Monthly Archive: April 2012

OPShots Topshot – Dave Reed, Man on the Move.

Dave caught the ASA CRJ-200 landing at CLE in 2008.  Photo:  Dave Reed - OPShots Contributor

I’m happy to present the next Topshot award to long time contributor Dave Reed, a quiet guy with a wry smile and a way with a lens!  His photos have graced our pages since 2007, and he currently has 2,762 photos in the database making him the number three contributor to the gallery (number two …

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IAG buys bmi from LHT for BAW…confused? – Airports International

Pictured at Manchester, UK, this vintage photo from 2000 pre-dates the bmi livery.  Photo:  Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. -

International Airlines Group (IAG) has completed the purchase of bmi from Lufthansa. It is planned that bmi mainline will be integrated into British Airways and consultation has begun already with bmi mainline staff and their trade unions. IAG says that bmibaby and bmi regional have not been sold prior to completion. Under the terms of …

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JetBlue adding flights to the Caribbean and Latin America from South Florida – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A JetBlue Embraer 190 lands at Fort Lauderdale this past February.  Photo:  Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor

JetBlue Airways is adding flights to the Caribbean and Latin America from South Florida, hoping to cash in on South Floridians’ roots in those areas. The New York-based airline operates hundreds of flights across the United States and is now a leading carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Palm Beach International airports. Experts say JetBlue …

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Southwest ‘fully committed’ to global flights from Hobby – Houston Chronicle

A Southwest 737 lands at Cleveland in September 2011.   Photo: Dave Reed - OPShots Contributor

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told investors Thursday the airline is “fully committed” to launching international service from Houston’s Hobby Airport by 2015 and that the airline envisions the Bayou City as the focal point of international operations in Texas. “We see a significant opportunity to serve Houston with international flights out of Houston’s Hobby …

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