The Rise Of Long Haul Narrowbody Routes

The Rise Of Long Haul Narrowbody Routes

As we enter the new decade, it’s becoming increasingly common to see airlines operating narrowbody aircraft on long haul flights. In 2010, long-haul flights were very common and were mostly operated with widebody planes. Nicknamed the flying pencil for its...
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The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

As a result of a strike, airlines are liable for flight compensation. This strike cost the airline €137 million ($152,858,435.00). Even a rumor or a proposed strike can cost an airline millions. Alitalia had to cancel hundreds of flights during Italy’s...
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Delta 777 Dumps Fuel Over School (Updated)

Delta 777 Dumps Fuel Over School (Updated)

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 777 dumped fuel that fell on a Los Angeles-area school as it returned to LAX after an “engine issue” today. The flight, headed for Shanghai, had an undisclosed engine issue after departure and had to...
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How Delta Plans to Best Its Record-Setting Year

How Delta Plans to Best Its Record-Setting Year

Delta’s fourth quarter was also strong, with the airline reporting net income of $1.1 billion, up about 8 percent year-over-year, on total revenues of 11.4 billion. Delta executives said they’ll work this year to increase revenue from existing areas of...
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How Airlines Get Airport Slots; Why They Cost So Much

How Airlines Get Airport Slots; Why They Cost So Much

Airport slots are an important part of many airline’s operations. Put simply, they give an airline the right for an aircraft to take off and land at a specific airport at a designated time. At busy airports, these naturally have...
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Delta Develops Artificial Intelligence Tool to Address Weather Disruption, Improve Flight Operations

Delta Develops Artificial Intelligence Tool to Address Weather Disruption, Improve Flight Operations

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian used his keynote speech at the annual Consumer Electronics Show to discuss a new 2020s operational structure for the international carrier that will be driven by the use of a new artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning...
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Airlines Adjust Routing, Cancel Flights To Avoid Iran-Iraq Airspace

Airlines Adjust Routing, Cancel Flights To Avoid Iran-Iraq Airspace

Airlines are making changes to their flight planning and schedules to avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace amid growing military tensions between the U.S. and Iran-and after a Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) aircraft crashed after take-off from Tehran, kill...
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Optimization of multi-fleet aircraft routing considering passenger transiting under airline disruption

Optimization of multi-fleet aircraft routing considering passenger transiting under airline disruption

In this paper, our primary goal is to solve the multi-fleet aircraft recovery and passenger recovery problem (ARPRP) by considering delay costs, flight cancellations, and the reassignment of passengers to new itineraries in a single model. The foundation for o...
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Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements

Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements

The EU has signed a number of “horizontal air service agreements” to bring existing bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) into legal conformity with the European Court of Justice 2002 ruling on “nationality clauses”. These new agreements allow EU car...
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Studying migrating bird flying patterns could ultimately change how we fly, but will consumers be convinced over formation flying of commercial airliners?

Studying migrating bird flying patterns could ultimately change how we fly, but will consumers be convinced over formation flying of commercial airliners?

Understanding how birds fly has been an important part of the development of commercial passenger flying, but Airbus believes flight technology is now mature enough to follow their migratory V-shaped flying patterns to save fuel and cut down on emissions...
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