Fleets – Page 20

  • 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.

  • All_Nippon_Airways,_B777-200,_JA8969_(21304566864)

    ANA to resume flying PW4000-powered 777s: airline exec


    All Nippon Airways is to resume operating its Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered Boeing 777 aircraft on domestic flights soon, an airline executive confirms, as domestic demand continues to grow. 

  • Walter Cho, Korean Air

    Korean Air eyes key Asiana merger approvals by year-end


    Korean Air chief executive Walter Cho is hopeful of securing the necessary approvals from the US and European Union competition regulators for its merger with Asiana by the end of this year.

  • EasyJet A320neo-c-Airbus

    EasyJet to firm orders for 56 A320neos and introduce more A321neos


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is planning to firm orders for another 56 Airbus A320neo-family jets, and will also convert 18 aircraft in its backlog to the larger A321neo. Under the “conditional arrangement”, the airline says it will take delivery of the additional A320neos over fiscal 2026-29. The A321neos will arrive ...

  • 737-800 freighter-c-Aero Capital Solutions

    US lessor Aero Capital commits to more 737-800 freigher conversions


    Mid-life aircraft leasing specialist Aero Capital Solutions is ordering another six Boeing 737-800 freighter conversions, which will be undertaken in China. The agreement to expand the cargo fleet will take the lessor’s overall freighter commitments and conversions to 40 aircraft. Texas-based Aero Capital says the modifications will be carried out ...

  • Air Baltic

    Air Baltic chief sees potential role for Airbus A321XLR


    The Airbus A321XLR is of interest to Air Baltic in the longer term, according to the carrier’s chief executive Martin Gauss, as the carrier considers options to extend its reach.

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max

    Icelandair signs preliminary deal to buy four 737 Max jets from Boeing’s built backlog


    Icelandair has signed a letter of intent to acquire four Boeing 737 Max aircraft from the manufacturer’s backlog of built aircraft.

  • Air Nostrum new 1-c-HAV

    Spain’s Air Nostrum plots introduction of UK airships for domestic services


    Spain’s Air Nostrum Group has unveiled an extraordinary provisional agreement to acquire airships to operate commercial services in the country. It is reserving production slots for 10 examples of the Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10, with a view to taking delivery from 2026. Air Nostrum Group, which serves as a ...