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United Adding Inflight Entertainment Screens Onboard New Jets, Orders 270 Aircraft

United is making bold moves as it prepares for its next era in the post-pandemic world. On Tuesday, CEO Scott Kirby revealed information about the carrier's 'United Next' plan, including adding a record 270 aircraft to its fleet and retrofitting 100% of its mainline narrow-body jets with a new and improved inflight product. The plan is extremely ambitious, but United is confident in its business strategy, which is expected to improve the customer experience, create thousands of jobs, lower its…

Lufthansa Group Takes Strict Measures to Seize Recovery Opportunity

The worst part of the pandemic seems to be winding up in Europe and the US, and the demand for travel is finally rising. Like the rest of the European operators that are beginning to accommodate to the post-pandemic world, Lufthansa Group took drastic measures to begin to mitigate the…

Boeing and Southwest Finalize Major Boeing 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Southwest Airlines on Monday announced a new order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options for an additional 155 options in two variants including the 737 MAX 7 and 737 MAX 8. Southwest had been exploring options to modernize the most prominent aircraft type in its fleet:…

Avianca Transported 929,000 Passengers Over Holiday Season

Between Dec. 2020 and Jan. 11, 2021, Avianca moved more than 929,000 passengers across 9,287 flights in its network of domestic and international routes in Colombia, which reflects that air traffic is still active. In the domestic market, more than 747,000 passengers flew on 7,192 flights and on international routes…

Volaris Grows Its A320neo Fleet

Ultra low-cost airline Volaris has incorporated a new Airbus A320neo into its fleet, hoping to build on its strategy of increased frequencies throughout its 170 route network. According to a21, with this new aircraft arrival, Volaris will have an integrated fleet of 86 aircraft with an average age of 5…

Due to Weak Recovery, Lufthansa Further Reduces Fleet and Staff

The summer has passed and the prospects for the aviation industry's recovery are once again exhausted. The high season ends and, except for some signs of recovery in demand that was seen in July and August, the market again shows the impact of COVID-19 on European aviation. For that reason,…

Air New Zealand Decides To Ground Entire 777 Fleet

Air New Zealand has officially announced it will ground its entire Boeing B777 fleet until as early as September 2021. The airline initially grounded seven of its B777-300ER aircraft, earlier in May until the end of 2020, while its eight B777-200s have been sent to longterm storage overseas to Roswell,…

More Mainline Commercial Aircraft are Now Flying Than Stored

Global air travel has begun its journey to recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic decimated almost every aspect of travel. Now, the focus of the industry is addressing the post-COVID-19 challenges to navigate the industry to recovery. As the light at the end of the tunnel begins to get clearer, the…

The Last Gaucho: Aerolíneas Argentinas Retires Airbus A340 Fleet

On the early morning hours on Monday, Aerolíneas Argentinas' last Airbus A340-300, registration LV-FPU of Aerolineas Argentinas, had completed its last commercial flight for the company, which means the decommissioning of the aircraft type from the carrier's active fleet. The gap will be initially covered by expanding the current Airbus…

India’s SpiceJet Cooperates with Middle East Airlines, Signs Codeshare Agreements

SpiceJet, an Indian low-cost carrier, has signed a codeshare and interline agreement with Emirates. According to the agreement, the passengers are allowed to book both airlines’ flights from November 25 for travel starting on December 15. Emirates currently provides 170 weekly services from Dubai to nine destinations in India, where…