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Airbus Marks 1000th A320neo

European aerospace giant Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1000th airframe of its A320neo Family. The aircraft, VT-IUH (c/n 8968) was produced at the firm’s Hamburg facility before being delivered to IndiGo’s base at Delhi/Indira Gandhi International. Equipped with

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Removal of Travel Ban Boosts Etihad Capacity

Etihad Airways is set to rapidly expand its operations between Abu Dhabi and Beirut following a relaxation of travel restrictions between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon. The carrier is due to upgrade its existing daily Airbus A321 service

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Kuwait Receives First Neo

KUWAITI NATIONAL carrier, Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first of 15 CFM International LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A320neos, as part of its on-going fleet renewal programme. The delivery of 9K-AKL (c/n 8933) is a milestone in the carrier’s 65th anniversary

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First Kazakh A321LR

Air Astana has become the maiden operator of the Airbus A321LR in Russia and the CIS, accepting its first of seven examples on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered jet is the fourth A321neo variant operated

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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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Fiji Airways’ First A350 Breaks Cover

The maiden Airbus A350-900 for Fiji Airways has been rolled out of the paint shop in Toulouse wearing the livery of its future operator. It is the first of two examples to be leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises and will

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Qatar Airways to Return to Osaka

Qatar Airways has announced plans to link its Doha hub with Osaka/Kansai. The direct non-stop routing is scheduled to begin on April 6, 2020 and will mark the carrier’s third Japanese destination. While billed as a ‘new’ route, readers may

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First Look: AirAsia’s Colourful New A321neo

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has offered a sneak peak of its upcoming Airbus A321neo. During a short video posted to the carrier’s social media channels, the new jet is seen in the Airbus paintshop receiving a radical multi-colour look featuring bright

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Maiden Middle Eastern A220 for EgyptAir

EgyptAir Express has accepted its first of 12 Airbus A220-300s, becoming the first carrier to operate the type in the Middle East. It is only the sixth airline worldwide to fly the type, following deliveries to airBaltic, Swiss, Korean Air,

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Lufthansa Adds Ottawa to Transatlantic Network

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced it will fly direct to Ottawa for the first time, picking up the seasonal route from Star Alliance partner Air Canada. The airline intends to connect its Frankfurt hub with the Canadian capital from

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