Travel News & Updates

Alitalia Resumes Seasonal Nonstop Service To Europe From LAX, ORD, NYC

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 Alitalia resumed summer seasonal service between Los Angeles and Rome on May 1st. learn more >>

New Icelandair Flights for 2012 Summer Season

Posted: April 11th, 2012 This year Icelandair celebrates 75 years of aviation and the 2012 Icelandair network boasts the largest schedule in its 75 history. learn more >>

KLM Returns to Dallas/Fort Worth

Posted: April 10th, 2012 KLM returns to Dallas/Fort Worth for the summer season beginning on April 30 with nonstop service to Amsterdam, five times a week through October 27. learn more >>

Icelandair Adds Value To FF Program

Posted: March 28th, 2012 Icelandair is now activating frequent flyer points as soon as travelers board their Icelandair flight. Once on board, passengers can use those points to purchase luxury, duty free, items from Icelandair’s Saga Boutique available on all Icelandair flights. learn more >>

Lufthansa Introduces New Business Class Seat With Full Horizontal Sleeping Surface

Posted: March 13th, 2012 The new Lufthansa Business Class seat, which was revealed to the public today, boasts a full- flat, horizontal sleeping surface measuring 6.5 feet in length. learn more >>

Air Canada Machinists Plan Strike

Posted: March 8th, 2012 Air Canada has received notice from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), representing the airline’s approximately 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents in Canada, that it intends to begin labor action. learn more >>

Air New Zealand Picks Up Routes

Posted: March 6th, 2012 Air New Zealand is increasing capacity between Auckland and several North American destinations. learn more >>

Icelandair Resumes Seasonal Service from Washington-Dulles

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 As part of Icelandair's 2012 schedule, service from Washington-Dulles will resume starting March 29th. learn more >>

United Plans Daily Newark - Istanbul Service Starting Jul 1

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 United Airlines plans to launch daily nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport, and Istanbul, effective July 1, 2012. learn more >>

SA And UA Code-Share Flights To South Africa

Posted: February 13th, 2012 South African Airways and Star Alliance partner United Airlines now offer code-share flights from over 25 cities throughout the U.S. to South Africa. learn more >>

British Airways Chooses New "Dove" Olympics Livery

Posted: January 19th, 2012 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? The design of the British Airways aircraft to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be ‘The Dove’ by up and coming British designer Pascal Anson. learn more >>

United To Add Washington – Doha Service in May

Posted: December 13th, 2011 United Continental Holdings, Inc. has announced that United Airlines will launch daily service between its Washington/Dulles hub and Doha, Qatar, via Dubai, effective May 1, 2012, subject to government approval. learn more >>

Delta Builds Exclusive Alliance With GOL

Posted: December 12th, 2011 Delta has invested millions in Brazil’s leading airline, GOL, for a long-term exclusive commercial alliance between the two airlines. learn more >>

Continental Launches Houston-Nigeria Flight

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 Continental Airlines last week launched daily service between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria, the first daily scheduled passenger service between Texas and Africa. learn more >>

Air France To Start A380 Service to LAX

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 Air France announces it will offer, effective May 28, 2012, daily A380 service between Paris and Los Angeles. learn more >>

Strike To Hit Air France on Saturday

Posted: October 28th, 2011 Air France is expecting a strike by its cabin crew on Saturday, which may delay some flights and cause others to be cancelled. learn more >>

Qantas to Add More Dallas/Fort Worth Flights

Posted: October 27th, 2011 Qantas will increase the frequency of its non-stop services between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Australia from four per week to daily by July 2012. learn more >>

Delta Amends International Baggage Fees and Policies Effective October 1,2011

Posted: October 5th, 2011 Delta Air Lines is amending various baggage policies and fees for Economy Class travel on Delta and Delta Connection operated flights. learn more >>

Icelandair Chooses Denver as Next U.S. Gateway

Posted: September 16th, 2011 Icelandair, the flagship carrier of Iceland since 1937, will begin service from Denver next spring with four flights a week to Reykjavik, Iceland. learn more >>

First Boeing 747-8 Painted in Lufthansa’s Colors

Posted: September 7th, 2011 The first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, painted in the Lufthansa livery, recently emerged from Boeing’s paint hangar at their Everett factory. learn more >>

