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17 Oct 2022

North American Aviation Newsletter

Air Canada announces strategic international expansion

With the addition of new European services to Brussels, Toulouse, and Copenhagen, Air Canada has announced a planned expansion of its global network for summer 2023. In addition, it is restarting crucial Asia services to Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka and restoring frequency to popular destinations in the Atlantic, Pacific, and South American continents. Air Canada Senior Vice President Network Planning and Revenue Management Mark Galardo said "We continue to pursue our disciplined approach of expanding our global network in response to anticipated demand. We are especially pleased to be adding three new strategic routes to Europe, resuming important services to Japan, and increasing frequencies to key international destinations for summer 2023.”

AviaAM Leasing is named as the Boeing 777-300ERMF's launch customer by Mammoth Freighters

A conversion sales deal for six Boeing 777-300ERMF freighters was signed by Mammoth Freighters, announcing AviaAM Leasing as the company's debut customer for the new conversion. Early in 2023, at the Aspire MRO facility at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, the conversion work on the first and conforming 777-300ER of this order will get under way. The aircraft, which will be capable of carrying 99 tons of cargo, is anticipated to operate on trunk routes between the EU and the USA or China and the EU.

Boeing and Cargolux Complete Order for 777-8 Freighter

Ten Boeing 777-8 Freighters have been ordered by Cargolux, with options for an additional six aircraft. Cargolux had earlier stated that its 747-400 Freighter fleet would be replaced by Boeing's newest freighter at this year's Farnborough International Airshow. Cargolux President & CEO Richard Forson, said "The agreement we signed will consolidate Cargolux's position as a global leader of air freight services. Replacing our aging fleet of 747-400 Freighters with the latest technology and fuel-efficient 777-8 Freighter model will contribute to our long-term sustainability program while continuing to offer our customers the tailored service they expect.”

LATAM Airlines will lease five new Airbus A321-200 XLR aircraft from Air Lease Corporation.

Air Lease Corporation announced long-term lease placements for five new long-range Airbus A321-200 XLR aircraft with LATAM Airlines. The aircraft are scheduled to deliver to LATAM starting in fall 2025 through 2026 from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

United positions for Transatlantic Leadership with 2023 Summer Schedule

With the release of its 2023 summer schedule, United Airlines affirms its position as the industry leader in transatlantic service. The schedule includes six additional flights to some of the most well-known European cities, including Rome, Paris, Barcelona, London, Berlin, and Shannon, as well as new service to three additional cities: Malaga, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The carrier saw historic levels of demand for travel to Europe in the summer peak, up 20% compared to 2019, and is focused on developing its network to serve continued demand strength. United Airlines Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances Patrick Quayle, said "Next summer United is offering the best of both worlds: we're making it easier for our customers to visit the most popular cities in Europe, but we're also expanding our reach to give travellers access to new places they haven't yet experienced. "

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