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A China Airlines Airbus A350 on approach into Amsterdam. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

China Airlines Will Receive A321neo in September

According to local media, Taiwan’s China Airlines will modernize its fleet by adding 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft, the first of which will be delivered in September. The brand-new aircraft is set to enter services as soon as October. In addition, the airline expects the rest of the aircraft will be delivered very soon. The airline confirmed the deal of 11 A321neo and leased 14 of the type before the pandemic. China Airlines first considered replacing Boeing 737-800 in 2013. According…

Vietnam Airlines Resuming International Flights July 15

As it sits on the brink of bankruptcy, Vietnam Airlines resumes commercial flights to select international destinations this week. Beginning July 15, the carrier will relaunch operations to Asia, Australia and Europe in response to demand from Vietnamese citizens who want to study and work abroad and expert foreigners employed…

Two Brazilian Cargo Airlines to Add New Aircraft Types

Although the economic and mobility effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt especially in Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world, the air cargo segment is one that leaves the illness stronger than before in the country. In this regard, two airlines that already operate freighter aircraft are…

AFRAA: African International Traffic Up 72.7% in June Compared to…

Even with the disastrous 2020, the havoc caused by the pandemic is still far from over with the COVID-19 new strain, Delta variant spreading at an alarming rate. African Airlines Association (AFRAA) yesterday released it's June 2021 indicating that Africa currently accounts for a worrying number of new infections since…

Delta Inaugurates Flights to Croatia

Summer has arrived, and people are eager to travel after being forced to remain at home for over a year. While borders in many parts of the world remain closed to tourists and leisure travelers, certain countries in Europe are now open, prompting not only a surge in passenger traffic…

Argentina Lowers Allowed Passenger Totals, Remains Among Countries with Most…

Argentina is the only nation that currently sets a limit on the number of passengers that can enter the country. It is calculated that the new conditions' passenger tallies represent an average of three daily international arrivals, though for the last two months, the limit represented between eight and nine…

Lion Air Group, Sabre Corporation Announce Partnership Renewal

Back in 2016, Southeast Asia's leading low-cost carrier, Lion Air, had selected Sabre Corporation to deliver an end-to-end airline operations and crew management platform that would allow the airline to optimize daily flight operations while reducing costs in the midst of a push for regional growth. In return, Sabre Corporation…

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…

Singapore’s Scoot Expecting a Rapid Recovery Once Travel Returns

For the last couple of months, the airline industry has experienced a major travel boom as vaccination rates increase and governments ease entry requirements. This has been particularly evident in the United States and Europe, where fully inoculated people can travel with little or no restrictions. Unfortunately, this is not…

Cathay Pacific Expects a Better Second Half of the Year

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, expects its company finance could be improved as its cash burn will dip below HK$ 1 billion ($128.84 million) each month in the second half of the year. The struggling airline has burned up to HK$1.9 billion  per month in the first half…