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EgyptAir's first Airbus A220. (Photo: Airbus)

EgyptAir Replaces Air Sinai on Flights to Tel Aviv After 40-Year Hiatus

The first-ever Egyptair commercial flight to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. The flight covers a distance of just 245 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 80-85 minutes in each direction. EgyptAir will use an Airbus A220-300 for the route. Sunday’s flight was greeted with the traditional water canon salute in celebration of the historic event. The listing…

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways Slated for June Launch

While most aviation companies have felt the heavy impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, some entrepreneurs in the space have taken the crisis as an opportunity to embark on new ventures. One of the most notable in recent months is Nigeria's Green Africa Airways, a brainchild of a serial entrepreneur Babawande…

India Regional Carrier TruJet Eyes Airbus A220, E2

In an interview with the Indian publication Money Control, Laxmi Prasad, the chairman of TruJet minority owner Interups Inc., revealed plans for TruJet to purchase 54 Airbus A220s and 54 Embraer E2s. The news arrived after his investment firm, Interups Inc., acquired a 49.9% stake in the company. TruJet expects talks…

Air Canada Unveils Special TCA Livery

Air Canada on Thursday revealed a new special retro livery on one of its new Airbus A220 aircraft. The plane, registered as C-GNBN, features the livery of Trans-Canada Air Lines, the immediate predecessor to what is now known as Air Canada. Air Canada posted pictures of the aircraft, which is…

First Look: Inside JetBlue’s New Airbus A220

Last week, JetBlue Airways received its first Airbus A220 aircraft, an impressive feat during the coronavirus pandemic. The new plane is one of 70 on order with Airbus and to replace the airline’s Embraer E190 fleet. According to Philip Stewart, JetBlue’s Manager of Corporate Communications, the airline will receive six…

A First Look at JetBlue’s Airbus A220

JetBlue revealed on Monday its latest aircraft tail design, called “Hops,” which will be inaugurated on its first Airbus A220 aircraft, set to be delivered in December. “‘Hops’ represents an evolution in the JetBlue design experience with a slightly more multidimensional look than previous tailfins,” JetBlue said in a statement.…

Airbus Celebrates Five Years in Mobile, Ala.

Airbus celebrated five years of operation at its single-aisle production facility in Mobile, Ala. on Monday. The company made Mobile its first U.S.-based manufacturing plant in 2015 with 250 employees and the goal of bringing the production of its most popular narrow body jet, the A320 family, closer to its…

airBaltic Defers Airbus A220 Deliveries

Latvian airline airBaltic announced on Thursday that they had agreed with Airbus to take delivery of 28 A220-300s by early 2024. In mid-April, the airline's outstanding Airbus A220 orders were postponed to 2023. With the new agreement, airBaltic gained an extra year to implement its fleet plans in the wake…

Alitalia Rumored to Include Boeing 787s, Airbus A220s In Future…

After a decision by the Italian government last March to renationalize Alitalia following a failed series of attempts to find an international partner willing to buy a stake into the struggling flag carrier, no official business plan for the future of Alitalia has been proposed by the team that has…

airBaltic Plans to Accelerate A220 Deliveries

Latvia's airBaltic has begun talks with Airbus to accelerate deliveries of Airbus A220 airplanes that the airline has on order. airBaltic currently has an order of 50 planes set to be delivered by 2025, but the delivery timeline could condense to just a couple of years. At a time when…