Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of New Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft to Virgin Atlantic

Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced the delivery of one new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft on long-term lease to Virgin Atlantic. Powered by Trent XWB-97 engines, this aircraft is the first of four A350-1000s confirmed to deliver to the airline from ALC’s order book with Airbus. “We are pleased to announce this first new A350-1000 aircraft […]

China to surpass recovery, increase flights by 10% over 2019

China expects record air traffic volume between October 1 and 8,  2020, the upcoming holiday week. Over 15 million domestic flight trips will be made, 10% increase in comparison with the same period in 2019. The prediction is made by air travel platform Qunar, based on their booking data. Chinese media reports that the increase […]

United Airlines Now Uses Robots To Sanitize Aircraft Surfaces

United Airlines has recently announced plans to expand its current aircraft sanitization program. The airline will complement its existing measures with a new antimicrobial protectant spray, which will be applied to cabin surfaces by robots. Logistics of the additional measures United Airlines has this week announced that an antimicrobial spray will be added to its “already […]

Delta wins approval in Brazil for LATAM joint venture

Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group have received regulatory approval for their trans-American joint venture from Brazil’s competition authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). The proposed deal between Delta and LATAM, which was presented to the CADE on July 14th, was approved without conditions. CADE carried out an evaluation of the competition […]

Ryanair To Cut October Capacity By Another 20%

Ryanair has shared today that it is cutting its October capacity by another 20%. This figure is on top of the initial cuts already announced last month. The low-cost carrier says that this move is a result of damage caused to forward bookings by government travel restrictions. Further reductions According to a press release seen by […]

San Fran International to turn off loud speakers

San Francisco International Airport plans to reduce noise by 40%, by making certain flight announcements at the relevant gate instead of the entire terminal and reducing noise made by automated features such as escalators and moving walkways.

Qatar Airways expands network

Qatar Airways has announced the resumption of services to Amman, Entebbe, Hanoi, Seychelles, Windhoek and Yerevan and the launch of new flights to Accra, consequently triple the size of the airlines global network by mid-October. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, made the following statement: “We are proud to be the leading global […]

Vietjet to resume some international flights

Vietjet said it will reopen some of its regular international flights from Vietnam to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 29 September. The flights include: Ho Chi Minh City – Tokyo (Narita): One flight every Tuesday Ho Chi Minh City – Seoul (Incheon): One flight every Wednesday Hanoi – Taipei (Taoyuan): One flight every Thursday […]

Cathay Pacific to park 40 per cent of its passenger fleet

The Cathay Pacific Group will park 40 per cent of its passenger fleet overseas and says a restructuring is “inevitable” as it reported a drastic drop in its traffic numbers for the month of August due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hong Kong-based airline group revealed in its latest traffic figures for the month of […]