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Cathay Pacific Prepares for Maiden A321neo Flight Service

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific is on schedule to introduce its first-ever Airbus A321neos into maiden service, as the airline aims in continuing to gradually increase its route network and passenger capacity. Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang said, “We’re incredibly excited to see our next-generation A321neo take to the skies for the first time next month as we continue to add more passenger services in the region." The highly anticipated, 202-seater aircraft will make its debut flight on August 4 as…

Viva Aerobus Increases Domestic Destinations and Beats Passenger Record

Viva Aerobus surpassed its monthly passenger record for the second time in a row in June after reaching 1.36 million registered passengers. According to a press release, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier increased passenger counts by 31% compared to June 2019. For its part, the company's load factor was 88.1% for…

Delta Air Lines Reports First Quarterly Profit Since 2019

Fleet renewals have been an essential step in many airlines' recovery strategies as they fly through the storm brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in numerous accelerated aircraft retirements and extended delays in production. Some airlines have used it to their advantage — and Delta Air Lines…

Swiss Air Lines Becomes First Swiss Airline to Fly With…

Air travel has become much more significant than before, bringing socio-economic benefits for numerous countries worldwide by connecting both people and cargo. The aviation industry certainly brought forth convenience and profits and is only bound to continue expanding. However, flying has its environmental price with carbon dioxide emissions and noise…

Lufthansa Cargo Eyes Intra-European Services with A321 Conversions

The rise of e-commerce has been amplifying since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, whereby many brands with physical retail stores worldwide had to shift to e-commerce as an effort in surviving through such uncertain times. This brought on a bright side of the crippling aviation industry, as despite the…

Air France Welcomes 11th Airbus A350 As It Prepares for…

In September 2019, Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, the first aircraft of the then initial order of 28 of the type. Subsequently, in November of the same year, Air France decided to place an additional order for another 10 A350-900s, taking the total order to…

Vietjet Sees Potential for 20% Increase in Revenue in 2021

On Tuesday, Vietjet held ITS Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2021 to review its business results in 2020, a year of overcoming the pandemic, and to seek approval for the airline's 2020 audit report and 2021 development plan. Following the positive forecast for 2021, Vietjet oriented its 2021 business plan…

Singapore’s Scoot Expecting a Rapid Recovery Once Travel Returns

For the last couple of months, the airline industry has experienced a major travel boom as vaccination rates increase and governments ease entry requirements. This has been particularly evident in the United States and Europe, where fully inoculated people can travel with little or no restrictions. Unfortunately, this is not…

Scoot’s First A321neo Aircraft Makes Inaugural Flight to Bangkok

Just a month after receiving the first few of its largest narrow-bodies to date in May 2021, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, Scoot, has officially introduced the entry into flight operations of one of the new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft, which its inaugural flight from Singapore to Bangkok…

United Adding Inflight Entertainment Screens Onboard New Jets, Orders 270…

United is making bold moves as it prepares for its next era in the post-pandemic world. On Tuesday, CEO Scott Kirby revealed information about the carrier's 'United Next' plan, including adding a record 270 aircraft to its fleet and retrofitting 100% of its mainline narrow-body jets with a new and…