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Condor Flugdienst GmbH A330-900 (Photo: Airbus)

German Leisure Airline Condor to Order A330-900neo

Considered as the most popular leisure airline of Germany, Condor Flugdienst GmbH has made the decision to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet modernization. Condor recently signed a purchase agreement with Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, for the purchase of seven A330neos, and has plans to lease an additional nine. It is expected to have the first aircraft in Autumn 2022, the order would also make Condor as the German launch customer for the aircraft type.…

Air Canada Looking Toward Slow, Steady Recovery

More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, many airlines have returned to operating bolstered schedules with flights filled with passengers once again. Airports have been busy and airlines have ramped up flight schedules and opened up recruitment drives as air travel returns to a new, yet familiar normal. The…

Airbus Delivers First A350 from Widebody Center in China

The quick development of China's aerospace and aviation industry has pushed it down the path to becoming one of the world's largest aviation markets in the years ahead, as the world has seen the nation inch forward with the recent manufacturing of a next-generation widebody aircraft by the Commercial Aircraft…

Cathay Pacific Prepares for Maiden A321neo Flight Service

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific is on schedule to introduce its first-ever Airbus A321neos into maiden service, as the airline aims in continuing to gradually increase its route network and passenger capacity. Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang said, “We’re incredibly excited to see our next-generation A321neo take to the skies for…

Delta Air Lines Reports First Quarterly Profit Since 2019

Fleet renewals have been an essential step in many airlines' recovery strategies as they fly through the storm brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in numerous accelerated aircraft retirements and extended delays in production. Some airlines have used it to their advantage — and Delta Air Lines…

Ryanair Opens Recruitment Drive, Aims to Hire 2,000 Pilots For…

In the lead as Europe's largest airline, Ryanair has been dominating European countries and markets with its relatively-large fleet and lower airfares, and it announced late last year a massive Boeing 737 MAX aircraft order that totaled to 210 planes. Being seen as the "game-changer" for Ryanair's passengers and the…

Swiss Air Lines Becomes First Swiss Airline to Fly With…

Air travel has become much more significant than before, bringing socio-economic benefits for numerous countries worldwide by connecting both people and cargo. The aviation industry certainly brought forth convenience and profits and is only bound to continue expanding. However, flying has its environmental price with carbon dioxide emissions and noise…

Lufthansa Cargo Eyes Intra-European Services with A321 Conversions

The rise of e-commerce has been amplifying since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, whereby many brands with physical retail stores worldwide had to shift to e-commerce as an effort in surviving through such uncertain times. This brought on a bright side of the crippling aviation industry, as despite the…

Air France Welcomes 11th Airbus A350 As It Prepares for…

In September 2019, Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, the first aircraft of the then initial order of 28 of the type. Subsequently, in November of the same year, Air France decided to place an additional order for another 10 A350-900s, taking the total order to…

Lion Air Group, Sabre Corporation Announce Partnership Renewal

Back in 2016, Southeast Asia's leading low-cost carrier, Lion Air, had selected Sabre Corporation to deliver an end-to-end airline operations and crew management platform that would allow the airline to optimize daily flight operations while reducing costs in the midst of a push for regional growth. In return, Sabre Corporation…