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An Air Mauritius Airbus A330-900 at the Paris Airshow 2019 (Photo: Airbus)

Air Mauritius Resumes Flights To Johannesburg

Air Mauritius recently announced the resumption of its commercial flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius. The airline will now serve five weekly flights scheduled for January 2022, operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights will be operated by both the Airbus A350-900 and the A330-900neo. Air Mauritius flight resumption from Johannesburg comes when Mauritius reopened its border to travelers from South Africa, and eight other previously restricted countries, on Friday. This was the latest island nation to lift its…

Air China Received Three New Airbus Aircraft at the End…

On Dec. 31, 2021, Air China picked up an Airbus A320neo and an Airbus A321neo from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. On the previous day, the flag carrier of China received a brand-new Airbus A350 from the manufacturer's Tianjin, China facility. Air China set the ambitious goal to receive 55…

Airbus Launches New Subsidiary

On Monday, Airbus — the prominent, European aircraft manufacturer — announced the launch of Airbus Atlantic, which will become their new wholly-owned subsidiary. The combination of Airbus' two major production sites located in Nantes, France and Montoir-de-Bretagne, France with Stelia Aerospace — their seat design and manufacturing subsidiary — will…

China Southern Receives 2 New A350s

On Dec. 29, China Southern received two new Airbus A350 XWBs from Toulouse, France. The new aircraft will be the 11th and 12th A350s operated by China Southern. The added capacity will be based in Shenzhen, China, the southern city that borders the special administrative region of Hong Kong. Shenzhen…

Airbus Eyes Expanding Business in China

On Dec. 20, Airbus operated the first dual-test flight in China above its Tianjin plant. Two Airbus A320neos ordered by Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines conducted their test flights at the same time. The operation was supported by Beijing and Tianjin air traffic control centers. Airbus Tianjin is expected to…

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,…

Geese Inspire New Airbus Formation Flying Technology

Few aerial sights are as majestic as a V-formation of Canadian geese honking overhead against a blazing autumn sunset. The last time geese and Airbus made airline history together was when the big migratory birds got sucked into Captain Sully’s Airbus A320 engines over New York City, 208 seconds before…

Vietnam Airlines Debuts Regular US Direct Flight

Vietnam Airlines has launched its first nonstop flight to the U.S. On Nov. 28th, the flight from Ho Chi Minh City arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 6:42 p.m. The inaugural trip from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, designated flight VN98, took off at 8:40 p.m. local…

International Flights Resume in Sydney After Nearly 20 Months

On Nov. 1, Sydney Airport welcomed the first international flights under new quarantine-free international travel rules. The first arrival was planned to be operated by Qantas who appropriately scheduled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles. The flight touched down just after 6 a.m. local time. The aircraft, VH-ZND, is…

Singapore Airlines Reintroduces ‘Seasonal’ Direct Flights from Seattle to Singapore…

Singapore Airlines will restart Seattle-to-Singapore flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport beginning in December for a short time to accommodate holiday travel from Christmas through the Lunar New Year. The airline's 253-seat Airbus A350-900 will depart Seattle Tacoma four times a week from December 2 to February 15, stopping momentarily in…