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Aaron Bailey-Aviation Journalist

Aaron Bailey

Aviation Journalist

About Aaron Bailey

Journalist - Aaron joins the Simple Flying team with 14 years of experience in the travel & tourism industry. He has a background in airports and travel consulting for global companies in New Zealand, Europe, and North America. An Avid traveler, Aaron has visited 52+ countries across 5 continents. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Tampa Airport Will Close At Midnight Ahead Of Tropical Storm Idalia

Ahead of a potential hurricane, Tampa International suspended operations at 00:01 on Tuesday.

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French Bee, Zipair, And 2 More Airlines Added To TSA PreCheck

The list of approved PreCheck carriers now exceeds 90.

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Indonesia Plans Merger Of Garuda Indonesia, Citilink & Pelita Air

The three carriers currently hold a third of the Indonesian market.

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Gol Boeing 737 MAX Rejects Takeoff In Sao Paulo Amid Engine Problem

The flight aborted take-off as it was accelerating down runway 35L.

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Allegiant Airlines Sees Minimal Growth In Passenger Traffic In July

Passenger numbers are subdued, but profits are up.

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Air New Zealand Reintroduces Boeing 787s On Auckland-Perth Route

Step aside, Wamos Air; the Air NZ metal is back.

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Boeing Reportedly Ready To Resume Deliveries Of 737 MAX Aircraft To China

The country lifted restrictions on operating the variant earlier this year.

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Frontier Airlines To Launch New Routes To Mexico And The Dominican Republic

Pack your sunscreen as you're headed for the sunshine.

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72.7% Of American Airlines’ Pilots Approve New Contract

Up to $1.1 billion will be paid as one-off bonuses and ratification.

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Hong Kong - Taipei Is The World's Busiest International Route This Month

Cairo to Jeddah was coming in hot for second place.

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Air New Zealand Launches New Partnership To Bolster Engineering Talent

The local polytechnic delivers qualifications in Aviation Engineering.

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Comparing The US Big 3 Airlines' Capacity Trends This Summer

Most are winner's here, but there are some losers.

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Busy Summer: Cathay Pacific Witnesses 700% Yearly Surge In Passengers

The airline aims to achieve 100% of pre-pandemic capacity by 2024.

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Increasing Demand Leads To More Long Haul Flights From Christchurch This Summer

This summer, the airport will boost from two long-haul destinations to five.

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Auckland International Airport Pushes Second Runway Project To 2041

The terminal upgrades will continue, but the second runway won't be seen until 2041.

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Air New Zealand Passenger Removed From Flight In Auckland For Security Risk

All passengers and their baggage had to be rescreened.

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American Airlines Flight Aborts Takeoff In Boston After Spirit Airlines Plane Approaches Runway

After the Spirit aircraft got too close to the runway, hold line; air traffic control instructed American Airlines to abort the takeoff.

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American Airlines Charters Antonov An-124 To Transport Spare Engine

The aircraft took off from JFK on Saturday 12th bound for Charlotte.

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Airline Employee Attempts To Enter Washington National Airport With Loaded Gun

The penalty from TSA for carrying guns through security checkpoints can be up to $15,000.

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India Growth: Vietjet Launches Flights Between Ho Chi Minh City & Kerala

The first direct service touched down on August 12th.

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