In a recent study AeroAnalysis had a look at how many McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft are still flying around and when most aircraft are up for replacement. What makes things rather difficult is that it remains mostly unknown which aircraft retires at what age. FedEx initially...

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has lowered is full year outlook. The lower guidance is an effect of the outcome of the Brexit vote.Ryanair commits to capacity growth The carrier, led by O'Leary, still expects earnings growth of 7%, but this is vastly lower than the 12% guidance it released...

Russian Nordwind Airlines has received permission to operate flights between New York and Moscow. The airline is replacing Transaero, which went bankrupt in 2007.Nordwind Airlines is allowed to operate the route 7 times a week. Relative to Aeroflot and defunct Transaero Nordwind Airlines is a...

Air Berlin, once a promising low-cost carrier with massive aspirations, has announced a major restructuring of the airline.Air Berlin focusing on business market Air Berlin has been in financial problems for quite some time now.  Between 2007 and 2012, the airline continued expansion and partnerships. It...

Lufthansa has acquired Brussels Airlines. The move is not an unexpected one since the German carrier already had a stake of 45% in its Belgian peer. The take over has likely been accelerated by the Brussels bombings, which has costed Brussels Airlines millions in revenues.Acquisition...

Hong Kong Airlines has confirmed orders for 9 more Airbus A330 airframes. The airline has opted for the Airbus A330-300 of which it already has another 9 in its fleet.All-Airbus Hong Kong Airlines Zhang Kui, President of Hong Kong Airlines, said the following about the order: Today's...

Low-cost carrier French Blue has commenced operations. The French carrier uses Paris-Orly Airport as their hub and offers long haul flights on a low-cost basis.French Blue, low-cost,  long haul The airline was founded by Groupe Dubreuil, which also owns  Air Caraïbes. Since July 2016 the airline...