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    United CEO Oscar Munoz To Step Down, Scott Kirby To Take Over

United CEO Oscar Munoz To Step Down, Scott Kirby To Take Over

LONDON – In what has been an expected move to take place by Wall Street, United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz has taken the decision to step down from the airline. Munoz’s resignation will officially take place in Spring 2020, in which the President of the airline, Scott Kirby, will change roles. He will however not be leaving United completely as he will be succeeding Jane Garvey as the Executive Chairman

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    United Orders 50 Airbus A321XLR, Defers A350

United Orders 50 Airbus A321XLR, Defers A350

MIAMI – United Airlines has signed an order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. The announcement represents United’s first Airbus single-aisle purchase since 1993 when it placed an order for A318 and A320 aircraft. With this order, the Airbus A321XLR product officially claims another long-time Boeing 757 customer who had been looking for a proper replacement of the aging narrowbody aircraft. At the Paris Air Show 2019, American Airlines—another historic 757

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    Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Huge South American Expansion

Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Huge South American Expansion

LONDON – December 1 saw Qatar Airways Cargo release a major announcement of adding four new scheduled cargo destinations in South America that are all due to begin on January 16 next year. The four new destinations are; Campinas, Brazil (VCP), Santiago, Chile (SCL), Lima, Peru (LIM) and Bogota, Colombia (BOG) and all four destinations will be served by Qatar Cargo’s Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft. Qatar Airways Cargo currently has

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    Condor Goes Back To Its Roots: The Old Logo Returns

Condor Goes Back To Its Roots: The Old Logo Returns

MIAMI – The German leisure carrier, Condor, has brought back its iconic logo following the airline’s separation from the bankrupt Thomas Cook Airlines. The iconic Condor logo was unveiled to the airline’s employees at Frankfurt am Main Airport, applied to the tail of one of the airline’s Boeing 767-300(ER)s (D-ABUF). Over the next few weeks, Condor plans to change the logos on all aircraft and billboards. The airline, which still

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    Norwegian Air Scores Six London Heathrow Slots

Norwegian Air Scores Six London Heathrow Slots

MIAMI – The London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) Summer 2020 (S20) Initial Coordination Report shows that Norwegian Air Shuttle is the newest airline to join the airport’s roster with newly allocated slots. Norwegian Air Shuttle has been granted a total of six new slots that may be exploited on short-, medium-, or long-haul flights. An airport slot is a time allocation in which airlines can operate its aircraft and take advantage of

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    Air Corsica Takes Delivery Of Its First Airbus A320neo

Air Corsica Takes Delivery Of Its First Airbus A320neo

MIAMI – French carrier Air Corsica, based out of Ajaccio, has taken delivery of its first of only two Airbus A320neo aircraft. With this delivery, Air Corsica becomes the first French operator of the Airbus A320neo. The aircraft comes with a single-class configuration of 186 seats and is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft, registered F-HXKB, was handed over from the Airbus delivery center in Toulouse. Both A320neos

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    Airbus Celebrates The Delivery Of The 100th A220

Airbus Celebrates The Delivery Of The 100th A220

MIAMI — Airbus celebrated the 100th A220 family aircraft delivery during a ceremony that was held at the A220’s program headquarters in Mirabel, Canada. The aircraft in question is an Airbus A220-300 for Latvian carrier, airBaltic, based out of Riga. Alongside the aircraft’s main final assembly line in Mirabel, Canada, Airbus now also produces the A220-100 aircraft out of its assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama. Back in November 2016, airBaltic became

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    Hong Kong Airlines In The Verge Of Bankruptcy

Hong Kong Airlines In The Verge Of Bankruptcy

MIAMI – Hong Kong Airlines has only got one week to save its operating license, amid the deterioration of its finances. The country’s regulators are due to make a decision by Saturday, with the airline’s aim now solely on raising enough cash and prove its liquidity. The Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA), said that it met with senior management members of HKA on November 29, 2019, and heard

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    SAS Retires The Boeing 737-600, Welcomes First A350-900

SAS Retires The Boeing 737-600, Welcomes First A350-900

MIAMI – Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has retired the last Boeing 737-600 aircraft from its fleet, two days after taking delivery of its new flagship, the Airbus A350-900. The airline’s last Boeing 737-600 (LN-RPG • MSN 28310/LN 255), performed its final revenue flight, SAS600, from Stockholm to Oslo via Copenhagen—the airline’s three Scandinavian hubs.  During the final flight, the 21-year-old aircraft performed a flypast over Copenhagen Airport before heading north towards

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    Photo: First Turkish Airlines Airbus A350 Rolls Out In Toulouse

Photo: First Turkish Airlines Airbus A350 Rolls Out In Toulouse

MIAMI — The first Airbus A350-900 for Turkish Airlines rolled out of the assembly line in Toulouse earlier today. This plane is the first of 25 planes the Istanbul-based carrier ordered last year. Local photographer and Airways contributor, Eurospot, managed to capture the airliner as it left the assembly line for the first time. In March 2018, Turkish Airlines confirmed a sizeable order of 60 widebody Boeing and Airbus planes,

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South African Airways Cuts Deal With Unions, Future Remains Uncertain

  South African Airways Cuts Deal With Unions, Future Remains Uncertain

MIAMI — The state-owned South African Airways (SAA) managed to reach an agreement with labor unions on Friday, ending a

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DAS19: Air Arabia Signs Order For 120 Airbus A320neo

  DAS19: Air Arabia Signs Order For 120 Airbus A320neo

MIAMI – The largest Middle Eastern low-cost carrier (LCC), Air Arabia, has confirmed a blockbuster order for 120 Airbus aircraft,

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DAS19: Emirates Amends Airbus Order: Scraps A330neo, Upgrades A350

  DAS19: Emirates Amends Airbus Order: Scraps A330neo, Upgrades A350

MIAMI — UAE national carrier, Emirates, has announced a new aircraft purchase agreement with Airbus at the Dubai Air Show—a

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DAS19: Biman Bangladesh Orders Two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

  DAS19: Biman Bangladesh Orders Two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

MIAMI — The Dubai Air Show kicked off well for Boeing, as Biman Bangladesh has placed an order two 787-9

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DAS19: Air Peace Purchases Three Additional Embraer E195-E2 In Dubai

  DAS19: Air Peace Purchases Three Additional Embraer E195-E2 In Dubai

MIAMI — Embraer’s first announcement at the Dubai Air Show 2019 is an additional order from Air Peace, Nigeria’s biggest

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Hawaiian Airlines Commemorates 90th Birthday With Celebratory Flight

  Hawaiian Airlines Commemorates 90th Birthday With Celebratory Flight

MIAMI — Hawaiian Airlines celebrated its 90th birthday on Monday with a special flight replicating the carrier’s inaugural voyage on

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KLM Confirms $2.5 Billion Order For 21 Embraer E195-E2

  KLM Confirms $2.5 Billion Order For 21 Embraer E195-E2

MIAMI — KLM has confirmed the firm order for 21 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights, it had originally

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Video: First Air Canada A220-300 Rolls Out Of Paintshop

  Video: First Air Canada A220-300 Rolls Out Of Paintshop

MIAMI — Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 rolled out of the paint shop at Bombardier’s Mirabel facility. The plane is

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