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Rytis Beresnevicius

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....


Rytis Beresnevicius

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:...


Rytis Beresnevicius

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....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Last bark: Delta retires MD-88s and MD-90s “Mad Dogs”

June 2, 2020, will mark the date that the last Mad Dogs barked in Delta Air Lines' fleet, as the airline is set to retire both the MD-88 and the MD-90. The DC-9 derivatives served in the airline's fleet for more than 25 years. But Delta's story with McDonnell Douglas' aircraft is not over yet....


Rytis Beresnevicius

All she wrote: LATAM Airlines enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Another South American airline joined the bankrupt airline list on May 26, 2020, as LATAM Airlines, the largest carrier in the continent, announced that it has filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 protection in the United States....


AeroTime Team

Delta Air Lines reveals d-day of Mad Dog era end

On June 3, 2020, Delta Airlines will mark the bittersweet end of an era. On the day, the airline’s last McDonnell Douglas jet will make its one last journey to the retirement place. Delta’s MD-90 is the last remaining jet of the kind in service around the world, and the penultimate operator of MD-88. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Delta Air Lines to retire Boeing 777 fleet

Delta Air Lines will permanently remove the 18 Boeing 777 aircraft from its fleet by the end of 2020....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Only profitable airline in the skies? SkyWest posts profit

While other airlines seen the gloom and doom in their Q1 2020 financial results, one airline managed to turn a profit in the quarter: SkyWest Airlines....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Curious case of Delta’s 757 involved in Ponta Delgada incident

Seemingly, Delta Air Lines had good reason to repair the 23-year-old Boeing 757 when it sustained very heavy damage upon its landing in Ponta Delgada, Portugal in August 2019. However, the current pandemic might have changed the story of the aircraft....


Clement Charpentreau

Virgin Atlantic on the brink after Delta rules out cash injection

As it reported a loss of $534 million for the first quarter of 2020, Delta Air Lines ruled out any cash injection into Virgin Atlantic....