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One of Green Africa Airways' ATR aircraft, which the airline will use for its first set of routes. (Photo: ACIA Aero Leasing)

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 Afolabi, which has announced it will be launching its much-anticipated services on June 24 with tickets ready for purchase as early as next week following pre-sales approval from Nigerian Civil…

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…

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…