TAP Air Portugal: New Nonstop Service San Francisco to Lisbon

TAP Air Portugal has begun new service from its hub in Lisbon to San Francisco with the brand new Airbus A330-900neo jet. The new service to San Francisco (SFO) marks the flag carrier’s first non-stop service to exist between Portugal and the U.S. West Coast. The flight departs Lisbon at 10:00 a.m. and arrives into SFO at 2:40 p.m. The flight to Lisbon departs SFO at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at 11:35 a.m. … More TAP Air Portugal: New Nonstop Service San Francisco to Lisbon

Eurowings: New Nonstop Services Dusseldorf, Munich & Frankfurt to Las Vegas

Eurowings is expanding new nonstop service from three major German Cities to Las Vegas. This will create a new large gain in German tourism for the Las Vegas travel market next year. It will also provide some additional transatlantic nonstop travel options for locals living in Las Vegas to travel for vacation to Europe without having to connect through expensive and tedious LAX.  … More Eurowings: New Nonstop Services Dusseldorf, Munich & Frankfurt to Las Vegas

Fifth Freedom Flights: The US Political Debate

There are 7 “Freedom of the Air” commercial aviation rights. The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the airline’s own country. It is the right to carry passengers from one’s own country to a second country, and from that country to a third country. … More Fifth Freedom Flights: The US Political Debate

JetBlue Transatlantic Expansion 2021

The new routes won’t be JetBlue’s first foray into international markets. It currently services nearly two dozen countries from the US, with flights as far south as Ecuador and Peru. However, this will be its first venture into Europe. JetBlue is evaluating these International City Pairs for the use of the new transatlantic aircraft: JFK-LIM, JFK-CUZ, MCO-VCP, MCO-LIM, MCO-EZE, MCO-SCL, JFK-FCO, JFK-CDG, JFK-DUB, JFK-FCO, JFK-MAD, JFK-MXP, JFK-BCN, LAX-LIM, LAX-GIG. … More JetBlue Transatlantic Expansion 2021

Bamboo Airways: Ho Chi Minh City to LAX / SFO in 2020

Bamboo Airways (QH, Hanoi) is in the process of adding its maiden widebody aircraft, an ex-Vietnam Airlines A330-200. Going forward, the carrier is also eyeing leasing an A380-800 for its touted flights to the United States. Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows A330-200 msn 943 was ferried from storage at Lourdes/Tarbes to Manchester Int’l on June 21. … More Bamboo Airways: Ho Chi Minh City to LAX / SFO in 2020

Moxy Airlines Launch 2021

David Neeleman is by far one of the most visionary and brilliant airline innovators in aviation history. He was the founder of JetBlue Airways and later on Azul in Brazil. He co-founded Morris Air and West Jet as well. Morris Air was the original charter company which he sold to what is known as Southwest Airlines today. Neeleman is currently the co-owner of TAP Air Portugal. Neeleman was also the creator and innovator of the first  E-Ticket. This leads us to 2019 where he is now embarking on his 5th aviation reinvention tour with an airline tentatively named, “Moxy Airlines” … More Moxy Airlines Launch 2021

The Rise of COMAC C919

COMAC C919: China alone will need around 9,000 new airplanes in the next 20 years and most of them will be single-aisle. China will be able to exploit this opportunity to establish the C919 as an Asian-built airplane that will be supported by the world’s largest domestic airline market. The conservatism of its design will be seen as a virtue if it proves to be competitive and reliable. … More The Rise of COMAC C919