Japan is to see a second operator of the Boeing MAX. After All Nippon Airways, it is now Skymark Airlines that plans to introduce up to twelve MAX 8s and -10s to the fleet. Boeing wins new Japanese MAX customer with Skymark. The airline has four aircraft on direct...
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...
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...
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...
Skymark is bankrupt and is a case study for an airline’s eyes being too big for its stomach. We were not alone in finding this airline’s order of A380s – especially six of them – to be over the top. Airbus, of course, grabbed the order because they need every one....
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