Delta Air Lines has agreed to acquire 37 additional Airbus A321s valued at $4.2 billion at list prices. The announcement of an additional order for CFM International CFM56-powered A321s comes a day after Atlanta-based Delta placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100s.
Utah-based SkyWest, parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, reported first-quarter net income of $27 million, nearly tripled from the $9.6 million net reported in the first quarter of 2015....More
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar Pacific Airlines aims to more than double its fleet of 12 Airbus A320 aircraft, partly through a $139 million investment by founding partners Qantas and Vietnam Airlines....More
The difficulty US regional airlines are having hiring new pilots—and the congressionally mandated regulation that they believe is creating the problem—will undoubtedly dominate the 2016 Regional Airline Association (RAA) convention....More
After what Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden described as a “hard fought competition,” his company walked away with the $4 billion prize—a rare opportunity to grow via an acquisition-merger with Virgin America....More
Etihad Airways recorded 99.8% reliability in its first year of operating the Airbus A380-800, the best performance level of any airline to have introduced the aircraft, the carrier said April 11 after receiving the Airbus Operational Reliability Performance award....More
Airbus is hoping passengers will seek out its Airspace cabin and proactively buy flights because they are operated by Airbus products, but how many passengers actually know which aircraft type they are flying on?...More