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Lufthansa's Boeing 787-9 mockup (Photo: Lufthansa Press)

Lufthansa Plans First 787 Dreamliner Route

Lufthansa announced that the first commercial route to be served by its new Boeing 787-9 fleet will be Frankfurt-Toronto Pearson, starting this Winter. The company has undergone a profound restructuring of its long-haul fleet amid the challenges derived from the COVID-19 crisis, and it is ready to start operating the Dreamliner during the first half of 2022. Although there were reports of the Boeing 747-400 returning for the route, 2021's fourth quarter scheduling has shown that Lufthansa will move from…

Delta Announces Massive Hiring, New Customer Satisfaction Measures

In a letter directed to its employees, Delta CEO Ed Bastian has acknowledged that there are serious shortcomings in customer service as passenger demand is ramping quickly up, and in more than one occasion the current structure has failed to take care of customers needs. "After a year of lockdowns,…

United Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8, Builds Anticipation For…

On Sunday, United received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 after completing the airplane's delivery flight from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft, with registration N27251, will be formally introduced on Tuesday, when the company is expected to announce a significant narrowbody order. The carrier has 40…

Lufthansa Group Takes Strict Measures to Seize Recovery Opportunity

The worst part of the pandemic seems to be winding up in Europe and the US, and the demand for travel is finally rising. Like the rest of the European operators that are beginning to accommodate to the post-pandemic world, Lufthansa Group took drastic measures to begin to mitigate the…

Aerion’s Demise and the Bitter Puncture of the Supersonic Travel…

Ten passengers, 7800 kilometers at Mach 1.4. London-New York in three hours. If the Concorde hadn't existed, we would have said supersonic commercial flying was too good to be true. More than once, the aviation industry desperately searched for a disruptive element. It is still looking for that element today,…

Vaccination Tourism Takes Off from Argentina to Florida

In this year and a half in which the commercial aviation industry received its worst hit since its inception, airlines were desperate to find routes that could still hold three characteristics: high demand, low competition and minimal restrictions. In Latin America, there is one route in particular that covers those…

Boeing and Southwest Finalize Major Boeing 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Southwest Airlines on Monday announced a new order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options for an additional 155 options in two variants including the 737 MAX 7 and 737 MAX 8. Southwest had been exploring options to modernize the most prominent aircraft type in its fleet:…

Following Second-Wave Restrictions, Passenger Traffic in Spain Plunges

During February, the 48 airports managed by Aena Aeropuertos in Spain handled 2,229,568 passengers, a figure 86.8% lower than in the same month of 2020. This is the largest year-on-year drop recorded since last May, a sign of the impact the second wave of COVID-19 infections and the subsequent restrictions…

7 Months Coming: Buenos Aires Airport Reopens After Renovation

Argentinian domestic and regional airport Aeroparque Jorge Newbery reopened on March 15, christening a completely new runway and new construction of an international sector of the passenger terminal. These works are part of a complete modernization plan that the airport management company is carrying out in conjunction with the Regulatory…

The Slow-But-Steady Recovery of Boeing 737 MAX Operations

Boeing's 737 MAX ungrounding was undoubtedly the best news the company received in 2020. Checkered by its safety issues, the 787 Dreamliner quality controls, the extended 777X delay and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic taking a historical toll on aircraft demand, 737 MAX's recertification allowed Boeing to resume deliveries…