Tag: fleet renewal

SAS Places Order for an Additional 50 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, SAS has decided to order 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft with delivery from spring 2019 through 2023. This order means SAS for the first time will have a single-type fleet by 2023 that consists of the market’s most efficient short- and medium-haul aircraft in terms of cost and environment. “Just over one year ago, we […]

Virgin Australia Open to All Boeing 737 MAX Variants

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Australia is considering all Boeing 737 MAX variants as part of its order for 40 of the next generation narrowbody, group executive for airlines Rob Sharp says. The first 737 MAX in Virgin Australia colours is due to arrive in the fleet in the final quarter of calendar 2019. While the initial 2012 order […]

SAS in ‘Final Negotiations’ for New A320neo Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has confirmed it is in final negotiations with Airbus for a large batch of A320neo narrowbodies following a Reuters report, citing SAS CFO Goran Jansson, that the carrier will purchase 40-50 aircraft. An SAS spokesman told ATW he could not confirm precise quantities: “I’m not sure we’re talking about numbers at the […]

Qantas Considers 737 Max and 797 for Domestic Fleet Renewal

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas is set to renew its domestic fleet over the next few years, and is looking at replacing its B737-800s with either A320neo or B737 MAX aircraft, reports Australian Business Traveller. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told a media briefing that the Australian airline is also keen on Boeing’s proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA), tentatively dubbed […]

China Eastern To Add 250 Aircraft To Its Fleet By 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes China Eastern Airlines is to add more than 250 aircraft to the group’s fleet over the next five years, with 50 set to be introduced before the end of 2017. The airline, which in July agreed to take a 10 percent stake in Air France-KLM, said its fleet modernisation programme means 191 jets will be […]

EasyJet To Swap 30 Airbus A320neos For A321neos

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 of the Airbus A320neos that it has on order to A321neos, with the first delivery scheduled for summer 2018. Announcing the change to the 2013 agreement at the release of its interim results on May 16, easyJet said it had negotiated […]

Iran Air Receives Its First Airbus A330-200

Reading Time: 1 minute Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new A330-200, the first of 45 family aircraft on order. The delivery of the new jetliner is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, settled in December 2016 with a firm order placed for 100 Airbus aircraft, including 46 A320 family jetliners and 16 A350s. The […]