SAS and Airbus to research hybrid and electric aircraft

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has made this announcement:

SAS and Airbus have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. This is a unique cooperation to establish the requirements for the next generation of sustainable aircraft. The project aims to gain an understanding of the introduction of hybrid-electric aircraft for […]

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

United Airlines expands industry-leading commitment to biofuel, powering more flights with more biofuel than any other U.S. carrier

United Airlines today further strengthened its emerging reputation as the world’s most environmentally conscious airline by renewing its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. The biofuel, which United currently uses to help sustainably power every flight departing its Los Angeles hub, […]

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Low-Cost Airline Startup Sees Promise in Smaller Airports

Last week brought news of another new U.S. airline startup, the brainchild of Andrew Levy, United’s former chief financial officer who before that co-founded and ran Allegiant. This follows David Neeleman’s return to the U.S., with a startup targeting secondary airports with newly ordered Airbus A220s.

Levy’s new airline, too, will be an ultra-low-cost carrier. Last summer, […]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

JetBlue’s Expansion Into Europe Will Make TrueBlue a Better Loyalty Program

JetBlue is finally launching international service from the East Coast to London. Announced last week, service will initially begin from Boston and New York JFK to London on JetBlue’s fleet of A321neos. It’ll take until 2021 until flights fully get underway.

For loyalty members, this is welcome news. Expanded availability into Europe means that TrueBlue members can now […]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

Delta to debut first aircraft with all four seat experiences in March

Beginning this weekend, customers booking travel on select trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic routes will be able to choose from all four branded seat products – Delta One suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin – for the first time on board retrofitted 777 aircraft.

This move is the latest in Delta’s effort to offer a […]

January 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-10 begins regular service, flying coast to coast

Today, January 7, 2019, United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner began regular service as UA2418, departing from Los Angeles International Airport traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport. United is the first carrier in the world to operate all three Dreamliner models (above), including the 787-8, 787-9 and now the longest model, the 787-10.

The Dreamliner’s entry […]

January 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

JetBlue reflects on 15 years of operations in Boston

Since its arrival in Boston in 2004, JetBlue Airways has played an instrumental role in transforming air travel for the Commonwealth and customers traveling through Boston Logan International Airport. JetBlue, which today celebrates its 15th anniversary of operations at Logan, has significantly grown its footprint in the market, leading the way in number of nonstop destinations […]

January 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

December route roundup: Where airlines are adding, and cutting, service


Airlines constantly tweak their schedules, trying to find profitable new routes or pulling the plug on ones that have underperformed. Airports and communities court these new services.

There are dozens of changes to airline routes each month. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting:

United Airlines announced a major international expansion at San Francisco International […]

January 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

Air New Zealand Will Make a Push Into Electric Air Taxis

Air New Zealand has announced plans to bring autonomous, electric air taxis to the country.

The airline will partner with Zephyr Airworks, a flying car startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, “to make autonomous, electric air travel a reality for all New Zealanders,” it said in a statement Tuesday.

“Both companies see the potential for our airspace […]

October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

Thomas Cook Airlines adds cut price fares for those travelling light

Thomas Cook Airlines is launching Economy Light fares on its long-haul routes.

The fares, available with Thomas Cook Airlines in the UK and Condor in Germany, are the lowest and most competitively priced flights fares that the airline will offer.

Economy, premium and business (Condor only) fares remain the same.

Economy Light fares include a six-kilogramme cabin bag […]

October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|