The World’s Oldest Active Passenger 747s Are Over 40 Years Old

The Boeing 747 fundamentally changed the nature of long-haul air travel. As a family, it has been in service for more than half a century since its first commercial flight from New... Read more »

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 50 Years With Special Livery

Southwest Airlines has celebrated fifty years of operations. June 18th, 1971, marked the airline’s inaugural flight in Texas. Now, coming out of the worst crisis in the airline’s history, Southwest is looking... Read more »

8 Years Ago Today The Airbus A350 Made Its First Flight

Eight years ago today, the first Airbus A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body) completed its first flight, touching down at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) at 14:05 local time. Flying the aircraft was Airbus Chief... Read more »

American Airlines Marks 40 Years At Dallas Fort Worth Hub

Friday marked 40 years for American Airlines at its Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) hub. While the airline had served the airport for years before, 1981 marked its first designation as a “hub.”... Read more »

27 Years Ago The Boeing 777 Made Its First Flight

Yesterday marked the 27th anniversary of the Boeing 777’ss first flight. This twinjet allowed Boeing to fill the gap in its portfolio between its existing 747 and 767 designs in terms of... Read more »

9 Years Of Service: Why The Passenger Boeing 747-8 Didn’t Take Off

Today marks nine years since the Boeing 747-8’s first revenue-earning passenger-carrying flight. The aircraft is the latest variant from Boeing’s iconic 747 family, which, as a whole, dates back more than half... Read more »

Khazakstan’s Air Astana Celebrates 19 Years In The Skies

Air Astana is celebrating 19 years of commercial service this month. The Kazakh airline operated its first commercial flight from Almaty to Astana (now Nur-Sultan) in May of 2002. In the challenging... Read more »

Qatar Airways Was Interested In Air India Four Years Ago

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker recently revealed that he was interested in bidding for flag carrier Air India during its previous divestment attempt. Qatar Airways reached out to the Tata Group... Read more »

3 Years Of Gulf Air’s Boeing 787s – How Has The Plane Helped The Airline?

It has now been three years since Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air received its first aircraft from the Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ family. The plane’s presence has helped the airline modernize its fleet,... Read more »

The World’s First Airbus A380 Is 16 Years Old – Where Is it Now?

This month will mark the 16th anniversary of the Airbus A380’s first-ever test flight, an event that attracted immense media attention. The type went on to enter service with Singapore Airlines just... Read more »