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American Airlines | August 13, 2020

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American Airlines is preparing to scrap flights serving two dozen small and medium cities as the expiration of federal coronavirus aid that placed restrictions on carriers from cutting service approaches, according to an executive at the airline. Carriers are required to maintain minimum levels of service through Sept. 30 under a $25 billion federal aid package that also prohibited layoffs through the end of the third quarter. American was granted $5.8 billion in support under the program....

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DELTA WILL KEEP BLOCKING SOME AIRCRAFT SEATS THROUGH EARLY JANUARY TO CALM TRAVELERS NERVOUS ABOUT VIRUS

Delta Air Lines | August 20, 2020

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Delta Air Lines will continue to limit the number of passengers it allows on each flight through early January in an effort to win over potential customers worried about flying during the coronavirus pandemic, the carrier said Thursday. Delta had previously said it will limit capacity to 60% of of its main cabin through the end of September. But after that it will raise the limit to 75% of its main cabin, blocking some middle seats, and will continue to do so through “at least” Jan. ...

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CDB AVIATION FURTHER EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH AVIANCA

CDB Aviation | May 30, 2022

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CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited announced the signing of new lease agreements with Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca for two Airbus A330-300 Passenger to Freighter and one A320neo aircraft. The new agreements bring the total of CDB Aviation aircraft on lease to Colombia’s flag carrier to 8. In addition to the newly leased aircraft, the carrier is expected to take delivery of an additio...

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AERCAP SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH AIR EUROPA FOR 5 BOEING 787 AIRCRAFT AND 10 BOEING 737 MAX AIRCRAFT

air europa | August 30, 2022

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AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has signed lease agreements with Air Europa Líneas Aéreas S.A.U. for the long-term lease of five Boeing 787-9 aircraft and ten Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to deliver beginning in 2024 through 2026.Air Europa will become the first Spanish operator of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. "Air Europa has been a long-time friend and valued customer of AerCap. With this landmark transaction for the airline, we ar...

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AMERICAN AIRLINES PREPARES TO DROP SOME SERVICE TO SMALLER CITIES AS EXPIRATION OF FEDERAL AID NEARS

American Airlines | August 13, 2020

American Airlines is preparing to scrap flights serving two dozen small and medium cities as the expiration of federal coronavirus aid that placed restrictions on carriers from cutting service approaches, according to an executive at the airline. Carriers are required to maintain minimum levels of service through Sept. 30 under a $25 billion federal aid package that also prohibited layoffs through the end of the third quarter. American was granted $5.8 billion in support under the program....

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DELTA WILL KEEP BLOCKING SOME AIRCRAFT SEATS THROUGH EARLY JANUARY TO CALM TRAVELERS NERVOUS ABOUT VIRUS

Delta Air Lines | August 20, 2020

Delta Air Lines will continue to limit the number of passengers it allows on each flight through early January in an effort to win over potential customers worried about flying during the coronavirus pandemic, the carrier said Thursday. Delta had previously said it will limit capacity to 60% of of its main cabin through the end of September. But after that it will raise the limit to 75% of its main cabin, blocking some middle seats, and will continue to do so through “at least” Jan. ...

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CDB AVIATION FURTHER EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH AVIANCA

CDB Aviation | May 30, 2022

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited announced the signing of new lease agreements with Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca for two Airbus A330-300 Passenger to Freighter and one A320neo aircraft. The new agreements bring the total of CDB Aviation aircraft on lease to Colombia’s flag carrier to 8. In addition to the newly leased aircraft, the carrier is expected to take delivery of an additio...

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AERCAP SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH AIR EUROPA FOR 5 BOEING 787 AIRCRAFT AND 10 BOEING 737 MAX AIRCRAFT

air europa | August 30, 2022

AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has signed lease agreements with Air Europa Líneas Aéreas S.A.U. for the long-term lease of five Boeing 787-9 aircraft and ten Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to deliver beginning in 2024 through 2026.Air Europa will become the first Spanish operator of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. "Air Europa has been a long-time friend and valued customer of AerCap. With this landmark transaction for the airline, we ar...

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