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Former Interjet Pilots Taking On New Roles at Expanding Volaris, VivaAerobus

As Mexican Low-Cost Carrier Interjet remains non-operational and in an indefinite state of collapse due to financial difficulties, many former Interjet pilots have found work this past month flying the same kind of passenger jets for Mexico's second- and third-largest carriers, Volaris and VivaAerobus. Interjet was the third-largest carrier in Mexico operating a fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100, Airbus A319, Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 jets up until its demise in 2020. Eighty former Interjet pilots out of a team…

Volaris Shares 2020 Results, Projects 2021 Performance

In a recent interview with the adn40 newscast, the CEO of Volaris, Enrique Beltranena, said that the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline ended the last quarter of the year operating at 95% of its capacity. “In Dec. 2020, Volaris reach out to operate at 102% compared to the same month in 2019.…

Delta Delays First A321neo As Bamboo Airways Picks Up Its…

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced many airlines to adapt their fleets and networks and to reschedule hundreds of deliveries scheduled not just in 2020 and 2021, but also those in years ahead as airlines look to rework their balance sheets to better prepare themselves for the long run back…

JetBlue Debuts Revamped Mint Suites for Transatlantic Flights

On Monday, JetBlue Airways debuted its re-imaged Mint business seats for transatlantic and transcontinental flights. Designed in partnership with Acument Design Associates, the Mint Suites will have a 24-seat configuration, focusing on privacy, comfort and an enhanced customer experience. Passengers can enjoy the new premium suites beginning this summer on…

Air Senegal Adds European Destinations, Reduces African Network

Beginning March 28, Senegal's flag carrier, Air Senegal, will commence flights from Dakar to Lyon operating three times weekly using the Airbus A321. The airline's point-to-point demand in this route totaled 40,000 in 2019. Outbound flights to Lyon will be operated with a stopover in Marseille. The flight will complete…

American Scales Back Winter Transcontinental Frequencies

American Airlines has changed its transcontinental flight schedules to remove the Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft — known inside the airline as the A321T — from its flagship route from Los Angeles International Airport to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for some of its November flight schedule. Originally reported…

JetBlue Announces New A321LR Tail and More Routes

In a time of bad news and a gloomy industry outlook, new announcements have been relatively short to come by. JetBlue has become the latest airline to make a new announcement, this time featuring their newest livery, confirming their newest destination, and announcing expansion plans out of Hartford, Connecticut.  JetBlue's…

Vistara Receives First Airbus A321neo With a Three-Class Configuration

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vistara is continuing to develop itself and further establish as a premium full-service carrier in India. The airline is just over five years old and is operated as a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, a large Indian conglomerate. Primarily…

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.…

Airbus to Add A321 Production Capacity in Toulouse

In a move that will be welcomed by a number of its airline partners, Airbus announced this week that the company will increase the production capacity of its popular A321 at its Toulouse facility.  Airbus Chief Operating Officer Michael Schoellhorn said: “We are enjoying an unprecedented high demand for our…