Airways Weekly Briefing: May 9-15, 2022
Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles our readers enjoyed this week, including Antonov Airlines' probable new home, Airbus' new US assembly line, Star Alliance's 25th anniversary, and this week's top AV history post.
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Top 10 Stories of the Week
Is Antonov Airlines Moving to Germany? — airwaysmag.com Mega carrier Antonov Airlines (ADB) is working towards securing a new base in Leipzig, Germany.
Bangkok 747 Café: World’s Largest Airplane Eatery — airwaysmag.com A flight of stairs stands in front of you to climb onto the iconic Boeing 747, but this time, it's not to take to the skies but rather for some lip-smacking Thai cuisine.
DFW Completes Northeast End-Around Taxiway Expansion — airwaysmag.com Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) completed its Northeast End-Around Taxiway (EAT) this week.
Scandinavian Airlines Cancels 4000 Summer Flights — airwaysmag.com
SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK) canceled approximately 4,000 flights for the months of May, June, July, and August.
Airbus Confirms 6000 New Jobs, New US Assembly Line — airwaysmag.com Airbus will create 6,000 new jobs worldwide, including 500 in Wales and 1,000 in the US.
Southwest Airlines Unveils Major Cabin Upgrades — airwaysmag.com
Southwest Airlines (WN) unveiled a series of cabin and customer experience upgrades to compete with other full-service U.S. carriers.
Lufthansa Orders Boeing 777-8 Freighters, Bolsters 787s — airwaysmag.com
Lufthansa (LH) announced an order for seven Boeing 777-8 freighter aircraft, along with seven more Boeing 787 aircraft.
United Airlines Inaugurates Milan-Chicago Nonstop Service — airwaysmag.com United Airlines (UA) launched a new daily nonstop seasonal service between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Chicago O'Hare (ORD).
Star Alliance Turns 25 – What Does Lufthansa Say? — airwaysmag.com
It's been 25 years since the world’s largest airline alliance, the Star Alliance, was founded by five airlines in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 14, 1997.
Emirates Airlines Opens Historic Caribbean Gateway — airwaysmag.com
Emirates Airlines (EK) is now selling seats to Jamaica, a historic first for the island and the Caribbean.
This Week in Aviation History
5/13/1970: Joe McBryan Founds Buffalo Airways — airwaysmag.com
The family-run Buffalo Airways (J4) was founded in 1970 by pilot Joe McBryan.
The Air-Car Ferries of the 1960s — airwaysmag.com To cross over a sea or a channel with our cars, we use ferry boats, but back in the 1950s, it was done through the air.
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May 2022 Special Edition — airwaysmag.com
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.