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A320neo in Frontier livery

Nov 09, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS USA - Republic Airways Holdings Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to sell its loss-making Frontier Airlines business, sparking a sharp rally in the stock of what some analysts had viewed as the industry's next candidate for bankruptcy protection. The airline operator beat off competition from Southwest ... Read more

A330 in new Air Australia livery

Nov 01, 2011 BRISBANE - Strategic Airlines will officially relaunch on November 15 as Air Australia, promising “the start of heightened domestic competition and lower international air fares”. The Brisbane-based airline will showcase its new lime-and-white Air Australia livery in the flesh – or rather “in the ... Read more

A380 rendering in Transaero colors

Oct 30, 2011 PARIS/MOSCOW — Airbus unveiled a provisional deal on Friday to sell four A380s worth $1.5 billion at list prices to Transaero Airlines, marking the first sale of Europe's superjumbo to a Russian airline. The country's second-biggest carrier plans to introduce the double-decker jetliner on long-distance flights seating ... Read more

747-8 Intercontinental in Arik Air colors

Oct 07, 2011 WASHINGTON - Boeing and Nigeria's Arik Air announced a deal for two 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes. The order is valued at $635 million at list prices and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's website. The order was announced during a signing ceremony at the Corporate Council ... Read more

A320neo in Jetstar colors

Oct 06, 2011 SYDNEY - Qantas and Airbus have finalised a contract for 110 A320 Family aircraft, to help with the airline’s fleet renewal and expansion plans in the coming years. The firm order for 78 A320neo and 32 A320s is the largest single order in Australian aviation history by aircraft ... Read more

Lufthansa has eight A380s in operation

Sep 29, 2011 BERLIN - Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, will be flying two more Airbus A380 superjumbos on long-haul routes sooner than expected after snapping them up as part of an order worth about 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion) at list prices. The airline, already Europe's largest customer ... Read more

Both airlines to operate both types

Sep 20, 2011 PARIS - Air France-KLM has split a $12 billion order for long-range jets following a year-long competition, announcing plans to buy 25 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350s.  The move is part of a plan to renew the fleet of Europe's largest airline and the order ... Read more

ANA 787

Aug 26, 2011 EVERETT - Boeing and ANA will celebrate delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner on Sept. 26 in Everett, Wash., after contractual delivery occurs on Sept. 25. Events throughout the day on Sept. 26 will commemorate delivery of this game changing airplane to its launch ... Read more

737-900ER in Delta colors

Aug 25, 2011 SEATTLE - Boeing and Delta Air Lines today announced an order for 100 Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) airplanes. The order, with a list-price value of more than $8.5 billion, is part of Delta's fleet renewal effort to replace its less efficient domestic airplanes. "The 737-900ER is the perfect airplane to replace the older, less efficient airplanes in our single-aisle fleet," said ... Read more

A320neo in Transaero colors

Aug 21, 2011 MOSCOW - MAKS 2011: Transaero, the Russia’s second largest carrier, has signed a memorandum with Airbus on acquisition of eight A320neo – new re-engined single-aisle aircraft with an increased fuel-efficiency, the carrier’s press-service reports. The agreement also assumes the option on acquisition of ... Read more

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