Air China to Offer Shanghai-Barcelona Non-Stop Service

Its new non-stop service from Shanghai will be the second route operated by Star Alliance member Air China to Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. On May 5, 2014, Air China began operating four-times-weekly Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona round-trips.

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Hawaiian Airlines Buys Another A330-200 and Leases Two More A321neos

The newly purchased and leased aircraft will enable Hawaiian Airlines to retire its fleet of Boeing 767s by the end of 2018, earlier than it had originally planned to do so, according to the airline.

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Aer Lingus to Serve Miami from September 2017

Irish carrier Aer Lingus has announced it will launch the first-ever service between Dublin and Miami International Airport on September 1, 2017.

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TAP Portugal will launch new daily non-stop service to Lisbon from both Boston Logan International Airport and New York JFK, in June and July respectively.

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Airberlin will fly four round-trips a week between its main long-haul hub at Düsseldorf Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth, with 298-seat Airbus A330-200s.

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IAG’s follow-on order comprises two Airbus A330-300s, two A330-200s and 15 A320neos. Airbus and IAG announced the order on November 9, at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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The A350s and A330s are slated for Iberia’s fleet modernization and to open new long-haul routes, and the A320neos will be allocated to the group’s airlines for fleet replacement, according to Airbus.

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Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of the first of five new A330-200s it has agreed to lease, becoming a new operator of the A330.

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UK long-haul charter carrier Thomas Cook Airlines has announced it will launch twice-weekly services from Manchester Airport in the UK to Los Angeles and Boston in May 2016. It will also increase service frequencies on three of its other routes to U.S. destinations from Manchester.

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RwandAir, the flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus regarding an order for two new A330s, to be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772Bs. A computer graphic image released by Airbus to publicize the news shows an A330-200 in RwandAir colors.

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Air China has announced two moves which would considerably increase its presence on routes between China and the two largest nations of Australasia, Australia and New Zealand.

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According to Air China, its new four-times-weekly service starting on May 1 will represent the only direct route linking China with Belarus and Hungary.

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The Airbus A330-200, which is equipped with GE Aviation CF6-80E1 engines, joins four leased A330-200s and seven A340-300s in the Aerolíneas Argentinas fleet.

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Hainan Airlines plans to launch three new routes between the United States and China in June and increase service frequency on three of its existing China-U.S. routes, as part of a planned large-scale expansion in the Chinese carrier’s service to North America.

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As one of two growing airlines actually based at Brussels Airport, Brussels Airlines must constantly evolve its network and its service offering carefully in order to compete sensibly with the sizable forces now ranged against it at its only hub.

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As part of the go-ahead decision, Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has approved the lease of up to seven Airbus A330-200 widebodies for the new low-cost operation’s intercontinental routes. The operation will also operate up to 23 Airbus A320 single-aisle jets.

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Azul will begin daily non-stop service with A330-200s between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Viracopos/Campinas International Airport near São Paulo on December 2. It will then launch daily Orlando-Campinas service on December 15.

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Lufthansa German Airlines expects to put forward to its supervisory board in December a business plan to create a non-Lufthansa-branded, long-haul, low-cost carrier which would operate a fleet of leased Airbus A330-200s, each configured to seat approximately 300 passengers.

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The manufacturer announced the launch of the A330neo program on July 14 at the Farnborough Airshow International 2014.

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