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A Primera Air A321neo exiting the runway after landing at Washington Dulles for the first time. (Photo: Peter Weiland)

Primera Air Announces New European Destination, Inaugurates Washington Service

Low-cost long-haul carrier Primera Air has announced a major route expansion to a new European destination just four months from beginning its inaugural transatlantic service from Europe to North America. The airline will now serve the city of Brussels, Belgium from three cities in the United States. Newark, Washington and Boston were the lucky cities to receive the new service – leaving out Toronto, the airline’s only other destination in North America – beginning in Spring 2019. “Our mission is…

EasyJet Prepares for First A321neo Delivery

In May 2017, European-based easyJet announced that it was upgrading 30 of its A320neos on order to A321neos, becoming the largest aircraft in the airline's fleet. This summer, the first of these will arrive. The aircraft is set to have 235 seats, a 30 percent increase in seats from an A320…

Virgin America’s Upcoming Final Flights Mark the End of an…

As April 24 quickly approaches, so does the end of an era in American aviation as Virgin America will cease to exist in the early hours of the following day. The airline was recently purchased by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines for $2.6 billion and on Jan. 11, 2018 the two carriers…

Sources: Virgin America’s Final Day of Operation Slated for mid-January

According to two sources familiar with Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America, the airlines will fly under one single operating certificate as early as  Jan. 11, 2018. This move will officially close out the Virgin America callsign, "Redwood," and the carrier will be seen as Alaska Airlines in the eyes…

Photos: Hawaiian Airlines Recieves First Airbus A321neo

Hawaiian Airlines recently took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. A team of the airline’s employees flew to Hamburg to pick up the aircraft, sporting Hawaiian’s newly revised livery. With the first aircraft delivered, Hawaiian has an additional 17 airplanes currently on order. Deliveries of the enhanced A321 aircraft…

Exclusive: A Day With Airbus at the Paris Air Show…

On Thursday, June 22, the fourth day of the Paris Air Show, our team had the opportunity to attend an exclusive, invitation-only event held by Airbus. Known as the "Blogger's Day," AirlineGeeks.com's European Lead, James Dinsdale, was joined by eight other attendees for the event which included guided tours of the…

Taking a Ride Onboard the World’s First Revenue A321neo Flight

The morning of a much-anticipated trip is always the best. Anticipation is at its zenith, excitement is at full throttle, and all an avgeek like myself can do is countdown the minutes until it is time to leave for the airport. Of course, this morning was the whole reason I…

easyJet Confirms Order for the Airbus A321neo

Today easyJet announced it has confirmed an order for 30 A321neos with Airbus, bringing an end to recent speculation of the airline recruiting larger aircraft to its single-aisle fleet. The announcement was made alongside the company's release of their financial results for the first half of the 2017 financial year.…

Virgin America Becomes World’s First Airbus A321neo Operator

On Thursday, Virgin America took delivery of their first Airbus A321neo aircraft, becoming the initial operator for the Airbus narrow-body airplane. The New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A power plants, which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by approximately 15 percent. The engines also provide a…

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces A321neo Cabin Design, Outlines Preliminary Delivery Timeline

In an announcement made at the sixth annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines, revealed its distinctive cabin design for their new A321neo fleet arriving later this year. In an attempt to keep with their design language of "Earth, Sea, and Sky," the carrier teamed up with…