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Lufthansa's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner "Berlin". (Photo: Lufthansa)

First Lufthansa Dreamliner To Be Named After Germany’s Capital

For more than 60 years, Lufthansa has had a tradition of naming its aircraft after German cities, but only less than a handful have been given the privilege of being named after the German capital, Berlin. Besides being the German capital, Lufthansa and Berlin have had a long and special relationship as it has been flying to Berlin for more than three decades. As of currently, the Lufthansa Group connects the German capital to about 260 destinations worldwide, which means…

Flyr Adding Boeing 737 MAX To Fleet

Having just taken to the skies for the first time in June, Norway's new airline Flyr has decided to take yet another step in expanding its fleet in a way that is similar to that of the old Norwegian. The Oslo-based Flyr on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with…

German Leisure Airline Condor to Order A330-900neo

Considered as the most popular leisure airline of Germany, Condor Flugdienst GmbH has made the decision to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet modernization. Condor recently signed a purchase agreement with Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, for the purchase of seven A330neos, and has plans to…

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways Slated for June Launch

While most aviation companies have felt the heavy impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, some entrepreneurs in the space have taken the crisis as an opportunity to embark on new ventures. One of the most notable in recent months is Nigeria's Green Africa Airways, a brainchild of a serial entrepreneur Babawande…

Norwegian Cancels Jet Orders Amid Restructuring

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle revealed changes on Wednesday to its future aircraft orders as part of its restructuring plan, Reuters reports. The airline is approaching its orders with Airbus and Boeing differently, but it is ultimately working toward its goal of having a smaller, more sustainable fleet. Norwegian was…

Air Canada Cancels Aircraft Orders

Earlier this week, Air Canada announced that it will be canceling orders for 22 narrowbody aircraft as the airline works to size itself properly to operate in a smaller market, as consumer behavior indicates that demand will take around half a decade to recover to pre-pandemic levels. The Canadian flag…

Emirates Expects Further Delay in 777X, Looks to Swap With…

Emirates, Boeing's biggest 777X customer with 115 firm orders, expects another delay with deliveries due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic. The airline no longer expects to receive its first 777X next year, Emirates chief operating officer (COO) Adel Al Redha told Bloomberg on Thursday. After there had previously been…

Airbus Officially Launches A321XLR at Paris Air Show

Airbus officially launched the much-awaited extra long-range version of its popular A321 aircraft on the first day of the 2019 Paris Air Show. The new extended range single-aisle aircraft is set to be a game changer in medium and long haul travel, with additional range and improved fuel economics. It…

Iberia Express Places Order for Densely Configured A321neo Aircraft

Iberia Express, the hybrid intra-European arm of Iberia, announced orders for four densely configured A321neos, to complement its fleet of 22 A320 family aircraft. The new frames will feature 10 additional seats than its current A321s, increasing seating configuration to 232 seats as reported by FlightGlobal. The new aircraft will…

Lion Air Bids Farewell to 747 Fleet, Prepares for A330neo…

Lion Air announced it has retired the Queen of the Skies from its fleet in what constitutes a milestone for the Indonesian low-cost carrier, after ten years of flying with the airline serving domestic destinations and flights to Saudi Arabia. The Jakarta-based carrier has been flying a single densely-configured Boeing…