Planes

Fourth MC-21-300 Flight Test Aircraft Complete

December 3, 2019 Peter Biondi

Russian aircraft manufacturer, Irkut Corporation, headquartered in Moscow, announced that it has completed systems diagnostics of the fourth MC-21-300 aircraft designed for flight tests. Three of the jets are already undergoing flight tests and two

Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Azul Receives First Airbus A321neo

November 13, 2019 Peter Biondi

Brazilian airline Azul received the first Airbus A321neo of Brazil. Configured with 214 seats and powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines, the aircraft is the first of 13 units ordered. The company will operate the

Airlines

The Importance of Airline Alliances

July 22, 2019 Peter Biondi

An aviation article many years ago suggested that you do not make money running an airline; you make money selling things to airlines. This statement was very true at the time. Many stakeholders like airports,

Airlines

Airline Networks: A Marketing Perspective

May 1, 2019 Peter Biondi

Network design is one of the fundamental drivers of airline costs and revenues. Airlines routes require detailed planning and may require a whole year to be implemented. Quite often, we see airlines announcing new routes

News

Avianca Brazil Assets Go To Auction

April 24, 2019 Peter Biondi

The auction of Avianca Brazil assets is scheduled for May 7 after many months of negotiations with creditors. The company’s assets are divided into seven units, which will be sold separately. The units consist mostly

Routes

WestJet Begins Service to Atlanta

March 6, 2019 Peter Biondi

A special celebration at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday marked the first WestJet flight to the capital of Georgia. The event included a special speech by the Atlanta Airport General Manager, John Selden,

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