Cathay Pacific to Fly L.A.-Hong Kong Three Times Daily

Posted: August 30th, 2011 Beginning March 2, 2012, Cathay Pacific will increase frequencies between Los Angeles and Hong Kong to three nonstop flights daily. learn more >>

New Consumer Protection Rules Take Effect August 23

Posted: August 18th, 2011 Next week sweeping new consumer protection changes from the Department of Transportation will take effect, including an expansion of the existing tarmac delay rule to all U.S. airports (currently the rule only applies to large and medium sized hubs.) learn more >>

bmi Announces New Flights to Nice and Agadir

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 British Midland International (bmi), Heathrow’s second largest airline and a member of Star Alliancde, has today announced new routes to Nice in the south of France, commencing on August 25, 2011, and to Agadir in southwest Morocco, commencing on October 29,2011. learn more >>

American Airlines and Cathay Pacific Expand Codeshare Agreement

Posted: July 18th, 2011 American Airlines and its oneworld® alliance partner, Cathay Pacific, have expanded their codeshare relationship to include Cathay Pacific's new daily service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport, as well as Cathay's existing daily service between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City. learn more >>

Lufthansa Wins Best Transatlantic Airline

Posted: July 11th, 2011 More than 18.8 million travelers from more than 100 countries have voted Lufthansa as the Best Transatlantic Airline in the customer product and service quality categories in the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the world’s largest passenger poll in the aviation industry. learn more >>

American Makes Improvements to LAX Terminal 4

Posted: June 24th, 2011 American Airlines has made improvements to its Terminal 4 location at Los Angeles International Airport. learn more >>

China Eastern Joins SkyTeam

Posted: June 24th, 2011 China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines officially joined the SkyTeam global airline alliance at a ceremony held in Beijing today. learn more >>

Qantas To Overhaul International Routes

Posted: June 24th, 2011 According to Australian Business Traveller, Qantas plans to substantially overhaul its international operations, with plans to announce the changes on August 24. learn more >>

Air France Brings an A380 to San Francisco; Launches Orlando-Paris Nonstop

Posted: June 10th, 2011 Air France will operate a daily service between San Francisco and Paris by the new mammoth Airbus A380 over the summer period. learn more >>

IATA Cuts Profit Forecast By Half

Posted: June 6th, 2011 At International Air Transport Association’s annual conference this week in Singapore, global airlines cut their 2011 profit forecast in half as high oil prices, natural disasters and political turmoil weigh on the industry’s recovery. learn more >>

Delta Starts Codeshare With China Eastern

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 Delta Air Lines now offers convenient connecting service to more than 20 cities throughout China under a new codesharing agreement between Delta and China Eastern, one of China's largest international airlines. learn more >>

Delta Announces New Baggage Rules

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 Delta has revised its baggage policies for international destinations, effective immediately. The new rules vary by destination, class of service and frequent flyer status. learn more >>

British Airways Launches SAN-LON Direct Flights

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 Today British Airways launches its new route between San Diego and London Heathrow. learn more >>

Delta, Air France KLM and Alitalia to Reduce Trans-Atlantic Capacity in Fall 2011

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 The joint venture between Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM and Alitalia announced this week a year-over-year 7 to 9 percent reduction in trans-Atlantic passenger capacity this fall between Europe and the United States and Canada, as the airlines respond to a significant increase in jet fuel prices and fluctuating seasonal demand. learn more >>

EU Moves Toward Unifying Airspace

Posted: May 6th, 2011 Seven European countries signed an agreement on Thursday to unify their national airspaces into a Single European Sky, in an effort to economize costs, streamline operations and increase air traffic efficiency. learn more >>

Cathay Adds New Business Class Product To Fleet

Posted: May 6th, 2011 This week Cathay Pacific took delivery of its third aircraft since February with the new and improved business class. learn more >>

Icelandair and JetBlue Launch Interline Agreement

Posted: May 5th, 2011 Icelandair and JetBlue have launched an interline partnership, connecting JetBlue’s network in the United States and the Caribbean and Icelandair destinations throughout Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe. learn more >>

