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Lufthansa’s Eurowings to Take Delivery of 10 Airbus A320ceos

Lufthansa’s Eurowings to Take Delivery of 10 Airbus A320ceos

Lufthansa Group announced that it ordered ten Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft for Eurowings, a regional carrier and subsidiary.
The aircraft will be delivered to Eurowings between 2016 and 2017, and are expected to replace Bombardier CRJ900s currently in the airline’s fleet.
Airbus has approximately 11,000 orders for the A320 family to date, and has delivered over 6,200 of the aircraft.  The planes are single-aisle, and have 18”-wide seats in economy …

Swiss to Replace Current A320 Fleet with A320neos

Swiss to Replace Current A320 Fleet with A320neos

Swiss International Air Lines announced an order for 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft.  The A320neo (“neo” stands for “new engine option”) is a family of aircraft currently under development by Airbus and will replace the A320ceo, a retronym for the current engine option model.  Swiss also has options for another 10 of the aircraft to be confirmed at a later date.
Swiss said in a statement that it plans to eventually replace …

Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Qatar Airways announced that it took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday.  The carrier currently has nine more superjumbos on order.
Qatar plans to put the plane into service on its route between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and London Heathrow, followed by its Doha-Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport route.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine plane that had its first flight in 2005 and entered commercial service in …

Boeing Predicts China Will Be World’s Largest Plane Market By 2033

Boeing Predicts China Will Be World’s Largest Plane Market By 2033

China will be the largest customer for new planes in the world in the course of the next two decades, according to a Boeing forecast released Thursday, and the country will order more than 6,000 new planes in that timeframe.
Chicago-based Boeing said that Chinese airlines will take delivery of 6,020 jets, or 45% of the total demand for planes in the Asia Pacific region between now and 2033.  Currently, China has …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2014

The Boeing 747 is the world's most recognizable aircraft

Chicago’s Palmer House hotel opened its doors on September 26, 1871, a mere 13 days before the Great Chicago Fire.  The structure did not survive the blaze and had to be rebuilt.  It reopened its doors in 1875.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors on September 4, 1904.  At the time, Astor also owned half of the Waldorf-Astoria.  It’s known for its iconic …

Airbus Books 90 Orders On Final Day at Farnborough Airshow

Airbus Books 90 Orders On Final Day at Farnborough Airshow

Airbus reported an additional 90 orders on Thursday as the Farnborough International Airshow continued.
Hong Kong Aviation Capital, an aircraft leasing company, signed a firm order with Airbus for a total of 70 A320neo family aircraft. The order is divided into 40 A320neo and 30 A321neo jets.
Transaero Airlines, the second largest airline in Russia, ordered 20 A330 aircraft, including 12 of the newly-announced A330neo wide-body planes.  Transaero is the first European …

AirAsia X Signs as Launch Customer for 50 Airbus A330-900neo Planes

AirAsia X Signs as Launch Customer for 50 Airbus A330-900neo Planes

AirAsia X, the long-haul subsidiary of AirAsia, became a launch customer for the new A330-900neo on Tuesday, when it signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 50 of the aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow. The carrier is expected to start taking delivery of the planes in 2018.
The A330-900neo is a member of the Airbus widebody family, which also includes the A330-800neo.  The new plane is an upgrade of the …