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Akasa CEO Vinay Dube and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Stan Deal at the signing ceremony in Dubai (Photo: Boeing)

New Airline Akasa Air Orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

On Nov. 16, India's Akasa Air made an order for 72 Boeing 737 MAX jets worth over $9 billion at list prices, a transaction that will continue to help the manufacturer reclaim lost ground in one of the world's most promising markets. According to the announcement by Boeing, Akasa Air has purchased two variants of the 737 MAX family, the 737-8 and the high-capacity 737-8-200. The Mumbai-based carrier would begin receiving the jets in mid-2022. The Akasa Air directive came…

Trip Report: Flying Through China’s Newest Mega Airport

Qingdao, China's Jiaodong International Airport is the newest mega Airport in the country. In August, the airport started its operations and replaced Liuting Airport — its predecessor — which served the city for over 30 years. The airport is designed to be a flagship of modern airports, with a smooth passenger…

Avianca Ecuador Inaugurates Aircraft with New ‘Plus’, ‘Economy’ Seats

Avianca has long anticipated the entrance of its new cabin configuration in its subsidiaries, bringing a new setup with the three new seats types: Premium, Plus and Economy The Colombian carrier estimated that the first aircraft with the complete design would be ready during the second quarter of 2022 and…

Wagga Wagga: Home to Regional Express and the Royal Australian…

Wagga Wagga may be a small regional city in New South Wales, Australia, but it has a much bigger role to play in Australian aviation. The airport itself is only ranked 33rd busiest in Australia with just over 200,000 passengers, according to 2018-2019 statistics. However, the airfield is home to…

TAAG Angola Airlines Receives First of Six Dash 8-400s

TAAG Angola Airlines, the national flag carrier for Angola yesterday received its first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited. This introduction of Dash 8-400 is expected to support the growth of TAAG’s network. “We selected the Dash 8-400 aircraft to support our development of…

Part 2: DFW’s EVP of Global Strategy and Development Discusses…

The role of airports is greatly underestimated, as the airline industry goes forward after a pandemic that caused devasting effects. During the World Routes 2021 event in Milan, however, airports made clear that they want to be an active player in the recovery, and Dallas-Fort Worth was not an exception.…

Etihad Airways Partners with Industry Leaders, Strengthens Sustainability Program 

Etihad Airways — The United Arab Emirates' flag carrier — signed multiple partnerships and collaboration agreements during one of the world's most popular gatherings of aviation industry leaders, the 2021 Dubai Airshow. These agreements include manufacturers, suppliers and stakeholders all looking to help strengthen Etihad’s sustainability program by reducing Co2…

Singapore Airlines Anticipates Return Of Boeing 737 MAX

Following two deadly crashes that sounded safety concerns, the rather promising Boeing 737 MAX aircraft fleet was quickly grounded worldwide and until today, not many airlines have returned the aircraft type back to service. Even as regulators in various countries approve of its return to the skies, several airlines remain…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Day 3

Boeing came away from a day at the Dubai Airshow with the headline news for the first time on Tuesday as the American aircraft manufacturer inked a deal with Indian startup Akasa Air for 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices, the bill is…

Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Formulate 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program

Boeing recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian Airlines that enables the airline to bring cost-saving measures to its maintenance operations with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landing gear exchange program. The new agreement — signed at the ongoing Dubai Air Show — guarantees the availability of 29 landing gear shipsets…