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Delta Officially Picks Up 10 LATAM A350 Orders

Delta Air Lines confirmed it has officially absorbed an order for 10 Airbus A350 aircraft from LATAM Airlines Group. The group, which currently operates a fleet of 330 aircraft, has been forced to cut 95 percent of its flying as a result of the global COVID-19 crisis. Through the deal with Delta, the Atlanta-based carrier has alleviated a $3 billion burden off LATAM's shoulders. Meanwhile, Delta has deferred its near-term Airbus deliveries as the airline deals with a 95 percent…

Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Launch New Partnership

What is being billed as the ‘World’s Leading Partnership’ was launched this week by Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France. The joint venture (JV) by the four airlines expands on existing JVs between the U.S. carrier and the U.K. and European carriers. Delta CEO Ed Bastian stated:…

Virgin Atlantic to Take On Opportunities Left By Jet Airways,…

Virgin Atlantic announced it will be restarting flights between London and Mumbai as of October 27. The new flight announcement follows the recent demise of Jet Airways' operations, which used to codeshare with Virgin Atlantic on the route, allowing passengers to access Virgin Atlantic's North American route network. “2019 marks…

Boeing-Embraer Deal: Brazil’s New President Doubts on the Specifics

Once neglected by the two major builders, the 100-150 seat segment became a key player in the last few years. After Airbus’ acquisition of Bombardier's CSeries program, it was a matter of time to see Boeing going after the other competitor: Embraer. Both companies have a long history of collaboration,…

United, Avianca and Copa Look for a New Three Way…

Avianca and Copa Airlines want to enter into a three-way deal with United Airlines, which would strengthen the U.S. to Latin America presence of the three Star Alliance members. At an event held for the presentation of financial results on August 8, the parent companies of Avianca (based at Bogota)…

Delta Expands Joint Venture with WestJet, Consolidates Trans-Atlantic JV Without…

Delta Air Lines has been making headlines in the last few days with news of expanded strategic partnerships both within North America and trans-Atlantic. The U.S. carrier has broadened its joint venture (JV) with Canada’s WestJet to create a cross-border alliance which will see Delta codeshare on 68 routes to…

Boeing-Embraer Partnership Formally Announced at Farnborough

At the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, Boeing's Media Chalet unleashed a sudden rush of information seemingly all at once. First, Qatar Airways announced it was ordering new simulators. Minutes later, Qatar Airways GCEO Akbar Al-Baker announced five new 777 Freighters for its cargo fleet. And then, once the room was cleared,…

Air China and Air Canada Sign Joint Venture as Chinese…

Wednesday marked the start of a new joint venture between Air China and Air Canada, two national carriers on opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean. The signing took place in Beijing, Air China's home base, and signifies the start of greater cooperation between the two airlines. According to a NASDAQ press…

Hawaiian and Japan Airlines to Commence Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they had begun sales of tickets for codeshare flights with its newest codeshare partner Japan Airlines, also known simply as JAL, which will commence three days later on Mar. 25. "We're excited to extend our reach in Japan and welcome new guests onboard Hawaiian…

Air France and Vietnam Airlines to Kick off Joint Venture…

Paris-based Air France and Hanoi-based Vietnam Airlines have announced their intention to begin a joint venture for flights between the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Paris. The two airlines, both members of the SkyTeam alliance, have stated that the arrangement will take place November 1…