American Airlines places 260 new aircraft order
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11 Mar 2024

American Airlines places 260 new aircraft order

American Airlines places 260 new aircraft order 

American Airlines announced orders for 260 new aircraft, including 85 Airbus A321neo, 85 Boeing 737 MAX 10 and 90 Embraer E175 aircraft. The orders also include options and purchase rights for an additional 193 aircraft. As part of the Boeing order, American has up gauged 30 existing 737 MAX 8 orders to 737 MAX 10 aircraft. American’s CEO Robert Isom said “Over the past decade, we have invested heavily to modernize and simplify our fleet, which is the largest and youngest among U.S. network carriers. These orders will continue to fuel our fleet with newer, more efficient aircraft so we can continue to deliver the best network and record-setting operational reliability for our customers.”


Canada Jetlines to Partner with European Carrier

Canada Jetlines announced a strategic wet lease agreement with a prominent European carrier for two Airbus A320ceo aircraft commencing in April and a second aircraft in late June for six months and three months respectively. Jetlines CEO Eddy Doyle stated, "In January, we announced the expansion of our fleet to 6 aircraft. The utilization of these planes is widely needed in Europe during their busy season. The two planes will return to Canada for our busy fall/winter travel period to leisure destinations. This partnership underscores our commitment to maximizing efficiency and meeting the seasonal demands of our customers."


JetBlue Terminates Spirit Merger

JetBlue announced that it has reached an agreement with Spirit Airlines to terminate their July 2022 merger agreement. JetBlue CEO Joanna Geraghty, said “We believed this merger was worth pursuing because it would have unleashed a national low-fare, high-value competitor to the Big Four airlines. We are proud of the work we did with Spirit to lay out a vision to challenge the status quo, but given the hurdles to closing that remain, we decided together that both airlines’ interests are better served by moving forward independently. We wish the very best going forward to the entire Spirit team.”


SkyWest Secures United Embraer Agreement 

SkyWest Inc announced a new flying agreement with United Airlines to place 20 partner-financed Embraer E175s under a four-year contract. The 20 E175s will join the SkyWest fleet throughout 2024. SkyWest President & CEO Chip Childs, said “We’re delighted to continue enhancing our United partnership and pleased that we’re able to deliver on the strong market demand.”

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