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Analysis: Japan - Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Analysis: Japan – Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Today, Japan is well-connected with Russia through non-stop scheduled flights to not only Moscow, but also multiple other cities especially in the Far East. Starting next year, though, getting between the two countries will get even more convenient. Among other things, numerous new routes will be launched resulting in more than 30% increase in weekly …

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ETOPS: The Regulation That Allowed Twinjets to Fly Transatlantic and Even Further

ETOPS: The Regulation That Allowed Twinjets to Fly Transatlantic and Even Further

While it may seem like an aircraft can simply fly “as the crow flies” – i.e. take the shortest path between its origin and destination – that’s not always the case. That’s because at any given point in flight, an aircraft is required to fly within a certain distance from an airport where it could …

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Boeing 737 MAX MCAS

Boeing 737 MAX: Overcoming the Grounding Will Be Just the Beginning

With the 737 MAX being in the news almost daily, I couldn’t help but think what awaits for the type in the future. I have almost no doubt that the aircraft will return into service soon(er or later). Some estimates say it could be as early as in the first quarter of 2020. However, I …

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Could the Sukhoi Superjet Be Norwegian's Key to Unlocking the Siberian Flight Corridor?

Could the Sukhoi Superjet Be Norwegian’s Key to Unlocking the Siberian Flight Corridor?

Since Norwegian Air Shuttle’s rebranding to the simpler Norwegian in 2002, the airline has expanded its footprint significantly. It has evolved from an airline mostly intra-European routes out of Norway to one of the world’s leading short- and long-haul low-cost airlines. Besides its expansion within Europe, it launched long-haul routes to the United States, South …

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Is Turkish Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is Turkish Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

While I wasn’t a big fan of Istanbul Ataturk airport, Turkish Airlines ranks among my favorite airlines. As such, I was quite excited to book flights from Japan to Europe with the airline recently. The first thing that my girlfriend did after I booked the flights, however, was Googling “is Turkish Airlines safe?” It wasn’t …

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Northwest Airlines 747

What Happened to Northwest Airlines? Disappearing to Create the World’s Largest Airline

Among the airlines that have come and gone over the years, Northwest Airlines ranks as not only one of the largest and most influential but also as one that went on to create something larger.  When Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines merged in 2008, they created the world’s largest airline, and one that to …

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USGlobal Airways

Baltia Air Lines & USGlobal Airways: 30 Years of History, 0 Miles of Revenue Flights

If you’re an aviation enthusiast, chances are you’ve heard about Baltia Air Lines. The airline, later rebranded to USGlobal Airways, has been “in business” for 30 years and even owns an aircraft. Yet, it has never flown a single commercial flight or generated any revenue. Instead, it has relied on investors’ capital to keep “the …

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What Happened to TWA?

What Happened to TWA? Three Bankruptcies, the Karabu Agreement, and More

Trans World Airlines (TWA) was formed in 1930 through a forced merger of a few smaller airlines. Less than a decade after its founding, the legendary Howard Hughes took control of the company. Over the decades that followed, TWA has grown – together with Pan Am – into one of the most recognized airlines in …

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Monarch Airlines: What Happened to One of the UK's Best-Known Airlines?

Monarch Airlines: What Happened to One of the UK’s Best-Known Airlines?

Monarch Airlines was a pioneering airline in the United Kingdom, bringing overseas vacations to a price point accessible to a larger part of the British population than ever before. The London Luton Airport-based airline brought millions of British travelers to their destinations and back over the course of five decades. Then, in 2017, Monarch Airlines …

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