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Vistara 787-9 aircraft on the Boeing flight line in Everett, Wash. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Vistara Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The growing Indian airline Vistara has taken delivery of the first of its long-awaited Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners this past week. It is the first of five and sets the stage for the beginning of true long haul international operations as airlines in India fill the void left by the collapse of Jet Airways. Vistara has been set on international operations for quite some time now and the delivery of this aircraft will allow the airline to compete on a broader…

Airbus Lands A220 Order From Green Africa

With big plans for Africa, startup carrier Green Africa Airways has continued to push for expansion plans with a memorandum of understanding with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 50 A220-300 aircraft. The airline sees the aircraft as part of its expansion plans and will use it to grow its fleet. This…

Amaszonas Uruguay Outlines its E190 Operations

Two months after the delivery of its first Embraer 190, Amaszonas Uruguay, Uruguay's sole airline, outlined the initial network to be undertaken by its new aircraft, adding it to its distribution system. The airline, which currently owns two Bombardier CRJ-200s — one of which is stored — plans to basically…

Skywest Orders 20 Embraer E175 Jets

Brazillian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced that Skywest signed a firm order for 20 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. The order has a value of $972 million, based on 2019 list prices, and is already included in Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second half…

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…

Aircraft Lessor BOC Aviation Places Firm Order for 20 A320neos

Airbus announced this week that Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft. As of September 2019, BOC owns 309 aircraft. Of those, 37 are A320neos.  The company also owns 121 A320ceos. In addition to the 309 aircraft owned by BOC, they also manage 36 aircraft and…

Air Kiribati Receives its First ‘Game Changer’ E190-E2

An aircraft delivery this past week represented a landmark for Kiribati's state-owned flag carrier Air Kiribati. The airline received its first Embraer E190-E2 of an order of two and two further purchase rights. The aircraft, it is said, can strongly help the economic development of the isolated country. The aircraft…

Sky Airlines Expands to Miami with Airbus A321XLR Order

The Airbus A321XLR is gaining momentum in Latin America, as more and more carriers are selecting the extra-long range variant of the latest addition to the A320neo family. This time, Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier SKY has ordered 10 aircraft to complement its current fleet. The new order will bring SKY to…

United Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs, Defers A350 Deliveries

A decision from United was expected in relation to the replacement of the airline's aging Boeing 757 fleet that still operates in the coveted North Atlantic route segment among others. And that decision finally arrived on Tuesday; the carrier announced that starting in 2024, it will incorporate 50 Airbus A321XLR…

SAS Receives Its First Airbus A350

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has received the first of eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft from the European manufacturer. SE-RSA, named Ingegerd Viking, took off from Toulouse, France, and flew to its new home in Copenhagen Kastrup, Denmark. AirlineGeeks received a tour of the carrier's newest aircraft last month, which also sports a…