Airbus has received a total of 408 aircraft orders in the recently concluded Dubai Airshow 2021. It is worth noting that Dubai Airshow 2021 was the first major airshow that took place in over two years since the time the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world. Out of the 408 orders received by the aircraft manufacturer, 269 orders are firm while 139 are commitments. The highlight of the 408 orders includes... Read More
Qatar Airways, one of the renowned airlines across the globe operated its first flight from Doha to Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 19, 2021. The airline used an Airbus A320 aircraft for the route. Going forward, the new direct service of the airline in the concerned route will be operated with the Airbus A320 only. In the said aircraft, there are 120 Economy Class seats as we as 12 Business Class... Read More
Qatar Airways, on Wednesday, welcomed its first Boeing 777-9 aircraft in Doha. The Boeing 777-9 is an ultra-modern and fuel-efficient jet. To welcome the aircraft, a lot of VIP guests joined Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker. Note that the aircraft won’t be on service right away. It will return to Boeing’s Field in Seattle so that its testing process can continue. The aircraft, which... Read More
The unprecedented turn of events that took place due to the Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on almost every industry that was based upon contact and the aviation industry was no exception. But now things seem to be turning a leaf as the world seems to be returning to a bit of normalcy. The travel restrictions around the globe are easing and passengers are becoming confident again to travel.... Read More
Dubai Airshow 2021 which started on November 14, saw its third day taking place on Tuesday. This event will be memorable for both Boeing and Akasa. Boeing received a nearly $9 billion order from Akasa, an upcoming ultra-low-cost airline backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The comeback of the 737 Max has been good for Boeing. Akasa has ordered 72 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Such a large purchase shows the intent of... Read More
The ongoing Dubai Airshow seems to be turning out more and more fruitful for aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus as it seems to be getting a lot of business from around the world. One of the latest deals with Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has reportedly been made to sell 28 aircraft to the airlines and the deal is valued at around $3.3 billion. A per the reports the deal includes the acquisition... Read More
In the recent development of events, Emirates has made the announcement to restore 60 of its double-decker A380s by the end of the year. Emirates is currently the largest consumer of the widebody aircraft Airbus A380 which can come with more than 500 seats. The announcement was made by the chairman as the company expects further growth in the last half of its fiscal year. Previously, Emirates had to ground... Read More
It has been a long wait for the industry to see the Boeing 777X in commercial activities. Many hoped and expected Boeing to finally launch 777X aircraft in the Dubai Airshow 2021. But the company’s sales chief, Ihssane Mounir said that the aircraft is not yet ready. Mounir said that Boeing is still six years away from the 2027 ICAO CO2 emissions regulations. This will give Boeing a little more... Read More
Airbus, a European aircraft manufacturer has just received an order of 255 A321neo family aircraft from Indigo Partners. For the unaware, Indigo Partners is an American private equity firm that has a controlling interest in four airlines - Wizz Air, Frontier, Volaris, and JetSMART. Wizz Air operates in Hungary, Frontier in the United States, Volaris in Mexico, and JetSMART in Chile and Argentina. Airbus got a firm order of 255... Read More
Airbus has just received an order of delivering two additional Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft to the United Arab Emirates Air Force & Defence. This will increase the UAE’s MRTT fleet to five aircraft. However, the deliveries will only start by 2024. It is worth taking into account that this agreement is also going to cover the upgrade of the country’s current A330MRTT fleet to the latest enhanced... Read More
As travel restrictions due to covid around the world ease and passengers begin to travel again, the airline industry across the globe seems to get on the path of recovery. Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturers is having an easier time as compared to its American rival Boeing. Boeing has been facing a lot of difficulties in getting back on track after getting hit by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic... Read More
In an attempt to expand its global network even further American Airlines has announced the initiation of new flights to New Delhi which started on November 12th, 2021. American Airlines is the biggest airline in terms of fleet and seemingly the air-giant is ready to take advantage of the recent ease in travel restrictions. American Airlines will be using its largest widebody carrier in the fleet Boeing 777-300ER for the... Read More
Akasa, an upcoming ultra-low-cost airline in the Indian market is going to start services next year. For the same, the airline would need to get new aircraft. According to an ET report, the airline could shake hands with Boeing for a large aircraft deal worth around $10 billion. Akasa might place an order of 70 to 80 Boeing 737 Max jets which will be a big dent in the market... Read More
In the recent development of events, the half-year report of the financial year 2021-22 has been announced by Emirates Group on Wednesday. The first six months of the financial year 2021-22 witnessed a group revenue of AED 24.7 billion (US$ 6.7 billion) which was AED 13.7 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) for the same time frame last year. The significant recovery in revenue is being credited to ease of travel restrictions... Read More
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