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All Nippon Airways' first Airbus A380 resting at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

ANA Welcomes Final A380 to Fleet

The largest carrier in Japan — All Nippon Airways — finally took delivery of its final of three Airbus A380s that will round out its fleet operating from the archipelagic nation to the Hawaiian islands. Much like its sister planes, this A380 once again graces the skies in a turtle-themed livery with different colors differentiating the three aircraft. The final aircraft comes in Sunset Orange, making it significantly different from the earlier aircraft that appeared in ANA Blue and Emerald…

Singapore Airlines Is Bringing Back Its A380s

The Airbus A380 has definitely had quite the rollercoaster ride during the pandemic, with bad times ranging from early retirements from some airlines to having its production stopped for good and eventually having been grounded or parked for what would seem like an eternity in storage airport. And then by…

LATAM Colombia Exceeds 2019 Passenger Numbers

LATAM Airlines Colombia exceeded the number of passengers moved during the third quarter of the year compared to the same period of 2019. The carrier transported a total of 1,742,988 passengers between its 15 destinations and 25 domestic routes handled in Colombia. With these results, the Colombian market remains one…

Air Belgium Replacing A340s With Delivery Of Its First A330neo

In July this year July, Air Belgium announced its decided agreement with Airbus on the order of two brand-new A330neo aircraft, with the first flight scheduled around mid-October. The Belgian carrier has been operating with an all-Airbus widebody fleet that includes the A340-300 and the A330-200F. As part of its…

SKY Airline Relaunches Lima – Punta Cana Route

Continuing with its growth plans in the region, SKY announced that it will relaunch its international route Lima – Punta Cana, Punta Cana – Lima, which will begin operating on January 3, 2022. Despite the fact that at the end of 2019, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, SKY Airline…

British Airways A380 To Return to Service

During the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, British Airways grounded its Airbus A380 fleet, including 12 of the aircraft type. The potential for any change in the future seemed quite uncertain as the pandemic — and the year — went on. Just a couple of months ago,…

Takeaways from the 13th China International Air Show

After one year of delay due to the pandemic, the 13th China International Airshow Opened Sept. 28 in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, China. After three restricted professional days and three public days, the airshow closed on Sept. 3. Compared to the previous event in 2018, this airshow was…

Singapore Airlines Scraps Retired Aircraft Locally

Being the largest commercial aircraft ever built certainly had it perks back then, especially when it came along with the title as the world's first fully double-decked passenger aircraft. The Airbus A380 came as a big hit initially, with many airlines wanting to take advantage of the higher number of…

ATAG Takes Aggressive Approach to Net-Zero Emissions Initiative

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2…

Lufthansa Adds Four Additional Airbus A350s

The thought of the end of the pandemic brings forth a great hint of uncertainty, and passenger demand remains just as volatile as new waves of infections and border restrictions. As airlines worldwide continue to review their portfolios, some have to consider leasing out part of their fleet to cut…