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Air Transat
LET’S DIVE into its history and see what has made it what it is today. Let’s also look at the challenges it is facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has so radically changed the world. Francois Legault founded Transat in 1986 as Trafic Voyage
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Teruel Exists
TERUEL AIRPORT (TEV) may not be well known because it has never operated scheduled passenger flights. Yet, this low-profile airport in eastern Spain exceeds more than 20 of the country’s airports in terms of operating income. And for an unusual reaso
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Sign of the Times: A Sunken Cost
THE 777S’ US$100-million interior upgrades, which had begun in early 2018, had been intended to bring their cabin products in line with those on the A350, Delta’s newest long-haul aircraft. According to the press release at the time: “The Boeing 777
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A Visit to Ukraine’s State Aviation Museum
IT IS ALWAYS worth it to visit Kiev, the capital of Ukraine—a monumental and interesting city that can easily keep you busy for at least a couple of days. With the Antonov company based there, Kiev is intimately linked to aviation. Aircraft are still
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Back in the Air Again: Covid Tests Boost Alitalia During the Pandemic
ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020, the Italian carrier was the first to introduce such procedures in a trial initially planned to last 30 days but later extended to January 31, 2021. Two flights (AZ2038 at 13:30 and AZ2092 at 17:20) out of the seven daily ones f
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The Piedmont Airlines Story - Part Two: The Up and Coming Airline
FORTUNATELY FOR Piedmont, Tom Davis’s management team had ordered 10 Fairchild-Hiller FH-227Bs to replace the smaller F-27s in the company’s fleet. The new type entered service with the airline in 1967. The FH-227B was equipped with 44 passenger seat
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The Polar Route
IT’S EARLY Wednesday morning, and it’s still dark outside. Mid-December days are short. But this Wednesday is going to be longer than most. While eating breakfast at home, I am reviewing the 133 pages of the flight plan and the briefing package on th
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A Tale of Two Pilots
IN THE pre-dawn hours, sometime in the middle of winter, I boarded a large hotel van for the ride to the airport. It was dark, cold, and misty, and I knew that my airplane would have to go through the de-icing pad long before the sun came up. Not a g
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Airways Glossary
THE AVIATION world is filled with acronyms, abbreviations, jargon, slang, and words that are uncommon in the general lexicon. Below you will find a list of the most commonly-used words that appear in the pages of Airways on a regular basis. This glos
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Crossword
1. Mexico’s flag carrier 9. Children traveling alone 10. Narrowbody or Widebody 13. Path between airports 14. Arlanda Airport 15. San Antonio International Airport 17. Ecuadorean airline, now deceased 18. Abu Dhabi Airport 21. Neos IATA code 22. Cont
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Editor’s Briefing
SO HERE It is, 2021. A year in which expectations have never been so high—particularly for the air travel industry, having experienced its worst crisis ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent developments of new vaccines, the standardization of
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On Schedule
AIRWAYS SPECIAL Viasa AIRWAYS TRAVELER Air Senegal AIRPORT REVIEW Southend Airport AIRWAYS HISTORY The Douglas DC-5 * On schedule is subject to change at editor’s discretion. The March / April 2021 issue of Airways will be available from March 1, 202
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Mailbag
Hi, Airways, As a subscriber for many years, I have enjoyed reading the very informative and enjoyable articles in Airways. The pictures aren’t too shabby, either. I wanted to ask a question that has been bugging me about the Departing and Arrival pi
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On The Cover
N734N was the first Boeing 737-200 for Piedmont Airlines. Delivered in 1968, it was the 29th 737 built. The jetliner flew all over its operational life with Piedmont and subsequently with US Air in 1989 until its retirement in 1996 after almost three
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Airways Photo News
AIRBUS A220-300 C-GPJH MSN 55099 The first Airbus A220-300 for JetBlue (B6) completed its inaugural test flight from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, (MOB) on December 9. The first of 70 A220s for the New York-based airline was sch
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Taking East Germany by Air: Experiencing Interflug Right After the Fall of the Wall
1989 was an exciting year in world history, especially for Germany. Two weeks after the fall of the wall between the two parts of the formerly divided country, Andreas Spaeth (text and photos) witnessed German aviation history first hand. FRIDAY, DEC
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Itavia 870, 40 Years On
FORTY YEARS ago, in the late evening of June 27, 1980, a young girl named Giuliana was one of 81 souls onboard Itavia Flight IH870. She was an unaccompanied minor on that flight. She waved goodbye to her grandparents in Bologna. Her father, Roberto,
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Aerolineas Argentinas
Argentina has the worst weather conditions for flying in Latin America. That was the consensus of colleagues who fly at COPA Airlines as we recently talked about our craft. Unlike the Caribbean, where storms are very well-defined—and the normal pract
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Fornebu
ON A SUNNY June day, on the southern tip of a peninsular area in the suburb called Bærum, Norway, people are swimming, playing volleyball, and enjoying ice cream. The warm summer weather has brought people out to every single beach in the Oslo area.
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The Viking A350: The Sustainable Scandinavian Flagship
AIRLINE EXECUTIVES had anticipated yet another year of reaping healthy profits, taking delivery of hundreds of brand-new multi-million-dollar planes, opening new routes, and expanding their frontiers. For Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), things had been
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Kelly Lepley
THIS COVID-19 era is a unique and intense time for cargo operations. Whether they involve healthcare necessities or the basic elements of food and drink, deliveries have rarely been more important to families and businesses, which are still largely t
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The Piedmont Airlines Story Part One: Route Of The Pacemakers
Piedmont Airlines was born. The inaugural flight had been scheduled to operate several days earlier, but two winter ice storms struck the city of Wilmington, forcing a delay. When it finally took place, Piedmont’s first flight was met with a celebrat
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Foundations
ON A RECENT stretch of time at home, I found myself going through some old photo albums. With a quick flip of a page, memories flooded back to life. Old friends and airplanes and the places we flew them soared past my eyes with the feeling that it ha
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Changes
IT WAS early winter and we had left the warm sunshine of south Florida behind for the cold, wet, and windy runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The skies had been bright blue for our departure, but we knew that darkness would prevail well before
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Airways Glossary
THE AVIATION world is filled with acronyms, abbreviations, jargon, slang, and words that are uncommon in the general lexicon. Below you will find a list of the most commonly-used words that appear in the pages of Airways on a regular basis. This glos
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Crossword
1. Air… Dassault Mercure operator 4. TU-144 nickname 14. Venezuelan regional airline 15. Phase of flight 17. Merged into British Airways in 1992 19. Vancouver International Airport 20. Pacemakers 23. Defunct Dominican airline 25. Portugal’s main 26. 
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Editor’s Briefing
AS THE WORLD strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Airways remain committed to delivering top-quality content on what is happening in commercial aviation during these exceptional times with the same passion and dedication as when our m
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ENRIQUE PERRELLA PUBLISHER & EDITOR IN CHIEF ROBERTO LEIRO EXECUTIVE EDITOR JAMES FIELD EDITOR AT LARGE HELWING VILLAMIZAR ONLINE CHIEF EDITOR MANAGING DIRECTOR JOSE A PERRELLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMADEO PERRELLA BOOKKEEPING FELIU BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTI
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Mailbag
Hi, Airways, Everything old is new again. When I first saw the September-October 2020 cover, I knew I had seen it before. My money was on one of those rare Airliners International magazines from the mid-1970s. And I was close, as it was the Air Class
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