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Airways Weekly Briefing: May 2-8, 2022
Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles our readers enjoyed this week, including the first A321XLR out of the paint shop, Spirit's rejection of JetBlue's offer, a Mother's Day message from Capt. Gorter, and this week's top AV history post.
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Airbus unveiled its newly-painted A321XLR (extra long range) aircraft, the latest edition of the A320neo family.
Russian Outbound Tourism Collapses amid Ukraine Invasion — airwaysmag.com Russian outbound tourism has declined as a result of Russia's military operations in Ukraine.
The US closed a number of military bases after the cold war, and communities struggled to find new uses for them. What makes Victorville an exception?
Spirit Airlines (NK) announced that its Board of Directors rejected JetBlue's (B6) unsolicited acquisition proposal.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
Airways was onboard French Bee’s (BF) inaugural flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (ORY), a major step for the low-cost airline.
Alaska Airlines (AS) introduced its Star Wars Galaxy's Edge liveried Boeing 737-890.
United Airlines (UA) announced a June 2022 reintroduction of its nonstop service between San Francisco and Melbourne.
This Week in Aviation History
Pan Am's Boeing 747SP–21 'Clipper Liberty Bell' completed a record-setting flight around the world in 1976.
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As Oklahoma boomed, almost a century ago, Braniff was born. DAVID H. STRINGER takes us back to track the airline’s growth from a modest few routes to a vast network stretching far into Latin America.