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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: December 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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    Portuguese government outlines fleet and job cuts to restructure TAP


    Portugal’s government has indicated that a restructuring of flag-carrier TAP should involve a reduction of fleet capacity, and the cutting of 2,000 personnel. The carrier group has over 100 aircraft, including its regional division Portugalia, but the Portuguese infrastructure minister Pedro Nuno Santos, speaking during a briefing on the ...

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    Virgin Atlantic’s last 747-400 set to be recruited as troopship


    UK long-haul airline Virgin Atlantic Airways is preparing to withdraw its final Boeing 747-400, which is set to be transformed into a US-operated troop carrier. The aircraft (G-VROY), parked at the airline’s London Heathrow maintenance hangar, has undergone an acceptance check by its lessor. FlightGlobal understands that the ...

  • United 737 Max

    Boeing resumes Max deliveries as United receives new jet


    Boeing has resumed deliveries of the 737 Max, with United Airlines receiving an aircraft on 8 December, the carrier confirms.

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    Virgin Australia orders 25 Boeing 737 Max 10s, cancels previous deal


    Virgin Australia, which most recently exited administration under new owners, has placed a new order for 25 Boeing 737 Max 10s, after cancelling its existing commitments for the type. 

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    Antonov offers An-225 to fill void in An-124 capacity


    Ukrainian outsize cargo specialist Antonov Airlines is to offer its An-225 for commercial service, to provide additional capacity to the freight sector. The An-225, with a maximum take-off weight of 640t, is the world’s largest operational transport and is intended to complement Antonov Airlines’ fleet of seven An-124s. ...

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    Gol to resume 737 Max operations on 9 December


    Brazilian low-cost carrier Gol will resume flying the Boeing 737 Max aircraft from 9 December, making it the first airline in the world to do so, following the type’s 20-month grounding worldwide. 

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    How cargo revenue has offered a lifeline to carriers


    The shortage of air freight capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic has offered opportunity for airlines, lessors, and cargo carriers to eke out some precious revenue. Half of global air freight in 2019 was carried in the bellies of passenger aircraft, so the grounding of thousands of aircraft this year ...

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    Danish charter start-up Airseven receives first 737s


    Danish operator Copenhagen AirTaxi has taken delivery of a pair of Boeing 737-400s for its new leisure charter airline, which has been branded Airseven. Airseven received the two aircraft on 3 December, with OY-ASA and OY-ASB being delivered to Roskilde airport within about 20min of one another following flights ...

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    Ryanair follow-on Boeing 737 Max order to drive return to growth


    Ryanair expects to have around 80 Boeing 737 Max 8-200s in its fleet for summer 2022, enabling the carrier to return to growth following the heavy drop in traffic resulting from the global pandemic. The European low-cost carrier today placed another eye-catching Boeing order, becoming the first airline to ...

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    Ryanair orders 75 more Boeing 737 Max jets


    European low-cost carrier Ryanair has ordered 75 more Boeing 737 Max aircraft, lifting its firm commitments to the type to 210.

  • SAS

    SAS shifts deliveries of A350s and A320neos to align with recovery


    SAS has shifted deliveries of a pair of Airbus A350-900s due to arrive in the current fiscal year, shifting them to fiscal years 2022 and 2023 instead. It has also deferred introduction of eight Airbus A320neos, pushing back the delivery of two batches of four aircraft each by a ...

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    To boost confidence, American offers five employee-only flights in the Boeing 737 Max


    American Airlines plans to operate five employee-only flights in the newly re-certificated Boeing 737 Max ahead of its first scheduled passenger revenue flight on 29 December.

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    AirAsia Group to reduce fleet size in 2021


    AirAsia India will be the group’s only unit to see fleet growth by the end of 2021, amid an ongoing investment review conducted by the low-cost group.

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    PIA seeks dry lease of up to eight narrowbodies


    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has issued a tender notice to dry lease up to eight narrowbody aircraft, with the first example to be delivered at the start of next year.

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    KLM chief Elbers on vaccine boost, state support and ‘building back better’


    With a government support package secured and better news on the health outlook, KLM is approaching 2021 on much more ‘solid ground’, according to the airline’s chief executive Pieter Elbers

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    Greece’s Sky Express shows off first A320neo


    Greek carrier Sky Express has received its first Airbus A320neo, one of six aircraft destined to be delivered to the airline. Sky Express says it aims to open Athens-Thessaloniki services on 14 December. The aircraft (SX-IOG) is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines and, according to Cirium fleets ...

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    CALC unit to disassemble 2008-vintage 777-300ER


    The asset management arm of China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) will disassemble its first Boeing 777-300ER, a 12-year-old example that formerly flew for Jet Airways.

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    Russian 737 operator Smartavia to bring in A320neos


    Russian carrier Smartavia is to switch to Airbus A320neo twinjets next year, planning to lease three of the type to expand its fleet. Smartavia – which was formerly known as Nordavia – is an all-Boeing 737 operator, with 14 aircraft. Its fleet includes 737-800s and -700s, as well ...

  • El Al 787

    El Al obtains further deferral for final 787 delivery


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has obtained an agreement to extend the period for taking delivery of its final Boeing 787, pushing the date back to the end of March next year. The airline has 15 787s in its fleet and had already been granted a delivery deferral for the ...