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A LATAM Brasil A350-900 lands in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

New World, New Missions: LATAM Brasil’s Widebodies Remain Active During COVID-19

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil brought demand for air travel down by a previously unimaginable amount. If during the first two months of the year airlines were experiencing a very healthy demand scenario with solid financial numbers, the month of March was disastrous. And it was only a prelude of the crisis that would come. It all started with international traffic. As a result, the airline that suffered the most was one with the most exposure to…

Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777-9X Appears on Boeing Test Flight Line…

AirlineGeeks recently spotted Lufthansa's first Boeing 777-9X, the third airworthy airframe off of the assembly line, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The third airworthy airframe off of the new aircraft's assembly line, the aircraft designated WH003 rolled out to the Boeing test flight line on the evening of June…

Japan Airlines Receives First Airbus Aircraft

Japan Airlines (JAL) received its first A350-900XWB on Thursday from Airbus' manufacturing facilities in Toulouse. The newly-delivered aircraft, registered as JA01XJ, marks two sizable milestones. Its JAL's first off-the-line Airbus aircraft - the airline has continuously operated a fleet of largely Boeing jets - and the first Japanese-registered A350. The…

Korean Air Eyeing Major Widebody Order to Renew Aging Fleet

Korean Air is reportedly considering a large widebody order as part of a fleet expansion to replace its aging fleet. The carrier has done a good job of placing orders for and flying some of the most modern narrowbody aircraft across different manufacturers including the Airbus A220, Boeing 737 MAX, and…

WestJet Outlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Routes

Canadian low-cost airline WestJet announced on Wednesday its long-awaited plans for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The widebody aircraft will serve London, Paris and Dublin from the airline’s main base in Calgary, Alta. Service will begin in April 2019 following the delivery of the aircraft from Boeing. With this announcement,…

Singapore Airlines Adds Second City for Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Singapore Airlines announced that Perth, Australia will be one of the lucky cities to be serviced by the airline’s newest addition, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, of which it is also the airplane's launch customer. The Western Australia city of 2 million joins Osaka, Japan in the 787-10’s route network, with…

Airbus A350-1000 Embarks on Demonstration Tour in the Middle East…

The Airbus A350-1000, the newest addition to Airbus’ widebody family, has begun its three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region. This tour comes in the wake of the aircraft’s successful flight test campaign, ending with joint EASA and FAA type certifications, and is right ahead of the…

Iberia Announces First Airbus A350 Long-Haul Route

During an event at Fitur, the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spanish airline Iberia announced the first route for its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to New York's JFK Airport. However, the airline did not go as far as to announce a start date for the aircraft, and no updated schedule…