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Delta Air Lines Reports First Quarterly Profit Since 2019

Fleet renewals have been an essential step in many airlines' recovery strategies as they fly through the storm brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in numerous accelerated aircraft retirements and extended delays in production. Some airlines have used it to their advantage — and Delta Air Lines is an example, having used the pandemic as an opportunity to simplify its current fleet and quicken the retirements of 18 widebody aircraft — which included the older Boeing 777s…

United Adding Inflight Entertainment Screens Onboard New Jets, Orders 270…

United is making bold moves as it prepares for its next era in the post-pandemic world. On Tuesday, CEO Scott Kirby revealed information about the carrier's 'United Next' plan, including adding a record 270 aircraft to its fleet and retrofitting 100% of its mainline narrow-body jets with a new and…

Fiji Airways Granted Approval for Return of 737 MAX to…

Fiji Airways made a deal for five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back in 2016 with the first two received in 2018 and early 2019 and the subsequent three due by mid-2019. The MAX aircraft were due to be the new heartbeat for the Fiji Airways fleet, as since 2018, the…

Malaysia Airlines, AFI KLM E&M Renew Partnership As Airline Weighs…

Malaysia Airlines is further extending its longstanding partnership with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) by signing a component support contract for its Boeing 737 fleet. Under its new long-term contract, AFI KLM E&M is to provide component solutions to Malaysia Airlines, including repair and logistics.…

Growing Pains and Delays: Onboard Avelo’s Phoenix-Burbank Flight

There is a reason that I opted out of Avelo’s media flight in late April, and my experience on the airline’s inaugural Phoenix/Mesa to Burbank flight highlighted that. Media flights are typically set up to go perfectly with an operational execution that does not match with reality. And sure enough,…

flydubai Records Major Loss Due to Pandemic

Based in Dubai, budget airline flydubai reported on Sunday May 2 a major loss of US$194 million last year, Channel News Asia reports, as its revenue fell by more than 50% in what the airline said was due to a plunge in passenger traffic as a result of the Covid-19…

Interview: Sun Country Using Proven Model to Forge New Trails

Sun Country on Tuesday announced a vast new expansion that includes 18 new routes and nine brand-new destinations. AirlineGeeks sat down with Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Network Planning Grant Whitney to discuss the expansion and how the airline is planning to expand in the coming…

Onboard the First Avelo Airlines Flight

Avelo Airlines has officially taken flight. The new low-cost carrier, dreamt up by former Allegiant Air executive Andrew Levy, launched its inaugural flight from Hollywood Burbank Airport to Charles M. Shultz Sonoma County Airport on Wednesday. The highly anticipated startup plans to operate point-to-point routes between secondary markets. Despite launching…

Boeing Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarterly Loss

Boeing reported yet another quarterly loss on Wednesday amidst a continued depression in worldwide aviation demand. But the manufacturer remained optimistic that a rebound was in sight with Covid-19 vaccination programs worldwide and the return of its Boeing 737 MAX products to services. The aircraft manufacturing giant has been in…

Rex Continues to Expand Jet Fleet

Australian regional carrier Regional Express — better known as Rex — has taken delivery of yet another Boeing 737-800NG, which comes as the sixth to join the airline's expanding fleet of jet aircraft. The 737, with the registration VH-RYU, touched down in Sydney from Brisbane, after emerging from the lessor's…