Germany’s Condor expands US services

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Published: February 24, 2017

German leisure carrier Condor Airlines has outlined what it called the largest US expansion in its 60-year history. The airline said it will add nonstop service from Frankfurt to San Diego (2X-weekly), Pittsburgh (2X-weekly) and New Orleans (2X-weekly). It will also add nonstop service from Munich to Seattle (2X-weekly) and Las Vegas (2X-weekly). All routes […]

Atlas has acquired all 20 767s to be operated for Amazon

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Published: February 24, 2017

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has secured all 20 767-300s it will wet lease to Amazon, according to president and CEO Bill Flynn. Purchase, New York-based Atlas has also secured freighter conversion slots for all of the used aircraft. It is additionally acquiring one spare 767-300 to dedicate to Seattle-based Amazon. Atlas last year inked the […]

Delta names new Seattle VP

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Published: February 24, 2017

Delta Air Lines has named John Caldwell its new VP-Seattle as Mike Medeiros transitions to his new role as COO at Aeromexico. In this position, the Atlanta-based carrier said Caldwell “will continue Delta’s momentum and develop and achieve Delta’s strategic objectives for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest as Delta embarks on its fifth consecutive year […]

Aircraft News-Feb. 24, 2017

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Published: February 24, 2017

Vietnam Airlines agreed to lease six new Airbus A321neos from Aviation Capital Group. Air Mauritius will lease two Airbus A330-900s from US-based Air Lease Corp. for delivery in 2H18. All Nippon Airways (ANA) has an agreement to lease five new Airbus A320s from Dublin-based lessor AWAS from 2018 for Japan low-cost carrier Vanilla Air. Irish […]

Flybe Dash 8 Q400 landing gear collapses at Amsterdam Schiphol

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Published: February 24, 2017

A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 twin turboprop skidded off runway 22 at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) Feb. 23 when its right landing gear apparently collapsed on touchdown, AMS confirmed on its website. The aircraft came to a rest on its right wing beside the runway, but did not sustain apparent additional catastrophic damage. […]

UPS tests UAV launched from delivery truck’s roof

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Published: February 24, 2017

United Parcel Service (UPS) has conducted a test delivery in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched from the top of a delivery truck and carried a package in a residential area. The UAV, manufactured by Ohio-based Workhorse Group, delivered a package in Lithia, Florida, and then returned to the truck, which had continued on […]

Chinese carriers increasing flights to the Philippines

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Published: February 24, 2017

Chinese airlines are rapidly increasing flights to the Philippines following the relaxing of visa requirements between the two countries in October 2016. Since then, 675,700 Chinese tourists visited Philippine in 2016, up 37.1% over 2015. Local industry analysts predicted this figure will continue to grow quickly this year. Over the past three months, more than […]

Air Lease Corp. 2016 net profit up 48% to $375 million

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Published: February 24, 2017

Los Angeles-based commercial aircraft lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) posted a 2016 net profit of $ 374.9 million, up 48% from $ 253.4 million net income in 2015. ALC’s total revenues for the year were $ 1.4 billion, up 16% over $ 1.2 billion in 2015. The company’s expenses totaled $ 838.8 million, up 1.1%; operating income […]

AirBaltic to launch CS300 long-haul flights to Abu Dhabi

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Published: February 24, 2017

Latvian carrier airBaltic plans to launch 4X-weekly Riga-Abu Dhabi Bombardier CS300 service beginning Oct. 29, in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the Riga-based carrier announced Feb. 24. AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss said the CS300 will be able to “fly longer distances and reach airports that we were not able to serve with our fleet before.”   […]

ANA Holdings increases stake in LCC Peach to 67%

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Published: February 24, 2017

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