Monarch takes delivery of its first A320 with Sharklets

Monarch Airlines, one of the UK’s scheduled airlines, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, called Sharklets, becoming the first UK carrier to benefit from them. Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the A320neo Family. The new wing … Read more

Iberia receives its first Airbus A330

Iberia has taken delivery of the first of the five Airbus A330s that will enter service for the Spanish airline this year. Spanish flag carrier Iberia currently has a total of nine Airbus A330-300 widebodies on order and also holds options on eight more. It intends to use the new aircraft to replace a fleet of 13 Airbus A340-300 jets currently … Read more

Boeing alerts possible delay of Norwegian’s first 787

The aircraft was scheduled to be delivered in late April. The June delivery may also be affected. In the event that the 787 is not operational in time for Norwegian’s services to New York and Bangkok replacement long-haul aircraft will be leased to ensure that flights are operated as planned. Based on this new information … Read more

Flybe announces Birmingham to Lyon route

Flybe has announced its latest brand new route from Birmingham that offers daily weekday flights to Lyon from May 1st operated by one of Flybe’s brand new 88-seat Embraer 175 jet aircraft. The brand new year round service follows Flybe’s successful launch of its Birmingham to Amsterdam route late last year and is expected to … Read more