March 23, 2021| 55 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 …

February 28, 2021| 20 0

What Are The Differences Between An A321ceo And A321neo?

The Airbus A321 is the largest aircraft in the European manufacturer’s popular A320 family. Recent years have seen the company also add the next-generation A321neo to its extensive portfolio. But what are the differences between this aircraft and the older ‘ceo’ version? When did each version first take to the skies? For many years, aircraft in the A …

February 24, 2021| 43 0

The Rise Of JetBlue: How And Why The Airline Is Winning

American low-cost airline JetBlue has shown impressive growth over the past 20 years. Since its launch in 2000, it has expanded to become one of the country’s top airlines. It worked hard to differentiate itself from the competition, with better onboard amenities and a new business class concept. And perhaps the best is still to come, with a revamp …

February 15, 2021| 39 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 8, 2021| 32 0

The Airbus A321XLR Will Permanently Change US Aviation

US airlines cannot wait for the Airbus A321XLR to enter their fleets. At least two years away, airlines are dropping hints and considering new ways the long-haul narrowbody jet will be able to unlock new routes in a post-crisis world. The closest thing to a true Boeing 757 replacement, for now, the A321XLR will make a splash and permanently change …

February 6, 2021| 32 0

TSA Outlines Fines For Violating Mask Mandate

United States president Joe Biden’s signed an executive order last month to promote safety across domestic and international travel by requiring travelers to wear face masks across their journey including at airports and aircraft. Following this, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shared that it will issue fines for those that don’t w …

February 4, 2021| 27 0

NAC Delivers First Of 15 Embraer E190s Leased To US Start-Up Breeze

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has delivered its first Embraer ERJ-190 to American start-up Breeze Airways. The delivery marks the second aircraft for Breeze and the first of 15 it will take from lessor NAC. Let’s find out more about the airline’s plans. Growing fleet As Breeze Airways nears the date for its first flight later this year, the carrier h …

February 1, 2021| 43 0

How Did 2020 Turn Out Financially For Major US Airlines?

Most US airlines have already reported their 2020 financial results. Unsurprisingly, every carrier struggled amid a weak demand environment that led to steep losses and drastic cuts in capacity. Simple Flying takes a look at airline results from 2020. The core losses All major airlines reported a loss for the full year of 2020. From the highest loss …

February 1, 2021| 29 0

What New Planes Will JetBlue Take In 2021?

American carrier, JetBlue, has detailed that it anticipates taking 15 new jets in 2021. This year will be a big one for the carrier as it starts operations with two brand new jet types. Here are the new planes the carrier will be taking in 2021. JetBlue will take 15 new jets this year In the carrier’s fourth-quarter 2020 earnings call, JetBlue’s exec …

January 31, 2021| 46 0

US Airlines Come Out Strongly Against Domestic Testing

US airlines have come out quite strongly against testing mandates for domestic travel. Though nothing has become concrete yet, and neither the White House nor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have released a plan to require passengers to undergo testing for travel, airlines are already expressing their displeasure. US airlines do not support do …

January 31, 2021| 31 0

With Fewer Aircraft, American Can Still Hit 2019 Capacity Levels

It may seem pretty easy to think that fewer aircraft means fewer seats and thus less capacity that an airline can offer. While that is true in some cases, it is certainly not true for American Airlines. With 10% fewer aircraft than it had at the start of the crisis, American Airlines still expects it can hit 2019-levels of capacity. American’s aircr …

January 24, 2021| 28 0

JetBlue Complains Of Difficulties In Securing London Slots

JetBlue has filed a complaint with the US Department of Transportation (DOT), complaining of the difficulty in obtaining slots in London. The carrier is very interested in starting up operations across the Atlantic to the UK’s largest cities. However, the airline has had difficulties getting slots in London. JetBlue complains of London slot difficul …

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