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On that date, Royal Air Maroc's first 274-seat Boeing 787-8 will depart on its inaugural 6.5-hour flight from Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca to New York JFK. Read more
Airbus has officially launched a new version of the A321neo with 97 tonnes maximum take-off weight, having secured the first commitment for the new version from Air Lease Corporation. Read more
Daily non-stop flights to Glasgow Airport from Halifax in Nova Scotia begin on May 29 and continue through October 23. WestJet will also offer one-stop, same-aircraft service from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Glasgow, via Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Read more
US Airways brings 28 transatlantic routes to the oneworld members' joint business, including non-stop services from the United States to 18 European destinations. Munich, Athens and Amsterdam are three of them. Read more
WestJet will launch transatlantic service for the first time next June, subject to the airline receiving the requisite government approvals. The carrier plans to operate seasonal daily service from St. John's in Newfoundland to Dublin from June 15 to October 5, 2014. Read more
On August 10, Lufthansa Group is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight of a land-based passenger aircraft to New York. A Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor of the original Deutsche Lufthansa landed at New York's Floyd Bennett Field on August 11, 1938, nearly 25 hours after taking off from Berlin Tempelhof Read more
The airlines say an antitrust-immunized joint venture would allow Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to be more effective competitors on routes between North America and the U.K., particularly between the U.S. and London. Read more
Once Finnair joins the transatlantic joint business later this year, customers in North America and Europe will have increased choice of flights and services as well as more convenient connections to flights across the Atlantic, according to Helsinki-based Finnair. Read more
Singapore Airlines has agreed to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd to Delta Air Lines for $360 million in cash. Together with its share purchase, Delta Air Lines has reached agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways to form a new joint venture on transatlantic routes. Read more
With the reconfiguration, the aircraft have 16 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst, 45 seats in Economy Plus and 108 in Economy. The 757-200 reconfiguration project, which began in late November, outfitted 41 aircraft with a total of 1,845 Economy Plus seats. Read more
A Boeing 747-8 Freighter landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport, the location of the Paris Airshow, at 5:35 p.m. local time on June 20 after completing the first transatlantic flight of a large commercial aircraft powered solely by a sustainable aviation jet-fuel blend. Read more
The aircraft which operated the flight is the first Airbus A330-300 to be delivered from the 10 that Virgin Atlantic Airways ordered in December 2009. Read more
Through their new transatlantic joint business arrangement, American Airlines and British Airways have created what BA describes as being effectively a transatlantic shuttle service on top U.S.-UK routes by aligning the timing of their summer schedules. Read more
Delta Air Lines and the Air France-KLM Group begin a sizable international-service expansion this week with new flights connecting Florida with London, Paris and Amsterdam. Read more
The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted final approval to the joint request by American Airlines and Japan Airlines for antitrust immunity for their proposed joint business between North America and Asia. Read more
Oneworld alliance members American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia have launched their new joint business on transatlantic routes and say the new business will give their customers increased access to cheaper fares, a bigger choice of flight times and easier connecting journeys. Read more
British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have received final regulatory approval from the European Commission to enter into a joint business agreement on transatlantic flights. They expect to receive a final decision on transatlantic anti-trust immunity from the U.S. DOT shortly. Read more
Alitalia has joined the Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines as a member of the transatlantic joint venture established by the latter three carriers in the spring of 2009 after they received U.S. Department of Transportation and European Union anti-trust approval for the intra-SkyTeam Alliance grouping. Read more
FAA Awards Type Certification to the Boeing 737 MAX 8
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 a Type Certificate, allowing the first-developed and first-certified 737 MAX version to enter commercial service. Read more