By Michael Garko, In Airline News Boeing’s board of directors has approved the launch of re-engined 737. The new engine package will be available on all -700, -800, and -900 models. The new engine program already has 496 firm commitments from five airlines according to the world’s second largest aircraft manufacturer. About these ads
By Michael Garko, In Airline News A Gulf Air Airbus A320 slid off the runway early Monday morning in the southern Indian city of Kochi.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News As Tropical Storm Irene moves out of the Northeast U.S., New York City area airports have announced when they will reopen to passengers.
The big three New York City airport have closed to incoming traffic due to Hurricane Irene and will not reopen Sunday. Philadelphia International Airport closed at 6PM. Boston International says it plans to stay open, but most flights are canceled.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Today, Delta Air Lines and Boeing confirmed that the world’s second largest airline will order 100 of Boeing’s 737-900 extended range aircraft. The order is a huge win for aircraft manufacturer Boeing, who lost its exclusivity with American Airlines to rival Airbus recently.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is beginning flights to four destinations from Chicago-O’hare today.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News We knew what would be the first revenue flight for the Boeng 787, but now Japanese carrier ANA has announced what regularly scheduled routes will see the Dreamliner first.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Bloomberg is reporting that Delta executives will be voting this week to go ahead with a 100 aircraft order with Boeing for its popular 737 series aircraft.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Beginning February 12, 2012 low-cost carrier Southwest will launch operations from Atlanta Hartsfield to five U.S. cities.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Just 17 days after AirTran Airways announced that they would be pulling out of Newport News, Va., Allegiant Air has annoucned it will launch flights to Orlando-Sanford.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Charlotte-Douglas International Airport began reconstruction of its 18C/36C runway earlier this week. The concrete runway was built in 1979, and was expected to have a life of 25-30 years.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Charleston International Airport is about to get a $200 million facelift. As carriers continue to expand service, many of the airport’s outdated facilities have become congested.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Even though the American economy shows signs of weakening once again, Delta plans to continue ahead with placing a 200 aircraft order by the end of the year. The update comes as the world’s number two airline is looking to replace its aging narrow-body fleet.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News According to Phoenix police, three African refugees were arrested after trying to get a fake bomb through security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Friday.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Frontier Airlines announced Monday that it will add two new destionations to its route system. Beginning November 17th, the airline will fly to Little Rock, Ar. and Palm Springs, Ca. from its hub in Denver.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News It was reported this weekend that Vision Airlines will drop two more destinations from its route map in the near future. Las Vegas and Shreveport, La. are the most recent cities to lose Vision service.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Frontier announced today that it will increase its presence in Tampa and Orlando with seasonal flights to key Midwestern cities.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Two and a half years ago, Allegiant Air commenced twice weekly flights from the Western Kentucky town of Owensboro to Orlando, Florida. Beginning on October 15th, the leisure carrier will add twice weekly flights to Las Vegas.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News It may be three years behind schedule, but the first Dreamliner that will be delivered to launch customer ANA was rolled out of Boeing’s hangar in Everett on Saturday. The plane is wearing a special livery that represents ANA’s innovation, uniqueness and the inspiration of Japan.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Southwest announced its second quarter results Thursday morning. Part of the report was that the airline saw a 64% rise in fuel costs compared to 2010. Despite the sharp increase, the low-cost carrier was able to post a $161 million profit.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Allegiant Air continues to impress industry experts as it has reported its 34th consecutive quarterly profit. The leisure airline reported $11.9 million in net income for the second quarter. That number is down from $17.6 million last year, but still beat Wall Street forcasts.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News It appears that some of the smaller cities served by AirTran prior to the merger with Southwest did have plausible reason for concern. In a release, AirTran announced it will end service to four of its destinations.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News In a bit of expected news, Star Alliance announced that it has suspended Air India’s application to join the world’s largest frequent flier alliance for failure to meet requirements that were agreed on in 2007.