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JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longest Route

US carrier JetBlue has announced details for a new service linking its New York/JFK hub with Ecuador. The first rotation from the Big Apple to Guayaquil/José Joaquín de Olmedo is due on December 5, operating a daily nonstop rotation. Once

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Delta Receives First North American A330neo

Launch customer for the type, Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A330-900 from an order for 35 examples. The jet, N401DZ (c/n 1915) was handed over at Toulouse on May 23 and made a non-stop delivery flight

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Performance Improvements for the A220 Family

Airbus has revealed performance improvements to its latest single-aisle aircraft – the A220 Family. Starting from the second half of 2020, the aircraft’s maximum take-off weight (MTOW) is being increased by 5,000lb (2,268kg) to 2.3 tonnes. This will improve the

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Canadian Mega-merger Proposed

Air Canada announced on May 16 that it is in exclusive talks with the company that owns leisure carrier Air Transat. The flag carrier proposes an all-cash purchase at CA$13 per share, valuing the deal at approximately CA$520m. The two Quebec firms

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First A321LR for Air Transat

Canadian leisure and holiday travel airline, Air Transat has taken delivery of its maiden Airbus A321LR. The jet, C-GOIE (c/n 8755), was handed over on May 3 to the Montréal-based carrier and will be operated under a lease agreement from

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Aer Lingus Reveals “New Premium Travel Experience”

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has announced the launch of AerSpace, a new fare option which promises short-haul guests a “premium travel experience”. From September 1, passengers flying to select destinations across the UK and Europe will be guaranteed an

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Take Off for Air Astana’s New Budget Carrier

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana is today (May 1) celebrating the first revenue flight of its new low-cost subsidiary, FlyArystan. Positioned as a “low fare, high quality” airline, it marks the latest commercial escalation the increasingly competitive CIS market. The

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First Look: Japan Airlines Airbus A350 Painted

Japan Airlines’ first new build Airbus aircraft has been rolled out of the paintshop at Toulouse/Blagnac. The A350-900 is the initial example from an order for 31, consisting of 18 -900 and 13 -1000 variants. The aircraft, which seat 369

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Final Neo Variant Makes Maiden Flight

Airbus has flown the last of its A320neo family variants following the maiden flight of an A319neo test aircraft. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, the jet, D-AVWH (c/n 6464) took off from Toulouse on April 25 at 12.30pm

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Latest Pictures: AirAsia’s First A330neo

AirAsia has released images of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft leaving the paintshop in Toulouse. The new aircraft is expected to enter service in late June 2019, in doing so, it will become the first Airbus A330neo to join the

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