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Chilean Low Cost Airline SKY Plans 2021 With Outsized Growth

Although the aviation industry in Latin America is still largely depressed by prevailing travel restrictions — especially in the international market — domestic traffic in Chile has been recovering in recent weeks as travelers are anxious to get back to the skies. Last year was the most difficult in at least a decade for the global and local aviation industry, with IATA estimating that industry-level losses were $118 billion for the year. Despite that, José Ignacio Dougnac, the CEO of…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 45: Hope Amid Losses

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

Delta Orders Another 25 A321neos, Adjusts Widebody Deliveries

On Thursday, Delta Air Lines announced that it would convert 25 options of Airbus A321neo aircraft into a firm order, bringing a total of 125 Airbus A321neos to the fleet. Additionally, the airline acquired options for a further 25 aircraft, for a total of 100 aircraft options. With the new…

Cathay Pacific Cuts Seven Routes to North America, Europe, Maldives

On Tuesday, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Cathay Pacific was cutting seven key routes from its network, including flights to North America, Europe and the Maldives. The news was revealed in an internal memo seen by SCMP, which explained that all of the routes were losing money…

VivaAerobus Receives First Airbus A321neo

VivaAerobus took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in a low-key delivery ceremony on July 1. According to Aerolatinnews, the Airbus A321neo will remain at the Viva Aerobus base in Monterrey to carry out final operational tests and certification. It is estimated that the aircraft’s inaugural commercial flight will be…

Wizz Air to Launch Five Abu Dhabi Routes, Open New…

European low-cost airline Wizz Air is finalizing plans to launch five routes between Europe and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this year. The airline will serve Bucharest, Romania and Budapest, Hungary starting on June 3; Katowice, Poland and Sofia, Bulgaria starting Sept. 15; and Cluj-Napoca, Romania starting Sept. 16. The…

Onboard the Newest Aircraft on the Longest Flight: Flying JetBlue’s…

JetBlue Airways expanded its route network last week with the launch of its newest route between New York and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The new service sees JetBlue flying between its hub in the Big Apple and the Pearl of the Pacific once daily with its newest fleet arrival, the Airbus A321neo.…

Wizz Air Announces the Launch of Abu Dhabi-based Low-Cost Carrier…

Wizz Air announced on Thursday that it will set up a low-cost subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be a partnership with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDH), a partner of the Abu Dhabi government. The airline is expected to begin operations in the second…

StarLux Airlines Prepares to Launch Operations in January

Taiwan's newest carrier, StarLux Airlines, is aiming to commence service on Jan. 23, 2020, looking to confirmation from Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). The airline proposed the cities of Macau, Penang, and De Nang to be the first destinations it serves with Bangkok and Cebu following shortly thereafter. Once in…

China Airlines Begins Regional and Cargo Fleet Renewal with $2…

China Airlines' board of directors has approved the purchase of three Boeing 777 Freighters and 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The deal was publicized in a document from the Taiwanese Stock Exchange and the total cost of two deals, reportedly, will not exceed $2.48 billion. The Taipei-based airline has confirmed two…