San Francisco’s Renovated Terminal 2 Reopens

Posted: April 15th, 2011 San Francisco International will reopen Terminal 2 opens this week following a $383 million renovation. learn more >>

American Enhances International Schedules

Posted: April 14th, 2011 American Airlines has announced a number of new or enhanced schedules as part of the new codeshare arrangement between American, Iberia and British Airways, all members of oneworld. learn more >>

South African Airways Adds New Non-stop

Posted: April 14th, 2011 On May 1, popular South African Airways will add an ultra-long rage A340-600 on a new nonstop route from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg. learn more >>

Continental and LOT Polish Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

Posted: April 6th, 2011 Continental and LOT Polish Airlines, both Star Alliance members, announced this week that they have started codesharing on flights between select destinations in the United States and Europe. learn more >>

April 9 is “Passport Day in the U.S.A.”

Posted: April 4th, 2011 Passport agencies and participating passport acceptance facilities throughout the U.S. will celebrate “Passport Day in the USA” on Saturday, April 9. learn more >>

Delta, Air France, KLM Begin 14 Weekly Non-stop Flights from Florida to Europe

Posted: March 31st, 2011 Delta Air Lines and the Air France-KLM Group kick off a major international expansion this week with new flights connecting Florida with three major European cities: London, Paris and Amsterdam. learn more >>

Qantas Announces Response To Rising Fuel Costs

Posted: March 31st, 2011 Qantas has today announced a range of measures to re-position the business as it responds to high oil and jet fuel prices and the impact of significant natural disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. learn more >>

Airports Council International Ranks Busiest Airports

Posted: March 17th, 2011 Airports Council International (ACI) preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 900 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a better than expected rate of 6.3 percent and cargo rose strongly by 15.2 percent, as compared to 2009. Aircraft movements remained stable at just under 1 percent. learn more >>

United Announces Mobile Check-in and Paperless Boarding for International Travel

Posted: March 17th, 2011 United Continental Holdings today announced the expansion of mobile check-in and mobile boarding passes to United customers traveling with international itineraries. learn more >>

American, Qantas Expand Marketing Agreement

Posted: March 16th, 2011 According to Travel Daily News, American Airlines and Qantas, both members of the oneworld Alliance, announced the next phase of their deepening commercial relationship, expanding the number of routes on which the airlines will codeshare between major cities across North America and Australia. learn more >>

Continental Airlines Announces Daily Non-Stop Service from Newark to Stuttgart, Germany

Posted: March 15th, 2011 Continental Airlines will launch daily non-stop service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Stuttgart, Germany, effective June 9, 2011 (eastbound), subject to government approval. learn more >>

South African and JetBlue Announce New Codeshare Flights

Posted: March 3rd, 2011 South African Airways and JetBlue Airways have announced an expansion to their successful interline partnership that was launched in mid-2010, with new code share flights being offered between the two airlines, effective tomorrow, March 3, 2011. learn more >>

Delta Kicks Off Expansion At World's Top Business Airports

Posted: February 18th, 2011 Delta Air Lines is preparing to expand service to two key international business airports – Haneda Airport in Tokyo and Heathrow Airport in London – as it continues its focus on key markets for strategic growth in 2011. learn more >>

American to Offer the Only Service Between New York and Tokyo/Haneda

Posted: February 18th, 2011 American Airlines has announced it will begin service between New York and Tokyo's International Airport at Haneda (Haneda), making it the first U.S. airline to provide service between the continental United States and Haneda since the United States and Japan signed a historic Open Skies Agreement in October 2010. learn more >>

Air Canada Adds 450,00 SeatsTo Summer Schedule

Posted: February 16th, 2011 Air Canada announced it will add 450,000 more seats than 2010 to and from its Toronto hub, including new daily service to four major international destinations. learn more >>

American Recalls 368 Flight Attendants After a 7-Year Furlough

Posted: February 11th, 2011 American Airlines will recall 368 flight attendant in February and March, with 147 reporting to work in June and 221 later in the summer. learn more >>

New Non-stop Flights to Johannesburg on South African Airways

Posted: January 28th, 2011 Effective May 1, 2011, South African Airways will offer round-trip nonstop service, between New York (JFK) and Johannesburg, South Africa. learn more >>

