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Norwegian Releases Shares in Hopes of Long-Term Sustainability

Norwegian’s troubled financial situation is no news; as its rapid transatlantic expansion that set pace for an increasingly dynamic and cost-driven market between North America and Europe is passing the bill with fierce competition, volatile fuel prices and underestimating demand, making its current business structure unsustainable. In an attempt of raising capital that would help the airline re-structure and change its focus strategy, the airline announced an emergency multi-rights issue on Tuesday. The move involves issuing additional shares at a…

Delta Delays U.S. A220 Launch Due to Government Shutdown

The much anticipated U.S. debut of Delta's Airbus A220 has been delayed due to the ongoing government standoff in Washington. The initial flight, which was due to takeoff on Jan. 31, has been pushed back to Feb. 7 as the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process has not been…

Aer Lingus Joins the Eurowhite Club with New Livery

For over 20 years, Aer Lingus has proudly flown a fleet of aircraft in an all green livery, paying homage to the Irish roots of the carrier. This changed on Friday when the airline announced its new brand image and livery. Now officially part of the Eurowhite livery club, the…

Delta CEO Speaks Out Regarding the U.S. Government Shutdown

In an interview with CNBC, Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian pronounced himself regarding the U.S. government shutdown, which is halting the airline’s revenues for January and delaying deliveries for the airline’s newest and highly awaited bird: The A220. This was announced at the airline’s earning calls held on Tuesday morning. AirlineGeeks recently…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Commence Operations This Month

Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,' said tickets…

Hawaiian Airlines Bids Farewell to Boeing 767 Fleet

Earlier this week Hawaiian Airlines retired its last Boeing 767-300ER from its fleet. The last aircraft, tail number N594HA, flew its final commercial flight on Monday, Jan. 7 arriving in Honolulu from Sacramento. Guests were greeted by Hawaiian agents on arrival and were given traditional Hawaiian lei as they deplaned.…

Norwegian 737 MAX Remains Stuck in Iran Three Weeks After…

Three weeks after diverting en route to Oslo, Norway from Dubai, U.A.E., a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737 MAX 8 is reportedly still unserviceable on the ground in Shiraz, Iran. The aircraft with 192 passengers and crew members undertook a ‘safety landing’ on December 14th due to engine problems. Those…

The Final Death of Monarch as Engineering Branch Enters Administration

The last operating remnants of Monarch Airlines, the British airline which collapsed in 2017, has called in administrators, resulting in the loss of 408 jobs. Luton-based Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), which operates various maintenance facilities in a number of U.K. airports, was described as 'unsustainable in its current form…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2018

Aviation continues to keep people and economies connected as more people fly each year. As the 125th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight’s was celebrated on Dec. 17, aviation enthusiasts and professionals had an opportunity to reflect on the progress the industry has made since the introduction of flight…

Interview: Norwegian Air Argentina CEO Ole Christian Melhus

Last week, during the inaugural flight of the new route between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, we got a chance to speak with Norwegian Air Argentina's CEO. Onboard LV-ISQ, NAA's third Boeing 737-800, we reviewed the first month and a half since the beginning of operations, and a quick review of…