Airbus' latest jet, the A330-900neo, ascended for the first time on Thursday in the south of France.
The airplane took off from Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport at 9:57 a.m. local time, flying for several hours over southern France before completing its first landing.
The airplane is a next-generation
Alaska Airlines will operate all Virgin America flights as its own from 25 April 2018, with users of Virgin America's website directed to Alaska's site from that day, the Seattle-based carrier confirms.
Guests who try to book an Airbus flight scheduled for after April 24 through Virgin America's website
Ryanair will this winter operate 25 fewer aircraft than the 400 it previously planned to, and has cancelled some 18,000 flights across the season, suspending 34 routes, as it seeks to avoid further disruption arising from lack of available pilots.
"Slower growth creates lots of spare aircraft and crews
Alaska Air reported a second quarter net profit of nearly $300 million, a 14% increase from the previous year.
The end product, which includes the influence of the takeover of Virgin America last December, comes on the back of a 41% increase in operating revenue to $2.1 billion.
“We had a very solid
With its high seat count and long range capabilities, the A380 has a wide variety of uses. However, not all airlines think the benefits of this airplane are greater than those of the ubiquitous B767-300.