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Boeing employees celebrate the launch of the company's 777X (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Expects Further Delay in 777X, Looks to Swap With 787 Dreamliner

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 a deferment due to technical problems, Boeing had to postpone the first delivery to 2021. An Emirates spokesman previously told AirlineGeeks that the carrier would announce the product details for its…

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…

Lufthansa Group Places Order for Next-Generation Aircraft, Begins Transition to…

Lufthansa Group has announced that its supervisory board has approved the purchase of 40 next-generation aircraft composed of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A350-900s to be delivered to the group’s carriers, including SWISS and Austrian Airlines, aside from the German flag carrier. Lufthansa, the main airline of the group of…