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Norwegian Eyes South American Flights from Spain

Norwegian announced it has been granted seven weekly frequencies between Spain and Peru by the Spanish General Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) . If flights commence, the Oslo born carrier will become the fourth airline to operate flights between both countries. The Oslo-based carrier currently flies to Boston, Los Angeles and New York-JFK from its Madrid base and to Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Newark and Oakland from its base in Barcelona. Lima would become the first South American destination Norwegian flies…

WOW air Continues to Look For Buyer

Iceland's WOW air has re-entered talks with rival carrier Icelandair for the acquisition of the struggling low-cost carrier. The decision to re-enter the talks with Iceland's main carrier came after Indigo Partners, owner of numerous low-cost carriers such as America's Frontier Airlines and Hungary's WizzAir, ended discussions with WOW. In…

Garuda Indonesia Reportedly Nixing 737 MAX Orders

According to Indonesian publication detikfinance and reported by One Mile at a Time, Garuda Indonesia's CEO has stated that the carrier is set to cancel its order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX, citing "loss of confidence" in the aircraft. "Even if Boeing fixes the MAX 8 system, that passenger confidence…

Starlux Airlines Completes Deal for 17 A350 Aircraft

Taiwan-based Starlux Airlines and Airbus have signed a purchase agreement for 17 A350 aircraft. The deal includes five A350-900s and 12 A350-1000s. The A350-900 variants will be delivered in late 2021 and the A350-1000 will join the carrier in the third quarter of 2022. Also, Airbus will lease 10 A320neo…

British Airways Welcomes Last Retro Livery: Negus

British Airways unveiled the fourth and final retro livery as a Boeing 747-400 painted in 'Negus' colors touched down at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning, continuing the airline's 100-year centenary celebrations. The livery appeared in 1974 and was the first to bring back the name “British airways," which first…

Brazil Opens Further Concessions for Airport Purchasing

As part of a growing business model intended to attract more investments in aviation infrastructure, the Brazilian government concluded on Friday one more round of airport concessions. The more friendly rules for concessions attracted many foreign investors generating $630 million in revenue, almost 10 times more than expected. The unexpected…

ANA Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380, Becomes Last New…

All Nippon Airways, commonly known as ANA, took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France, becoming the first Japanese operator of the double-decker aircraft. The aircraft delivered was the first of three ANA orders for the A380, inherited by the airline…

Aircalin’s First A330-900neo Enters Final Assembly Line

New Caledonia’s Aircalin is one step closer to receiving Airbus' latest next-generation aircraft as its first Airbus A330-900neo has entered Airbus' final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, which is part of a greater program to renew the airline’s fleet, is scheduled to join the airline by July. The…

Alitalia’s Future Back in Spotlight as easyJet Pulls Out

The future of Italian carrier Alitalia is again under the spotlight as it was announced that easyJet is withdrawing from the process seeking to secure the beleaguered airline’s future. The U.K.-based airline was part of a consortium, which included Delta Air Lines, in discussions with the Italian government’s negotiating partner…

Emptying Skies: Tracing International Connectivity in Venezuela

With American Airlines pulling out of Venezuela last week following increased political and social unrest, conceding with the retirement of U.S. diplomatic forces from the country, international outbound connectivity from Venezuela has been halted with very few carriers operating flights out of the country. As an attempt to show how…