Monthly Archives: August 2016

Qatar Airways planning large aircraft order soon

Qatar Airways said it’s poised to make a major jetliner purchase, adding to a backlog of more than 340 outstanding orders for Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE planes. The Gulf carrier will place a “large” aircraft order “soon,” Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said Wednesday at a briefing in Doha, without elaborating on […]

BOC Aviation orders five new Airbus A321 aircraft

BOC Aviation Ltd has announced that it has ordered five new Airbus A321-200 aircraft, all of which have been leased to an Asian airline. While the group did not disclose the actual purchase price of the Airbus aircraft – stating that it is “commercially sensitive information because it reflects significant price adjustments” granted by Airbus […]

Airbus delivers the Americas’ first A320neo to LATAM Airlines Group

LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America’s leading airline group, took delivery of its first A320neo – showcasing its white, indigo and coral livery and powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100-JM engines – on Monday, August 29, at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. LATAM Airlines Brasil will become the first airline in North and South America, […]

American Airlines boss switches seats to rival United

American Airlines president Scott Kirby is moving to rival United Continental to take up the same job. Mr Kirby had been seen as a future chief executive of American Airlines, but instead will move straight into his new job at United. American Airlines is giving him more than $13m (£10m) in severance pay. United’s financial […]

Thai Airways takes first delivery of A350

Thai Airways has taken delivery of its first of 12 Airbus A350s. The aircraft, an A350-900, is on lease from US-based CIT, says Airbus. Bangkok-based Thai Airways becomes the eighth A350 operator. Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that aircraft of the type are already in service with Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines, Finnair, LATAM Airlines Brazil, Qatar […]

Virgin Australia awards long-haul cargo sales and management agreement to Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia, Australia’s second largest airline, through a new long-term agreement. The extension of the longstanding partnership between the two airlines follows last year’s launch of Virgin Australia Cargo to manage the cargo operations of Virgin Australia across its extensive domestic […]

Qantas soars to record profit after restructuring

Australia’s national carrier Qantas has posted record annual profits of A$1.42bn ($1.1bn, £820m), nearly doubling last year’s result. The airline will also pay a final dividend to shareholders for the first time since 2009. Qantas has been though major restructuring after posting record losses in 2014. To achieve the turnaround, the carrier has cut capacity, […]

Aeromexico begins upgrade of check-in kiosks, website and passenger app

Airline operator Aeromexico has announced the official launch of what it refers to as its ‘digital ecosystem’, which includes a revamped website, mobile app, and a number of updated self-service check-in kiosks. The new simplified website has been inspired by Mexican culture and features visually stunning imagery with vivid colors and contemporary iconography. Aeromexico’s new […]

Delta and Virgin Atlantic to co-locate at Heathrow Terminal 3

Switch will enhance seamless service for customers flying between U.K. and U.S. Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, effective Sept. 14, 2016.  Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal, making it easier for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes. Delta will transfer […]

Hong Kong Airlines Grows Network to 35 Destinations and Expands Fleet to 32 Aircraft

Stepping into its 10th year since establishment, the internationally-acclaimed full service airline, Hong Kong Airlines (the “Company”) continues its rapid growth with fleet and network expansion to meet increasing travel demand. This year, Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of five Airbus aircraft and reaches a fleet size of 32 aircraft. The latest addition, an […]