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An EgyptAir A320 aircraft; the A320neo variant will operate the new route. (Photo: Bulent KAVAKKORU from Istanbul, Turkey [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

EgyptAir Set to Launch New Cairo to Dublin Flights

New flights between Airo and Dubin are set to launch after an announcement was made by Dublin Airport regarding the new service. This will mark the first scheduled flight between the North African city of Cairo and Dublin, Ireland operated four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. This new route will add to the extensive route network of flights to Dublin Airport to over 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by over 50 airlines. Dublin Airport managing director…

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…

Airbus Ends October on a Strong Note

Airbus had a strong October and looks to be finishing off the year on a solid note, albeit a slight reduction in expected aircraft to be delivered. The airplane manufacturer clocked in a series of wins in October that left an already injured Boeing even further behind. Airbus reported 415…

IndiGo Places Massive Firm Order for A320neo Jets

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft in what has been labeled as one of Airbus' largest orders coming from a single carrier. The order is spread out in a mix of A320neos, A321neos and the recently launched A321XLR and is valued at a…

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo

On Sunday, Kuwait Airways received its first Airbus A320neo, opening a new market for the new generation of the largely popular A320 family. But, according to the carrier's CEO, this is just the first step of a large fleet overhaul. Yousef A. M. J. Alsaqer, Chairman of Kuwait Airways, said…

Trip Report: Flying on Azul’s A320neo from Campinas to Porto…

After AirlineGeeks joined Azul Brazilian Airlines on its inaugural Airbus A330neo flight from Sao Paulo to Recife and back, it was time to test out another next-generation Airbus aircraft in the airline's fleet, the Airbus A320neo. The next-generation variant of Airbus' popular A320, the A320neo brings increased efficiency to the…

Cebu Pacific Places Significant Airbus Order at Paris Air Show

Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific placed a major order for new generation aircraft from Airbus on the second day of the 2019 Paris Air Show. The Manila-based carrier will begin operating A330neos and A321XLRs in a move that will enable the airline to expand to more destinations throughout the Asia…

Airbus Starts Off 2019 Strong

Airbus is starting the year off strong with a new order after losing the aircraft delivery race in 2018 against rival Boeing, delivering 800 aircraft compared to Boeing’s 806. Boeing also soared past Airbus in terms of orders placed as well.  However, Airbus seems to be starting 2019 strong. The…

JetSmart to Lease Five A320neos to Jump-Start Expansion

Indigo Partners' South American ultra-low-cost venture JetSmart has announced an agreement with SMBC Aviation capital involving the lease of five A320neos that will help the firm catalyze its short-term expansion plan in the region. JetSmart is set to become the second low-cost operator in the region to fly the new engine variant…

Gulf Air Takes Delivery of First A320neo

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo on August 20. The aircraft made its first journey from Toulouse to Bahrain and arrived in Bahrain at 16:00 local time. The airline has 29 A320neo aircraft on order, all from the 2016 Bahrain…