South African Airways Adds Fleet Capacity As Demand Rises

South African Airways is to add a further three Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet as operations continue to ramp up after the pandemic. The carrier restarted a significantly restricted schedule in September 2021 after the airline was grounded for 18 months from March 2020. Three Airbus A320 aircraft will…

How Aeroflot Is Surviving After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine —…

Editors note: This is the second article in a series on Aeroflot. Read Part 1 here. Our last report concluded that most of Aeroflot's widebody fleet has shifted from international to domestic flights due to international air space restrictions. What is the flag carrier doing with its domestic fleet now…

China’s Big Three Airlines Place $37 Billion Order for 300…

On Friday, Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern, placed a massive order for Airbus A320neo series jets. Total order mounted to 292 confirmed orders worth $37 billion, including 96 orders from Air China, 96 orders from China Southern, and 100 orders from China Eastern. The ordered jets will deliver…

Five Iconic Indonesian Airlines That Eventually Went Bankrupt

In the aviation industry, competition is fierce. Specifically, the issue with airline services and facilities. Some Indonesian airlines have been successful in expanding its international schedule. However, some of them were forced to close because they were unable to compete with other airlines. Here are the insolvent Indonesian airlines, as…

Delta Partners with Sky Express to Connect U.S. and Greek…

Delta and Sky Express announced that they will offer more options for both American and Greek passengers to connect between North America and Greece through their new interline agreement. Flights between the pair will originate out of Delta’s East Coast hubs of Atlanta, Boston, and New York. The new routes…

BOC Aviation Orders 80 Airbus A320neo

Bank of China Aviation (BOC Aviation) recently announced it will add 80 Airbus A320neos to its fleet. BOC Aviation is one of the largest aircraft leasing companies worldwide, managing 530 Boeing and Airbus aircraft operating across the globe. This brand new order will be the largest order ever placed by…

More On JetBlue’s Strategic, Financial Rationale for Spirit Airlines Offer

On Tuesday, news leaked that JetBlue had made a $3.6 billion takeover offer for Spirit Airlines, the Miramar, Fla.-based ultra-low-cost carrier that in February agreed to terms for a merger with close competitor Frontier Airlines. The early announcement — in addition to a formal release from the airline after the…

Air China Received Three New Airbus Aircraft at the End…

On Dec. 31, 2021, Air China picked up an Airbus A320neo and an Airbus A321neo from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. On the previous day, the flag carrier of China received a brand-new Airbus A350 from the manufacturer's Tianjin, China facility. Air China set the ambitious goal to receive 55…

Airbus Launches New Subsidiary

On Monday, Airbus — the prominent, European aircraft manufacturer — announced the launch of Airbus Atlantic, which will become their new wholly-owned subsidiary. The combination of Airbus' two major production sites located in Nantes, France and Montoir-de-Bretagne, France with Stelia Aerospace — their seat design and manufacturing subsidiary — will…