WestJet to Add Services and More Flights from Québec Province

WestJet is increasing service and launching new routes from Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport. Overall, the airline is adding 105 more flights per week from Québec province, a capacity increase of 74 per cent.

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British Aviation Pioneer Amy Johnson to Feature on Two Norwegian Aircraft Tails

Pioneering woman pilot Amy Johnson will become the second British person it will honor on tail fins of its aircraft, with the renowned pilot’s portrait set to appear on a new Norwegian Boeing 737 and one of its new Boeing 787-9s later this year.

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United Airlines has placed a new order for 25 Boeing 737-700s, in addition to its January 21 order for 40 of the type. It also will convert 787 orders originally anticipated for delivery in 2020 and beyond into orders for four 777-300ERs and five 787-9s, for delivery beginning in 2017.

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Chinese carrier Okay Airways has announced a commitment for 12 new Boeing 737s, including eight MAX 8s, three 737 MAX 9s and one 737-900ER.

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The aircraft features a special livery commemorating the significance of the delivery. Part of the significance for Xiamen Airlines is that in China the number ‘8’ is considerably particularly lucky, because in Pinyin it sounds similar to the word which means ‘wealth’ or ‘prosper’.

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China Southern Airlines has announced a commitment to purchase 80 new Boeing 737s, including 30 7737NGs and 50 737 MAX jets. Meanwhile, UK leisure carrier Jet2.com has finalized a follow-on order for three additional 737-800s.

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Beijing-based China Postal Airlines joins Hangzhou-based YTO Airlines as a launch customer for the Boeing 737 BCF program.

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Boeing has announced sizable aircraft orders from two Asian customers, one an airline and the other a leasing company.

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Ryanair is the largest Boeing 737-800 customer in the world, having ordered more than 530 of the high-selling 737NG version.

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Nok Air has ordered a total of seven Boeing 737-800s from the manufacturer. It took delivery of the first on August 21.

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Sriwijaya Air took delivery on August 20 of two new Boeing 737-900ERs, the first brand-new aircraft it has inducted into its fleet.

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The manufacturer previously attributed the airline’s Boeing 737 purchase to an unidentified customer. Enter Air’s four-737 buy is the first direct order for Boeing from the Polish charter carrier.

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Boeing has created a stir on the second day of the Paris Air Show 2015 by announcing orders and commitments for 192 aircraft from its 737 MAX and 737NG families, from five customers. Leading the way is AerCap, which has announced a firm order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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Delta Air Lines will buy from The Boeing Company 20 used Embraer 190s and will order 40 additional new 737-900ERs, upon ratification of a tentative new labor agreement covering more than 12,000 Delta pilots.

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Alaska Airlines’ planned year-round Orange County-Puerto Vallarta service would operate three times a week and its planned Orange County-Los Cabos non-stops would operate four times each week.

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With this order, the Irish low-cost carrier now has unfilled orders for 174 Boeing 737-800s and 100 737 MAX 200s. It also holds options on 100 more 737 MAX 200s. Ryanair is the biggest customer for the 737-800, ordering more than 530 throughout its history.

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The new Boeing 737-900ER jets, four of which are scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Seattle-based Alaska Airlines’ total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79. All of them will be Boeing 737s.

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The Transavia.com order, which Boeing values at $1.6 billion at current list prices not including the options on three additional 737-800s which Transavia Company has also secured, was previously booked and attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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All Nippon Airways has announced its intent to purchase three Boeing 787-10s to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet. In addition, ANA has announced an order for five Boeing 737-800s to bolster the airline’s growing narrowbody fleet.

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