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Ryanair Grows Its Fleet To Meet Increasing Demand in Europe

Fueled by growth in their yearly earnings, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has increased the lease on ten jets through 2019, as well as is requesting an additional two or three additional Boeing 737 aircraft, pending the aircraft manufacturer's approval. The airline currently has 47 aircraft on order with Boeing, with the expectation to have them delivered by March 2018. If the agreement goes through, the new order could rise to 50 aircraft to be delivered this fiscal year. Chief Financial Officer…

Brussels Airlines Begins to Update Long-Haul Fleet With New A330-300s

Brussels Airlines has announced its plans to upgrade their aging fleet with modernized aircraft. The company has recently placed an order for seven new A330-300s which will replace the three A330-200s that they currently operate, which are nearing the end of their leasing period. Over the past few months, the…

A Decade Later: British Airways Restarts Service from Bristol and…

This weekend marks the first British Airways departures from Bristol and Birmingham airports after the airline left both airports ten years ago. These changes follow British Airways' attempts to move more of their regional flights out of the busy London City airport where they currently operate 20 services per week. …

Looking Back at The History of Emirates

Emirates has cemented itself as one of the world's largest airlines, a result occurring thanks to its exponential rate of expansion over the last several decades. As the largest carrier in the Gulf, Emirates is known around the world for sponsoring some of the biggest sports teams, becoming a true powerhouse in…

Norwegian Brushes off Concerns Regarding IAG’s Level

Norwegian Air CEO, Bjorn Kjos, announced yesterday that he is not wavered or concerned about IAG’s plans to start a low-cost airline offering transatlantic flights. Norwegian Air has all but dominated the low-cost, long-haul market from their base at London Gatwick, where with their young fleet of Boeing 787’s have managed to…

The UK’s Northern Gateway Hits Double Digit Growth

Manchester Airport is the gateway to the North of the UK. On Tuesday, the airport announced that their annual passenger numbers have grown by double digits seeing a 2.7 million yearly passenger increase over the last 12 months, which equates to an 11.4% growth. Even with the current woes over…

Virgin Atlantic Begins Direct Flights to San Francisco and Boston…

On Tuesday, Virgin Atlantic became the first carrier to launch direct flights from Manchester to San Francisco and Boston. The airline said that these new routes will save on average 100,000 passengers living in the Manchester area hours of travel time as they will no longer need to travel to…

Emirates Adds Three New Airbus A380 Destinations in One Day

Emirates announced three new Airbus A380 destinations on Sunday by making a return to Tokyo-Narita and by becoming the first A380 operator to fly into South America and North Africa. The A380 will be replacing the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that Emirates initially used to operate the routes. The Dubai-based carrier…

Air Caraibes’ A350XWB Inaugural Flight: A Caribbean Journey

Air Caraibes took the delivery of their first Airbus A350XWB on Feb. 28, 2017 making them the first French carrier to operate the aircraft type. In addition to F-HHAV, Air Caraibes will be receiving six A350XWBs, one of which they will be receiving at the end of March and three…

Norwegian Reports Strong Growth for February, Preps for 737 MAX…

Europe's largest low-cost carrier Norwegian has reported sizable growth in February. This comes after they reported large growth in 2016.  In a statement, the airline reported a total of 2,090,343 passengers in February alone, which has given them a passenger increase of 218,947 from the same period in February 2016.…