Air Canada turns to regional carrier PAL to operate Dash 8s amid pilot crunch
Air Canada is to introduce up to six De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops from regional operator PAL Airlines, to help ease capacity pressure from pilot shortages.
Bhat looks to the long-term at Lufthansa cargo
Ashwin Bhat takes over after the cargo business reported record operating profits for three years in a row, but since then the market has weakened with both rates and volumes declining.
Qantas flags network growth prospects as it touts new fleet advantages
Qantas has teased the prospect of expanding its international network as it moves closer to taking delivery of the first of many new aircraft under its long-term fleet renewal programme.
‘A new beginning’: Comac C919 enters commercial service
Comac’s C919 narrowbody has officially entered commercial service with launch customer China Eastern Airlines, less than half a year since the carrier took delivery its first aircraft.
US regional carrier Envoy Air to retire fleet of 50-seat ERJ-145s
American Airlines’ regional subsidiary Envoy Air is retiring the last of its ageing 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets, all of which are approaching two decades in service.
China Eastern schedules C919 commercial debut on 28 May
China Eastern Airlines appears set to operate the first commercial flight of the Comac C919 twinjet in the coming days, some five months after taking delivery of the aircraft.
ITA Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A330neo
ITA Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 today at a ceremony in Toulouse, the fourth new Airbus type the Italian carrier has introduced since its launch in October 2021.
Air Canada anticipates 11% capacity increase next winter
Air Canada plans to significantly expand its winter flying and expects an 11% capacity increase compared with its 2022-2023 winter leisure market activitity.
Challenge Group lands investment package for 767 conversions
Maltese-based air freight and logistics specialist Challenge Group is receiving investment supporting its acquisition and cargo conversion of a batch of Boeing 767-300ERs.
Malaysia regional carrier SKS Airways commits to ten E195-E2s
Malaysian regional operator SKS Airways has committed to taking 10 Embraer E195-E2 regional jets from lessor Azorra, making it the type’s first operator in Southeast Asia.
Vietjet eyes more A330s, hints at long-haul expansion
Vietjet has disclosed plans to take delivery of at least three more Airbus A330s, as part of a fleet and network ramp-up this year.
El Al 737 freighter introduction held up by regulatory hitch
Israel’s El Al is yet to introduce the Boeing 737-800 freighter it had been planning to use from April, owing to a regulatory issue.
El Al includes Airbus in request for single-aisle fleet-renewal proposals
Israeli flag-carrier El Al has included Airbus in a request for proposals to replace single-aisle aircraft from 2025, while incumbent Boeing as well as engine manufacturers have also been contacted for the campaign.
Lufthansa Group to buy four ex-LATAM Airlines A350-900s
Portfolio sale to Macquarie slashes Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO’s revenues
Togo’s ASKY to add first 737 Max jets
Ryanair looks to put 737 Max deliveries back on track as higher fuel bill looms
Air Algerie signs for Max 9s as part of fleet modernisation
Qantas eyes full capacity recovery by March 2024; to lease two Finnair A330s
IndiGo operating with at least 10% of fleet grounded by P&W engine issues
Royal Jordanian firms orders for eight Embraer E2 jets
EasyJet leasing older A320s to reinforce fleet capacity
Airline Business Index shows industry close to 2019 size amid soaring revenue
Transavia cancels hundreds more flights as aircraft shortage persists
Helvetic leases more E190s to reinforce summer capacity