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A JetBlue A321neo being prepared for delivery in Hamburg (Photo: Tobias Gudat)

JetBlue Commences Airbus A321neo Flights

JetBlue has begun commercial flights with their brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft, as reported by Flightradar24. The aircraft's first flight departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday morning, arriving in Orlando after a two hour flight. The airline originally planned to debut the aircraft on September 24, between New York and Fort Lauderdale. The flight appears to be a late aircraft swap, as the flight is normally operated with a standard Airbus A321. On departure from New…

Saudi Arabian Low-Cost Carrier Cancels 30 737 MAX Orders

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal has canceled a deal which would have seen the delivery of at least 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, having an option to take an extra 20. The airline, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, has instead decided to switch to an all Airbus fleet and…

XL Airways France Talks Next Chapter and Growth Plan

In its 24-year lifetime, the airline currently known as XL Airways France has had quite the history. Initially launching in 1995 as Star Europe, the carrier provided short-haul services with a small fleet of Boeing 737-400 aircraft. Rebranding as Star Airlines in 1998, the carrier began expanding into the long-haul…

From Burg to Burgh: Why Did American’s First A321neo Go…

The newest member of the family for American Airlines has arrived as Airbus delivered the airline’s first Airbus A321neo, the next generation version of the Airbus A321, on Friday. Following the official handoff, taking place at Airbus’ facility in Hamburg, Germany, the aircraft was flown nonstop to Pittsburgh, where American’s…

American’s First Airbus A321neo Spotted in Hamburg

American Airlines’ first Airbus A321neo was spotted fully painted in the airline’s colors at Airbus’ production facility in Hamburg. The aircraft is slated to be delivered to American in the next few weeks before joining the airline’s fleet in April. American will be the third carrier to operate the new…

Aegean Airlines Announces Airbus A320neo Deal

Earlier this year, Aegean Airlines signed an MoU with Airbus for 30 brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft. Recently the Athens-based carrier has announced that is has firmed up a deal worth $5.8 billion with Airbus to purchase up to 42 new Airbus A320neo aircraft. According to a statement from Airbus,…

Primera Air and MWAA Talk Washington Route Addition

In February, the newest airline in the low-cost transatlantic market, Primera Air, announced that it would make a slight change to its route network. Washington’s Dulles International Airport located in Northern Virginia, serving the nation’s capital, Virginia, Maryland and other surrounding states, was chosen to receive flights to London’s Stansted…

Airbus Wants to Increase A320 Production Rate; Its Suppliers, Not…

An Airbus spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that it intends to increase the monthly output of its the Airbus A320 series from the current 55 aircraft to 63 by 2019, which will significantly improve the capacity of the builder to take new orders in a timeline that is suitable for future…

TAP Air Portugal Plans to Fly from Lisbon to Buenos…

Portugal's flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal announced that it will open a route between the European country and Argentina in 2019. The announcement was made at an event being held at Portugal's Embassy in Buenos Aires. TAP representatives made the announcement in the company of Portugal's Tourism Vice Minister Ana Mendes Godinho,…

Primera Air Makes Changes to Transatlantic Offering Two Weeks Before…

The Nordic low-cost airline that aims to provide low-cost nonstop transatlantic service with its fleet of A321neo and LR aircraft has just hit a speedbump two weeks before its first scheduled flight from London’s Stansted Airport to Newark’s Liberty International Airport. The aircraft that was supposed to provide the service,…