British Airways Cabin Crew Union Threatens Spring Strike Action

Posted: January 28th, 2011 According to Unite, the union representing British Airways cabin crew, 10,220 members of the that union have voted in favor of new industrial action, raising the possibility of strike action over the spring and Easter holidays. learn more >>

Lufthansa to Introduce A380 Service to San Francisco

Posted: January 28th, 2011 Lufthansa will become the first carrier to serve San Francisco with the giant Airbus A380 aircraft beginning May 10. learn more >>

All Nippon and United/Continental To Launch Joint Venture April 1

Posted: January 19th, 2011 Following the granting of anti-trust immunity by Japan and U.S. authorities, All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced today plans to partner with United/Continental and jointly operate and promote flights between Tokyo and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and four other U.S. cities. learn more >>

Qantas to Launch Services SYD-DFW

Posted: January 19th, 2011 Qantas today announced it will launch direct services from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from 16 May 2011. learn more >>

SA Opens New Arrivals Lounge, Quick Connect

Posted: December 20th, 2010 South African Airways has opened a new arrivals lounge at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. learn more >>

Snow continues to disrupt travel across Europe

Posted: December 20th, 2010 According to the Seattle Times, hundreds of flights out of London and Frankfurt were cancelled this weekend as snow continues to block runways, causing highway accidents and disrupting rail service continent-wide. learn more >>

Lufthansa Plans A380 Frankfurt-New York Flights

Posted: December 15th, 2010 Lufthansa is planning to operate flights from Frankfurt to New York’s JFK International Airport with its new A380 flagship starting February 18. learn more >>

Icelandair Codeshares with Finnair, Sun Country

Posted: December 9th, 2010 Icelandair has partnered with two new airlines for codeshare purposes, providing travelers with more options when traveling to Iceland and Europe, as well as easier connections. learn more >>

United Launches Service To Nigeria

Posted: November 24th, 2010 United Airlines has announced the schedule for the airline’s new service between Washington and Lagos, Nigeria, United’s second destination on the African continent, beginning Dec. 12, 2010. learn more >>

Delta Boosts International Flights in 2011

Posted: November 24th, 2010 Delta Air Lines announced last week it will expand its international schedule with new and expanded service to cities in Asia and Europe for spring and summer 2011, continuing its focus on markets with high demand for business travel. learn more >>

Latest Update on Qantas Operations

Posted: November 12th, 2010 Qantas has confirmed an updated schedule for its international network to ensure minimum disruption to passengers following the grounding of its Airbus A380 fleet. learn more >>

Delta Gets Government Approval to Expand Service at London's Heathrow Airport

Posted: November 12th, 2010 The U.S. Department of Transportation and the European Commission today granted Delta Air Lines' request to operate new daily, year-round flights between London's Heathrow and Boston and Miami international airports. learn more >>

United, Continental Increase Flight Schedules to Mexico

Posted: October 26th, 2010 United Continental Holdings, Inc. announced Continental Airlines and United Airlines will boost flights between the U.S. and Mexico. learn more >>

Lufthansa expanding flight services this winter

Posted: October 26th, 2010 This winter, Lufthansa is adding more destinations and frequencies to its existing network. learn more >>

Air France Winter schedule 2010/11

Posted: October 26th, 2010 Even if high-yield traffic has still not recovered to pre-crisis levels, activity over the past few months shows a net improvement compared with last year. learn more >>

Scandinavian Airlines Plans Expansion

Posted: October 13th, 2010 Today Scandinavian Airlines announced will expand it’s network with two new long-haul routes New York-Oslo and Copenhagen-Shanghai. learn more >>

American Plans to Re-hire 800 Pilots, Cabin Staff

Posted: October 11th, 2010 American Airlines plans to re-hire approximately 800 furloughed pilots and flight attendants as it prepares to increase it’s internation service through its new alliance with Iberia and British Airways. learn more >>

Icelandair Adds Washington Dulles Servic

Posted: October 11th, 2010 Icelandair will begin seasonal service from Washington Dulles International Airport with four flights a week starting May 17, 2011 through September 13, 2011. learn more >>

