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SkyWest Airlines orders 16 new E175 aircraft for operation with Delta Air Lines

Embraer has agreed the sale of 16 new E175 jets to SkyWest for operation in the Delta Air Lines network, adding to the 71 E175 jets SkyWest already operates for Delta. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Delta under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, wh...

easyJet introduces new cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles

easyJet is introducing a new uniform for cabin crew and pilots, each made from around 45 recycled plastic bottles as part of its commitment tomitigate waste and search for innovative change beyond carbon reduction. Manufactured by Northern-Ireland based Tailored Image and cr...


CDB Aviation and Volaris agree to sale and leaseback of 4 new A320neo aircraft

CDB Aviation announced the signing of a new agreement with Mexico’s number one airline, Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, for the sale and leaseback of four new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The aircraft, two of which are scheduled to deliver to Volaris by October 2021, with the remaining two expected to arrive by May 2022, are leased on a long-term basis, brin...

Etihad Airways ramps up UK passenger flights

Following the United Arab Emirates being added to the UK Amber List, Etihad Airways will resume passenger flights to London and Manchester from 8 August. Unvaccinated guests travelling from the UAE will be required to have a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure and to undergo 10 days home quarantine, as well as follow up Covid-19 tests on day two and day eight. Fully vaccinated guests wh...

Porter Airlines signs aircraft support agreement with Embraer

 In preparation for major North American expansion, Porter Airlines has agreed to an aircraft aftermarket support program with Embraer. This follows the airline's announcement last month that it ordered up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, including 30 firm commitments and purchase rights for another 50. Deliveries begin in the second half of 2022, as Porter prepares to grow beyond its curr...

SmartLynx and Royal Air Maroc enter into a long-term commercial agreement

A recently signed agreement between SmartLynx – a member of the Avia Solutions Group (ASG), the largest aviation and aerospace group of companies in Central and Eastern Europe – and Royal Air Maroc aptly illustrates SmartLynx’s commitment to the viability of long-term commercial partnerships. The agreement comes after a rigorous Royal Air Maroc selection process and was based...

Lilium announces plan for $1 billion commercial deal & strategic alliance with leading Brazilian airline Azul

Lilium GmbH intends to enter into a $1 billion commercial deal and strategic alliance with leading Brazilian airline Azul S.A . It also announced the appointment of Gabrielle Toledano and Henri Courpron to the Board of Directors of Lilium N.V. upon completion of Lilium's business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp. These announcements coincide with Lilium's...

Etihad rolls out IATA Travel Pass to seven cities following successful trials

Following successful trials, Etihad Airways has expanded IATA Travel Pass on flights between Abu Dhabi and seven destinations across its network as it continues to implement digital solutions to simplify the travel experience in the wake of the pandemic. IATA Travel Pass is available for guests on all Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, New York and S...

Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine. Condor is the latest airline to order Airbus’ state-of-the-art A330neo widebody aircraft, bringing a...

Sleep well on board of Lufthansa flights to São Paulo, Los Angeles and Singapore

As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests traveling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the gate, before their flight. With this new attractive offer, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves, consisting of three to four adjacent seats, for the entire duration of the flight. This offer comes with a c...

United Aviate Academy to train new pilots using Boeing Comprehensive Suite of Training Solutions

United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools, materials and digital solutions to develop and provide early career training to United Airlines’ next generation of pilots. The companies commemorated the five-year training agreement with a ceremonial signing event at EAA AirVenture. The comprehensive training package of courseware and mult...

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Airbus A350-900 & introduces Premium Economy to Dubai

Following the much-awaited resumption of its Dubai route in May, Cathay Pacific continues to stay true to its brand ethos and is ‘moving beyond’ to offer a series of enhancements. Customers can now experience and travel the popular – Premium Economy cabin on-board the Airbus A350-900. Starting 06 August, 2021, passengers can experience luxury on one of Cathay Pacific’s m...

airBaltic introduces Online Delayed Baggage Service and improves Call Center Service

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has recently improved company’s service for delayed or damaged baggage, introducing an online self-service platform for communication between the passenger and the airline. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Even though we take an extra care of the passenger baggage and in more than 98% of cases it reaches...

Hahn Air welcomes 15 new partners in the first half of 2021

Hahn Air announces the addition of 15 new partners in the first half of 2021. The airlines trust the leading ticketing and distribution specialist to expand their indirect sales to secondary markets and increase their ticket sales with up to 100,000 travel agencies in more than 190 markets. They also benefit from being part of the largest network of interline partners in the world.  &ldquo...

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airBaltic to recruit 320 additional crew by summer 2022

airBaltic announces that by summer 2022 it expects to recruit 320 additional crew – 120 pilots and 200 cabin crew members. airBaltic group plans to primarily rehire its former pil...

GOL to launch network of 250 eVTOL aircraft in Brazil

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Multi-year service agreement -Embraer & Australia-based Alliance Airlines

Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support p...

Exceeding growth expectations - flyadeal received initial trio of new A320neos

During an event held on September 15 at the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Alomar, the CEO of flyadeal Mr. Con Korfiati...

First Air France Airbus A320 refitted with Safran ECOS shelf bins

The first Air France A320 retrofitted with Safran Cabin ECOS Shelf Bins and installed by Air France Industries in July 2021, returns to service with success. The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Spa...

RECARO Aircraft Seating tapped to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating was tapped to equip Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 economy class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on t...

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