What's happening in the skies?
- First day for Nonstop Love
- People Express' return delayed
- A new airline alliance?
- Virgin Atlantic to axe Little Red
- Logos now on bellies of Delta aircraft
The Wright Amendment has hindered Southwest's growth efforts at Dallas' Love Field since 1979, but as of Monday, most of the restrictions are no longer.
The relaunch date of October 16 for People Express is just a bit optimistic, says CEO Jeff Erickson.
Etihad Airways has always done things different, staying away from large airline alliances and instead investing in other airlines. Now, the Middle Eastern carrier is joining forces with the airlines it has invested in — known as Etihad's Equity Partner airlines — and making its own alliance.
After BMI was purchased by British Airways' parent, some domestic routes became a monopoly under the airline. Virgin Atlantic, of course, stepped in and bid on the former BMI slots and put them to use.
Delta has started making changes to their planes, and while it doesn't compare to the changes made by several other airlines this month, it's not insignificant, either.
No startup airline wants to suspend flights, but that's exactly what People Express Airlines has done.
Earlier this year, photos were posted showing a unique new tail design for Etihad aircraft. In August, more photos of the design on both an A380 and a 787 were shown. While teased as a special livery, Etihad is applying it fleetwide.
The A320neo has about 2,000 orders, and it hasn't even flown. On Thursday, the plane took off into the skies for the first time, a milestone for the new type.See more...
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