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Brussels Airlines will add the A320neo in 2023

01.07.2021 – 00:17 UTC

Brussels Airlines (SN, Brussels National) has announced the addition of three A320-200Ns in 2023 to replace some of its A319-100s as part of its fleet modernization program.

The three new aircraft will be allocated to Brussels Airlines from the order book of its parent company Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int’l), which has orders in progress for fifty-four A320neo. It will be the very first new aircraft ever delivered to Brussels Airlines, although the history of ch-aviation fleets shows that two of the carrier’s A319-100s were initially delivered to its predecessor Sabena (SN, Brussels National).

the advanced ch-aviation fleets shows that Brussels Airlines currently operates eighteen A319-100s (16.6 years on average), sixteen A320-200s (16.9 years) and twelve A330-300s (14.2 years). It is one of the two main carriers of the Lufthansa group that does not have new generation narrow planes in its fleet, with the exception of Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna). Lufthansa and Swiss (LX, Zurich) already operate A320-200N and A321-200NX. Of the fifty-four A320-200N still on order for …

Swiss Helvetic Airways secures the first E195-E2

25.06.2021 – 17:41 UTC

Helvetic Airways (2L, Zurich) has taken delivery of its first brand-new E195-E2 from Embraer with the aircraft arriving in Zurich on Friday, June 25, the company said.

HB-AZI (msn 19020055) departed Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil on June 24 with stopovers in Natal Aluizio Alves (Brazil) and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) before arriving in Switzerland.

The new plane is scheduled to make its first commercial flight on Saturday July 10 from Basel / Mulhouse / Friborg, CH to the Greek island of Santorini (flights 2L 306 and 2L 307), the airline said in a statement. Subsequently, it will be deployed mainly to destinations in Europe.

Three more E195-E2s will be delivered to Helvetic Airways by the end of July, bringing the Swiss regional airline’s fleet renewal program that started in October 2019 to a close on schedule, said Managing Director Tobias Pogorevc during a virtual press conference to mark the transfer of ownership. from the plane to Embraer’s headquarters on Wednesday 23 June.

He said the declining demand for air travel …

British Airways reviews Gatwick operations – report

23.06.2021 – 01:05 UTC

British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) said it would continue to operate most of its short-haul flights from London Heathrow until October, while operating some of its long-haul flights from London Gatwick to a time when the demand for travel has not yet returned. , and restrictions on international travel remain in place.

In an emailed statement to ch-aviation, the airline was responding to a report from Britain’s The Telegraph that it revived plans to ditch Gatwick, Britain’s second-largest airport, in favor of focusing on its operations at Heathrow. The review reportedly followed instructions from IAG International Airlines Group, BA’s parent company FTSE 100, fearing BA could lose its lucrative take-off and landing slots at Heathrow if not used, reported the newspaper.

“Until the end of October, most of our short-haul flights will continue to operate from Heathrow. This allows us to ensure a smooth, uninterrupted and efficient operation across our business at a time when demand is not yet returning and international travel restrictions remain in place. We’re still stealing some of …

Lufthansa charts the course for recovery and profitability

18.06.2021 – 03:28 UTC

Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int’l) aims to strengthen its balance sheet with a capital increase, she confirmed this week, outlining her plans for a post-pandemic future and a return to profitability with a smaller fleet and less of employees.

The company “mandated four banks to help calibrate” the possible capital increase, a move that would “be a clear path to leave the stabilization package in Germany and possibly the other countries that helped us in the crisis behind us. “said the general manager. Carsten Spohr said during a virtual presentation.

A year ago, in June 2020, the pandemic forced Lufthansa to accept 9 billion euros ($ 10.1 billion at the time) in aid from Germany and its other domestic markets. But he said this week that the net proceeds of a capital increase would notably help repay these stabilization measures and “restore a long-term sustainable and efficient capital structure.” He did not give a date or size for the measurement.

He added that the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) “envisages, taking into account …

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