March 15, 2021| 35 0

Looking East: What’s Behind Wizz Abu Dhabi’s Asian Expansion?

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced its first-ever flights to Asia, which will feature in its 10-strong route network this May. With massive gaps remaining in the schedules of its first four aircraft, many more routes will be announced soon. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced its first-ever flights from the United Arab Emirates capital to Asia, with two …

February 16, 2021| 52 0

How The Pandemic Has Impacted Airbus Beluga & Boeing Dreamlifter Flights

Airbus’ Beluga and Boeing’s Dreamlifter are instantly recognizable for their giant size and unique designs. However, as demand for large aircraft falls, how useful have these specialized cargo planes been? Here’s how the pandemic impacted the usage of the Beluga and Dreamlifters. What are they? For those unfamiliar, the Beluga family and Dreamlifters …

February 15, 2021| 50 0

Airbus Reveals Stunning ‘Airspace’ Narrowbody Cabin

A few days ago, Airbus released some new images of its brand new, upgraded narrowbody cabin design. The manufacturer’s Airspace cabin is designed for the A320 family and will be featured first on JetBlue’s aircraft in a few months. We’ve looked at all the details of the stunning new cabin. A stunning new cabin design Airbus’s new cabin is still under …

February 15, 2021| 52 0

PIA Looks To Expand Fleet With Leased Planes

Pakistan International Airlines is looking to expand its fleet soon. The airline reportedly has put out a tender to acquire eight new narrowbodies and received overwhelming demand from suppliers. The move comes as PIA looks to modernize its fleet and will return six planes to lessors soon. More planes According to Pakistan Observer, PIA has published …

February 4, 2021| 49 0

Iran Air Wants To Know The Status Of Its Shelved Jet Orders

Iran Air is enquiring about the status of its shelved aircraft order with Boeing. The carrier ordered 80 planes, a mix of 737 MAXs and 777s, in 2016. However, the reimposition of sanctions in 2018 means the order was in serious doubt. With President Biden now in power, Iran Air is once again trying to clarify its order status. Status update According …

January 25, 2021| 49 0

Alaska Airlines Finally Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 737 MAX

Yesterday, the first 737 MAX for Alaska Airlines made the five-mile trip from Boeing Field to Seattle-Tacoma Airport, ahead of the airline’s reintroduction of the type on March 1 st . The aircraft took the scenic route, flying for almost an hour before arriving at Alaska’s hub. It’s the first of up to 120 to arrive at the airline, with more expected …

January 24, 2021| 42 0

Seychelles President Suggests Air Seychelles Could Only Fly Domestic

The President of the Republic of Seychelles has signalled that changes could be inbound for its national airline. In his first State of the Nation address, Wavel Ramkalawan advised that Air Seychelles maintains a solely domestic focus. The airline is debt-laden by millions of dollars worth of loans. A first opposition victory Last October, Wavel Ramk …

January 18, 2021| 51 0

Croatia Airlines deploys turboprops on the majority of flights

Croatia Airlines is utilizing its Dash 8 Q400 turboprops on 71.6% of its flights this January as the coronavirus pandemic continues to crush demand for air travel. The aircraft is being utilized on 486 flights this month (both directions included), compared to the Airbus A319 used on 189 flights (or 27.8% of the time) or the A320, scheduled on just …

January 17, 2021| 45 0

What Happened To France’s Air Inter?

We thought we would take a look at Air France’s domestic arm, Air Inter, to see what happened to the airline and why it is no longer flying. Air Inter was founded as a semi-public entity on November 12, 1954, to provide efficient domestic air transport at the lowest possible cost. Its financial backers included French public and private sector tran …

January 5, 2021| 49 0

Colorful Guizhou Airlines receives new Airbus A320neo from GECAS

Colorful Guizhou Airlines has taken delivery of a new A320neo (MSN10037), marking the first neo from GECAS’ orderbook to enter service having been assembled at the Airbus Tianjin facility. Completing the commitment announced at the 2019 Paris Air Show, this aircraft is the fourth CFM LEAP-powered narrow-body on lease from GECAS to enter the Colorfu …

December 31, 2020| 46 0

Air India A320 Carrying India’s Chief Justice Diverts To Kolkata

An Air India A320 flying from Kolkata to Hyderabad was forced to return following a technical issue. The Chief Justice of India, Justice SA Bobde, was onboard the flight and safely returned to Kolkata. The aircraft has been on the ground since the incident. The incident The incident occurred on Air India flight 530 from Kolkata to Hyderabad on 23rd D …

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