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Rytis Beresnevicius
How the Top 5 biggest airlines’ fleets changed due to coronavirus

With the coronavirus having its impact on airlines large and small, how are the worlds top 5 biggest airlines faring amidst the outbreak?...


Rytis Beresnevicius
United Airlines drops FY2020 guidance amidst coronavirus outbreak

United Airlines, like a lot of airlines, is facing quite a challenge with the outbreak of the coronavirus. According to the company, it has lost quite a big portion of demand on some of the most popular routes in its network. United was forced to drop its previous Full-year 2020 financial guidance....


AeroTime Team
Heathrow disruption caused by stuck plane

Takeoffs and landings were temporarily disrupted at London Heathrow on the morning of February 19, 2020. An aircraft had to be towed away from a taxiway, forcing the airport to close one of its two runways for several “minutes”. The disruption, while short-lived, was pointed out to be the reason for United Airlines’ squawk 7700 emergency.   ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
United, Southwest and American announce 2019 financial results

The trio of United States-based carriers announced their Q4 2019 and Full Year results, joining Delta Air Lines, which announced its yearly results on January 14, 2020. All in all, the four biggest carriers in North America and some of the biggest airlines in the world had a healthy year: with the exception of Delta, despite being negatively affected by the 737 MAX groundings, all airlines demonstrated healthy profitability....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Top 5 biggest airlines of 2019

Measuring the size of the airline can be done in various ways. However, a good indication of the size of the carrier can be its fleet and how many aircraft it operates. But who were the biggest players in aviation in 2019?...


Clement Charpentreau
Frozen hell: 250 United passengers spend night stranded in a 777

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel on a Santa’s sleigh? We do not know either, but these unlucky passengers on United Airlines flight UA179 had the first-hand experience on what it would be like to spend the night on it. About 250 passengers of a United Airlines flight from New York to Hong Kong spent the night in their grounded plane after it diverted to Happy Valley-Goose Bay airport on January 19, 2019. The temperature wa...


AeroTime Team
United Airlines CEO to step down

Oscar Munoz, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Airlines, is stepping down in May 2020, to be replaced by J. Scott Kirby, the U.S. legacy carrier announced on December 5, 2019. ...


AeroTime Team
United still confused about A350XWB, pushes deliveries to 2027

United Airlines is deferring Airbus A350XWB order once again, this time pushing first deliveries from 2020 to 2027. While the first XWBs have not even been delivered, the aircraft type is already struggling to find its place in United’s fleet. After a series of deferrals and postponements, the A350 is now expected to enter United’ fleet 11 years later than originally expected. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
United Airlines picks Boeing 757 successor, opts Airbus A321XLR

United Airlines has finally decided on which aircraft will replace its aging Boeing 757-200 fleet. The spot is going to be occupied by a brand new extra long-range narrow-body, the Airbus A321XLR. The first of new airliners are expected to serve United’s international routes already in 2024, the U.S. legacy carrier announced on December 3, 2019. ...


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...