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An XL Airways France Airbus A330-200 landing in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

XL Airways France Talks Next Chapter and Growth Plan

In its 24-year lifetime, the airline currently known as XL Airways France has had quite the history. Initially launching in 1995 as Star Europe, the carrier provided short-haul services with a small fleet of Boeing 737-400 aircraft. Rebranding as Star Airlines in 1998, the carrier began expanding into the long-haul realm with the delivery of its first Lockheed L-1011 Tristar aircraft. After temporarily ceasing long-haul operations, the delivery of a new Airbus A330-200 in 2002 established a new course for…

Delta Expects First A330-900neo Delivery in May

Airbus has announced it expects to deliver the first A330-900neo aircraft to Delta Air Lines, its North American launch customer for the aircraft, by May according to conversations between Crawford Hamilton, Airbus A330 Head of Marketing, and FlightGlobal. The aircraft set to be delivered in the next few months is…

Photo Tour: Onboard a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300

Since its inception in 1933 as a department of Turkey's Ministry of National Defense, Turkish Airlines has served its purpose as the flag carrier of Turkey. With a fleet expansion program underway beginning in 2004, the airline built up its stock of both Airbus and Boeing aircraft, eventually going on…

South African Airways to Separate into Three Units

South African Airways has been going through a long-standing period of loss-making due to a large number of factors including a bureaucratic company structure with allegations of corruption. In 2017 Vuyani Janara was appointed as the CEO, promising to change the way the company operates with a goal of profitability.…

Thomas Cook Airlines Up For Sale as Consolidation of European…

U.K. operator Thomas Cook Airlines is up for sale, either in part or as a whole, as Thomas Cook Group PLC seeks to “enhance value to shareholders and intensify our strategic focus.” The airline of one of the world’s best-known travel brands is up for sale as its parent company…

Aer Lingus Joins the Eurowhite Club with New Livery

For over 20 years, Aer Lingus has proudly flown a fleet of aircraft in an all green livery, paying homage to the Irish roots of the carrier. This changed on Friday when the airline announced its new brand image and livery. Now officially part of the Eurowhite livery club, the…

Hawaiian Airlines Bids Farewell to Boeing 767 Fleet

Earlier this week Hawaiian Airlines retired its last Boeing 767-300ER from its fleet. The last aircraft, tail number N594HA, flew its final commercial flight on Monday, Jan. 7 arriving in Honolulu from Sacramento. Guests were greeted by Hawaiian agents on arrival and were given traditional Hawaiian lei as they deplaned.…

iFly Airlines Becomes an All-Airbus Operator

iFly Airlines retired its last Boeing aircraft to become an all-Airbus airline in 2019. The Russian-based leisure airline based in Moscow now only operates Airbus A319s and A330s. iFly’s last Boeing aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 jet flew its last flight from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, the airline’s home airport, to Kemble…

Trip Report: Flying on LEVEL’s Airbus A330-200 in Economy and…

With low-cost transatlantic carriers digging into the bottom lines of major airlines, the response by many has been to reduce services and increase revenue through ancillary fees. However, the International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of airlines such as British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, had decided to take…

Aerolineas Argentinas Doubles Down on Madrid Service

Aerolíneas Argentinas announced that it will have an operation of two daily flights to Madrid starting in July. Besides the usual redeye flight departing at 23.55 local, a second flight will be added daily at 12.10, arriving to Madrid late at night. This is an extension of the current strategy…