Delta Air Lines reached agreement with Massport, the airport authority for Boston Logan, to pay off construction debts related to the airport's rebuilt Terminal A, which was constructed exclusively for Delta but not used to the degree originally planned. According to The Boston Globe, DL will give up more than one-third of its 22 gates at the $500 million terminal, which opened in March 2005, leading to speculation about who will enter the new facility.
Ryanair yesterday unveiled its first Moroccan routes, part of a May agreement with the Moroccan government to fly up to 20 routes and nearly 1 million passengers per year to the North African country (ATWOnline, May 26). On Oct. 31 it will launch flights from London Luton to Fez (thrice-weekly) and Marrakech (four-times-weekly). LCC rivals Air Berlin and easyJet already serve Morocco.
Airbus claimed victory over rival Boeing at the Paris Air Show with orders and commitments totaling 421 aircraft announced through the week, but Boeing’s 331 commercial airplane sales included a far larger number of higher value widebodies....More
The GE Aviation/Pratt & Whitney joint venture Engine Alliance said it remains in contention to power the potential re-engined Airbus A380neo with a comprehensive upgrade to the GP7200, but it noted the timing of such a move is dependent on Airbus....More
ATR has sold 46 aircraft and 35 options in the year to date, valued at $2 billion including options, marking a slowdown on its previous performance due to low fuel prices and adverse dollar exchange rates....More