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An Azul Embraer 195 arrives at Campinas/Viracopos Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul to Sublease Embraer E195s to LOT Polish Airlines, Breeze Aviation

Azul Airlines, the largest airline in Brazil, has announced that it will sublease 53 of its Embraer E195-E1 aircraft to LOT Polish Airlines and Breeze Aviation, a US-based startup. In a statement, Azul said that this decision is in line with its plans to replace its aging Embraer E1 fleet with the newer, larger and more efficient E2 series. “For the past 11 years, the E195 aircraft have been the basis of Azul's business model, and will undoubtedly continue to…

LOT Polish Airlines to Purchase Condor

The owner of the national airline of Poland, LOT, has announced it has purchased former Thomas Cook-owned carrier, Condor. The German leisure carrier has been without an owner since the collapse of Thomas Cook earlier last year. The combined carriers will operate 140 aircraft, serving 20 million passengers between bases…

Poland Moving Forward with New Eastern European Mega-Hub

Poland is planning a new mega-airport to help aviation traffic grow and become the hub for Central and Eastern Europe. Polish President Andrzej Duda signed into law legislation laying out the rules for organizing and carrying out the development and construction of the new airport, news which national carrier LOT…