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The Pre-Owned A380

News this week about Singapore Airlines not renewing the lease on its first A380 has caused a flutter.  The considered opinion is that this is another piece of bad news for the Airbus program.  The Wall Street Journal has this view: “But it is another symbolic hit for...

Skymark update

There is some intriguing news out of Japan today.  ANA seems to have won the battle for Skymark with Airbus' help.  This gives ANA a very strong hand at Haneda. Intrepid, which had backed Delta for a Skymark plan, offered this take on the news: "Intrepid Aviation...

Delta Is Beginning to Look More Like a Middle Eastern Carrier

Who would have thought it? Delta is one of the leading US carriers that has made its annoyance with the big three Middle Eastern airlines quite public. But today Delta announced that it is taking yet another equity stake in an airline, purchasing a 3.55% stake in...

Premium #180 – Skymark and the Intrepid/Delta Plan

Japan’s Skymark Airlines declared bankruptcy in January. This was not a surprise as many thought the company’s ambitions were unrealistic. When it folded, the airline had large debts to both Intrepid Aviation and Airbus.   Skymark filed for bankruptcy protection...