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…..

Southwest sees healthy corporate demand as it continues to navigate 737 Max groundings

Even as Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel roughly 10,000 flights in the first quarter due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX and…..

MAX grounding could end up costing Boeing more than USD55 million a day as regulators and federal agencies probe 737 accident circumstances

It remains early days in the investigation into the recent crash of the Ethiopian Airlines, but with the loss of a Lion Air aircraft last…..

GOL’s new 737 MAX-8 deal will allow it to add one ‘new international destination every quarter over the next two years’

Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aereas is to accelerate its fleet renewal programme after signing a lease deal with Avolon to introduce an additional 11 Boeing…..

Virgin Australia 737 MAX 10s provide platform for capacity growth and lower unit costs

In late Aug-2018 Virgin Australia announced the conversion of 10 737 MAX 8 orders to the larger 737 MAX 10. Summary Virgin Australia has converted…..