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Photos: First QANTAS Boeing 787-9 revealed in Everett

September 23, 2017 Max Trimm 0

Earlier this week, the first of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on order for Australian flag carrier QANTAS was rolled out of Boeing’s main factory in Everett, Washington. The 787-9 will single handedly change modern […]

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Opinion: South African Airways is Africa’s airberlin, and is on its last breath

September 23, 2017 Hub Writers 0

EDITOR’S NOTE: The views expressed by the authors in this opinion piece do not reflect any positions taken by Layoverhub as an entity. The media has been dominated with stories about airberlin’s financial failure, with insolvency […]

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Azul Leases Five A330-900neo Aircraft

September 22, 2017 John McDermott 0

Yesterday, Brazilian Low-Cost Carrier Azul announced an order for 5 next-generation Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from Avolon, an international leasing company. Deliveries will start in late 2018, and the aircraft will be used to strengthen Azul’s […]

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Causes and Effects of the Auckland Fuel Crisis

September 22, 2017 John McDermott 0

A damaged fuel pipe that services Auckland International (AKL) burst last week, causing the cancellation of hundreds of flights into and out of New Zealand’s largest airport. An investigation found that a digger driver removing […]

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La Compagnie orders two A321neos

September 21, 2017 Hub Writers 0

French all-Business Class airline La Compagnie has ordered two A321neos from Airbus, the most recent order for Airbus’ middle-of-market aircraft that has seen soaring success. They are expected to enter the carrier’s fleet in 2019, […]

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British Airways adds direct Heathrow-Seychelles service

September 21, 2017 Max Trimm 0

British Airways’ international network from it’s main hub at London-Heathrow Airport just got a bit bigger, with the addition of flights to islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Starting March 24th, 2018, British […]

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Arik Air Sues Ethiopian Airlines, Nigerian Government Over Takeover Talks

September 20, 2017 John McDermott 0

Shareholders of Arik Air Limited have filed a N20bn (about USD$55 million) lawsuit against the Nigerian Government and Ethiopian Airlines over negotiations between the two for an Arik takeover. The suit was filed by the […]

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SpiceJet 737 experiences runway excursion in Mumbai

September 19, 2017 Hub Writers 2

Tuesday night, a large storm came across the city of Mumbai, ultimately leading to a runway excursion and even more headaches for controllers and airport officials on the already-stressful evening. By 1800HRS (local time), there […]

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Congress voting to prevent aircraft sales to Iran

September 19, 2017 John McDermott 0

Last week, the United States’ House of Representatives (the lower house of Congress) adopted measures to prevent sales of commercial aircraft to Iran. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill) was the first to propose two amendments to […]

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Typhoon Talim Hits Japan as Maria Heads for Caribbean

September 17, 2017 Alec Mollenhauer 0

Only a week after Hurricane Irma shut down air travel across Florida for a weekend, Japan has been impacted by a tropical cyclone. Typhoon Talim made landfall on Japan’s southernmost island, Kyushu as a tropical […]

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Condor to expand North American network next summer

September 16, 2017 Hub Writers 0

Condor has announced that it will be expanding its North American network next summer, adding new destinations and frequencies to existing routes for its typical high season. Condor currently offers a wide range of flights […]

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American Airlines In Talks With Airbus to Review A350 Order

September 16, 2017 John McDermott 0

American Airlines is in talks with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus over the future of its A350-900 commitments as questions are raised on if the order still makes sense for its fleet. The American carrier is […]

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Norwegian’s UNICEF Dreamliner to deliver 44t of aid to Djibouti

September 15, 2017 John McDermott 0

Norwegian Air Shuttle is celebrating its tenth anniversary of partnering with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) this month. By the end of September, it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 […]

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Dublin Aersospace awarded Boeing “Gold Fleet Care” vendor status

September 14, 2017 Hub Writers 0

Dublin-based MRO Dublin Aerospace announced on the 12th of September that they had been awarded Boeing “Gold Fleet Care” vendor status for their base maintenance, APU, and landing gear overhaul services relating to the US […]

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KLM ending 97 years of Fokker flights in October

September 13, 2017 Nick McGowan 0

KLM announced that its final Fokker 70 flight will take place on October 28th, ending a 97-year partnership between the airline and Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. Six flights have been published in the schedule with […]

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Malaysia Airlines Orders At Least 16 Boeing Planes

September 13, 2017 John McDermott 0

Malaysia Airlines, the Malaysian flag carrier, has filed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for eight widebody B787-9 Dreamliner and eight narrowbody B737 MAXs. The 787s were converted from a previous 737 MAX order, and purchase […]

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AirBerlin Cuts Flights to Caribbean

September 11, 2017 John McDermott 0

AirBerlin announced today that it is scrapping its Caribbean flight schedule from Düsseldorf on September 25, 2017. This eliminates destinations such as Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles; Cancún, México; Havana, Cuba; Varadero, Cuba; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, […]

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St. Maarten Airport destoryed in the wake of Hurricane Irma

September 10, 2017 Hub Writers 0

Every aviation enthusiasts’ dream is to visit Maho Beach in St. Maarten.  Unfortunately, the record-breakingly huge Hurricane Irma has devastated the French-Dutch island, and that includes its famous airport.  Princess Juliana International Airport was demolished […]

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Photos: All Nippon Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A321neo

September 7, 2017 Nick McGowan 0

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft today, the first of 26 on order. The aircraft is equipped with eight premium class seats and 186 economy class seats, […]

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United To Receive 45 A350s Within Ten Years

September 6, 2017 John McDermott 0

United Airlines has ordered 45 total Airbus A350 jetliners, ten aircraft over its original order. It is ditching the largest model, the A350-1000, and replacing it with the A350-900, a smaller and more popular aircraft. […]