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Boeing will stop making the 747 after more than 51 years of passenger flight. Here's the history of how the iconic plane changed the world.

A Qantas Boeing 747-400 aircraft. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Boeing's most iconic aircraft — the 747 — is celebrating 51 years of passenger service in January. Most of the world's airlines, however, are retiring their 747s in favor of new, fuel-efficient jets. The final models will be delivered to cargo giant Atlas Air in 2022, marking the end of the program. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the greatest feats of American aerospace engineering celebrated 50 years of pas...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Features, Flying, United States, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus


Allegiant Air is adding 21 low-cost leisure routes to this year with service to 3 new cities - here's the full list

An Allegiant Air Airbus A320 aircraft. Ryan Fletcher / Shutterstock.com Allegiant Air is adding 21 new routes and three new cities in 2021. The route expansion spans from coast to coast with the first routes launching in March. Regions with beaches, national parks, and/or mountains are among the main focus as that's where travel trends are now pointing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Allegiant Air is continuing a nationwide expansion with 21 new routes planned for 2021...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Wyoming, Missouri, Deutsche Bank, Vacation, Aviation, Airbus


Emirates airline sees full fleet returning to the skies this year | Reuters

Emirates airline sees full fleet returning to the skies this year | Reuters Emirates expects its full fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s to be in use by the end of the year as the rollout of coronavirus vaccines renews confidence in travel.Several countries have started or announced programs to inoculate residents, with some believing they can vaccinate a majority of their population this year.Emirates President Tim Clark has repeatedly said a vaccination program would be vital to any recover...
Tags: Travel, Tim Clark, Airbus, Boeing, Reuters, Clark, Reuters Emirates, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


The life of Sheldon Adelson, the late casino billionaire behind The Venetian and Marina Bay Sands, who donated more than $120 million to Republican causes in 2020

Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp's Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during an interview with Reuters in Macau, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor, died on January 11 at the age of 87. Adelson, who was chairman and majority shareholder of the world's largest casino operator, Las Vegas Sands, was worth an estimated $33 billion in January 2021 before he died, per Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Adelson...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Hollywood, Republicans, Hotels, Boston, Singapore, Softbank, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, New York Times, Billionaires, Sheldon Adelson, Airbus


JetBlue just unveiled the ultra-modern cabin of its latest plane - take a look inside its brand-new Airbus A220 jets

JetBlue Airways unveiled the cabin of its new Airbus A220 aircraft that will replace the aging Embraer E190 flight.  The 140-seat cabin is arranged in a unique 2-3 configuration with no shortage of the perks for which JetBlue is known including free in-flight entertainment and WiFi.  Flights begin in the spring starting on the Boston-Fort Lauderdale route before the aircraft expands to cities across the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Tuesday unveiled ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


The 20 safest airlines to fly in 2021, according to experts

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 at Los Angeles International Airport. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.com AirlineRatings just unveiled its list of the world's safest airlines for 2021, according to the site's experts, narrowing the top 20 from a list of 385. The US had a great showing with six of the 11 major American carriers making the top 20 cut while Asia performed poorly.  Carriers in Oceania and the Middle East also dominated the highest spots, continuing the trend from last year. Vis...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Safety, Boston, Singapore, Planes, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends


Emirates just unveiled the swanky high-end design for its new Airbus A380 as most airlines say goodbye to the enormous plane - see inside

An Emirates Airbus A380. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com Emirates is giving its new Airbus A380s an interior upgrade with each cabin receiving an enhancement. Economy class will receive "ergonomically designed" seats with leather headrests and tray tables with wood finishes. Premium economy will also make its first debut at the airline with 56 recliner seats in an elegant cabin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Emirates is one of the few airlines still flying the Airbu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Emirates, Tim Clark, Korea, Dubai, Qantas, Aviation


The Boeing 737 Max is flying passengers again in the US - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines flew the first passenger flight on Tuesday while United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021. All except for Southwest Airlines have scheduled the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Canada, Alaska


American Airlines just completed the Boeing 737 Max's first passenger flight in the US since March 2019

