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Delta's A321neo at Airbus' Hamburg facility (Photo: Tobias Gudat)

Photos: First Delta A321neo Out of Paint Shop in Hamburg

Delta's first A321neo made its debut on Friday after exiting Airbus' manufacturing facility in Hamburg, Germany. The Atlanta-based airline has 155 total A321neo aircraft on order after recently adding 30 more to its book in August 2021. The new aircraft's rollout for the U.S. airline was captured by local planespotters. According to the carrier, delivery of the new jet is expected in the first half of 2022 with deliveries continuing to 2027. The A321neo fleet is expected to initially operate…

Eurowings Optimistic for 2022 with Network Expansion, New Aircraft

Germany’s largest leisure carrier Eurowings has announced a summer 2022 schedule with more destinations than ever. The airline will operate to over 140 destinations with an estimated 2,500 weekly flights. In a clear sign of anticipated passenger demand in the new year, the airports servicing the German cities of Stuttgart,…

Air France-KLM Group Secures Massive Airbus Orders

Ever since the Airbus A350F freighter derivative received its approval, it has certainly proved to be quite the successful rain-maker for Airbus as the aircraft manufacturer has been receiving orders consistently in these recent two months. Just days after Singapore Airlines became the first airline to sign for seven A350F,…

China Airlines Welcomes First Airbus A321neo

In the aviation industry, widebody aircraft have almost always taken the spotlight for being the more comfortable when it boils down to commercial air travel, as opposed to narrowbody aircraft. The direction for comfort on narrow-body aircraft seems to be changing as of late in this new era, with several…

Play Records Loss in Its First Full Quarter of Operations

Play Airlines, the Icelandic low-cost carrier start-up, has posted its quarterly results for the period ending in September; it is the company’s first results announcement that comprises three full months of flying, with the company having started its operations in June. As expected, the company posted a net loss of…

Jet2 Orders First Airbus Aircraft with A321neos

Jet2 announced on Tuesday that it has ordered 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order is the airline's first with Airbus, with Jet2 previously preferring Boeing narrowbodies for its operations. However, the Leeds-based airline has been leasing an ex-Condor Airbus A321 since February 2020, according to Airfleets. According to a press release,…

Delta Expands Order For Airbus A321neo

This summer’s holiday travel season was drastically different from last year’s, which took place at a height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Passengers this summer have been eager to return to leisure travel, which has caused a substantial influx in travel demand. As a result, the major airlines have been faced…

Cathay Pacific Prepares for Maiden A321neo Flight Service

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific is on schedule to introduce its first-ever Airbus A321neos into maiden service, as the airline aims in continuing to gradually increase its route network and passenger capacity. Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang said, “We’re incredibly excited to see our next-generation A321neo take to the skies for…

China Airlines Will Receive A321neo in September

According to local media, Taiwan’s China Airlines will modernize its fleet by adding 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft, the first of which will be delivered in September. The brand-new aircraft is set to enter services as soon as October. In addition, the airline expects the rest of the aircraft will be…

Singapore’s Scoot Expecting a Rapid Recovery Once Travel Returns

For the last couple of months, the airline industry has experienced a major travel boom as vaccination rates increase and governments ease entry requirements. This has been particularly evident in the United States and Europe, where fully inoculated people can travel with little or no restrictions. Unfortunately, this is not…