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Airline to begin low cost international operations in 2018

Mar 13, 2017   South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on ... Read more

Aer Lingus to Aquire Seven New Airbus A321neo

Mar 07, 2017 Today Air Lease Corporation announced long term lease agreements with Aer Lingus for seven new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft to operate on transatlantic and other routes. The aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus. "The lease of the A321neo LR aircraft from ALC is the culmination of a long relationship with Aer Lingus. We have seen their long range fleet evolve from Boeing 747s to Airbus A330s to now Airbus A321s. We take great pride in extending our relationship with Aer Lingus. The A321neo LR aircraft leased from ALC will allow Aer Lingus to eventually replace four Boeing 757s, and add more non-stop routes and frequencies to U.S. and Canadian cities,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “The A321neo LR will be the perfect aircraft for Aer Lingus to provide its excellent service and allow it to expand into new markets while remaining a very profitable and successful airline,” said Grant Levy, Executive Vice President of Air Lease Corporation. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019, with three deliveries in 2019 and four deliveries in 2020. Source: Air Lease Corporation Read more

Citilink becomes first airline in Indonesia to operate A320neo

Feb 27, 2017 Citilink, the low cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 35 A320neo set to enter service with the carrier. Citilink has selected CFM Leap-1A engines to power its ... Read more

India's Zoom Air Joins Bombardier's Family of CRJ Jets

Feb 24, 2017 Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today congratulated Zoom Air, India's newest airline, on the recent launch of CRJ200 regional jet service with aircraft acquired from a third party. The airline has joined Bombardier's family of more than 100 CRJ Series aircraft owners and operators.  The airline, ... Read more

TCP to Provide $10M Facility to Mesa Airlines

Feb 13, 2017 Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC certain of its funds have agreed to provide a $100 million engine financing facility to Mesa Air Group, Inc., a leading regional airline. The facility will be used to purchase a portfolio of new General Electric CF34-8C5 engines and will provide Mesa ... Read more

Qatar Airways Launches the World's Longest Flight

Feb 07, 2017 It was a historic moment for Qatar Airways today, as it launched its new record-breaking Auckland service on one of the country’s most significant days of the year – Waitangi Day. As the first Qatar Airways flight touched down on the North Island of New Zealand, ... Read more

AirAsia X Cleared To Fly To The US

Jan 25, 2017 AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly to the US. The airline is the first Asian low-cost carrier to secure approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to the US. The approval allows AirAsia's long-haul, low-cost sister airline to operate services ... Read more

Flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Jan 23, 2017 Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft. In addition to the 60 aircraft, Flynas has converted 20 A320ceo from a previous order to A320neo bringing the airline’s total firm order to 80 ... Read more

737 Max & 737 Max 8s

Jan 16, 2017  Boeing and SpiceJet announced today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet's current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs which were previously ... Read more

Jan 09, 2017 Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris. The agreement signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO and Fabrice Bregier, Airbus President and CEO, covers 46 A320 Family, ... Read more

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