Linda Blachly

Online editor,
Penton Aviation

Linda joined the staff of Penton Aviation's Air Transport World in July 2010. She works in the Arlington, Virginia office as online editor of ATW Online and ATW Daily News. She is responsible for writing, copyediting and online content management. She has been in journalism for more than 30 years and is a former newspaper editor and publisher of her own travel magazine.

Follow ATW on Twitter. Also visit our Facebook page.

Aircraft Briefs-May 24, 2017
Aircraft Briefs-May 24, 2017
Horizon Air pilots ratify amended labor contract
Alaska Air Group regional subsidiary Horizon Air and its pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have agreed to amend their existing eight-year contract, which was tentatively approved in April.
Alitalia A319
Alitalia prepares for ATC, unions strikes May 28
Alitalia said it has rebooked 80% of passengers that would be affected by industrial actions called for Sunday, May 28, by unions representing air traffic controllers (ATCs) and various trade unions representing Alitalia staff.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X net profit down 94% in 1Q
Long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X reported a first-quarter net profit of MYR10.3 million ($2.3 million), down 94% compared to net profit of MYR179.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
MRO Briefs-May 23, 2017
MRO Briefs-May 23, 2017
Spirit Airlines to launch flights to Cancun from Baltimore
Florida-based ultra-low-cost-carrier Spirit Airlines will begin nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and Chicago O’Hare to Cancun International Airport beginning Nov. 9.
Airline Routes-May 22, 2017
Airline Routes-May 22, 2017
People-May 19, 2017
People-May 19, 2017
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest to open more international flights
Southwest Airlines plans to launch new international flights from Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, and St. Louis beginning in November.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900
Singapore Airlines Group annual net profit down 55%
Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) reported a FY2016-17 net profit of S$360 million ($259 million) for the fiscal year through March 31, down 55% from S$804.4 million in the previous year.
Alaska wins US DOT approval for Mexico City routes
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has won approval by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for services to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, California.
MRO Briefs-May 16, 2017
MRO Briefs-May 16, 2017
Malindo Air 737 MAX 8
Boeing delivers first 737 MAX to Malaysia's Malindo Air
Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to Malaysia’s Malindo Air May 16 at Boeing’s Seattle Delivery Center in Washington state.
Inmarsat-5 F4
Inmarsat launches fourth Global Xpress satellite
Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the fourth high-speed broadband communications satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F4 (I-5 F4).
Blogs & Commentary
May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?...More
May 5, 2017

Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?...More
May 2, 2017

US lawmakers are angry, but want airlines to self-regulate

Today’s congressional hearing on US airline customer service was certainly a venting exercise for lawmakers. The question is, will this new wave of airline bashing stop at angry words or be followed by regulation?...More
ATW On-Location

Click here to read event news from ATW On-Location