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Cabin overview in Azul's A320neo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

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

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 32-year-old airliner. Azul started operating the type in December 2016 as a way to increase its presence in the Brazilian domestic market. Compared to the Embraer E190/195s, the operational costs…

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…

Peach: A Look at Low-Cost Flying From Osaka’s Kansai Airport

Flying with a Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) is a unique experience. Japan has some of the most unique low-cost carriers in the world, each with its own personality and attributes. Personally, I love Peach for its model LCC terminal at Kansai and its attractive buy-on-board menu, but the airline is…

IndiGo Encounters Further Problems with Airbus Aircraft

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo airlines has encountered further problems with its Airbus aircraft. The carrier has just made the decision to ground five of its Airbus A320neo aircraft due to technical issues. The aircraft's Pratt & Whitney PW1100 Geared Turbo Fan engines are supposedly the cause of the groundings as…

First A320neo Delivered in the Middle East

The first Airbus A320neo has officially been delivered in the Middle East after Jazeera Airways took delivery of its first of the type on Sunday. The aircraft, 9K-CAQ, first arrived in the Middle East on May 25 when it landed from Toulouse in Abu Dhabi. 15 days after being in…

Lufthansa Extends Airbus A320 Order to 122 neo and 273…

Lufthansa Group has firmed up a previous option for six further Airbus A320neo aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board at the beginning of May. In addition, the airline signed an order for three more A320ceo, bringing the Group’s A320ceo orders to 273. With a total of 395…

Aegean Airlines Prepares $5 Billion Deal With Airbus to Renew…

Following almost two years of deliberation, Aegean Airlines has chosen Airbus to help renew its fleet. Greece’s largest carrier has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 30 A320neo family aircraft with options for 12 more. The airline made history when it made its announcement as this…