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Air France's first A350 completed its maiden test flight in Toulouse on Aug. 27. (Photo: Airbus)

Air France Welcomes 11th Airbus A350 As It Prepares for Winter Schedule Increases

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 the current 38. The decision for the new A350 orders was made on account of the airline's initiative to renew its fleet, with the new-generation aircraft slated to replace its…

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…

Delta Air Lines Looking to Hire More Pilots By Next…

With this summer showing that leisure travel in the U.S continues to promise steady progress towards a return to pre-Covid volume levels – having screen over two million air travelers as of this past Sunday – and it is also noted that more business travelers are looking to cross different…

Qantas Expanding Deal With Alliance Airlines To Meet Strong Domestic…

Australian flag carrier Qantas is looking to expand its current three-year deal with Alliance Airlines - a partnership that provides its regional subsidiary QantasLink an addition of the Embraer E190 to its fleet - the airline announced in a press release on Thursday (June 17). QantasLink already has a current…

Cathay Pacific And Airbus Focusing On Single-Pilot Systems

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is looking towards working with French aircraft manufacturing giant, Airbus, to innovate a new concept of reducing the number of flight crews needed on long-haul flights, with the idea of a lone pilot operating the flight deck for the majority of the flight time. The concept…

Thai Airways Gets Approval for Restructuring of $12.9 Billion Debt

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced several international airlines to file for bankruptcy and enter administration in order to not only stay afloat but also as a way to pay off continuously-piling debts as the severe decrease in passenger numbers and highly-restrictive border closures have resulted in decreasing revenues earned for…

Vietjet to Trial IATA Travel Pass for International Flights

Having just restarted international flights that connected Vietnam with major hubs, such as Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei, Vietjet is now looking to adapt towards innovative solutions to bring the best experiences to its passengers. This includes passengers' safety, which is why Vietjet has announced on Thursday that it would…