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Copa Airlines 737-800

Nov 17, 2010 PANAMA CITY - Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., today announced that it has signed lease agreement for ten Boeing 737-800 airplanes, five for delivery in 2011 and five during 2012.  Including these leases, Copa Airlines now has firm orders and ... Read more

A380 in Skymark Airlines colors

Nov 16, 2010 TOULOUSE - Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest and growing airline, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of four A380s, the most advanced, spacious and eco-efficient airliner in service today.  Skymark Airlines, established in 1996 and headquartered ... Read more

SpiceJet 737-800

Nov 09, 2010 NEW DELHI - Boeing and Indian budget carrier, SpiceJet, announced an order for 30 Next-Generation 737-800s with winglets in the presence of U.S. President Obama late last week.  Valued at about $2.3 billion at list prices, SpiceJet had declared its intent to ... Read more

Signing ceremony in Riyadh

Nov 07, 2010 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will buy 12 long-range Boeing 777-300ERs in a deal worth $3.3 billion with an option to buy ten more airplanes. “The deal is part of a long-term plan to expand and modernize the fleet of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) with new version of ... Read more

China Southern A330-200

Nov 04, 2010 HONG KONG — China Southern Airlines said Thursday that it had agreed to buy 36 planes from Airbus for 3.78 billion US dollars, as it moves to meet soaring domestic travel demand in China. The carrier said the purchase would see six Airbus A330 aircraft delivered ... Read more

Fuji Dream Airlines E-170

Oct 25, 2010 MAKINOHARA, SHIZUOKA, JAPAN - Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) of Japan has ordered an Embraer 175 to add to one Embraer 175 and three Embraer 170s it already has in service. The new aircraft will be configured in a single-class layout with 84 seats. The order also ... Read more

Emirates 777

Oct 15, 2010 DUBAI - Dubai's Emirates launched a double challenge to European airlines yesterday, setting out ambitions to own a fleet of more than 100 Airbus A380 superjumbos and stepping up a war of words over rivals' subsidy claims. Emirates, which surprised the aviation world by lifting its orders ... Read more

Sukhoi Superjet 100

Oct 05, 2010 MOSCOW - UTAir, one of Russia's four largest airlines, will replace its Tupolev Tu-134 airliners with Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, the company said on Monday. "Under a fleet modernization program, UTAir has concluded a tender to choose a commercial civilian passenger jet to replace the Tu-134 in its fleet. Two modifications of Sukhoi Superjet 100, RRJ-75B and RRJ-95B, have won the tender," the company said. Eight Russian and foreign companies participated in the tender. The airline did not say ... Read more

Cebu Pacific Airlines Crew Dancing

Oct 02, 2010 PHILIPPINES - We've all done it - failed to pay attention during a routine safety demonstration aboard an aeroplane. But passengers flying to the Philippines are suddenly changing their tune. Cabin crew on board a Cebu Pacific Airlines flight had the attention of everyone on board as they danced ... Read more

Siza Mzimela - CEO of SAA

Sep 30, 2010 ADDIS ABABA - Within months South African Airways (SAA) is expected to make an announcement about the new airline that it will launch in collaboration with two other African airlines. The idea is for it to be an entirely new carrier, said SAA chief executive Siza Mzimela on ... Read more

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