Delta Adds New Flights to Luanda, Angola

Posted: October 5th, 2010 Delta Air Lines will add an eighth destination to its growing Africa route network in January, with the first-ever scheduled direct service between the United States and Luanda, Angola. learn more >>

State Department Alerts Travelers to be Cautious

Posted: October 5th, 2010 The State Department issued a travel alert today encouraging U.S. citizens of the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe: U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling. learn more >>

French Strikes Continue to Disrupt Flights

Posted: September 27th, 2010 UPI reports that French workers continue to strike against proposed pension reforms, shutting down half of long-haul rail service and disrupting air traffic. learn more >>

AA extends mobile boarding service

Posted: September 23rd, 2010 American Airlines passengers can now use mobile boarding pass technology when travelling from European airports including Manchester, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome and Zurich. learn more >>

US Airways to Expand Charlotte Hub with Two New European Routes

Posted: September 22nd, 2010 US Airways announced yesterday that it will expand its international presence at its Charlotte, N.C. hub when the airline begins daily, nonstop seasonal summer service between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Madrid and Dublin in May 2011. learn more >>

Icelandair Increases 2011 Summer Destinations and Flight Schedule

Posted: September 14th, 2010 Icelandair continues to expand their 2011 summer schedule with the announcement of additional flights from Seattle, and increased service to Scandinavia, Continental Europe and the U.K from all gateways. learn more >>

Delta Revitalizing Boeing 747-400 Fleet

Posted: September 7th, 2010 Delta Air Lines today unveiled plans for the complete revitalization of its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft flying primarily from the Tokyo Narita hub. Between summer 2011 and 2012, Delta will equip each of its 16 747-400s with new fully horizontal flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin and new Economy class seats featuring personal, on-demand entertainment, increased personal space and added under-seat storage. learn more >>

Justice Department Approves United/Continental Merger

Posted: August 31st, 2010 On Friday the Washington Post reported the U.S. Justice Department has given final approval for United Airlines and Continental Airlines to merge, stating the department is convinced the two airlines did not have so much overlap in their routes that consumers would be harmed by higher prices and limited flight choices. learn more >>

American Airlines Mechanics Reject Contract

Posted: August 30th, 2010 Members of American Airlines mechanics union voted to reject a tentative agreement with the carrier and authorized union leaders to call a strike. learn more >>

Air Canada Introduces Daily Non-stop Flight to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Posted: August 26th, 2010 Air Canada today announced it is boosting service to Tokyo by adding a new daily, non-stop flight between Vancouver and Haneda Airport, conveniently located near the Japanese capital. learn more >>

Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines to Start Codeshare Flights

Posted: August 24th, 2010 Star Alliance partners Continental Airlines and Aegean Airlines today announced plans to start codesharing on Continental's flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens, as well as on selected flights operated by Aegean Airlines in Europe. learn more >>

Delta Adds Direct Flights to Iceland from NYC and MSP

Posted: August 19th, 2010 Delta Air Lines has announced new nonstop service between New York and Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning June 1, 2011.* When service begins, Delta will be the only U.S. carrier to serve Iceland nonstop from the United States. learn more >>

Continental Airlines and Brussels Airlines to Start Codeshare Flights

Posted: August 4th, 2010 Star Alliance partners Continental Airlines and Brussels Airlines today announced plans to start codesharing on Continental's trans-Atlantic flights between New York and Brussels, as well as on selected flights operated by each carrier on both sides of the Atlantic. learn more >>

Spain's Air Traffic Controllers To Strike

Posted: August 4th, 2010 According to USCA, the union representing Spain's air traffic controllers, members have voted to strike in mid-August to protest against pay cuts and changes to their job conditions. learn more >>

Mexico Downgraded – No Codeshares Allowed with US Carriers

Posted: August 3rd, 2010 According to ATW Daily News, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said they will remove their codes from AeroMexico and Mexicana flights respectively following the US FAA's downgrading late Friday of Mexico's safety rating from a Category 1 to Category 2. learn more >>

