulted in BA suspending the daily flights from London to Beijing (PKX) and Shanghai (PVG). Government advice has changed following the recent events in Wuhan where authorities are attempting to contain the outbreak and reduce the risk of spreading further. “We apologize to customers for the inconvenience, but…

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British Airways Boeing 747-400 on short final in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Emirates Introduces Fifth Freedom Flight From Singapore

Emirates announced a new fifth freedom flight which will connect Singapore and Penang, Malaysia. The new daily service is set to connect the two Southeast Asian cities on April 9, 2020. Penang will mark Emirates’ second destination in Malaysia. The airline has been serving Kuala Lumpur since 1996 and currently offers three daily flights operated by the flagship Airbus A380 from Dubai. Dubai-based Emirates will utilize a Boeing 777-300ER on this route. The carrier is the largest operator of this aircraft variant, with 134 aircraft…

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An Emirates 777-300ER lines up on the runway for a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Azul to Sublease Embraer E195s to LOT Polish Airlines, Breeze Aviation

Azul Airlines, the largest airline in Brazil, has announced that it will sublease 53 of its Embraer E195-E1 aircraft to LOT Polish Airlines and Breeze Aviation, a US-based startup. In a statement, Azul said that this decision is in line with its plans to replace its aging Embraer E1 fleet with the newer, larger and more efficient E2 series. “For the past 11 years, the E195 aircraft have been the basis of Azul's business model, and will undoubtedly continue to provide a great experience for…

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An Azul A320neo arrives in Campinas/Viracopos Airport. (Photo: João Machado
American Airlines' Snowball Express event is an annual airlift of Gold Star families (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Inside American Airlines’ Gold Star Family Airlift to Disney World

Since 2006, American Airlines has partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation to bring families that have lost members in combat…

Opinion: Icelandair Showcases the Best of Iceland

Commercial aviation is shaped by nationhood and foundations agreed by countries at the Chicago Convention of 1944. This event also saw the beginnings of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).…

Opinion: It’s Time to Rebuild Trust in the Aviation Industry

Recently, I participated in a discussion panel about the Boeing 737 MAX incidents, which took me to a lot of research, and deep thinking about the aviation industry, which I…

Airlines Continue to Cancel China Flights

Following a change in advice from the United Kingdom's Foreign Office regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus, British Airways has canceled all flights to China. The Foreign Office warned against all…

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Interview: SAS Operates First A350 Flight to Chicago

The introduction of a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet is a momentous occasion. Years of planning prelude to the actual first flight of the aircraft in an airline's…

South African Airways Receives Government Bailout Package

South African Airways (SAA) has once again been saved from collapse after the airline received funding of 3.5 billion South African Rands ($239 million USD) from a state-owned bank. The…

Airlines Continue to Cancel China Flights

Following a change in advice from the United Kingdom's Foreign Office regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus, British Airways has canceled all flights to China. The Foreign Office warned against all…