Category: US & Canada

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Boeing 2021 Aircraft Deliveries Surged

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing’s sales and deliveries of new planes increased in 2021, but the plane manufacturer still ended the year behind its main rival Airbus. According to Boeing, it delivered 340 aircraft, up from 157 in 2020. However, Airbus surpassed Boeing, having delivered over twice the number handled by Boeing, and it became the world’s largest airplane […]

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Allegiant Air Orders 50 New B737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute US low-cost carrier Allegiant Air confirmed plans to buy 50 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as it prepares for a post-pandemic rebound in tourism. According to Reuters, Allegiant “has experienced one of the strongest recoveries of US airlines,” Jefferies analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu wrote, adding that the order is evidence of post-pandemic confidence in leisure travel […]

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Canada’s Flair Plans to Lease 14 More Boeing 737 MAXs

Reading Time: < 1 minute The ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft by mid-2023, more than double the current size. It has announced it will take an additional 14 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets in the next year and a half. The carrier already has 12 aircraft in service and will have 20 […]

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Lynx Air: Canada’s Newest Ultra Low-Cost Airline

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada’s Lynx Air has confirmed it will start operations next year, initially flying three Boeing 737 MAXs from its Calgary base. The carrier was initially known as Enerjet, a charter airline based in Calgary, flying oil sand workers to job sites in Alberta and undertaking contracts for tour and holiday operators. From now on, Lynx […]

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Vietnam Airlines Plans Boeing 787-9 San Francisco Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam Airlines launches the first nonstop flights between the United States and Vietnam. Starting from November 28th, Vietnam Airlines will be flying from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco twice a week, using its Boeing 787-9.  The new flight will operate with the following schedule: VN98 Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco departing […]

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Alaska Airlines Expands Codeshare Agreement With British Airways

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alaska Airlines expands its codeshare agreement with British Airways, covering 16 additional markets. Alaska said it is “connecting Alaska’s network beyond Seattle [SEA], San Francisco [SFO] and Los Angeles [LAX] to British Airways’ nonstop service from London Heathrow [LHR].” “Alaska has implemented new partnerships with member airlines Qatar Airways and Iberia Airlines and expanded cooperation […]

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The Recertified B737 MAX Has Flown 500,000+ Hours

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has been almost a year since the Federal Aviation Administration ungrounded the Boeing 737 MAX, and the recertified jet has already flown more than half a million hours. Speaking alongside the release of Boeing’s Q3 results, the company’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, commented, “During the third quarter, we delivered 62 737s, the most since the […]

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Boeing forecasts Africa’s 20-year commercial market at $400 billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Boeing’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), Africa’s airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes by 2040 valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, enabling growth for air travel and economies across the continent. “Africa has healthy opportunities to expand travel and tourism, coinciding with increasing urbanization […]

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus Operates Inaugural Long-haul Flight from the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aer Lingus has performed its inaugural flight from Manchester to Barbados. Apart from Barbados, the airline will start flying to New York, JFK and Orlando. Radarbox.com reports that the first flight departed Manchester on 20 October 2021 at 10:46. It had the call sign ‘Green Flight 931’, and the aircraft used was the carrier’s sole […]

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United Will Give Each Employee A $1,000 Bonus

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines will give each employee a $1,000 bonus for their hard work over the last 18 months. All active employees will be awarded the highest honor at United – United 100. Usually, 100 employees who stand out get this award each year. Scott Kirby, CEO at United, said that the bonus represents a “thank […]