SpiceJet performs ‘remarkably well’ as despite a ‘substantial profit hit’ it fails to feel real heat from the 737MAX grounding crisis

The continued grounding of the 737 MAX has impacted operators of the new generation aircraft hard. Indian carrier SpiceJet says it has faced a “substantial…..

The coronavirus outbreak is in the spotlight, but will the return of the MAX actually be the biggest threat for corporate travel programmes in 2020?

Airlines are ending flights into mainland China, even Hong Kong, where Cathay Pacific is now asking its employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave…..

American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

The uncertain return of the Boeing 737 MAX is one of the biggest overhang in the global aviation industry during 2020, and no one airline…..

The 737MAX grounding, US-China contention and unrest in Hong Kong hit travel in 2019; will remain a major threat and continue to impact the sector into 2020

Some of the major factors to influence the travel and tourism sector in 2019 will remain among the biggest threats for the coming year, according…..

Lie flat seating is on the rise in the premium cabin of single aisle airliners as new generation arrivals deliver improved comforts as well as a longer range

The number of airlines offering lie-flat seats on narrowbody aircraft is increasing rapidly, providing better options for corporates in a wide range of markets. The…..

Copa takes a revenue hit as MAX jets with lie flat seats remain grounded

Panama’s Copa Holdings is one of many Boeing 737 MAX operators worldwide navigating the aircraft’s grounding, and has stated it assumes the aircraft won’t resume…..

Southwest quits Newark and says LaGuardia is ‘where our customers want to go’ in New York

Southwest Airlines’ decision to exit Newark Liberty International airport from 03-Nov-2019 as a result of the prolonged grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX has garnered…..

What’s in a name? Boeing says it has no plans to rename the MAX, but it appears IAG and Ryanair have different thoughts

The famous ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,’ line from Romeo and Juliet…..

Aircraft Developments: Can new generation long haul narrowbodies drive change in North Asia?

New generation aircraft offer game-changing economics and range for LCCs. In the narrowbody space, several LCCs are now operating or have on order new generation narrowbody aircraft on long…..

Singapore Airlines remains committed to 100% lie flat despite changes in fleet plan

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX has impacted Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) narrowbody fleet plan as the group has dropped plans to transfer 14 737-800s…..

With no return to service date yet confirmed, North America’s airlines continue their work to mitigate 737 MAX groundings

North American airlines operating the Boeing 737 Max are in the throes of creating plans to ease the continuing commercial ramifications from the worldwide grounding…..