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NEWS Dec 22, 2023 Azul Orders More A330neos Amid Long-Haul Expansion Plans Azul Linhas Aéreas confirmed a new order for the Airbus A330neo following a purchase agreement signed in June. With this order, the Brazilian carrier hopes to expand its widebody fleet and as a result, its long-haul route offering. Read More →
STORIES Dec 09, 2023 A Closer Look at Airbus's Worst-Selling Aircraft The Airbus A330-800 never became a large component of airline fleets. The plane has received only 12 orders over the past nine years, compared to the hundreds of orders for the A330-900 during the same period. Many carriers prefer the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other aircraft for multiple reasons. We look deeper into why the A330-800 has failed to take off within the industry. Read More →
NEWS Sep 12, 2023 A Massive Lufthansa Group Expansion: SWISS to Washington-Dulles, A380 Service, and a 787 to Minneapolis The Lufthansa Group announced a considerable expansion this morning that will substantially increase route capacity and alliance connectivity. With the expansion, Lufthansa is set to offer 27 gateways in the summer of 2024. Read More →
ROUTES Aug 11, 2023 New Longest A330neo Route: Kuwait Airways Adds Washington Dulles The flag carrier of Kuwait announced its second destination in North America. Notably, its newest route will become the new longest Airbus A330neo in the route on the rare A330-800 variant. Read More →
NEWS Jul 30, 2023 SWISS Introduces Free Wi-Fi Onboard Long Haul Flights SWISS Airlines is following in the footsteps of its fellow STAR ALLIANCE carriers by adding a free-to-use Wi-Fi plan onboard all of its long haul flights. The new free plan will have no data cap and be available to all passengers in all classes onboard. Read More →
NEWS Jul 03, 2023 Passengers and Crew Injured as Hawaiian Airlines Flight Encounters Turbulence Most flyers hate turbulence and for good reason. The bumps can make some sick and can cause disruptions to inflight service. However, most passengers don’t imagine turbulence so severe that it results in injuries. Sadly, this is exactly what happened on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye Airport (HNL) to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Read More →
ROUTES Jun 29, 2023 RwandAir Launches Direct Flights to Paris Rwanda's national carrier RwandAir launched direct flights between Kigali International Airport (KGL) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on June 26. This is the first nonstop service to connect France and Rwanda. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 22, 2023 Uganda Airlines Operates Inaugural Hajj Flight After a nearly 40-year absence, Uganda Airlines made its return to Saudi Arabia. This comes right at the start of the Hajj season, an annual Muslim pilgrimage that, this year, will see nearly two million pilgrims from all over the world arriving in Saudi Arabia. Read More →
NEWS Jun 20, 2023 Airbus to Experiment With Hydrogen Powered APU Airbus and its subsidiary Airbus UpNext, have announced at the Paris Airshow the beginning of a new program aimed at reducing ground emissions. The project will focus on research around a hydrogen powered (zero emission) APU on a "technological demonstrator" A330-200 aircraft. Should the project be successful, Airbus will attempt to implement some of the technology into both future and current aircraft designs. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 05, 2023 Air Canada Connects World's Largest Aerospace Hubs, Expands to Toulouse and Copenhagen On the same day, June 1, 2023, Air Canada inaugurated two routes simultaneously from their growing Montreal (YUL) hub. The first route, Montreal to Toulouse is important to aerospace manufacturing giant Airbus, as the company has aircraft production lines in both Toulouse and Montreal (at Mirabel airport). The second route, Montreal to Copenhagen, is seasonal and is aimed at tourists going between the two storied cities. Read More →