Category: Airlines & Airports

Virgin Atlantic to Possibly Rescue Flybe?

Flybe, the struggling UK-based regional airline which has put itself for sale, and Virgin Atlantic, a British airline, have confirmed being in talks over a possible deal, a sale or closer alliance. In a short statement, Virgin Atlantic “confirmed that it is reviewing its options in respect of Flybe which range from enhanced commercial arrangements to […]

#AVGEEK | World’s Oldest Boeing 747-400 in Service Bids Final Farewell

After almost 30 years of active service, the oldest operating “Queen of the Skies” in the world belonging to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines bis its final farewell. Being in service since June 1989, Boeing 747-400 named City of Bangkok spent a total of 134,279 hours in the air and performed 18,024 take-offs. Notably, this equals […]

Wizz Air Contemplates the Re-launch of its Ukrainian Subsidiary

Hungary’s Wizz Air, one of Europe’s largest low-cost carriers (LCC), is considering the re-launch of Wizz Air Ukraine, its Ukrainian subsidiary, and says it will make that decision next year. The statement followed Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko meeting with Wizz Air’s chief executive Jozsef Varadi, which focused on matters dedicated to legislative and regulative affairs […]

easyJet Orders Additional 17 A320neo

Airbus has reached an agreement with easyJet that extends the airline’s fleet plans into 2023, exercising purchase rights to firm orders for 17 A320neo. This takes its combined order for the NEO to 147 (including 30 A321neo) and means easyJet has ordered 468 A320 Family aircraft to date. The aircraft are configured with 186 seats […]

Flight Compensation Will Be Standard Procedure

The failing of the European airlines Alitalia, Monarch, and Air Berlin was just the start of a troubling trend that is plaguing the European market. Financial instability and the inability to gain traction in the European airline market led these airlines into bankruptcy. And now, more airlines are following suit. The most recent casualties in […]

Jeju Air Places Order for 50 737 MAX Aircraft

Boeing and Jeju Air announced the airline is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 airplanes with options for 10 additional jets. The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low cost carrier and reflects rising demand for air travel in South Korea. Jeju Air, […]

Delta: Orders 10 A330neo, Defers Delivery of 10 A350s

Delta Air Lines has ordered 10 additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding their A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft. This latest order supports Delta’s international growth strategy in the near to medium term. Simultaneously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer 10 previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accommodate the […]

First Airbus A321neo Joins Vietnam Airlines Fleet

Vietnam Airlines (VNA), the national carrier of Vietnam, has taken delivery of its first A321neo in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft has been acquired on lease from Aviation Capital Group (ACG). Vietnam Airlines will receive 20 A321neo aircraft under its fleet renewal programme. Powered by Pratt and Whitney Pure Power engines, the Vietnam Airlines A321neo features […]

10 New A320neo Family Aircraft to SaudiGulf

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft.  SaudiGulf Airlines, which commenced operations in 2016 serving domestic destinations prior to expanding to international routes, currently operates a fleet of six A320 aircraft. In October 2018 the airline launched its second international destination – Pakistan. This order will be complemented […]

Struggling Flybe Puts Itself up for Sale

Flybe, the struggling UK-based regional airline, has announced it is putting itself up for sale after delivering disappointing set of results. According to media reports, a combination of Brexit-related uncertainty‎, the weaker pound and soaring fuel costs forced the directors of the airline to take up the decision on takeover to preserve airline’s future. Flybe has […]