Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first A330-900. The arrival makes the airline the first from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The A330neo will be used by Lion Air for non-stop long-haul services from Indonesia.
Atlantic Airways has taken delivery of its first A320neo, MSN8918. Leased from Air Lease Corporation, the aircraft is powered by CFMI LEAP-1A engines and is configured in an all-economy cabin layout.
Azores Airlines has taken delivery of the first of three A321LRs from Air Lease Corporation. With this new A321LR, the Portuguese operator will continue its strategy of growth and network expansion to European destinations as well as transatlantic routes between the Azores and North America.
flyadeal has announced an order for 30 A320neo aircraft from Airbus. The decision follows the crashes of two 737 Max jets, the first in Indonesia in October followed by one in Ethiopia in March, which killed 346 people.
Gulf Air has welcomed its third Airbus A320neo. On October 26th the new aircraft will begin operating the national carrier Bahrain’s newest route, to Malé, capital of the Maldives.
JetBlue Airways will add the A321XLR to its fleet of Airbus aircraft and increase its existing order for Airbus A220s. JetBlue has contracted to convert 13 existing A321neo orders into firm orders for the new A321XLR, which Airbus revealed this week at the Paris Air Show.
The agreement was announced at the Paris Air Show by Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer.
The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step for the brand and creates more value for the airlines by bringing a 30 per cent lower fuel burn per seat than the previous generation of aircraft.