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Boeing's 737 MAX 7 lifts off for the first time (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Chuyi Chuang)

Boeing, FAA Find New Issues With the 737 MAX

After closing one of the worst years in its history, Boeing Corporation is not starting this 2020 under the best auspices. According to the New York Times, citing multiple anonymous sources inside the company, more problems related to the Boeing 737 MAX have surfaced during the past few weeks and could delay the return to commercial service of the aircraft type, as well as potentially require interventions on other Boeing aircraft types currently in service. The Boeing 737 MAX was…

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…

Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai's Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa's long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa's Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight. Lufthansa's…

Bahamasair Boeing 737-500s Unable to Fly into U.S. Airspace

For the past ten years, pilots and airlines in the United States have had a deadline. As part of the FAA’s NextGen plan for air traffic control, aircraft flying in certain airspace in the United States are required to have ADS-B technology onboard. The deadline for the aircraft to be…

Air Macau to Launch Beijing Daxing Flights This Month

Air Macau, Macau’s flag carrier, has plans to fly non-stop between Macau and Beijing Daxing Airport. The service will operate daily starting on Jan. 13, Business Traveller reports. The carrier’s flight will depart Macau at 9:35 a.m. and arrive at Daxing at 12:30 p.m. The return flight will depart Daxing…

Turkish Airlines Starts Service to Xi’an, China

On Dec. 30 2019, Turkish Airlines officially added Xi'an in China to its list of destinations following its inaugural service to the city. Xi'an becomes the Star Alliance carrier's fourth destination in mainland China and its 318th worldwide. The city benefits from three flights per week from the airline's main…

Garuda Indonesia Reports Drop of Two Million Passengers in Third…

As a result of increased airfare earlier this year, the passenger numbers of Garuda Indonesia Group in the third quarter dropped 2.1 million year-on-year, but the company's revenue recorded a huge growth. According to local media, Garuda Indonesia lost one million passengers in the domestic market and the passengers for…

Airbus Exceeds Aircraft Delivery Forecast in 2019

Reuters has reported that 863 Airbus aircraft were delivered to customers in 2019 exceeding the manufacturer’s forecast target for aircraft deliveries. The news agency is citing ‘airport and tracking sources’ for the unaudited figure which the European manufacturer refused to comment on pending official confirmation later this month. If the…

Hong Kong Airlines Facing New Lawsuit Over Leased Aircraft

The year 2019 came to a startling and difficult end for Hong Kong Airlines as a second airline leasing company sued the airline over delinquencies on a pair of aircraft. Dublin-based Awas Leasing One filed a lawsuit in Hong Kong accusing the struggling airline of failing to pay over $2.9…

Delta Finalizes LATAM Stake Acquisition

Back in September, Delta surprised the aviation world with its unexpected announcement involving purchasing 20 percent of LATAM Airlines. The deal was completed on Tuesday, as Delta formally took ownership of shares in the South American carrier.  In a statement, Steve Sear, Delta’s president of international and executive vice president…