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Inside the cabin of an Aegean Airlines A321 which has been converted into a temporary cargo jet. (Photo: Aegean Airlines)

Getting Creative: Aegean Airlines Converts Fleet to Cargo Aircraft

As airlines deal with a sharp decline in air travel demand and closed borders, they are becoming creative in finding new ways to keep their aircraft flying. On March 26, Aegean Airlines temporarily suspended its international network until April 30 in an effort to preserve the sustainability of its operations. The airline will maintain several weekly flights between Athens and Brussels in the meantime to maintain Greece’s connectivity with the E.U.’s administrative center. Additionally, Olympic Air, Aegean’s subsidiary, has committed…

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…

Avianca Celebrates 100 Years of Flying

Avianca is celebrating 100 years of service as Latin America's longest operating airline. Avianca is currently the second oldest airline in the world with uninterrupted operations, coming a close second by less than two months after KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which also celebrated 100 years of service this past October.…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on Europe’s Best Regional Airline

In mid-June, Aegean Airlines was once again named Europe's Best Regional Airline for the ninth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airline Awards. Commonly referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” Skytrax has come under scrutiny on multiple occasions for the various awards it has handed out, including the…

Spirit Goes Cancun Crazy With Five New Routes

Spirit Airlines is continuing its push across America's southern border with an expansion of leisure routes to Cancun beginning this winter. The airline will add service to Cancun from five new cities with including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Austin, Philadelphia and Nashville launching across a three-week period starting Feb. 13, 2020. The…

Air India Expands Route Map Amid Difficulties

As the privatization of Air India is underway, the airline convened a meeting with airline staff on Monday to discuss the matter. Meanwhile, the airline suffered a setback before the meeting as an oil company announced that it planned to cut its fuel supply to the airline at six airports…

Spirit Airlines Unveils Newly-Redesigned Cabin Seats to be Installed on…

Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will be installing new, ergonomically-designed cabin seats starting from Nov. 2019 on its new Airbus A320 jets. According to Spirit, the design of the latest cabin seats focus on guest comfort and is in response to feedback and survey results from its flying customers. The seats…

Peach Becomes First Japanese Carrier to Cut Services to South…

Japanese Low-Cost Carrier, Peach Aviation, is the first Japanese airline to respond to rising tensions between Japan and South Korea. The low-cost carrier based at Kansai Airport in Osaka is suspending and reducing flights between the two neighboring countries. According to Peach, the decision to reduce services to South Korea…

Peach Becomes First Japanese Carrier to Cut Services to South…

Japanese Low-Cost Carrier, Peach Aviation, is the first Japanese airline to respond to rising tensions between Japan and South Korea. The low-cost carrier based at Kansai Airport in Osaka is suspending and reducing flights between the two neighboring countries. According to Peach, the decision to reduce services to South Korea…

VivaAerobus to Serve Chicago From Five Cities in Mexico

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAeroBus is landing in Chicago with flights to five destinations in Mexico to be operated in one-time seasonal basis, taking advantage of increased VFR demand during the busy Christmas holidays period. Starting December 7, VivaAerobus will serve Chicago O’Hare daily from Guadalajara, three times a week from…