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Not affected by MAX: Delta reveals “best in history” Q2 results

Delta Air Lines presented the second quarter of 2019 financial results, calling them “record”. The airline achieved a net income growth of 23.6%, reaching $1.5 billion during the period. ...


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Delta plane’s engine seen falling apart mid-flight [Video]

A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to make an emergency landing on June 8, 2019, due to engine failure mid-flight. The incident may not have made the news if not for the terrifying video footage taken by passengers on board the aircraft, showing one of the MD-88’s engines falling apart while the plane was in the air....


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Qatar Airways backed by US airlines before country’s government

In the long-lasting trade conflict between the United States legacy carriers and the Gulf big trio, some U.S. airlines are stepping up to advocate for Qatar Airways, arguing that government interference might cause retaliation, which could seriously harm their own expansion plans to Europe....


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Has Boeing NMA found its first big customer?

While Boeing’s decision on the new middle of market aircraft ‒ the NMA ‒  is anticipated in the upcoming months, the aircraft might already have its first customer. Delta Airlines CEO admits that the U.S. legacy carrier is “very interested in it” and could potentially opt for as many as 200 NMAs over the next decade....


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Delta’s long-anticipated A220 debut finally takes off

Delta took its brand new A220-100 to the skies for the very first time. The introduction of the new aircraft type to its fleet has, of course, now gains its own momentum for the U.S. airline. But the fact that precisely this deal − Delta’s A220s order − had previously sparked a trade war between North American plane makers Boeing and Bombardier, makes the event even more significant....


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Delta expands A220 order, switches to more popular variant

The biggest A220-100 customer, now opts for a larger – and more popular − aircraft variant, converting some of the previously ordered jets to A220-300....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Qatar Airways makes 2nd move in Asia, buys China Southern stake

The Qatari flag carrier has purchased a 5% stake in one of China’s Big Three airlines – China Southern. With its strategy to invest into “strongest airlines”, why was Qatar Airways' move met with surprise?...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Old quarrel, new rhetoric: US legacy carriers clash with Qatar

United States legacy carriers accuse Qatar Airways of disrespect to the U.S. President?  ...


Ruta Burbaite
Top U.S. carriers blame profits slump on storms, fuel prices

‘Weathering the storm’ and fuel prices – this sums up the top U.S. carriers’ performance in the third quarter of 2018. Aside of expenses from Hurricane Florence, which slammed North and South Carolina in mid-September, rising fuel prices also cut into profits for all major airlines, as recently (on October 25, 2018) released financial results from American Airlines and Southwest, as well as earlier reports from United and...


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VIDEO: Delta’s first A220 makes first flight

Delta Air Lines’ first A220-100 made its first flight from/to Mirabel airport, Québec, Airbus announced in a statement on October 6, 2018. The aircraft was crewed by the programme test pilots, who, during 2 hours and 53 minutes flight, checked  main systems....