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One of Norwegian's Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2019. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Norwegian Returns Planes to Lessors

Norwegian Air Shuttle has begun moving aircraft to Ireland’s Shannon Airport as it plans to return the planes to lessors in accordance with its restructuring. Most of the planes Norwegian will lose are Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which the carrier has previously used for long-haul flights. Two Dreamliners are already prepared to be delivered to a new airline – the Italian carrier Neos – which has a lease agreement for the aircraft. At the time of writing, Norwegian has already moved…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 14: A Look Into EAS, Dreamliner,…

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. This…

Boeing Loses 462 MAX Orders Amid COVID-19 Fallout

Boeing’s commercial airline customers have canceled a total of 462 Boeing 737 MAX orders since January 2020, meaning a 153% increase as of July compared to last year. The 737 MAX order book fell by 182 aircraft in 2019, substantially due to bankruptcy of Indian low-cost carrier Jet Airways, which…

EL AL Seeks $400 million From Israeli Government

Israeli flag carrier El Al, which has been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, is seeking state-guaranteed bank loans of up to $400 million after finding itself in a serious cash flow crisis leading to a halt in its passenger operations. The company has already taken various measures to tackle the…

Air New Zealand Cancels Peak Season Flights Due to Continued…

As a result of the continued issues facing Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engines, Air New Zealand has announced dozens of flights will be canceled in December and January. Rolls-Royce is requiring the airline, which has 10 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft fitted with the Trent 1000 engines, to implement additional maintenance due to…

Recap: Days 1 and 2 of the 2019 Dubai Airshow

The 2019 Dubai Airshow got off to a slow start on Sunday as only two aircraft sales were announced by the major manufacturers Boeing and Airbus. Boeing could claim a small victory by announcing a deal for two 787-9 Dreamliners to Biman Bangladesh Airlines worth $585 million. The two competitors…

Virgin Atlantic Strengthens Manchester Services, Boosts Winter Gatwick Frequencies

Virgin Atlantic announced it will enhance its services from Manchester Airport, one of its secondary hubs in Northern England. The airline will increase frequencies on the Manchester-New York route by 65 percent and launch a three times weekly service to Barbados this winter. Nearly 30,000 additional seats will be offered…

Air Tahiti Nui Goes from All-Airbus to All-Boeing, Retires Last…

Air Tahiti Nui has retired its last Airbus A340-300, once the flagship of its fleet, and is now an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner airline. The French Polynesian carrier started its transition less than a year ago, taking delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing’s North Charleston facility in October…

Qantas Records Increased Revenue in 2019, Plans For Project Sunrise…

Qantas is looking back on another strong year financially while also looking to the future with a new experiment on the way in 2020. The airline posted record revenues over the last fiscal calendar year but failed to turn that into a record profit due to changes in fuel pricing…

Qantas Records Increased Revenue in 2019, Plans For Project Sunrise…

Qantas is looking back on another strong year financially while also looking to the future with a new experiment on the way in 2020. The airline posted record revenues over the last fiscal calendar year but failed to turn that into a record profit due to changes in fuel pricing…