Turboprop manufacturer De Havilland Aircraft of Canada was entitled to terminate a Dash 8-400 purchase agreement with Indian carrier SpiceJet after the airline stopped making payments and taking delivery of aircraft, a judge has ruled.
Fleet adjustments and the failures of other airlines are likely to offset the impact of an accelerated fall in demand from business travellers in the coming years, according to Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr.
Spirit Airlines continues to target mid-2021 as the inflection point when its capacity returns to pre-pandemic levels and is betting on new Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft for its expansion plans, two executives from the carrier said during an online discussion on 3 March.
AerCap chief executive Aengus Kelly believes Boeing is facing an “extremely difficult” time as it tackles problems with its 787 production programme, but he is confident the US manufacturer can resolve its issues.
Breeze Airways’ co-founder and chief executive David Neeleman expects his new Salt Lake City-based low-cost airline will be operating flights before this summer, in the process acclimating travellers to an app-centred customer experience.
United Airlines has ordered another 25 Boeing 737 Max and moved forward deliveries of 45 previously ordered Max, moves the company says will enable to it capitalise on increased demand following the pandemic.
KLM Cityhopper believes the arrival of its first Embraer 195-E2s can help to spearhead the Dutch carrier’s recovery from the pandemic downturn as the new jets will offer the wider group greater flexibility.
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