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines flew the first scheduled passenger flight in 21 months of the Boeing 737 Max in the US on Tuesday from Miami to New York.  The uneventful flight marked the beginning of a new chapter for the aircraft that aims to restore confidence from the traveling public.  Airlines like American are eager to get the plane flying to take advantage of its economics and get the grounding behind them. The aircraft was grounded for 20 months fol...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Brazil, US Senate, Miami, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


Alaska Airlines is buying another 23 Boeing 737 Max jets for a total of 68 and adding new routes to its namesake state

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Gol Linhas Aéreas. LINDSEY WASSON/Reuters Alaska Airlines and Boeing signed an agreement in principle for a total of 68 of the 737 Max aircraft with an option for 52 more. Deliveries will take place over the next four years as Alaska uses the jets to replace its Airbus A320 family fleet.  Alaska has not yet taken delivery of a Boeing 737 Max yet but plans to fly the jet in March 2021. Anchorage, Alaska will also see three ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Aviation, Airbus, Las Vegas


The FAA has cleared Boeing's 737 Max to fly passengers again - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021, with American starting flights the soonest on December 29, 2020.  All except for Southwest Airlines have announced the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, and Los ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Canada, Alaska


Embraer's brand-new $21 million private jet that can fly non-stop from New York to London just entered service with Flexjets as its first operator

Flexjet's first Embraer Praetor 600. Embraer Flexjet just took delivery of the world's newest private jet, the Embraer Praetor 600.  The $21 million jet can seat nine passengers in Flexjet's configuration and fly over 4,000 nautical miles, enough to fly from the US to Europe.  Embraer announced the plane in 2018 with Flexjet scooping up the first models as part of a $1.4 billion order.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world's newest private jet has touched down ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Canary Wharf, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Brazil, Airbus


JetBlue is revitalizing its popular Mint business class as the airline prepares for its European debut - here's what to expect from Mint 2.0

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321. Philip Pilosian / Shutterstock.com JetBlue Airways is expanding its Mint business class product across its route network, including to London in 2021, and just announced major upgrades to the service. New food and beverage offerings crafted by the Delicious Hospitality Group will be featured with menu items inspired from NYC restaurants including Charlie Bird, Legacy Records, and Pasquale Jones. Passengers will also receive new noise-isolating headphones, "we...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, New York City, US, America, Trends, Flying, Moscow, Aviation


Airbus' new $260 million answer to Boeing's 787-8 Dreamliner just began flying passengers but it's already looking like a flop

A Kuwait Airways Airbus A330-800neo. Airbus The Airbus A330-800neo entered service with Kuwait Airways in November after being delivered in October as Airbus' newest passenger jet. It's the smaller variant of the A330neo family but still boasts an impressive range of 8,150 nautical miles and greater efficiency thanks to new Rolls-Royce engines.  With only three airlines publicly placing orders for the aircraft, however, it's likely to be a flop. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Africa, US, Trends, Features, Analysis, Flying, Portugal, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer


Delta is launching a new passengers contact-tracing initiative as new lockdowns ruin the airline's plans to stop burning through cash

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 XWB. viper-zero / Shutterstock.com Delta Air Lines is introducing a voluntary contact tracing program for international arrivals to the US. Passengers will be asked for their full name, email address, contact numbers, and address in the US to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CEO Ed Bastian announced in the same memo that the airline will not achieve its goal of daily losses of $10 million for the fourth quarter and will fall short...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Navy, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Rome, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about safety

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about the safety of the plane

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 167 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Miami, Airbus


Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 171 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Miami, Airbus


Singapore Airlines is betting on the US with new routes despite a COVID surge — here's why the airline is expanding now

Singapore Airlines is growing its US presence following eight months of only serving Los Angeles. Phuong D. Nguyen/Shutterstock.com Singapore Airlines is growing its US route network with increased flights to the West Coast starting next month.  New three-times-weekly flights to San Francisco will start in mid-December while Los Angeles will soon see five weekly flights. The airline's head of Americas Joey Seow told Business Insider that vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna is a good sign ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Americas, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer


Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
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Novus Aviation could double portfolio over next 18 months, managing director says | Reuters

