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Aer Lingus is the largest carrier at Dublin Airport. (Photo: Dublin Airport)

Aer Lingus Faces Delays with Airbus A321neo LR Orders

Expansion plans for Irish carrier Aer Lingus have been slowed down due to delivery delays of the carrier’s new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft. “I was counting on having four Airbus A321neo LR aircraft last summer,” said Sean Doyle, chief executive of Aer Lingus at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference in Dublin. The carrier originally placed orders for seven of the type, with four to be delivered before the end of the year. “Instead, we had one. I still only…

JetBlue to Become First Carbon-Neutral U.S. Airline

New York-based JetBlue Airways has said that it will become the first, large U.S. airline to offset its emissions from all domestic flights in a move to become completely carbon neutral. “This is part of a long-term commitment we and the industry have to have to reflect the climate reality…

Turkish Airlines Reaches 737 MAX Compensation Deal with Boeing

Turkish Airlines has reached a deal with Boeing regarding compensation for the financial impacts brought upon by the grounding of the MAX, according to Fox Business. The airline did not specify the amount of the deal, but a Turkish newspaper has reported that the deal includes $150 million USD in…

Jet Airways Seeking Fresh Bids

Indian carrier Jet Airways has announced that it will be reopening its expression of interest (EOI) process in a move to potentially attract new investors. After ceasing operations this past April, the insolvency process for the airline saw the reassignment of its slots to other carriers and the repossession of…

Jetstar Planning For Proposed Strike

Australian low-cost carrier Jetstar is cancelling flights due to a workers strike. The carrier has cancelled 90 flights after employees planned a strike due to safety and pay disputes. Jetstar has started to consolidate services, including re-aligning flights and aircraft in order to meet its existing flight load. 10 percent…

American Airlines Ends Cordoba, Argentina Route

Fort Worth, TX-based American Airlines has announced that it will no longer service the Argentinean city of Cordoba. While the carrier has been expanding its service to Latin America, adding flights to Lima and Sao Paulo, it will end the Miami to Cordoba route in May 2020. It is worth…

Cathay Pacific To Cut Capacity in 2020

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has announced that capacity on the airline will be reduced in 2020 due to impacts from the recent unrest. The capacity reductions will see a decrease of 1.4 percent year-over-year and an adjustment in the carrier’s budget in 2020. In September, the carrier was expecting capacity…

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Being Sued By Canadian Startup

Canadian startup carrier Canada Jetlines has filed a lawsuit against David Neeleman and two of his companies after alleging that Neeleman and his companies derailed Jetlines' financial plans when they poached Jetlines' CEO Lukas Johnson. In the lawsuit, Jetlines is seeking $27 million USD in damages as they believe that…

Aircalin Returns Airbus A330neo After Cabin Odor Reports

Aircalin, a carrier based in the Pacific island of New Caledonia, has withdrawn one of its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from service and has sent it back to Toulouse, France for further inspection. The airline has reported that it sent the aircraft back after staff noticed a strong smell of…

South African Airways Announces Employee Cuts in Restructuring Effort

Financially riddled South African Airways has announced a restructuring plan that would cut one-fifth of its workforce. Over the past few years, the airline has been reliant on government financial support to continue its operations but has now started working with its labor unions to develop a restructuring plan that…