With the Designer: Virgin Atlantic Shows Off Innovative A330neo Cabins

Virgin Atlantic’s first Airbus A330neo is preparing to touch down in the U.K. this September. The arrival of the first aircraft will mark a major milestone in the carrier’s fleet transformation over the past five years. The airline placed a firm order for up to 16 A330-900s in 2019, making…

Condor Reveals New Design For A330neo Cabin Interior

On Wednesday, German leisure airline Condor revealed its plans for newly designed cabin interiors on its Airbus A330neo aircraft. The preview comes just months after the airline announced plans for colorful new liveries which feature vertical stripes along the entire fuselage, a design inspired by parasols, bath towels, and beach…

Air Belgium Replacing A340s With Delivery Of Its First A330neo

In July this year July, Air Belgium announced its decided agreement with Airbus on the order of two brand-new A330neo aircraft, with the first flight scheduled around mid-October. The Belgian carrier has been operating with an all-Airbus widebody fleet that includes the A340-300 and the A330-200F. As part of its…

German Leisure Airline Condor to Order A330-900neo

Considered as the most popular leisure airline of Germany, Condor Flugdienst GmbH has made the decision to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet modernization. Condor recently signed a purchase agreement with Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, for the purchase of seven A330neos, and has plans to…

Uganda Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A330-800neo

With the familiarity of big global airlines putting orders and taking deliveries, some exciting news comes from one of Africa's newest carriers. Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has taken delivery of its first of the two Airbus A330neos ordered by the airline. The new version of the best-selling…

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First A330-800

Kuwait Airways on Thursday took delivery of the world's first Airbus A330-800 aircraft, one of only a total of 14 to be delivered to a collection of at least two airlines and customers undisclosed by Airbus. The two aircraft the airline received are the first of eight slated to join…

Rwandair No Longer Moving Forward With Its Fleet Expansion

RwandAir is no longer considering, for now, its earlier fleet growth plan of two Airbus A330neos and two Boeing 737 Max orders that it had made via lessors. This is a major move for the African operator, re-evaluating its growth plan and re-aligning its ideas with that of Qatar Airways…

Aircalin Returns Airbus A330neo After Cabin Odor Reports

Aircalin, a carrier based in the Pacific island of New Caledonia, has withdrawn one of its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from service and has sent it back to Toulouse, France for further inspection. The airline has reported that it sent the aircraft back after staff noticed a strong smell of…

Cebu Pacific Signs Firm Order for 16 A330neo Jets

On Monday, Airbus announced that Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific signed a firm order for 16 of their A330neo widebody jets. The deal is valued at $4.8 billion and represents the widebody portion of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Cebu Pacific and Airbus at the Paris Air Show in June…