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Air Canada orders 15 additional A220-300s

26.10.2022 – 23:35 UTC

Air Canada (AC, Montreal-Trudeau) confirmed his options with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse-Blagnac) for fifteen A220-300s, bringing its total commitment to the type to 60 aircraft.

“This expanded order for the A220, built en route to our Montreal headquarters, is an important development in the modernization of our fleet and a clear indication that we emerge from the pandemic firmly positioned for the future. The A220 has become a mainstay of our narrow-body fleet, and its performance and passenger comfort allow us to be competitive in the North American market,” said President and CEO Michael Rousseau.

The Canadian carrier initially ordered forty-five A220-300s with 30 options in 2016. It has taken 31 aircraft so far and plans to add two more by the end of 2022. Six aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2023 , and six more in 2024. The 15 newly converted options are all due for delivery in 2026. The airline is keeping another 15 options unconverted.

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Alaska Airlines offers 52 B737 MAX options

26.10.2022 – 20:47 UTC

Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) Alaska Air Group has confirmed fifty-two B737 MAX options with Boeing (BOE, Washington National) with deliveries to Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) expected between 2024 and 2027.

Alaska Air Group said the order includes B737-8, B737-9and B737-10 types, though it didn’t disclose the exact breakdown, and it has “full flexibility” in terms of type interchangeability. The holding also obtained another 105 purchase rights for aircraft with deliveries until 2030.

The new order increases the holding’s MAX backlog from 94 to 146. The carrier said in March it would confirm options, when it announced a “recalibration” of its B737 MAX plans. It’s the biggest order ever for Alaska Air Group, which said it now has a “line of sight” to potentially operate more than 250 B737 MAXs, but as many of these commitments are tentative it has also retained the flexibility to adapt to the market environment.

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Avelo Airlines of the United States to open base in Wilimington, DE

26.10.2022 – 18:46 UTC

Avélo Airlines (EXP, Burbank) announced its intention to throw its fourth base – at Wilmington, DE – with five routes to Florida operated by one B737-800.

The low-cost carrier will connect the city of Delaware with Orlando International Airport (3x per week), Fort Lauderdale Int’l, Fort Myers, Southwest Florida, Tampa Int’land West Palm Beach Int’l (2x per week each), the ch-aviation schedules shows the module. The opening of the base is scheduled for February 1, 2023.

Avelo said he hopes to serve not only Delaware, but also southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia metro area (Philadelphia Int’l being only 38 kilometers from the Delaware airport), southern Jersey and the northern part of Maryland. The carrier will become the sole scheduled commercial operator in Wilmington, DE, after Border airlines‘ go out earlier this year, and as such, also the first airline with a crew base in the city. No other Delaware airport offers scheduled service.

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