A lingering shakeup in European skies

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 11, 2020, © Leeham News: There is a shake-up still to come for European airlines. LNA wrote in early March about the financial vulnerability of several European airlines as the COVID-19… Read More

HOTR: Norwegian claims $1bn+ in damages from Boeing

HOTR072120 By the Leeham News staff July 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Norwegian Air Shuttle said June 30 it canceled orders for 92 Boeing 737 MAXes and five 787s. The orders still appear on Boeing’s Unfilled Orders website,… Read More

The meaning and consequences of frozen credit markets

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   March 26, 2020, © Leeham News: Credit markets are effectively frozen for many businesses, Boeing said this week. That’s why the company asked Congress for $60bn in federal aid for itself and… Read More

An upcoming shakeup in European skies

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: After the 2012-2014 European sovereign debt crisis, passenger traffic grew briskly in Europe. The expansion of low-cost airlines, combined with increasing passenger traffic from Asia, contributed to this… Read More

Norwegian’s attempt to survive

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Dec. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS), struggling to survive after years of over-expansion, took major steps over the last few weeks to overhaul its finances and strategy. Major… Read More

Preferred 737 MAX return to service timeline for Airlines

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 21, 2019, © Leeham News: As Boeing sorts out final requirements with regulators for the 737 MAX return to service, preparations to resume deliveries are in full steam. The company is… Read More

The struggling smaller European low cost carriers

Subscription required By Vincent Valery  Sep. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: Germania, flyBMI and Wow Air ceased operations this year. FlyBe was sold to a consortium that includes Virgin Atlantic for a symbolic amount. Norwegian Air Shuttle and… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Kjos departure signals changes at Norwegian

July 12, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Norwegian Air Shuttles’ (Norwegian) founder and CEO for 17 years, Bjorn Kjos stepped down yesterday.  Over the last year the CFO, Board chairman and now the CEO have changed. This signals a… Read More

Impact of MAX grounding emerges with earnings reports

Subscription Required Introduction April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: With first quarter financial results beginning to be reported, the impact of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is beginning to emerge. Boeing 737 MAXes stored at Everett… Read More

Huge surge of A320 orders greatly exceed near-, mid-term A320 retirements

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 4, 2018, © Leeham News: The huge surge of orders for the Airbus A320 family far outstrips the aging aircraft statistics, an analysis shows. Airbus has a backlog of more than 6,000 A320 family… Read More