Last Flight of US Airways

US Airways Airbus A319

It’s the end of the line for US Airways. The airline that started as a tiny airmail service 76 years ago is retiring as part of a 2013 merger with American Airlines. The final US Airways flight was scheduled to take off from Philadelphia on October 16th. It’s a small part of a huge trend that’s affecting how more than 660m domestic air travelers fly every year. Fourteen years ago, the United States had 10 major domestic airlines. Now, Continue reading “Last Flight of US Airways” »

One more Triple Seven Freighter for Emirates

Emirates 777F-Fleet. Photo: Emirates

Emirates freight division ,Emirates SkyCargo´ shortly welcomed the arrival of its newest Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, bringing the total number of dedicated cargo aircraft in its fleet to 15, including two Boeing 747-400Fs and 13 Boeing 777Fs.

The 777F, which left the Boeing Manufacturing Facility in Everett, Washington, in Septem- ber, flew its first mission to Hong Kong. Since being introduced to the SkyCargo fleet in 2009, the airline’s 13 Boeing 777Fs have logged an 30,250 flights totalling more than 175,000 hours. “The Boeing 777F is the backbone of Continue reading “One more Triple Seven Freighter for Emirates” »