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  • S7 Cargo 737-800BCF

    Russia’s S7 Cargo to introduce 737 freighter operations


    Russia’s S7 Airlines is to branch into dedicated freighters with the introduction of two Boeing 737-800BCF cargo jets within the next five months. It intends to acquire the first in November this year and another in January 2021. “These will be the first aircraft in the S7 Airlines ...

  • Boeing 777X 777-9

    Clark cautious on 777-9 certification as Emirates awaits schedule clarity


    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is not convinced Boeing is “out of the woods yet” with regards to the certification programme for the 777X, as he awaits definitive details on when deliveries will begin.

  • Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 approach

    Cathay appears to switch more A350-1000s to -900s


    Cathay Pacific appears to have converted a pair of Airbus A350-1000s to the smaller -900 variant, the Hong Kong-based carrier’s half-year accounts indicate. Airbus’s backlog figures to the end of July show Cathay had ordered 46 A350s, a mix of 26 A350-900s and 20 of the larger -1000s. ...

  • Cathay 777-9X body

    Cathay not cancelling 777-9 orders, as it warns of bleak second half


    Cathay Pacific has stressed that it is in discussions with Boeing about deferring — not cancelling — its orders for the 777-9 widebody. At a briefing after it disclosed record first half losses, Cathay chief operations and service delivery officer Greg Hughes says it is a “deferral of all ...

  • Azul E195-E2

    Azul restructures lease payments to ease debt pressure


    Brazilian carrier Azul has restructured its payment schedule with aircraft leasing firms which will including cutting operating lease outgoings by more than three-quarters over the last nine months of 2020. Its arrangements mean it will benefit from working capital relief amounting to R$3.2 billion ($595 million) by the end ...

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    EVA Air hints at changes to 787 orderbook


    EVA Air has entered negotiations with Boeing about its remaining 787-10 orders, hinting at a possible deferral or cancellation of some aircraft. The Star Alliance carrier says it is doing so “in response to changes in market demand and continuous optimisation of…network and fleet”, as a result of depressed ...

  • TUI-737

    TUI adopts ‘partner-friendly’ airline strategy amid Condor speculation


    TUI Group’s ambition to have fewer assets on its balance sheet means its airline operations will become more “partner-friendly”, according to the European travel giant’s chief executive. Speaking to German newspaper Borsen-Zeitung on 5 August, Fritz Joussen states that TUI’s need for capacity does not mean “that aircraft ...

  • Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 landing 1

    Etihad starts network rebuild after ‘enormous challenges’ thwart early 2020 gains


    Etihad’s strong start to 2020 was thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic as it now plots the reactivation of its network amid a further drive to reduce costs.

  • Lufthansa 747-400

    Lufthansa Group takes fleet impairment of €300m in first half


    Lufthansa Group took an impairment charge of nearly €570 million over the first half, including €300 million relating to withdrawal of aircraft. The company says the figure is connected to 65 aircraft which will be “permanently grounded”. These aircraft comprise six Airbus A380s and five Boeing 747s, plus ...

  • Croatia Airlines Airbus A319

    Croatia Airlines rejigs leases to cut costs


    Croatia Airlines has postponed a long-term Airbus A319 lease, cancelled a similar Bombardier Q400 lease and dropped a CRJ1000 seasonal lease as part of measures to rein in costs over the first half. Over the second quarter the company made a loss of Kn62.7 million ($10 million), it states, ...

  • Airline recovery tracker
    In depth

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: August 2020 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, airport passenger throughput, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    Alliance Aviation picks E190s, says Fokker fleet ‘remains core’


    Australia’s Alliance Aviation has signed for 14 Embraer E190s — in a move to “position us for the next phase of growth” — but has stressed that its fleet of Fokker aircraft will remain in service for the foreseeable future. The deal, valued at $79.4 million, sees Alliance entering ...

  • Nok Air

    The lessors with exposure to Nok Air


    Nok Air has followed the lead of compatriot Thai Airways in filing for business rehabilitation amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The filing is bad news for lessors insofar as it puts an automatic stay on creditor claims, which means no lease rentals will be forthcoming from Nok until at ...

  • British Airways Airbus A318

    BA axes A318 premium service that took over Concorde flight number


    British Airways is to axe its premium Airbus A318 transatlantic service from London City to New York JFK, as part of its re-organisation to deal with the air transport crisis. The operation had already been halved to a single aircraft, after BA transferred the other A318 used on the ...

  • British Airways Landor retrojet Boeing 747-400

    IAG impairs fleet after BA 747 and Iberia A340 retirements


    IAG has taken a €729 million ($863 million) charge in conjunction with a broad fleet impairment covering 61 aircraft, including the withdrawal of British Airways’ Boeing 747-400 fleet and Iberia’s Airbus A340-600s. The exceptional charge deepened IAG’s already-dire operating loss for the first half to just over €4 billion, ...

  • SpiceJet-737

    Prolonged 737 Max grounding, pandemic punish SpiceJet earnings


    India’s SpiceJet has incurred more than Rs6.7 billion ($89.6 million) in costs from the year-long global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. Taken together with the impact from the coronavirus outbreak, which has dented passenger travel demand, SpiceJet saw losses widen for the year ended 31 March. The ...

  • Boeing 787-9 Hawaiian Air

    Hawaiian delays Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries


    Hawaiian Airlines says it will be delaying deliveries of its long-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliners as the carrier contends with a difficult business environment perpetrated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Ryanair 737 Max

    Recovering Ryanair could have 40 737 Max jets by summer 2021


    Budget carrier Ryanair hopes to introduce its first Boeing 737 Max this year and up to 40 of the type ahead of the 2021 summer season. But the airline warns that the financial year will be “very challenging” after it turned in a first-quarter net loss of €185 million ...

  • Ajay-Singh-Spicejet

    Why SpiceJet may feel time is right for US and UK services


    True long-haul flights would be a significant strategic change for the budget operator, and there are many challenges to overcome before services could start.

  • E195-E2 First Flight

    ​Embraer looks beyond coronavirus to a changed Asia-Pacific travel market


    Beyond the near-term challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, Embraer believes Asia-Pacific airlines will seek to optimise their fleets through the adoption of more smaller jets. Cesar Pereira is vice president, Asia-Pacific of Embraer Commercial Aviation. The Singapore-based executive’s sales territory covers the entire Asia-Pacific region apart from China. In ...