Farewell to the glorious Boeing 747 jumbo jet – the plane that gave us the world

Farewell to the glorious Boeing 747 jumbo jet – the plane that gave us the world

Chief test pilot Jack Waddell opened the throttles and the four roaring Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines unleashed a combined 174,000lbs of thrust. The mighty plane, serial number RA001, hurtled down the runway and soared into the skies over western Washington State, USA. It was February 9, 1969 and Jack, with co-pilot Brien Wygle and…

Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines

Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines

United Airlines promoted the resumption of its flights to Newark Airport with the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of New York. An ultramodern Dreamliner (Boeing 787-9) departs the Bavarian capital for the US every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. Thorsten Lettnin, Managing Director Sales for Continental Europe and India at United Airlines, remarked: “We are…

Republican senators back extending $25 billion payroll aid for U.S. airlines; shares jump

Republican senators back extending $25 billion payroll aid for U.S. airlines; shares jump

A group of Senate Republicans on Wednesday backed extending a $25 billion payroll assistance program for U.S. airlines after warnings that carriers may be forced to cut tens of thousands of jobs without government action, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Airline stocks moved sharply higher on the news, which was first reported by…

United Airlines just added nearly 30 international routes to its September schedule

United Airlines just added nearly 30 international routes to its September schedule

Things are looking up in the world of travel: United Airlines just announced plans to add nearly 30 international routes to its September roster. Even more exciting is the company’s stated focus on “vacation markets and leisure travelers.”  Specifically speaking, the carrier will resume flying to Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and—despite the European Union’s ban on American…

Delta Resumes JFK To London Service With Middle Seat Blocked

Delta Resumes JFK To London Service With Middle Seat Blocked

In a press release issued today, the United States’ third-biggest carrier, Delta Air Lines, has announced that it is restarting its flagship route. The popular London Heathrow (LHR) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) will resume today precisely two months after reinstating non-stop Atlanta to London flights. In an offer to help…

NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance, along with the first helicopter for another planet

NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance, along with the first helicopter for another planet

KEY POINTS NASA launched its latest mission to Mars on Thursday morning, sending the rover Perseverance and helicopter Ingenuity on a seven-month journey to the red planet. About the size of a small car, Perseverance weighs about 2,300 pounds and is the largest and most advanced rover the U.S. space agency has ever sent to…

FAA Awards US Airports Funds for Improvements

FAA Awards US Airports Funds for Improvements

Grants add to an already large pot available for helping local airports shore up infrastructure and weather the pandemic. More than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants from the Federal Aviation Administration have been awarded to 41 states and US territories. The sum is a considerable decrease from the $800 million Transportation Secretary…

Hawaiian Airlines Records $107m Net Loss And Expects No Boeing 787s Until 2022

Hawaiian Airlines Records $107m Net Loss And Expects No Boeing 787s Until 2022

Hawaiian Airlines today reported a net loss of $107 million. Alongside this, in the airline’s second quarter earnings call, CEO Peter Ingram stated that the airline was not anticipating any Boeing 787s until 2022 at the soonest. A $107m net loss Hawaiian Airlines saw sharp drops in revenue amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the second…