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Aegean's first A321neo seen resting at Athens International Airport. (Photo: Konstantinos Chatzigeorgiadis)

Airbus Delivered 21 Aircraft in January, Received No New Orders

With the beginning of 2021, the air transport industry expects market demand to improve with the arrival of new COVID-19 vaccines. Despite that hope, most airlines have had a great part of their fleet grounded while operating half of their normal network throughout 2020, which has negatively affected the aircraft manufacturers which are directly dependent on airlines needing new aircraft. Despite the flimsiness of market demand, Airbus managed to deliver 21 aircraft to 15 different carriers during the month of…

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…

Sky Airlines Expands to Miami with Airbus A321XLR Order

The Airbus A321XLR is gaining momentum in Latin America, as more and more carriers are selecting the extra-long range variant of the latest addition to the A320neo family. This time, Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier SKY has ordered 10 aircraft to complement its current fleet. The new order will bring SKY to…

United Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs, Defers A350 Deliveries

A decision from United was expected in relation to the replacement of the airline's aging Boeing 757 fleet that still operates in the coveted North Atlantic route segment among others. And that decision finally arrived on Tuesday; the carrier announced that starting in 2024, it will incorporate 50 Airbus A321XLR…

IndiGo Places Massive Firm Order for A320neo Jets

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft in what has been labeled as one of Airbus' largest orders coming from a single carrier. The order is spread out in a mix of A320neos, A321neos and the recently launched A321XLR and is valued at a…

Air Asia X Chooses Airbus A321XLR Over A330neo

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur on Friday,…

Air Asia X Chooses Airbus A321XLR Over A330neo

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur on Friday,…

The Airbus A321XLR’s Potential

Airbus finally announced the much anticipated Airbus A321XLR at the Paris Air Show this past week. The aircraft is the longest range single-aisle airliner that Airbus has to offer, with a range of 4,700 nautical miles it undoubtedly stole the show in Paris with over 240 commitments. The airline is…

American to Replace 757 Fleet with A321XLR

In an expected and anticipated move, American Airlines is betting strongly on its Airbus fleet: the carrier just announced that it is converting 30 A321neo orders and exercising 20 A321neo options to the single-aisle ultra-long-range variant: the A321XLR. With a fleet of 425 aircraft, which makes American the largest Airbus…

Frontier Becomes First U.S. Customer to Buy A321XLR

In a Paris Air Show that is still in shock after IAG's massive order of 200 Boeing 737 MAXs. Airbus' new product is delivering consistent results just three days after its launch. Indigo Partners, the same holding that two years ago placed a record order of 430 A320 family aircraft,…