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China Eastern Airlines A350 (Photo: Airbus)

Airbus Delivers First A350 from Widebody Center in China

The quick development of China's aerospace and aviation industry has pushed it down the path to becoming one of the world's largest aviation markets in the years ahead, as the world has seen the nation inch forward with the recent manufacturing of a next-generation widebody aircraft by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, better known as COMAC. The Chinese market was already a major customer of various Airbus products, with Chinese deliveries making up almost a quarter of the manufacturing…

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…

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…

Ryanair Opens Recruitment Drive, Aims to Hire 2,000 Pilots For…

In the lead as Europe's largest airline, Ryanair has been dominating European countries and markets with its relatively-large fleet and lower airfares, and it announced late last year a massive Boeing 737 MAX aircraft order that totaled to 210 planes. Being seen as the "game-changer" for Ryanair's passengers and the…

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…

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…

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…

Lufthansa to Reinstate Five A340-600s For First Class Cabins to…

As an inevitable result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, many international airlines have had to prematurely shortened the operating lifespan of their aircraft fleet, sending the majority either to long-term storage or retiring an entire fleet completely. The German national carrier Lufthansa was also a victim of such tragedy, having…

Fiji Airways Granted Approval for Return of 737 MAX to…

Fiji Airways made a deal for five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back in 2016 with the first two received in 2018 and early 2019 and the subsequent three due by mid-2019. The MAX aircraft were due to be the new heartbeat for the Fiji Airways fleet, as since 2018, the…