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Zivile Zalagenaite
Delta accelerates A330neo deliveries, to add two more on lease

After receiving its first Airbus A330-900 in March 2019, Delta Air Lines has now found ways to boost and accelerate deliveries of the Airbus’ wide-body. At the end of 2020 and in early 2021, five more than initially planned A330neos will join the U.S. carrier’s fleet....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qatar Airways weighs LATAM stake raise after Delta’s investment

Following an initial shock of the Delta Air Lines stake purchase in LATAM, one conflicting party has shed some light on the ordeal. Qatar Airways, while complimenting the maneuver from Delta, is also considering increasing its 10% stake in the Chilean airline:...


Ruta Burbaite
United courting Brazil’s Azul for partnership with Avianca, Copa

These days U.S. legacy carriers are vying for their piece of the Latin America cake. The latest in line – United Airlines. Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas is reportedly in talks to join United, along with Avianca Holdings and Copa Holdings, in a partnership for flights between the U.S. and Latin America. With Delta’s newly acquired 20% stake in Chilean carrier LATAM and American Airlines’ alleged negotiations with Brazi...


Ruta Burbaite
American Airlines-GOL partnership to counter Delta-LATAM deal?

After American Airlines’ proposed venture with Chile’s LATAM Airlines Group was stopped in its tracks, in a true soap opera style, the U.S. carrier may once again be courting Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to counter rival Delta Air Lines’ deal and continue on its South America strategy....


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus slapped with 10% tariffs, industry to lose more, it says

Washington is set to make good on its pledge to retaliate on European Union (EU) goods, including aircraft, in the long-running jet subsidy case. Following the penalty award by the World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator, the U.S. announced it will slap 10% tariffs on European-made aircraft as well as 25% duties on other industrial and agricultural products from the EU. Airbus together with its U.S. based customers have expressed deep concerns...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Delta invest $2 billion into partnership with LATAM

Delta is further increasing its international presence. This time, the carrier will invest more than $2 billion into LATAM, the biggest airline group in South America:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Why is the “Mad Dog” MD-80 still barking?

American Airlines have retired their MD-80, but Delta Air Lines still operates them. Why did the Mad Dog bark on for over 30 years, flying through the skies since the 1980s?...


Jason Shaw
Big expansion for Republic Airways!

The regional US airline, Republic has confirmed this week that it is greatly expanding its operational partnership with the mega-carrier, Delta Air Lines. The new agreement will mean a further 30 Embr...


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus begins US-based production of A220, but is there a demand?

Airbus announced on August 5, 2019, that the first team of A220 production workforce have begun work at its Mobile, Alabama, facility, marking the official start of manufacturing of the aircraft in the U.S. By the middle of the next decade, the site targets to produce between 40 and 50 A220s annually to satisfy growing demand for the jetliner from U.S.-based customers....


AeroTime Team
Delta's first A330 makes maiden flight

Delta Air Lines’ initial A330-900 – the longer-fuselage version of Airbus‘ A330neo jetliner – performed its first flight from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France....