Etihad Presents the New Alitalia

Alitalia

A plan to reinvent Italy’s flag carrier, Alitalia, unveiled by its new executive team and investors including Etihad, promises new routes, new product and service standards, a new cost management strategy and new branding. As part of Alitalia’s new direction, James Hogan, president and CEO of Etihad Aviation Group and vice chairman of Alitalia, said […]

Analyst Lauds Benefits of Potential United 777-300ER Deal

United Airlines Boeing 777-200

As United Airlines reportedly nears a deal to switch 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners into an order of 777-300ERs, as reported by Bloomberg, an industry analyst offers insight into why the United 777-300ER deal is a win-win for the airline and the manufacturer. “While we generally do not discuss specifics about our future fleet plans, we […]

Luxury on a Budget: The Best Boutique Airlines for an Economy Long Haul Flight

Singapore Economy Section

Is there such a thing as a boutique airline for Economy Long Haul Flight? Well, now there is. Just like their counterpart boutique hotels, these airlines may not be the biggest in the world, or even biggest in their markets, but they remain highly competitive by focusing on service and investing in an exceptional on-board […]

We can afford to build business jets and the CSeries: Bombardier

Bombardier CSeries

Bombardier Inc. said it has the financial resources to cover the costs to develop its Global 7000 and 8000 business aircraft and the CSeries jetliner. “These products will deliver revenue and cash flow as they enter into service,” Chief Executive Officer Pierre Beaudoin said in an interview in Davos, Switzerland. “We have the liquidity — […]

Boeing executive sees strong demand for 737 MAX, confident on 777

Demand for fuel-efficient narrowbody jetliners like the Boeing 737 MAX remains “very strong” despite the recent oil price slump, the planemaker’s top salesman said on Wednesday. Although lower oil prices might make some airlines hesitate about upgrading their fleets, the overall boost to the economy from cheaper energy is sustaining new jet demand, he said. […]

Embraer sees E2 as positioned to meet Asian passenger needs

Embraer E2

As Asia-Pacific’s middle class continues to grow rapidly, and is projected to account for over 40% of global middle class spend by 2030, Embraer is positioning its re-engined E-Jet E2 family with new interiors as being an ideal fit to meet the needs of increasingly savvy passengers in the region. “Consumers are highly brand driven […]

Airbus to Raise Price of Planes by 3.27 per cent

Airbus A380, A330, A350

The price of Airbus planes is going up 3.27 per cent this year. The Toulouse-based company said the price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ “standard escalation formula” and enabled it to continue to enhance its profitability. Increases will push the list price of an A320 – used on New Zealand domestic and transtasman […]