Airbus’s Acquisition of the CSeries Program

Airbus’ recent acquisition of Bombardier’s CSeries program has the potential to reinvigorate demand in the market for 100-150 seat aircraft.  While the CSeries is arguably the most capable aircraft of its size on the market today, Bombardier experienced marketing challenges, an effort further hamstrung by punitive tariffs levied on the CSeries by the United States [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|mba Insight|0 Comments

Larnaca-Based Cobalt with Second London and New Moscow Services 

Cypriot Cobalt launched two new routes this week – to the European capitals of London and Moscow.   The flight from Paphos (PFO) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) started on October, 29 and is the first service of the carrier to Russia. The route will be serviced by two flights weekly, on Sundays and Thursdays, and will be operated on the company's [...]

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Ultra LCC Volaris Reports 3Q17 Net Profit Despite Natural Disasters 

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Volaris has reported a net profit of MXN 731 million ($40.2 million) for the third quarter of 2017, which is a decrease by 27.6% from the MXN 1 billion for the corresponding period in 2016.  Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena commented that demand and traffic patterns had been improving and despite the competitive fare [...]

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United Airlines Launches Longest Non-Stop Route from LA 

Last week United Airlines launched its longest non-stop service from Los Angeles – a 14,096-kilometre link to Singapore (SIN). The first flight was performed on October 27. Until then, the record was held by the airline's route from LA to Melbourne, which measured a sector length of 12,751 kilometer. The new service will be performed on the Star Alliance member’s 787-9s [...]

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FAA Signs Agreement with the Civil Aviation Administration of China 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed a new safety agreement with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Under the new Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) the two countries will recognize each other's regulations concerning the airworthiness of aviation products and articles.  The civil regulatory bodies of both countries will be able to leverage approvals completed by the other with respect to [...]

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EasyJet Ready to Pay €40 million for Air Berlin’s Tegel Operations 

EasyJet is about to conclude a deal for €40 million ($46.4 million) for acquiring certain assets from insolvent Air Berlin, that include part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport.   The agreement is pending regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalized in December this year. The deal will include entering leases for up to 25 Airbus A320s, around [...]

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Cathay Pacific Starts Airbus A350-900 Service to Perth 

Cathay Pacific changed its Airbus A330-300 service between Hong Kong and Perth to an A350-900. Thus, Perth becomes the fourth Australian city to be served by the next-generation airbus widebody aircraft from four foreign carriers.  Cathay started using the A350-900 on Sunday, October 29 for its daily Perth-Hong Kong rotation as part of upgrading the services it offers. As a starter, [...]

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KLM Expands Long-Haul Destinations to Asia and Africa 

Dutch KLM added two new long-haul operations from its Amsterdam (AMS) hub in the past few days. The airline started services to Mumbai (BOM) on October 29 and to Mauritius (MRU) on October 30. The Sky Team member will use its 797-9s to operate both new routes.  KLM's new service to Mumbai marks the 10th weekly rotation [...]

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Hawaiian Takes Delivery of First A321neo 

Hawaiian Airlines took delivery of its first A321neo on October 27 in Hamburg. Both Airbus and the Honolulu-based carrier announced the handoff by tweeting pictures of the plane.  Hawaiian greeted the new aircraft with, "We're so excited to welcome our first @Airbus A321neo to our 'ohana'." and Airbus posted a picture of the plane with its registration number [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Lufthansa Shares Plans about Alitalia Hubs 

Lufthansa has not only confirmed submitting an offer for acquiring part of Alitalia assets but has also outlined some of its plans for the carrier's hubs post take-over. Should it success in its bid, the Group plans to turn Rome Fiumicino into its fifth major European hub. The four Lufthansa Group hubs at present are [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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