Brad Cohen wrote an article on the Special section for USA Today on May 6th 2016 giving the top eight reasons why one should take advantage of Delta SkyMiles and collect them.
Boeing has delivered the 50th Boeing 777 as part of an order placed in 2006 when Qatar Airways’ network was just barely over 50 destinations. Over a decade later with the delivery of the 50th 777, the total fleet number of aircraft currently in service for the Doha-based carrier has risen to over 180 and the Boeing 777 has become a mainstay of the long-haul fleet and remains an essential part of the route expansion strategy by Qatar Airways. Per Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Qatar and Boeing have developed and enjoyed an enduring/mutually beneficial relationship since the beginning of the first 777 order. Currently the airline is a major 777X customer having ordered 60 aircrafts and operates the 777-300ER as well as the Long-Range (LR) variant of the 777-200.
Delta Air Lines, the major American airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, has recently added their Delta Shuttle product onto their main routes which run from its Seattle hub to Los Angeles and San Francisco. This move will raise the stakes in two markets which will inevitably become more competitive as Alaska Airlines has recently acquired Virgin America. The Delta Shuttle will include various different upgrades over the standard Delta economy offering, and will also be featured on routes between the Northeast triangle of New York LaGuardia, Washington Reason, as well as Boston, in addition to the competitive Los Angeles – San Francisco sector.
China Eastern Airlines has just announced their signing for 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s as they embark on their long-haul fleet modernization program. The airline stated in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange that they are expecting delivery of the A350s in batches starting from 2018 to 2022.Exclusively powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, 2 A350 aircrafts will be delivered in 2018, three in 2019, and two more in 2020. The remaining 13 are to be introduced in 2021-2022. Concurrently, China Eastern will be taking delivery of the 787-9s over the entire period of 2018-2021 and was not given an option in regards to engine selection for the Boeing jets.
On April 15th, 2016, Airways News released a new article about how Bombardier is close to selling up to 125 Jetliners to Delta international Air Lines in the near future. Airways News for their information from Jon Ostrower and Jacquie McNish from The Wall Street Journal. Delta Airlines, the number two U.S. airline, has been very eager to close deal with Bombardier manufacturer.
On April 15, 2015, American Airlines celebrated its 90th year of service in the commercial aviation industry. Throughout the decades American Airlines has grown to become one of the leading providers of commercial aviation to airline customers.
The Boeing Company, the American multinational corporation that manufactures, designs, and sells satellites, rockets, rotorcrafts, and airplanes, has recently reached a milestone as they delivered their 400th Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft to Ryanair, the Irish low-cost airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin. Ryanair operates the biggest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the entire world.
On April 4th, 2016, David Kaminski Morrow released an article on Flight Global which talks about how Alaska Air Group acquired Virgin America. The two reached an agreement that the US budget carrier Virgin American was acquired for about $4 billion. Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines.It is said that both carriers had their boards unanimously approve of this acquisition.
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