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Bloomberg: IndiGo prepares for another “large” Airbus order

New Airbus A320neo, will become VT-ITY

IndiGo is in discussions with Airbus for another large aircraft order according to Bloomberg. Read the full article: CLICK HERE

 

Top Copyright Photo: IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWBZ (VT-ITY) (msn 6946) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 939495.

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Cathay Pacific agrees to acquire Hong Kong Express (HK Express)

Third Airbus A320neo, delivered on March 15, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways has issued this statement:

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited on March 27, 2019 announced it has reached agreement to acquire Hong Kong Express Holding Company Limited for HK$4.93 billion, comprising (i) a cash consideration of HK$2.25 billion payable in cash; and (ii) a non-cash consideration of HK$2.68 billion settled through the issue and novation of promissory loan notes.

Completion is conditional upon certain conditions being fulfilled, including clearances required from relevant competition authorities, consents under relevant contracts of HKE and the termination or variation of certain arrangements between HKE and its related parties.

The performance of the Seller’s obligations under the Share Purchase Agreement is guaranteed by the Seller’s Guarantor.

Upon completion of the Transaction on or before December 31, 2019, HKE will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific.

For more information: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo (all others by HK Express): HK Express Airbus A320-271N WL B-LCN (msn 7512) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940421.

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Spirit Airlines adds more routes from Jacksonville

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL N904NK (msn 7094) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943773.

Spirit Airlines is doubling down on Jacksonville, Florida before its first flight from there ever takes off!

Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will begin daily nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

This announcement comes after Spirit announced in September that it would be bringing its ultra-low fares to Jacksonville for the first time with daily nonstop service to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting December 20, 2018.

Jacksonville (JAX) to/from Starts: Frequency:
Fort Lauderdale February 14, 2019 Daily
Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Chicago – O’Hare (ORD) December 20, 2018 Daily
Detroit (DTW) December 20, 2018 Daily

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL N904NK (msn 7094) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943773.

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Vueling introduces a “We love places” logo jet for its advertising campaign

"We love places", delivered on October 29, 2018

Vueling’s fourth Airbus A320neo (EC-NAJ) has been painted in a special “We love places” color scheme.
McCann Barcelona has been commissioned to run the new Vueling advertising campaign that connects the interests of people with the possibilities offered by the airline’s destinations.
Under the concept “We Love Places”, Vueling launches a campaign that shows the new tendency to connect with the authentic and genuine reality of cities.
The campaign revolves around the idea that there is no longer a single way to travel to the same place. The same destination can be lived from many perspectives.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Vueling Airlines (Vueling.com) Airbus A320-271N WL EC-NAJ (msn 8510) (We love places) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 944344.
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Qingdao Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo aircraft

Airbus A320neo for Qingdao Airlines

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Qingdao Airlines celebrated delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines.  Pratt & Whitney will also provide Qingdao Airlines with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. Qingdao Airlines is the eighth GTF engine operator in China.

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Qingdao Airlines, founded in 2013 and headquartered in Qingdao, Shangdong, China, announced its selection of the GTF engine to power an order of 18 firm A320neo family aircraft in November 2016.  The airline offers domestic and international flight services to destinations across China and Northeast Asia.

Top Copyright Photo: Qingdao Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL D-AXAH (B-302P) (msn 8478) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 943666.

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Scoot takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

"Chapati Party", Scoot's first Airbus A320neo

Scoot, the low cost wing of Singapore Airlines, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (9V-TNA) in Toulouse, France.

Scoot has placed orders for 39 A320neo aircraft under its fleet renewal programme. The new addition complements the airline’s existing fleet of 27 A320ceo Family aircraft.

Powered by Pratt and Whitney PurePower engines, the new aircraft features 186 seats in Scoot’s configuration. Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A320neo will be deployed by Scoot on its services across Asia.

Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent share of the market.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Scoot): Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWIX (9V-TNA) (msn 8441) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943669.

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Lufthansa Group converts purchase options for 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo aircraft into firm orders

Delivered on September 3, 2018

Lufthansa Group has made this announcement:

On September 28, 2018 the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the purchase of 27 short- and medium-haul aircraft.

Purchase options for 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo will be converted into firm orders.

With this decision, the Lufthansa Group is reacting to the positive market and earnings development and thus ensuring the necessary fleet size in the coming years. The total investment of this order amounts to a list price of about three billion US dollars.

This increases the total number of A320neo and A321neo orders to 149 for the Group, 13 of them are already operating with Lufthansa.

The A320neo and A321neo (short for “New Engine Option”) are scheduled for delivery in 2023 and 2024.

Ten of the 27 new aircraft are intended for Swiss, the remaining aircraft will be in service by other flight operations within the Aviation Group. One part of the order will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines (PW1100G), the other with LEAP-1A engines from CFM International. This means that both engine types will continue to be available to the Lufthansa Group in roughly equal proportions for the “Neo” family.

The innovative engine technologies developed by Pratt & Whitney and CFM International as well as the aerodynamic wingtips (sharklets) with which the aircraft are equipped reduce fuel consumption significantly by up to 20 percent per seat kilometer. As all Lufthansa A320 Family aircraft, the A320neo and A321neo are serially equipped with noise-reducing vortex generators. An A320neo taking off has a noise carpet that is around 50 percent smaller than that of other aircraft of this type.

Top Copyright Photo: Lufthansa Airbus A320-271N WL D-AINM (msn 8456) FRA (Marcelo F. De Biasi). Image: 943646.

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