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A Delta Airbus A321 in Atlanta (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

Delta Orders Another 25 A321neos, Adjusts Widebody Deliveries

On Thursday, Delta Air Lines announced that it would convert 25 options of Airbus A321neo aircraft into a firm order, bringing a total of 125 Airbus A321neos to the fleet. Additionally, the airline acquired options for a further 25 aircraft, for a total of 100 aircraft options. With the new orders, the Atlanta-based carrier expects its first Airbus A321neo deliveries in the first half of 2022, a delay from a pre-pandemic estimated delivery of late 2020. In addition to the…

Delta Delays First A321neo As Bamboo Airways Picks Up Its…

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced many airlines to adapt their fleets and networks and to reschedule hundreds of deliveries scheduled not just in 2020 and 2021, but also those in years ahead as airlines look to rework their balance sheets to better prepare themselves for the long run back…

Airbus Delivered 21 Aircraft in January, Received No New Orders

With the beginning of 2021, the air transport industry expects market demand to improve with the arrival of new COVID-19 vaccines. Despite that hope, most airlines have had a great part of their fleet grounded while operating half of their normal network throughout 2020, which has negatively affected the aircraft…

Aeromexico Secures COVID-19 Testing Partnership for U.S.-Bound Travelers

In response to the new COVID-19 testing requirement for international air travelers entering the U.S., Mexico's largest carrier Aeromexico has reached agreements with two large medical laboratories in Mexico to provide discounted COVID-19 testing and benefits for its travelers in Mexico and those on partner airline Delta Airlines. Aeromexico currently…

Delta CEO Says Airline is Looking to 2022, 2023 for…

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported a nearly $5.4 billion net — after-tax —loss in the third quarter on Tuesday morning as the airline became the first major U.S. carrier to release figures for the period. This came even as the airline has continued to work to lower cash burn and…

U.S. Airline Furloughs: Where We Stand

When SARS-CoV-2, the novel Coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19, first reached the U.S., nobody really knew how the disease, which at the time had not yet been granted pandemic status by the World Health Organization, would impact life in this country. Yet as the disease spread throughout the country throughout…

Opinion: Don’t Fault Airlines For Not Blocking the Middle Seat

Over the course of the past few months, airlines have taken a number of different measures to do their part to curb the spread of COVID-19. Most have mandated that passengers wear masks onboard. Some have scaled back their food and beverage services, as well as cut back their amenities…

Aeroméxico Denies Recent Bankruptcy Rumors

According to Businessinsider.mx, Aeroméxico transported 135,000 passengers in May, 92.4% less compared to the same month in 2019. The Mexican carrier did not escape the bad results and recently made a public statement in which it declared that during the past month the airline served 124,000 national travelers and 11,000…

Delta Halts Service to 10 Airports Around the U.S.

Facing tremendous challenges posed by the new coronavirus, Delta is suspending flights to ten airports across the country. Delta announced on May 8 that it is cutting service to 10 U.S. secondary airports as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule. Notably, Delta is halting service…

Looking At the First Half of Major U.S. Airlines’ Earnings

This week marks one of the first opportunities American investors and the public will have to see just how the airline industry is suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four largest U.S. carriers are all set to release their first-quarter earnings this week. United Airlines' numbers first…