Novus Aviation could double portfolio over next 18 months, managing director says | Reuters Middle East aircraft leasing company Novus Aviation Capital could double its portfolio to $6 billion over the next 18 months through deals with airlines and other lessors, its managing director said on Sunday.The aviation industry is facing its worst ever crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic that has decimated air travel demand, forcing airlines around the world into a cash crunch.Dubai-headquartered No...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Airbus, Boeing, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Novus, Novus Aviation, Reuters Middle East, Novus Aviation Capital, Airbus AIR, Mounir Kuzbari


Three Israeli airlines to run #Dubai-Tel Aviv flights from December - Dubai Airports | Reuters

Three Israeli airlines to run Dubai-Tel Aviv flights from December - Dubai Airports | Reuters Three Israeli airlines will begin direct flights from Tel Aviv to Dubai in December, with El Al operating twice daily services, Israir offering six weekly flights and Arkia operating a daily service, Dubai Airports said on Wednesday.El Al will run its service with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, Israir’s flights will be use Airbus A320s and Arkia’s daily flight will be on Embraer E-195 E-Jet aircraft, D...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Tel Aviv, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Airbus, Bahrain, Boeing, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, EL AL, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Airports, Arkia


Etihad flags more cabin crew job cuts, to keep Airbus A380s grounded | Reuters

Etihad flags more cabin crew job cuts, to keep Airbus A380s grounded | Reuters Etihad Airways told cabin crew on Wednesday there would be layoffs this week, an internal email seen by Reuters showed, and a company source said the airline will keep its Airbus AIR.PA A380 superjumbos parked "indefinitely" due to a slower than expected recovery in air travel demand.In the internal email, cabin crew were told those affected would be notified within 24 hours, without saying how many would lose their j...
Tags: Travel, Airbus, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Airbus AIR PA, Reuters Etihad Airways


Another airline is retiring the world's largest passenger plane after just under 3 years of service as the pandemic keeps long-haul flyers grounded. See inside Hi Fly's Airbus A380.

A Hi Fly Airbus A380. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly will be retiring its largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, after nearly three years of service. Hi Fly operates the only secondhand A380 which it uses for recovery, repatriation, and medical supply flights under its wet-lease and charter purview. The passenger cabin of the massive Airbus A380 had been hollowed out so the jet can carry more medical cargo to assist in humanitarian efforts related to COV...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, Air Travel, Australia, France, China, Germany, Air Canada, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Airplanes, Portugal


Emirates President Clark Is Said to Delay Retirement to 2021 - Bloomberg

Emirates President Clark Is Said to Delay Retirement to 2021 - Bloomberg Emirates President Tim Clark postponed his retirement into next year to help steer the world’s largest long-haul airline through the toughest crisis in its history, according to people familiar with the matter.The 70-year-old, who had already delayed a June retirement plan, hasn’t yet set a departure date, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the decision hasn’t been made public. Emirates hasn’t yet named a su...
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I flew on a newly upgraded JetBlue plane and despite less legroom and slimmer seats, the refresh is exactly what the airline needed

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 with a new interior. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider JetBlue Airways is in the midst of a restyling effort for its Airbus A320 aircraft, the workhorse of the airline's fleet. A state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system complements a brand-new colorful cabin with new features like in-seat power and adjustable headrests. I flew on one of the restyled aircraft from New York to Florida and was highly impressed with how advanced the system was compa...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, Air Travel, Review, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Staten Island, Jetblue, Jetblue Airways


#Saudi airline faces claim over 50 leased Airbus planes - documents | Reuters

Saudi airline faces claim over 50 leased Airbus planes - documents | Reuters State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines is facing a claim in London's High Court filed last month by a Dubai-based financial services firm over an alleged breach of lease agreements of 50 Airbus AIR.PA aircraft, court documents showed.Alif Segregated Portfolio Company, which specialises in shariah-compliant aircraft leasing, has filed a complaint against the Jeddah-based carrier, also known as Saudia, in which it could seek ...
Tags: Travel, London, Dubai, Airbus, Jeddah, Reuters, Reuters State, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Alif, London 's High Court, Alif Segregated Portfolio Company


This Boeing 767 private jet's operator claims it has an advanced air system that kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
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The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
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