US Approves American/British Airways Alliance

Posted: July 23rd, 2010 The US Transportation Department gave their final approval on the antitrust waiver for a transatlantic alliance between Oneworld members, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. learn more >>

France Air Traffic Controllers to Strike For Two Days

Posted: July 21st, 2010 A strike by French air traffic controllers is scheduled to start the evening of July 20, ending on Thursday morning, July 22. learn more >>

Continental Airlines Launches it’s 25th Aircraft with the New Flat-bed BusinessFirst Seats

Posted: July 19th, 2010 The carrier's flat-bed seats made their operational debut in November 2009 and are being installed on aircraft used on long-haul international routes. learn more >>

American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia alliance wins Antitrust Immunity

Posted: July 19th, 2010 According to the Dallas News, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia have received a favorable decision by the European Commission for antitrust immunity. learn more >>

Continental Adds Cairo To New Services Planned For 2011

Posted: July 14th, 2010 Continental Airlines says it plans to launch nonstop flights between Newark Liberty and Cairo, on May 18, 2011, subject to government approval. learn more >>

American, Delta and Hawaiian Win Haneda Slots

Posted: July 14th, 2010 According to Redline News, the US Department of Transportation has finalized its tentative decision to award four routes to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport to American Airlines from New York, Delta Air Lines from Los Angeles and Detroit, and Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu. learn more >>

Alitalia Joins Air France-KLM Group, Delta Air Lines in Industry's Leading Trans-Atlantic Joint Venture

Posted: July 6th, 2010 Alitalia, Italy's leading airline, today joined the Air France-KLM Group (OTC: AFLYY) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) as a member of the airline industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture. learn more >>

US Airways and Spanair Expand Customer Choice

Posted: June 29th, 2010 Customers of US Airways and Spain's Spanair will soon enjoy greater access to destinations within Spain, the Canary Islands, continental Europe and Africa, thanks to a major expansion of a bilateral codeshare agreement between the two Star Alliance carriers. First day of operations will be June 30. learn more >>

Lufthansa to Launch New Frankfurt-Congo Service

Posted: June 24th, 2010 Starting Nov. 3, Lufthansa will begin service between Frankfurt and Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo, with convenient connections from North American gateways. learn more >>

Delta Plans International Expansion Out Of Minneapolis-St. Paul

Posted: June 22nd, 2010 Delta Air Lines is growing its international presence at its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub, with enhanced offerings to Latin America and Europe. learn more >>

United Airlines Launches Inaugural Flight into Africa

Posted: June 22nd, 2010 United Airlines launched its first-ever service to the continent of Africa on Sunday, June 20, with the 10:10 p.m. departure of United 990 between Washington and Accra, the capital of Ghana. learn more >>

Air Canada Expands Europe & Africa Destinations

Posted: June 21st, 2010 Air Canada has added daily year-round non-stop flights between Montreal and Brussels, with same-plane service from Toronto. learn more >>

Continental Airlines Announces New Daily Service From Houston to Lagos, Nigeria

Posted: June 15th, 2010 Today Continental Airlines announced plans to launch new daily nonstop flights between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria, beginning Nov. 10, 2011, subject to government approval. It will be the first daily scheduled service offered between Texas and Africa by any carrier. learn more >>

Premium Voyageur Class Available on Select Delta Codehare Flights Operated by Air France

Posted: June 14th, 2010 Delta Air Lines has announced it now offers Air France Premium Voyageur economy class product on Delta codeshare flights operated by Air France. learn more >>

TSA Mandates Collection of Secure Flight Data

Posted: June 14th, 2010 To fully implement Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD), the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has instructed air carriers and travel agencies, beginning as early as June 15, 2010, to provide mandatory SFPD no later than 72-hours prior to departure or when making a reservation - whichever comes first. learn more >>

Qantas Increases A380 Services Between Melbourne and Los Angeles

Posted: June 8th, 2010 Qantas Airways today announced it would introduce six A380 services per week between Los Angeles and Melbourne, in addition to existing daily A380 service between Los Angeles and Sydney. At present, three return services between Los Angeles and Melbourne each week are operated by the Qantas A380. This will increase to four services per week after Qantas' ninth A380 is delivered and to six per week after its tenth is delivered. learn more >>

