Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants
Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines recalls over 2,700 flight attendants from voluntary leave to support its summer schedule. The airline also states it has ended a similar voluntary break for 209 pilots already. The flight attendants that have been paid 50% of their regular salaries during the furlough period are returning to work on June 1. They are […]

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Aircraft Lessor Avolon Owns 578 Planes and $7 Billion in Cash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Irish aircraft lessor Avolon confirmed that it had $7 billion in available liquidity and 578 owned and managed airplanes at the end of the first quarter of 2021. The lessor has also said that it has executed 31 lease transactions consisting of new aircraft leases, follow-on leases, and lease extensions. They were Airbus A320neos deliveries […]

United Airlines to Foster Diversity in Its Pilot Training Academy
United Airlines to Foster Diversity in Its Pilot Training Academy

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines plans to train 5,000 pilots in its recently acquired flight academy by 2030. The airline has also set a target to ensure 50% of those students are women or people of color. According to United, the first 20 pilots will begin in the third quarter and finish in the first half of 2022. […]

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Blue Air Launches Its First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Romanian carrier Blue Air has already received its first Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and operated its first commercial flight from Bucharest to Lisbon on April 2nd, the day after its inaugural flight. The new aircraft, delivered to the airline on April 1st and put into service on April 2nd, will be deployed on the […]

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Italian Start-up airline EGO Airways Operated Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Italian regional start-up EGO Airways, founded in 2019, operated its maiden flight last week. A single Embraer E190 the airline has in its fleet flew from Catania to Parma, and later during the day, touched down at Lamezia Terme and Forli airports. Although the airline was founded almost two years ago, it was only on […]

US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure
US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Joseph Biden has introduced a new American Jobs Plan containing $25 billion in funding to support and develop its airport infrastructure. The provisional huge $25 billion airport investment is a part of a broader scheme under which $2.3 trillion would be divided between investing in public transport, removing lead piping, cleaning port pollution, repairing bridges, […]

Norwegian Startup Flyr Expects Its First Boeing 737 in May
Norwegian Startup Flyr Expects Its First Boeing 737 in May

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flyr will receive its first Boeing 737 aircraft, “LN-FGA,” in early May. The aircraft will fly to Oslo Airport following Flyr’s signing of a letter of intent (LOI) for two 737-800 aircraft. Soon after the first aircraft arrives in Oslo, Flyr will finalize a few formalities and receive its operating licence (AOC) from the Civil […]

Ryanair Orders a New Boeing 737 MAX Simulator
Ryanair Purchases a New Boeing 737 MAX Simulator

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to MPS, Ryanair has ordered an MPS Boeing 737 MAX FTD-2 to be delivered to its facility in Dublin, Ireland. This purchase is made after the airline placed an order for 75 additional Boeing MAXs. In total, the group has 210 aircraft on order. Ryanair will use the Boeing 737 MAX FTD-2 for Type […]

Southwest Places an Order for 100 More Boeing 737 MAX
Southwest Places an Order for 100 More Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Monday, Southwest Airlines announced it is expanding its all-Boeing fleet and orders 100 more Boeing 737 MAX. The aircraft it purchases is Boeing 737 MAX 7 with options for 155 more. The new purchase agreement takes Southwest’s order book to 200 Boeing 737-7s and 180 Boeing 737-8s, more than 30 of which have already […]

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Vietnam Airlines Expects Approval to Operate Direct Flights to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam Airlines is waiting for the US government approval to operate direct flights to the US. The flights would serve the repatriation needs of the Vietnamese. Vietnam Airlines has previously operated 12 repatriation flights, and now it sees demand for regular direct flights to be scheduled. The plan has been approved by the Board of […]