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An American A330-200 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

American Will Not Fly Its A330s Until 2022

In an internal memo to employees, American Airlines announced that it will move its Airbus A330-200 fleet into long-term storage until at least 2022 as demand for flights has plummeted, making the jet’s operation too costly on both long-haul and domestic routes. American has already parked around 450 planes and accelerated the retirements of several fleets, including the Airbus A330-300, as demand for travel has plummeted by nearly 95% amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Given the current depressed forecast for international…

Belgian Carriers to Remain Grounded Until Mid-May or Later

Belgian flag-carrier, Brussels Airlines, and Air Belgium have both announced extensions to their entire flight suspensions in light of the unsolved situation with the new coronavirus pandemic. Brussels has extended its grounding until at least May 15. Air Belgium has extended its suspension even further; light operations won’t restart before…

Brussels Airlines Shows off New Airbus A330 Cabin as It…

Brussels Airlines is moving forward on its plans to be the boutique carrier of Europe through a complete revamp of its offerings. The airline doesn’t typically get much attention as one of the smaller members of the Lufthansa Group; however, the airline is using its small size to its advantage…

Brussels Airlines Kicks Off Eighth Year of Tomorrowland Festival Partnership…

Brussels Airlines has once again begun to provide journies to the magical, fist-pumping city of Boom, Belgium for Tomorrowland, one of the largest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals in the world. Since 2012, the airline has been helping to bring festivalgoers from all over the world together for the iconic…

Aerolíneas Argentinas to Connect Buenos Aires and Orlando Despite Impending…

Aerolíneas Argentinas on Tuesday announced the opening of a new non-stop route from Buenos Aires to Orlando. What will be only the third route to the United States for the Argentine flag carrier, the new connection will begin on Dec. 9 and with three weekly frequencies. The new and only…

LEVEL Expands Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights to New York and Santiago

IAG’s low-cost subsidiary LEVEL announced plans to start new routes from its Spanish hub in Barcelona to New York and Santiago de Chile, according to RoutesOnline. Service to Santiago, the airline’s second South American destination following Buenos Aires, will begin in March, while service to New York will begin in…

Eurowings Eyeing Long-Haul Flights from Frankfurt

When Lufthansa decided to enter the low-cost long-haul market with its subsidiary Eurowings three years ago, the initial plan had been to use the Cologne-Bonn Airport in Western Germany as the hub and main departure point for its operations. Initially, the airline did not want to create competition to itself by…

Air Europa Converting Entire Long-Haul Fleet to Dreamliners

Spain's third-largest airline and Ryanair partner Air Europa is expanding and modifying its long-haul fleet, aiming for a fleet consisting exclusively of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to achieve ambitious goals, according to ABTA magazine. Air Europa’s current fleet consists of Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A330 aircraft, with the latter type being…

Airbus Presents Option for Beds in Cargo Hold

Airbus has presented plans to add sleeping pods to its aircraft — in the cargo hold. The airplane maker plans to include the option of having beds in the cargo hold of its A330 aircraft from 2020 onwards. Sleeper compartments on the A350 XWB airliner is also being studied. Airbus…

Eurowings Turns to Royal Air Force Service Provider for Flight…

Passengers travelling from Germany to the Dominican Republic in early February expected to fly with Eurowings since they had booked with the Lufthansa subsidiary. They were in for a surprise when their flight was called for boarding. While it was indeed an Airbus A330-200 aircraft that was standing at the…