Fleets – Page 15

  • A321XLR-c-Airbus

    Airbus fleet forecast simplifies aircraft classifications as single-aisle jets blur boundaries


    Increasingly-blurred boundaries between traditional single-aisle and twin-aisle operations have spurred Airbus to simplify aircraft segmentation in its latest 20-year demand forecast. Its outlook to 2041 increases the overall new delivery demand to 39,490 passenger and freighter aircraft – from the previous figure of just over 39,000 – across the next ...

  • Jet2-c-Jet2

    Jet2 chair lambasts ‘atrocious’ service from ‘ill-prepared’ UK airports


    UK budget carrier Jet2’s executive chair has issued a scathing opinion over the readiness of its base airports to deal with recovering passenger demand, describing them as being “woefully ill-prepared”. Philip Meeson says “most” of the airline’s 10 base airports in the UK have been “poorly resourced” for the volume ...

  • AviLease title-c-AviLease

    Saudi Arabian sovereign fund establishes new aircraft leasing company


    Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is to branch into aircraft management and leasing, through the establishment of a lessor branded ‘AviLease’. The Public Investment Fund, which has some $620 billion in assets under management, already supports a diverse number of sectors – such as finance, mining, transport and construction – ...

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    Airline Business Podcast: IATA AGM talking points and A380 return


    Graham and Lewis consider the main talking points from the recent IATA AGM in Doha, at which the association outlined an improved economic outlook for the industry. At the same time as better news on Covid restrictions being dropped, however, executives also acknowledged a new set of headwinds. They also ...

  • China Eastern Airlines A320neo at Guangzhou Airport

    China’s ‘big three’ airlines sign for 292 Airbus A320neos


    China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Air China have today signed agreements with Airbus covering orders for a combined 292 A320neo aircraft.

  • Icelandair 737 Max-c-Icelandair

    Icelandair to take 737 Max fleet to 20 with further leases


    Icelandair Group is to take its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets to 20 through a new agreement to lease additional aircraft. It has entered a pact with Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation for a long-term operation lease of two 737 Max 8s. Icelandair Group says the aircraft will be delivered ...

  • Korean Air 737 Max

    Korean prepares fleet old and new for capacity step up


    Korean Air’s plan to raise to capacity as Covid travel restrictions continue to ease will come as some of its grounded aircraft are returned to service and the airline prepares to introduce its second new aircraft type this year.

  • Ahmet Bolat, chairman Turkish Airlines

    Turkish Airlines fast-tracks return to growth path


    Turkish Airlines chairman Ahmet Bolat believes that retaining staff and its strong financial performance through the pandemic has been key to enabling to return to growth as the Istanbul carrier has already passed pre-crisis activity levels.vels.

  • Flypop A330-c-Flypop

    UK’s Flypop to expand Hi Fly co-operation to passenger flights


    Wet-lease operator Hi Fly is to expand its co-operation with new airline Flypop by conducting passenger flights for the carrier. Flypop, which is based at London Stansted, says it is forming a joint venture with Hi Fly for the services out of the UK. The two companies already co-operate through ...

  • Livery

    Breeze cuts routes, delays expansion due to staff shortages


    US startup Breeze Airways has made “some significant schedule adjustments” ahead of the busy summer travel season, becoming the latest US airline to suffer  operational disruptions due to staff shortages.

  • Lufthansa A380-c-Lufthansa

    Lufthansa to reinstate A380s next year to offset capacity issues


    German flag-carrier Lufthansa is to re-introduce Airbus A380s next year to counter aircraft delivery delays and address the sharp rise in passenger demand. The airline says the 509-seat aircraft will be used on its network from summer 2023, but it has yet to determine either the routes or the number ...

  • MC-21-300-c-Irkut

    Russian fleets to comprise over 80% domestically-built aircraft by 2030: government


    Russia’s government has outlined a plan to re-invigorate its commercial aviation industry, aiming for domestically-built aircraft to represent more than 80% of the Russian fleet by the end of the decade. Deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov, speaking during a high-level meeting of government figures, said around 800 helicopters would also ...

  • John Lamola, chief executive South African Airways

    Relaunched SAA set to take next step


    Having relaunched operations in September last year after an 18-month grounding, South African Airways (SAA) is expanding its operations as it capitalises on the recent collapse of local carrier Comair. The South African carrier is increasing capacity on domestic and regional routes, and was in Doha at the recent IATA ...

  • Luftwaffe A321LR-c-LHT

    Cabin configurations illustrate flexibility of German air force A321LR


    Germany’s Lufthansa Technik has given a flavour of the cabin installed in the Airbus A321LR handed over to the country’s air force, as a second aircraft undergoes similar conversion. Delivery of the initial aircraft – MSN10613, designated 15+10 – took place at the ILA air show in Berlin. The second ...

  • First A321neo Aer Lingus

    Aer Lingus to lease first two A320neos


    Irish carrier Aer Lingus is to lease a pair of Airbus A320neos from CDB Avaition, aircraft originally slated for Russian carrier Smartavia until sanctions stemming from the invasion of Ukraine took hold.


    Emirates chief predicts ‘relief on both sides’ if 787 order parked


    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark wants Boeing to concentrate on delivering the 777X programme over fulfilling the carrier’s 787 orders, as he confirmed talks are taking place with Airbus about speedier A350 deliveries.

  • BelugaXL at ILA-c-David Kaminski-Morrow

    Beluga activity buoyant as Airbus offers fleet for outsize transport


    Airbus is fully-booked for outsize freight operations with its A300-600ST Beluga aircraft this year, following its decision to market the type’s high-capacity transport capabilities to third parties. The airframer has opted to establish a spin-off carrier, Airbus Beluga Transport, to take advantage of the outsize capabilities of the Beluga fleet ...

  • Norwegian Boeing 737 Max at Edinburgh

    Norwegian firms order for 50 Boeing Max 8s


    Restructured low-cost carrier Norwegian has firmed its deal for 50 Boeing 737 Max 8, which are due to join the fleet between 2025 and 2028.

  • CEO

    New Pegasus chief hails tourism rebound and ‘game-changing’ A321neos


    Turkish budget carrier Pegasus is on track to reach pre-Covid capacity levels for the full year amid strong demand for inbound tourism, according to the airline’s new chief executive Guliz Ozturk.

  • Korean Air A330 being loaded with air cargo

    Korean ponders move for new freighters


    Korean Air is considering a move for the new widebody freighters launched by Airbus and Boeing in recent months as it continues to position itself for strong cargo demand.