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Vietnam Airlines A330 Retirement

After 12 years of operation, Vietnam Airlines has withdrawn its sole remaining Airbus A330 from service. In a September 13 statement, the carrier said that “since October 2016, the Airbus A330 fleet had safely transported nearly 20 million passengers on

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Airbus: 39,000 New Aircraft and 550,000 Pilots Needed

Airbus has published findings suggesting that the world’s passenger and freight fleet is set to more than double over the coming two decades. The conclusions are contained within its Global Market Forecast (GMF), with the report stating that the number

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Airbus Shopping Spree for AirAsia X

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has confirmed a firm order with Airbus for an additional batch of single and twin-aisle aircraft. In total, the Kuala Lumpur-based firm will acquire 12 Airbus A330-900 examples and and 30

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New Airbus for New Caledonia

Aircalin has accepted the first of two Airbus A330neo examples. The carrier, based in New Caledonia in the South Pacific, took delivery of the -900 variant, registered F-ONEO (c/n 1937) at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse on July 30. A

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First Look: A330neos for RwandAir and Air Mauritius

The first of two RwandAir Airbus A330-900s has rolled out of the paint shop at Airbus’ Toulouse facility. While no date has been confirmed for its formal delivery, the widebody, registered 9XR-WS (c/n 1844), made its first test flight on

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Virgin Atlantic Reveals New Middle East Route

British carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced it will launch flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion from this autumn. The first scheduled service is due to take place on September 25, and will mark the start of a new

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First Look: Air France’s New A330 Interiors

The first aircraft kitted out with Air France’s new look cabins has entered service. The French flag carrier is rolling out the update to its Airbus A330 fleet, with its business, premium economy and economy products all receiving the bright

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Aer Lingus Unveils New Brand

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has revealed a refreshed brand, including updated logo and livery. The move represents the latest stage of an ongoing effort to position the airline as ‘the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic’. The company

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Airbus Delivers First A330neo

TAP Air Portugal has accepted delivery of the first Airbus A330neo at an event held at the aerospace giant’s Toulouse facility. The Portuguese national carrier is due to receive a further 20 of the type in the coming years, which will

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Airbus Reveals October Results

Ten orders for the Airbus A330-900 from an undisclosed customer rounded off a slightly better than expected October for Airbus. The deal for the -900 model brings the total number of orders for the wider A330neo programme to 18 for

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