• A Bright Look at Sun Air International

    A Bright Look at Sun Air International

    With the decline of US Airways’ hub at Pittsburgh, the city has been looking for a regional partner to boost passenger numbers and improve service options to those who fly through Pittsburgh. Enter Sun Air Express (also known as Sun Air International); the self-proclaimed “ultra-regional carrier” has announced plans to establish a focus city at Pittsburgh International Airport and operate flights to five cities: Bradford (PA), Altoona (PA), Lancaster (PA), Franklin (PA), and Jamestown (NY). The carrier also has flights from Washington-Dulles to Lancaster (PA) and Hagerstown (MD). The five destinations will be served by Sun Air’s fleet of 8 nine seat Piper Navajo aircraft. The airline plans to have a total of 40 -50 arrivals and departures from Pittsburgh per week.

  • MIA: 85 Years and Going Strong

    MIA: 85 Years and Going Strong

    Miami International Airport has a history filled with numerous airlines, different names and even different locations. Originally, Pan Am owned the then named 36th Street Airport, but in 1945, the city of Miami raised the funds to buy the airport and combined it with the army airfield to the south. From there, the airport grew exponentially due to the growth of Pan Am who had their Central and Southern America operations based at MIA. In 1975, Eastern Airlines moved their base of operations from New York to Miami, and competed with Pan Am on the South and Central American routes. These two rivals ended in a similar fate, but their routes from Miami always proved profitable.

  • Delta Air Lines Begins Boeing 747 Retirement

    Delta Air Lines Begins Boeing 747 Retirement

    As oil prices rise, many airlines are beginning to or have already retired old, inefficient aircraft. Air New Zealand retired its final Boeing 747 aircraft last month, replacing it with a fleet of seven 777s. Lately, many Asian airlines have followed suit to stay in line with their competitors. China Eastern Airlines and China Airlines (Taiwan) recently took delivery of their first 777-300ERs.