Sri Lankan Air To Buy 10 Airbus Aircraft
May 24, 2013
Sri Lankan Airlines has signed a provisional deal with Airbus worth USD$1.3 billion to buy six A330-300 and four A350-900 aircraft for delivery between 2014 and 2023, the state-run firm's CEO told Reuters.read more
Damco sees above-market airfreight volumes
May 23, 2013
Airfreight volumes showed rapid, above-market growth of 15 percent in the first quarter compared with last year’s first quarter, Damco reported.read more
Three A330-200Fs arrive at Qatar Airways
May 23, 2013
Qatar Airways Cargo is adding three new Airbus A330-200F freighters to its fleet of seven aircraft. The new A330s have replaced three Airbus A300 freighters that the airline has phased out of the fleet. “The capacity of Qatar Airways Cargo has been significantly increased with the introduction of the new Airbus A330 freighter into our worldwide cargo route network,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said.read more
Cebu Pacific Signs A330 Lease Deal
February 22, 2012
The Philippines' largest budget carrier, Cebu Pacific, said on Wednesday it had signed operating lease deals for four new Airbus A330-300s with CIT Aerospace, as it seeks to serve new markets outside Asia.
The four Airbus jets will be delivered between 2013 and 2014, and will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines, the airline said in a statement.
Cebu Pacific did not disclose financial details of the deals with CIT Aerospace.
Cebu Pacific, which has a fleet of Airbus A320s serving Asian destinations, will launch long-haul flights in the third quarter this year using wide-body aircraft. It plans to offer non-stop services to Australia, India, the Middle East and parts of Europe and the United States.
"The Airbus A330-300 aircraft will allow us to offer our trademark low fares to an even wider market," said Alex Reyes, Cebu Pacific general manager for the long-haul division, in a statement.
The airline said last month it would lease up to eight Airbus A330-300s.
It announced last June its orders for 30 new A321neos and seven A320s from Airbus, with delivery between 2015 and 2021 as it sought to double its fleet and expand routes.