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The three Qatar Airways 777 Freighters lined up at Paine Field. (Photo: Boeing)

Qatar Airways Welcomes Trio of 777 Freighters

The travel demand slump in the airline industry is continuing into the new year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. While airlines observe a slight rise due to the holiday season, the gains are small, marginal and temporary. Air travel demand levels are not expected to return to pre-COVID-19 levels for quite some time. With weak passenger load factors, airlines can shift their operations accordingly, to focus on transporting cargo and freight. On New Years Day, Qatar Airways welcomed…

Copa Airlines To Resume 737 MAX Flights in 2021

Amid the recent ungrounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, many airlines are reinstating the service of their MAX fleets. Copa Airlines will be the latest airline to reintroduce 737 MAX service starting Jan. 4, 2021. Panama Recertification Panama's Civil Aviation Authority is the latest to give the green light to…

Air Saint-Pierre Receives New ATR-42-600

On Dec. 11, European aircraft manufacturer ATR announced that Air Saint-Pierre has taken delivery of a new ATR-42-600 turboprop aircraft. Air Saint-Pierre is a French carrier based in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a group of French islands located near Newfoundland and Labrador. Taking delivery of a new aircraft is certainly significant…

Partnering With AkzoNobel, Azul Unveils ‘South America’s Most Colorful Aircraft’

As COVID-19 figures keep rising in Brazil, creating doubts over the continued improvement of domestic air traffic in the country, this Thursday Azul presented at its Campinas maintenance facility its seventh and newest Embraer 195-E2. In a partnership with Dutch paint company AkzoNobel and its Brazilian subsidiary Tintas Coral, the…

How De Havilland Canada Plans To Combat COVID-19 On Its…

In this time period of COVID-19, aircraft cabin sanitization has become an increasingly prominent aspect of air travel. Many airlines have integrated their own improved cleaning and sanitizing processes into daily flight operations. Meanwhile, major aircraft manufacturers have also explored, developed and integrated a wide range of technology to evolve…

American Airlines Takes First Step in Bringing Back the 737…

American Airlines was already set on being the first U.S. airline to bring the Boeing 737 MAX back into service, planning on bringing back the aircraft over the busy winter holiday travel season with a flight between New York's LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport on Dec. 29. But as…

FAA Green Lights Boeing 737 MAX

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday announced the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft could once again fly in the U.S., reversing a decision made almost two years ago after two of the aircraft were involved in fatal crashes in Africa and Southeast Asia. While the day's announcement represents a key…

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First A330-800

Kuwait Airways on Thursday took delivery of the world's first Airbus A330-800 aircraft, one of only a total of 14 to be delivered to a collection of at least two airlines and customers undisclosed by Airbus. The two aircraft the airline received are the first of eight slated to join…

Arizona Man Looks to Start Sushi Restaurant in Decommissioned 747

In an age where more-and-more airliners fall by the retirement wayside, a Boeing 747 sitting alongside Interstate 10 near Tucson, Ariz. is finding new life. But this time the jet won’t be traversing the skies, instead being commissioned to serve sushi to patrons on the ground. The aircraft, registered as…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 16: Lufthansa Announces Cuts as Airbus…

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at this week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or through our distributor, Anchor. Our…