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Aer Lingus is the largest carrier at Dublin Airport. (Photo: Dublin Airport)

Aer Lingus Faces Delays with Airbus A321neo LR Orders

Expansion plans for Irish carrier Aer Lingus have been slowed down due to delivery delays of the carrier’s new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft. “I was counting on having four Airbus A321neo LR aircraft last summer,” said Sean Doyle, chief executive of Aer Lingus at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference in Dublin. The carrier originally placed orders for seven of the type, with four to be delivered before the end of the year. “Instead, we had one. I still only…

American Changes Schedule for Initial A321neo Routes

American Airlines has quietly changed the launch of its Airbus A321neo aircraft, previously scheduled to join the fleet on April 2 flying between Phoenix, Los Angeles and Orlando. The carrier confirmed to AirlineGeeks that the inaugural flight will now be AA 682 from Phoenix to Orlando on April 2. Although…

Airbus Takes Aim at “Middle of the Market” Segment

Airbus is looking to strengthen its position on “middle of the market” aircraft to better compete with Boeing, and is considering a two-pronged approach with the Airbus A321neo and a new Airbus A330neo. A new version of the Airbus A350 is also being considered. Middle of the market, or MoM,…

Air Transat Announces European Expansion for Summer 2019

Montreal-based Air Transat recently unveiled its flight program for summer 2019 with a big emphasis on European expansion. The airline announced it will fly to 27 destinations across Europe and the Middle East, with the introduction of a new once-weekly flight between Toronto and Split, Croatia - totaling three services…