Thursday , 11 August 2022

Tag Archives: Fleet

PHOTOS: Qatar Airways’ first A380 has its maiden flght

by BA Staff Image Credit: Airbus Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo took off from Tolouse on its maiden flight to Hamburg on 9th September, where the aircraft will undergo cabin installation before being painted. Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first A380 sometime early in 2014, becoming the 11th operator of the A380. Qatar Airways …

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Maps: Potential United Boeing 787 operations for 2014

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: United Airlines With the announcement of thrice weekly San Francisco – Chengdu to commence in June 2014, Chicago-based full service carrier United Airlines has the planned the following long haul routes for its fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners in 2014. San Francisco – Chengdu –> 3x weeklySan Francisco – Osaka Kansai –> DailySeattle – Tokyo …

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WestJet orders 65 Boeing 737 MAX

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Boeing Canadian low cost carrier (LCC) WestJet announced today that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to purchase 65 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (40 737 MAX 8 and 25 737 MAX 7) from Boeing, in a deal worth $6.3 billion at list prices. Deliveries of the 737 MAX will commence from September of …

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Sukhoi confirms order for 20 Superjets from Ilyushin Finance Co

Earlier today at the MAKS air show in Moscow, Sukhoi announced that lessor Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC) has ordered 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 On August 27 2013 in the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon МAKS Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC) signed two firm contracts for …

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Xiamen Airlines finalizes orders for 6 787 Dreamliners

Chinese full service carrier Xiamen Airlines has finalized an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners that was initially announced in May of 2011. Find more details below. Image Credit: Boeing 26th August 2013 Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines have finalized an order for six 787-8s. Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order is valued at $1.3 …

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Japan Airlines revises its flights and fleet plans for financial year 2013~14

Japan Airlines Group (JAL) today announced revisions made to its flight frequency and fleet plans for the remaining of fiscal year 2013(ending March 31, 2014). In regards to the airline’s domestic network, flight frequencies on select routes will be adjusted to better meet demand as well as the changes in customer travel patterns including seasonal travel patterns in order to …

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Infographic: Etihad fleet compared to Formula 1

Digital marketing agency LBi has created a very interesting Infographic about the fleet of Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways. Etihad is a key supporter Formula 1 and of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, so naturally LBi could not help but including a few F1 racing comparisons. You can download the infographic after it opens in the light box …

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Jet Airways to lease three Boeing 777-300ERs to Turkish Airlines

by Devesh Agarwal Sources within Mumbai based Jet Airways indicate the airline has entered into an agreement with Turkish Airlines to dry-lease three of its Boeing 777-300ER (77W) aircraft for one year. The Indian carrier has a total of ten 77Ws in its fleet. Since 2008, the carrier has found it difficult to effectively utilise these highly popular aircraft. It …

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American Airlines and US Airways to merge in $11 billion deal

American Airlines and US Airways officially announced their expected merger yesterday. Press release is below. American Airlines, US Airways combined route map  AMERICAN AIRLINES AND US AIRWAYS TO CREATE A PREMIER GLOBAL CARRIER —THE NEW AMERICAN AIRLINES Customers to Benefit from an Expanded Global Network and Investment in New Aircraft, Technology, Products, and Services Combined Company to Enhance oneworld® Alliance, …

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“Start from scratch”, Japan Airlines’ Chairman’s advice for Air India

“Very important for Air India to start from scratch, completely change the way you think” is the advice offered for India’s national carrier by Masaru Onishi, Chairman of Japan Airlines (JAL). Mr. Onishi who spoke to Bangalore Aviation on January 31 on the sidelines of the oneworld entry ceremony of Malaysia Airlines. Mr. Onishi knows the subject of revival; he …

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Jet Airways international fleet and network operations analysis

by Vinay Bhaskara A recent report from Flightglobal quoted Boeing Asia head Dinesh Keskar as saying that India’s largest full service carrier, Jet Airways, could potentially convert existing order into the larger Boeing 787-9 variant. Jet Airways currently has 10 Boeing 787-8s on order for delivery from 2014 onwards, but Mr. Keskar said, “”If they do that [convert orders to …

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Timeline and Fleet Matrix of Turkish Airlines expansion

by Vinay Bhaskara Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines has been pursuing a strategy of rapid fleet and destination growth over the past few years. Already, they are the airline which serves the most countries in the world, and  they have already announced plans to start 41 new destinations over the next two years. The following table details Turkish Airlines’ expansion plans over the …

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Jet Airways takes delivery of first new Airbus A330-300

Jet Airways, today took delivery of the first of four new Airbus A330-300 series aircraft into its fleet, at the airframer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Aircraft registration VT-JWR. The airline is expected to take delivery of an additional A330-300 (VT-JWS) later this month. The first A330-300 aircraft will be be deployed from December 22 as 9W 228/227 on the Mumbai …

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Jet Airways to induct new generation ATR 72-600 turbo-prop aircraft

Mumbai-based Jet Airways will the first Indian carrier to induct the new ATR 72-600 series turbo-prop aircraft into their fleet, with five aircraft, starting this month and completing in March 2013. The Franco-Italian ATR (Avions de Transport Régional) 72-600 is an upgrade from the existing ATR72-500 aircraft in the airline’s fleet, and will be used for connectivity to smaller Tier …

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IndiGo increases service between Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad

With the arrival of its 68th Airbus A320, India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, is increasing its services between Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, and Chandigarh from today. From the released time-table below the aircraft commences its work at 05:50 in the morning at Ahmedabad to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai to Goa to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai and finally back to …

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Photos: Kingfisher Airline’s stripped and decaying Airbus A321s and A330

Some depressing photos to commence the week of three Kingfisher Airline’s Airbus aircraft VT-KFR, VT-KFW, and VT-VJO lying grounded, getting stripped of parts and engines, and slowly decaying at Indian airports, While one can understand the business strategy of Kingfisher of reducing costs and performing fire-fighting cost-cutting, it is depressing to see these beautiful aircraft being canibalised like this. Sources …

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