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.
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 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.
The British government is to consider reforming air passenger duty on domestic flights as part of a plan to save Flybe from collapse. It is thought the move could save Flybe up to £100 million over three years.
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.
British Airways has been appointed the official airline partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
Qatar Airways has announced a codeshare partnership with Deutsche Bahn, offering travellers seamless connections to and from eight key destinations in Germany.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.