Fleets – Page 15

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    Ageing freighters face fallout from reduced air cargo demand


    Older freighters are being grounded as a result of ongoing reduced demand and increased capacity in the air cargo sector, according to Sander Schuringa, manager of market intelligence at Seabury Cargo.

  • Lufthansa Airbus A380 at Munich

    Lufthansa to start Munich-Bangalore flights, adds A380 to Bangkok and LA routes


    Lufthansa is to begin services this winter to Bangalore in India, part of an expansion of its operations from Munich which will also see it deploy its returned Airbus A380s on flights to Bangkok and Los Angeles from the German city.

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    Lessor Avolon committing to 40 more 737 Max jets


    Irish-based lessor Avolon is intending to order 40 Boeing 737 Max jets, for delivery over the course of 2027-30. The lessor values the provisional agreement at more than $4 billion at catalogue prices. Avolon was responsible for delivering the first Max to its customer in 2017. It has not specified ...

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    Air China to sell eight A330s to cargo unit in fleet rejig


    Air China is to sell eight Airbus A330-200s to its cargo unit Air China Cargo in a deal worth up to $114 million, as part of fleet optimisation efforts and to “improve the economic benefits” of aircraft disposal.

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    Uzbekistan Airways introducing A330s to support network and fleet expansion


    Uzbekistan Airways is introducing a pair of Airbus A330s, to support expansion of the airline’s long-haul network. The twinjets are being acquired through a lease with Lithuanian-based operator Heston Airlines. Uzbekistan Airways says it brought in the first of the pair, an A330-200, on 21 April and will take a ...

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    Start-up freight carrier One Air set to become UK’s sole operator of 747s


    UK regulators have granted an air operator’s certificate to a start-up freight carrier, One Air, which is set to become the only airline in the country with a Boeing 747 fleet. One Air is dry-leasing an initial 747-400 converted freighter and aims to take a second by the end of ...

  • GlobalX A320

    GlobalX takes seventh A320, expects eight more aircraft in 2023


    US charter carrier Global Crossings Airlines (GlobalX) has taken delivery of its seventh Airbus A320 for passenger operations through a lease with Irish lessor Airborne Capitol.

  • AIr Moldova Airbus-c-Air Moldova

    Financially-pressured Air Moldova struggling to maintain operations


    Air Moldova is trying to rebuild a schedule over the next few days, having initially suspended all services for the period, citing an inability to relieve financial pressure on the carrier. The airline originally said it had been “forced” to stop operating flights over the course of 21-25 April, the ...

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    Mexican president finally offloads ‘ostentatious’ VIP 787 to Tajikistan’s government


    Mexico’s government has agreed to sell its controversial presidential Boeing 787-8 to the government of Tajikistan, after trying to offload the twinjet for years. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, speaking in Veracruz on 21 April, said the government had sold the “ostentatious” aircraft after the Tajik authorities expressed interest. The ...

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    Surging costs and slower demand leave Alaska with $142 million Q1 loss


    Alaska Air Group on 20 April become the latest US airline to report a first-quarter loss, swinging $142 million into the red during the three months ending in March.

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    Austrian to modernise fleet with 787s over next five years


    Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian is expecting to modernise its entire long-haul fleet with Boeing 787-9s over the next five years. It will introduce its first of 10 787-9s from next year, increasing the airline’s overall fleet to 66 aircraft for the 2024 schedule. As the remaining nine 787s arrive, they ...

  • United Dreamliner

    United plans broad expansion to Australia and New Zealand


    United Airlines plans late this year to significantly ramp its flying to Australia and New Zealand, including launching new flights to Auckland, Christchurch and Brisbane.

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    Kuwait’s Jazeera progresses with A320 leases


    Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways is set to discuss the lease of an additional Airbus A320, along with a batch of engines. The airline’s board says it will meet on 18 April to talk about the proposed lease. It has identified the aircraft involved as MSN4601. The aircraft is a ...

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    Saudia A330 and SkyUp aircraft caught up in assault on Khartoum airport


    Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia and Ukrainian operator SkyUp Airlines have confirmed that aircraft in their fleets have been caught up in hostilities at Sudan’s Khartoum airport. Saudia states that one of its Airbus A330s has suffered an “accident” prior to take-off from Khartoum on 15 April. The aircraft was “shot ...

  • American regional jets

    Nearly 500 regional jets parked in USA: Cirium fleets data


    The figures starkly illustrate the widespread struggles of the regional airline industry, which, according to the Regional Airline Association (RAA) has been at risk of “collapse” in recent months. 

  • Ryanair 737 Max

    Ryanair assessing impact of Boeing’s 737 Max delivery disruption


    Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is “assessing with Boeing” how the US airframer’s move to pause delivery of some 737 Max jets because of a manufacturing error will impact delivery of aircraft due through the end of June.

  • Turkish Airlines aircraft at Istanbul Airport

    Turkish Airlines aims to double in size under 10-year plan


     Turkish Airlines aims to carry 170 million passengers and operate over 800 aircraft by 2033, under a newly unveiled strategic plan which will essentially double the size of the airline over the coming 10 years.

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    Ukrainian prosecutors pursue negligence case over An-225 destruction


    Ukrainian prosecutors are pursuing a case of alleged official negligence over the destruction of the Antonov An-225 heavy transport during combat at Kyiv’s Gostomel airport. The accusation against the former Antonov general director follows an investigation which found that the An-225 was “not transported from the danger zone”, says the ...

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    Russian lessor GTLK turns in heavy net loss as sanctions bite


    Russian state lessor GTLK has turned in a full-year net loss of Rb55.8 billion ($683 million) under international standards, its highest ever, which it attributes to international sanctions pressure. The result contrasts with the Rb990 million profit for the previous year. GTLK says the sanctions imposed by various countries have ...

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    Court awards BOC Aviation over $400m for Russian 747-8F defaults


    Lessor BOC Aviation has been granted damages of more than $400 million against Russian freight operators AirBridgeCargo and Volga-Dnepr, over defaults relating to three leased Boeing 747-8Fs. The situation emerged after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February last year, after which international sanctions were imposed on Russian carriers and ...