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Air Canada suspends service to San Juan and St. Maarten

Air Canada Airbus A321-211 C-GJWI (msn 1772) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 937007.

Air Canada and Air Canada rouge are suspending winter seasonal service to both San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Maarten due to hurricane damage and the long recovery for both islands. The airline was planning to operate to San Juan from both Montreal and Toronto (Pearson) this winter as well as Toronto – St. Maarten.

The airline is planning to resume winter service to both destinations in the winter 2018/19 season according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Airbus A321-211 C-GJWI (msn 1772) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 937007.

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Ural Airlines to launch flights to Switzerland

Ural Airlines Airbus A321-211 VQ-BKG (msn 991) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 907228.

Ural Airlines has announced the opening of weekly scheduled flights to Switzerland. The routing Zhukovsky – Geneva – Zhukovsky will be operating during the winter season from December 29, 2017 until March 23, 2018 on Fridays.

Copyright Photo: Ural Airlines Airbus A321-211 VQ-BKG (msn 991) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 907228.

Eurowings to retire the Niki brand

Niki Luftfahrt (flyNiki.com) Airbus A321-211 OE-LES (msn 3504) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 934292.

Lufthansa Group is planning to retire the Niki brand. Previously on October 13, 2017 Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the Air Berlin Group announced they had signed a contract regarding the purchase of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH (Niki) and Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW).

These two carriers are projected to increase the capacity of the operational fleet at Eurowings as follows:

LGW with 870 employees, as well as 17 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and 13 Airbus A320 aircraft

Niki with 830 employees, as well as 20 Airbus A320 type aircraft.

According to Reuters, “Lufthansa plans to scrap the brand name of Austrian airline Niki as it integrates the carrier into its Eurowings budget business, a board member said on October 24, 2017”.

Copyright Photo: Niki Luftfahrt (flyNiki.com) Airbus A321-211 OE-LES (msn 3504) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 934292.

Air Canada reports record 3Q financial results

Air Canada Airbus A321-211 C-FLKX (msn 1299) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939533.

Air Canada reported record third quarter 2017 EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment and aircraft rent) of $1.388 billion compared to the previous record third quarter 2016 EBITDAR of $1.248 billion, an increase of $140 million.  The airline recorded a record third quarter EBITDAR margin of 28.4 per cent.  On a GAAP basis, Air Canada reported record third quarter operating income of $1.004 billion compared to the previous record third quarter 2016 operating income of $896 million.

Air Canada reported record adjusted net income of $950 million or $3.43 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017 compared to adjusted net income of $821 million or $2.93 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2016.  The airline reported record third quarter net income of $1.786 billion or $6.44 per diluted share compared to net income of $768 million or $2.74 per diluted share in the previous year’s quarter. In the third quarter of 2017, Air Canada recorded a net income tax recovery of $793 million on its consolidated statement of operations.  This amount is excluded from Air Canada’s reported adjusted net income.

“I am pleased to report that Air Canada delivered its best ever third quarter financial performance,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. “These record results underscore the success of the multi-year transformation of our business model. This follows our September 19th Investor Day when we outlined in further detail our accomplishments and the opportunities that lie ahead which, together with more ambitious financial targets for the next three years, have been well received by the investor community.

“In the quarter, Air Canada’s financial performance was strong in all key financial measures, including margins and free cash flow, and we continued to reduce our financial leverage, further lowering the airline’s risk profile.

“Reflecting Air Canada’s on-going growth, in the quarter we increased passenger revenue by 9.1 per cent to a record $4.478 billion, including strong gains in the business cabin. Traffic increased 8.8 per cent while yield improved 0.4 per cent. This yield growth was achieved despite an increase in average stage length of 3.9 per cent versus last year’s quarter, driven by a robust revenue environment and effective revenue management.  On a stage length adjusted basis, yield improved 2.6 per cent year-over-year.  We also achieved a solid cost performance in the quarter with an adjusted CASM decrease of 2.1 per cent from the previous year’s quarter.

“I would like to thank Air Canada’s 30,000 employees for their unwavering focus on taking care of our customers in our busiest quarter ever during which we served a record 14 million passengers. And they did so with care and professionalism during a quarter marked by significant disruptions to communities and airports in Western Canada, Southern United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America affecting customers and employees alike. The spirit, dedication and compassion of the Air Canada team responding to these situations and making a difference to the lives of so many was a moment of pride for all,” concluded Mr. Rovinescu.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Airbus A321-211 C-FLKX (msn 1299) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939533.

Airbus celebrates the delivery of the 9,000th aircraft, the first A321 for VietJetAir

Airbus (Toulouse) has issued this statement and graph:

Airbus has celebrated the delivery of its 9000th aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on March 20, 2015. The aircraft is the first A321 to be delivered to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir (Ho Chi Minh City) and will join the carrier’s all-Airbus A320 Family fleet flying on its fast-growing Asia-Pacific network.

VietJetAir first took to the skies at the end of 2011 and now operates a fleet of 22 A320 Family aircraft on a network covering Vietnam and a growing number of destinations across Asia. The A321 delivered today is the first of seven ordered by the airline as part of a major aircraft acquisition plan for up to 100 A320 Family aircraft announced in early 2014.

The 9000th delivery comes less than two years after Airbus reached its last milestone of 8000 aircraft-delivered in August 2013. Over the last 10 years, Airbus has doubled its deliveries to reach over 600 aircraft a year today – a figure that is set to rise further as the demand grows.

Top Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. VietJetAir (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A321-211 D-AZAK (msn 5295) became VN-A651 on the handover.

Below Photo: Airbus. Airbus added special markings on the handover.

VietJetAir.com A321-200 WL VN-A651 (11-9000th Airbus Aircraft)(Nose)(Airbus)(LR)

VietJetAir aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Airbus Deliveries Graph 3.2015 (Airbus)(LRW)

Germania to paint its first Airbus A321 in the colors of German tour operator Alltours

Germania A321-200 (13-Alltours)(Germania)(LR)

Germania Fluggesellschaft (Berlin) has announced it will paint its first Airbus A321-211 (D-ASTD, man 5843) in the colors of German tour operator Alltours.

The new specially-painted A321 will fly from Dusseldorf to the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Germania: AG Slide Show

Alltours logo