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Qatar Airways to Retire Half of its A380 Fleet

Qatar Airways announced that it is likely to only bring back half of the A380s it has on its fleet once demand levels recover. This is five out of the 10 aircraft possessed by the Doha-based carrier At a CAPA live event held on Wednesday, January 13; Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, said, “The 380 is, I think, one of the worst aircraft when it comes to emissions that are flying today. This is why we have decided that…

Volaris Grows Its A320neo Fleet

Ultra low-cost airline Volaris has incorporated a new Airbus A320neo into its fleet, hoping to build on its strategy of increased frequencies throughout its 170 route network. According to a21, with this new aircraft arrival, Volaris will have an integrated fleet of 86 aircraft with an average age of 5…

Azores Airlines Sets New A321LR Flight Record

2021 has started with some new restrictions to travel but also with some very good news. On Jan. 3, a new record was set by the new generation of Airbus A321 Long-Range, or A321LR, aircraft. ] Portuguese carrier Azores Airlines managed to complete a 9 hour, 49 minutes flight between…

JetBlue Receives Its First A220-300 Aircraft

2020 was like no other year for aviation. The industry faced several, daunting obstacles, and COVID-19 forced each airline to revise its policies. Also, the carriers encountered different, detrimental losses and had to reevaluate route networks according to travel demand. However, airlines can pave the pathway for new opportunities and…

Amid Lawsuit, Interjet Faces Grim Future

After the Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet announced that it will not be operating any flights from Dec. 18, the bad news keeps coming for the airline. As announced, Interjet doesn’t have the funds to pay for jet fuel and its employees are now owed over three months of unpaid…

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…

JetBlue Outlines 2021 Expansion Plans

JetBlue has on Tuesday announced a large expansion for the first half of 2021, including four new destinations. The growth is part of a large 24 route expansion starting in February 2021, targeting leisure destinations that have seen the most recovery since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new…

Emirates Takes Delivery of 117th Airbus A380 Aircraft

Emirates Airline has announced it has taken delivery of its latest super jumbo, which joins the airline's fleet marking its 117th Airbus A380. The next A380 the airline takes will include Emirates' long-awaited Premium Economy product. The A380 MSN264 with registration A6-EVM left Hamburg Finkenweder on Dec. 11 and arrived…

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Continental U.S. Presence In 2021

Following a $97 million loss during the third quarter and the announcement of Boeing 787 delivery deferrals until 2022, Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its continental U.S. network for 2021 as travel begins to rebound. The Honolulu-based airline will fly to three more U.S. mainland destinations next year including Austin; Ontario,…

Jet Airways to Be Flying Again by Summer 2021

On Monday, the Times of India reported that the recently-defunct Jet Airways will be relaunching all of its domestic routes by Summer 2021. The carrier ceased operations due to insolvency in April 2019 but was granted a lifeline when a consortium of businessman including Murari Lal Jalan and London’s Kalrock…