DOT Proposes Broad New Passenger Protection Regulations

Posted: June 3rd, 2010 Dept. of Transportation issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the requirements of the so-called tarmac delay rule to foreign airlines' US operations and to require all carriers to adopt delay contingency plans at all US airports they serve. learn more >>

Delta Begins Non-stop Service Detroit to Seoul and Hong Kong

Posted: June 2nd, 2010 This week Delta Air Lines begins nonstop flights from its Detroit Metropolitan Airport hub to Seoul-Incheon and Hong Kong. The new routes, along with expanded service to Shanghai, continue Delta's development of Detroit as a major gateway to Asia. learn more >>

Continental Schedules First 787 Deramline Service

Posted: June 1st, 2010 Continental Airlines, which has ordered 25 of Boeing’s next-generation 787 Dreamliners, said it is now the world’s first airline to announce specific route plans for the new plane. learn more >>

Continental Adds Nonstop Service Houston-Aucklan

Posted: May 26th, 2010 Continental Airlines today announced another major step in development of its Houston hub with plans to begin nonstop Boeing 787 flights to Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 16, 2011 (subject to government approval). learn more >>

Delta Expands Commitment to Africa with New Liberia Service

Posted: May 26th, 2010 Delta Air Lines has announced new service between Atlanta and Monrovia, Liberia, expanding the airline's position as the leading U.S. carrier operating flights to Africa. learn more >>

Air New Zealand Increases Capacity

Posted: May 25th, 2010 Air New Zealand will be increasing its international and domestic capacity by 4.9% and 3.8% respectively for its upcoming Northern Winter 2010 schedule. learn more >>

Asiana Voted Airline of the Year by 18 Million Passengers

Posted: May 21st, 2010 Asiana Airlines has been named the winner of the prestigious Airline of the Year Award at the 2010 World Airline Awards, that took place in Hamburg on May 20. learn more >>

Emirates A380 will return to New York in October

Posted: May 20th, 2010 Emirates' A380 superjumbo will make a much-anticipated return to New York on 31st October, the airline has announced. learn more >>

Icelandair Reduces Fuel Surcharge

Posted: May 20th, 2010 Icelandair has announced that will be reducing its fuel surcharge due to the fluctuating fuel prices, effective immediately. learn more >>

British Airways Strike is Back On

Posted: May 20th, 2010 This morning British Airways announced the courts have ruled in favor of Unite, the union representing the carrier’s cabin crew, and have overturned the injunction barring flight attendants from further strike action against the airline. learn more >>

Delta Receives Approval for Seattle-Beijing Service

Posted: May 19th, 2010 Delta Air Lines today announced it has received final Chinese government approval to launch nonstop flights between Seattle and Beijing, beginning June 4. learn more >>

American Enhances Admirals Club Lounge & Flagship Lounge at Heathrow Airport

Posted: May 18th, 2010 American Airlines today announced the completion of extensive renovations to both the Admirals Club Lounge and the Flagship Lounge at London Heathrow Airport. learn more >>

Icelandair Resumes Minneapolis to Europe Service

Posted: May 13th, 2010 Icelandair has resumed seasonal service from Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Hubert H. Humphrey Terminal with nonstop flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to Keflavik International Airport. learn more >>

South African & JetBlue Launch New Interline Agreement

Posted: May 12th, 2010 South African Airways is pleased to announce that it has forged a new comprehensive interline agreement with JetBlue Airways. learn more >>

Delta Expands Flights Between NYC and Key Global Business Markets

Posted: May 11th, 2010 Delta Air Lines today announced it is adding more flights between New York City and key global business markets this year, with fifteen international cities slated for new or expanded service by fall. learn more >>

American to Launch Chicago-Beijing Service on May 25

Posted: May 11th, 2010 American Airlines today announced it will begin nonstop service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport on May 25, with four flights per week, and will operate four nonstop flights per week from Beijing to Chicago starting May 27. learn more >>

Strike in Greece Disrupts Flights

Posted: May 6th, 2010 All flights were canceled into and out of Athens’ airport when air traffic controllers walked off the job Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike, Bloomberg News reported. This is the third nationwide strike for Greece this year. learn more >>