Delta to speed up retirement of 49 Boeing 767-300ERs

Delta Air Lines, one of the major airlines of the United States, plans to retire its remaining 49 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The largest operator of the 767-300ERs in passenger configuration scheduled a gradual retirement of jets by December 2025....


How can start-up airlines avoid Joon or Song’s fate?

Throughout the history of aviation, new airline entrants were always present. Some changed the industry forever, but others fell flat on their face. How do you not repeat the mistakes of the latter group? ...


Why private jets will ensure death of First Class

There is no doubt that first class has been on a steady decline, as airlines are in the process of slowly phasing out the most expensive seat on board. But will private jets, and in turn business aviation, make sure that first class does not make a comeback?...


One factor that could spur the number of airline bankruptcies

While there were no high profile liquidations of carriers throughout the crisis, a second wave of capacity reductions would present a huge problem for already cash-strapped airlines, and possibly incite bankruptcies....


Cost versus confidence: will cheap tickets drive travel demand?

In the biggest crisis in aviation, airlines are looking for ways to restore the demand for air travel. Two camps have popped up, with one going all-in on passenger confidence, while the other plans to welcome back customers with low prices. But is there a right or wrong?...


Airbus aims to end subsidy tariff row at crucial time

Airbus announced that the company agreed with the governments of France and Spain to make changes to the launch investment contracts that offered capital to launch the A350, in order to end the tariff dispute with the United States. And the time to do so could not be more perfect....


How investments made Delta Air Lines losses go from bad to worse

As Delta Air Lines announced a massive Q2 2020 net loss, one of the standing out numbers was its charge, related to investments in foreign airlines. Is Delta repeating the mistakes of a certain Middle East airline, or was it just a victim of circumstance?...


China relaxes flight restrictions after US ban

After the United States Department of Transportation announced its intention to ban Chinese airlines from operating passenger flights to the United States due to unfair competition towards U.S. based airlines, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) loosened its flight restrictions going forward....


U.S. to ban Chinese passenger airlines from flying into U.S.

In a move to counteract uncompetitive conditions for United States-based carriers, the U.S. Department of Transportation will ban Chinese airlines from carrying passengers into the country from June 16:...


Airbus’ shining moment: Delta’s US-built A220 takes to the skies

The first Airbus A220 that was built in the United States took to the skies. The event, at first glance, could be seen as a worthy of just a small celebration. Yet its importance for Airbus and the A220 is huge....