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Boeing loses plane maker crown to Airbus

Boeing loses plane maker crown to Airbus

Boeing recorded net orders for just 54 planes on 2019, the lowest number in at least two decades. At the same time, deliveries fell by 53 per cent to 380 planes, the lowest number since 2007.

Government agrees Flybe rescue deal

Government agrees Flybe rescue deal

The British government has agreed a deal to keep regional airline Flybe in the air. Thought to include deferred payment of air passenger duties, the move has been criticised by environmentalists and rival airline executives.

Delta Air Lines reports best ever financial results

Delta Air Lines reports best ever financial results

Delta Air Lines has reported total revenue of $47 billion for financial 2019, up 7.5 per cent over 2018. The American carrier said it had secured adjusted earnings per share of $7.31, a 30 per cent increase year-over-year.

Etihad Airways signs easyJet partnership

Etihad Airways signs easyJet partnership

This deal means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet website connecting the two airlines’ networks and opening new and exciting possibilities for travel between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE.

Aeroflot reaches New Distribution Capability milestone

Aeroflot reaches New Distribution Capability milestone

Aeroflot has received level four status under the New Distribution Capability programme developed by IATA, the global airline association. The programme offers Aeroflot and global aviation new air service distribution opportunities.

Lufthansa breaks passenger records in 2019

Lufthansa breaks passenger records in 2019

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 145 million passengers in 2019, representing an increase of 2.3 per cent compared to the previous year. With around 1.2 million flights, the seat load factor amounted 82.5 per cent, again an increase of one per cent.

BelugaXL enters service for Airbus

BelugaXL enters service for Airbus

The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30 per cent extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes.

Airbus hits new commercial aircraft delivery record

Airbus hits new commercial aircraft delivery record

Airbus delivered 863 commercial aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by eight per cent. The bulk of deliveries came in the form of A320 planes, where Airbus delivered 642 last year.

Heathrow welcomes passenger number increases

Heathrow welcomes passenger number increases

A record 80.9 million passengers travelled through the Heathrow in 2019, delivering the ninth consecutive year of growth at the airport. This passenger growth was driven by larger and fuller aircraft.