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.

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Hong Kong Airlines aircraft parked at the Midfield Concourse of HKIA
Hong Kong airport midfield concourse begins full operations 
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has opened its new Midfield Concourse (MFC).
La Première suite
Air France, KLM debut new cabins on Houston 777 flights 
Air France-KLM is introducing new cabins on Houston flights on Boeing 777 aircraft.
Aircraft & Engine News-March 30, 2016 
Aircraft & Engine News-March 30, 2016
Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft
ATW Photo Gallery-Bombardier Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated with Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan as the airline unveiled two of its Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft during a ceremony held at the Japan Transocean Air Maintenance Center at Naha Airport, Okinawa. RAC, the launch customer of the Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft, is a member of Japan Airlines Group (JAL) and the Q400 aircraft unveiled are the first two of five ordered by the airline in the cargo-passenger combi configuration.
Avianca 787-8
Boeing projects Latin America will need 3,050 new aircraft by 2036 
Boeing has forecast that Latin American airlines will need 3,050 new aircraft valued at $350 billion in the next two decades, tripling the region’s current fleet size.
People-March 29, 2016 
People-March 29, 2016
Alaska Airlines 737-800
Alaska Airlines to form new ground handling subsidiary 
Alaska Airlines plans to form a wholly owned subsidiary, McGee Air Services, a dedicated airline services company to provide ground handling, aircraft cleaning and airport mobility services.
Volcano eruption prompts Alaska Airlines to cancel flights 
Alaska Airlines has canceled 41 flights to and from six cities in northern Alaska—including all flights operating to and from Fairbanks—because of a massive ash cloud that is moving north at up to 65 knots (75 mph). The canceled flights affect 3,300 passengers.
Passenger Experience-March 25, 2016 
Passenger Experience-March 25, 2016
Republic, Delta to restructure codeshare relationship  1
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, the parent company of regional carriers Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, has reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines to “holistically restructure the parties’ codeshare relationship.”
Cathay Pacific A350-900 takes off on its maiden flight
Cathay Pacific’s first A350-900 completes maiden flight 
The first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways has completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France, Airbus said in a statement.
Air Transat A330-200
Air Transat pilots agree to new labor contract 
Montreal-based leisure carrier Air Transat pilots have agreed to a new collective labor contract.
Hawaiian Airlines 767-300
Hawaiian Airlines to grow Japan presence 
Hawaiian Airlines said it will restructure its commercial business as part of a long-term strategy for evolution in the market, following more than five years of rapid growth in Japan.
IT & Distribution-March 23, 2016 
IT & Distribution-March 23, 2016
Swiss International Air Lines CS100
Bombardier completes CSeries route-proving flights 
Bombardier has completed its CSeries CS100 route-proving flights, which included more than 30 city-pair flights in European cities over a three-week period.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 21, 2016

American Beauty

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Apr 21, 2016

Customer choice 6

Airbus is hoping passengers will seek out its Airspace cabin and proactively buy flights because they are operated by Airbus products, but how many passengers actually know which aircraft type they are flying on?...More
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