May 18, 2021| 352 0

StandardAero continues to support Austrian Airlines’ APS 2300 APUs

StandardAero has been selected by Austrian Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Austria, to continue providing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline’s Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300 auxiliary power units (APUs).  This exclusive multi-year contract extends a long-running relationship between the two companie …

April 28, 2021| 367 0

What Does It Take To Put A Plane Into Long-Term Storage?

The last 12 months has seen a seismic shift in aircraft fleet management at airlines. With passenger demand down in most markets and not expected to recover for some time, airlines are searching for cost savings where they can. High on their hit list are big planes, especially older big planes that are costly to run. Thousands of planes go into long …

April 22, 2021| 347 0

Spirit Records $112m Net Loss With 72% Load Factor

Spirit Airlines recorded a net loss of $112 million for the first quarter of 2021. As the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) charts a growth strategy and improvements in March, the airline is looking ahead to the summer. Its team managed capacity successfully and achieved a load factor of 72.1%, which is the highest it has been for the airline since the …

April 13, 2021| 381 0

Trans-Tasman Flight Corridor Led To 1570% Increase In Bookings

An online travel agency is enjoying a massive boost in bookings between Australia and New Zealand following the announcement of a travel bubble opening between the two countries. On the day New Zealand agreed to the travel bubble, trans-Tasman bookings surged 1570% on Skyscanner. That is great news for Skyscanner. The caveat is, there was barely an …

April 13, 2021| 425 0

flypop signs A330-300 lease deal with Avolon

flypop said it has signed a multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon, the world’s third-largest aircraft lessor. Based in Ireland, Avolon provides lease and lease management services to airlines and airline investors globally. The flypop team has been in discussions with a number of leasing companies over the past few months, however, Avol …

April 5, 2021| 359 0

Which airlines fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner became a hit amongst airlines when the manufacturer launched the program in April 2004. The wide-body aircraft, announced with ground-breaking technology at the time, has become Boeing’s second-most popular twin-aisle aircraft program in terms of gross orders. The 787 only lags behind the Boeing 777. It also had its fair s …

April 5, 2021| 510 0

Italy Has A New Airline: EGO Airways Operates Maiden Flight

Although the airline company was founded almost two years ago, EGO Airways only operated its maiden flight just last week. On March 30th, the airline’s one and only Embraer E190 (affectionately named Martina) took off from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) for Giuseppe Verdi Airport in Parma (PMF). EGO Airways’ first commercial flight According to E …

April 3, 2021| 382 0

Frontier Launches IPO – How Can The Airline Benefit?

American ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Frontier Airlines has officially gone public. Pricing out at the lower end of its target share price, the airline is still expecting to raise over $200 million from the endeavor. Here is a look at how that could benefit the airline. Frontier’s initial public offering pricing Frontier Airlines announced its initi …

March 25, 2021| 333 0

GlobalX Airlines Plans First Airbus A321 Delivery For April 12th

Startup airline GlobalX is gearing up to receive its first Airbus A321. The plane is due to arrive in Miami on April 12. It is another small step forward for the airline. The announcement comes just two months after GlobalX took delivery of its first Airbus. GlobalX’s second Airbus is landing in mid-April According to GlobalX’s social media, the airl …

March 23, 2021| 315 0

JetBlue announces US$650 million convertible senior notes offering

JetBlue Airways has announced that it intends to offer US$650 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2026, subject to market and other conditions. The notes are being offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A (the offering) under the Securities Act of 1933, as …

March 23, 2021| 678 0

Airbus A380 Operators: Which Airlines Are Left?

As airlines plan their future after a tough year, there is one aircraft type going missing: the Airbus A380. Several carriers have announced the superjumbos retirement in recent months, leaving its future in jeopardy. So what airlines are left operating the A380? Are they currently in service? Let’s find out. Emirates Starting with the airline with t …

March 11, 2021| 353 0

Exclusive: airBaltic CEO On Mandatory Airline Employee Vaccinations

Exclusive: airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss, today revealed his thoughts on mandatory vaccinations for airline employees. While some airline CEOs have suggested that vaccinations should be required, Gauss does not share this view. Vaccinations have become a hot topic within the aviation industry. Many believe that vaccinations will be the key to reopen …

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