Frontier Airlines Orders 9 Airbus A321 Jets

Airbus A321

Frontier Airlines announced an order for nine Airbus A321 narrow-body aircraft on Monday. Frontier, which is in the process of transforming itself into a so-called “ultra low-cost carrier,” already flies an all Airbus fleet, though it does not yet fly the A321. The A321 is the largest of Airbus’ “A320 family” of aircraft that also […]

Airbus U.S. Factory to Start With Larger A321 Jet, Instead of A320

Airbus A321

Airbus Group said on Tuesday it plans to start production at its first U.S. factory with the larger A321 jetliner instead of the A320 as originally planned, a move that reflects rising demand for the bigger jet. Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told an audience in Seattle that the European aircraft maker was switching the […]

Air Lease Corporation Signs Deal for 25 Airbus A330neo and 60 A321neo Aircraft

Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company, has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 25 A330-900neo aircraft, becoming the first launch customer for the new Airbus Widebody. ALC simultaneously announced a firm order for 60 A321neo aircraft. The contact was signed today at the Farnborough International Airshow by Steven F. […]

Airbus Increases Seating Capacity for A320neo to 189 Seats, 240 for A320neo

In offering even more efficiency for airline operators, Airbus is increasing seating capacity for A320neo (new engine option) and A320ceo (current engine option) jetliners to 189 seats, while also adding 20 more seats for A321neo aircraft to accommodate 240 passengers in an efficient high-density, all-economy layout. “We are supporting the higher seat count with intelligent […]

American Airlines Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A321 Transcontinental Aircraft

Continuing its fleet renewal momentum this year, American Airlines today took delivery of the first Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft, complete with fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats. The new aircraft is scheduled to enter service next year, making American the only U.S. carrier to offer customers more choices with a three-class configuration when flying […]

JetBlue Orders 35 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft, Converts 18 Existing Orders

Jetblue Airbus A321

Just days after taking delivery of its very first A321 aircraft, JetBlue Airways has placed a new order for 15 A321ceo (current engine option) and 20 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. In addition, the airline has opted to upsize 8 A320ceo and 10 A320neo aircraft currently on backlog to 8 A321ceo and 10 A321neo, respectively. […]

EVA Air Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A321 Equipped with Sharklets [PHOTOS]

Eva Air Airbus A321

EVA Air of Taiwan has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A321 aircraft, on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The aircraft was handed over during a ceremony in Hamburg attended by Chang Kuo Wei, Chairman of EVA Air, and Norman Liu, President and CEO of GECAS. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ENLARGED PHOTOS […]

Finnair Receives World’s First A321 with Sharklets [PHOTO]

Finnair Airbus A321 with Sharklets

Finnish national carrier, Finnair, the launch customer for the A321 equipped with Sharklets, has taken delivery of its first of five aircraft on order. The aircraft will eventually replace Finnair’s existing fleet of 757s, making it an all Airbus operator. The aircraft was officially handed over to Ville Iho, Finnair Chief Operating Officer, during a […]

Delta Orders 10 Airbus A330 and 30 A321 Aircraft

Delta Air Lines today announced plans to purchase 40 Airbus aircraft for delivery between 2015 and 2017. The order, which comprises 10 international widebody A330-300 and 30 large domestic narrowbody A321 jets, is the latest step in Delta’s prudent fleet renewal to enhance profitability while diligently managing capacity. “This Airbus agreement is another opportunistic fleet […]