Spirit Airlines to acquire 100 aircraft from A320neo family

Daily Newsletter | October 24, 2019
During Lufthansa Group’s Capital Markets Day on June 24, 2019, the German airline conglomerate announced a slight shift in strategy –Eurowings will slash its long-haul routes and Brussels Airlines, which has been integrated under Eurowings wing, will operate more closely with the three network carriers, namely Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has posted $183.35 million (NOK 1,670.3 million) profit for the third quarter of 2019. The long haul, low-cost airline, which has finished the previous year with millions in losses, is doing relatively well in 2019, as it reached its “highest ever” quarter results despite setbacks like the Boeing 737 MAX grounding. 
United States Air Force B-52 strategic bombers from the 2nd Bomb Wing carried out a 12-hour training flight over the Black Sea region. After a Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept one of them near Crimea, Russian officials expressed their concern over the additional tension such flights may create.
Spirit Airlines, the Florida-based low-cost carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire 100 aircraft from the A320neo family, with an option for 50 more. With an average list price of $110.6 million per unit, this order could amount to $10 billion.
Alarming statements made by Thai Airways president Sumeth Damrongchentham to his employees had led many to believe the company was threatened by bankruptcy. The national carrier of Thailand issued a statement in which it claims the comments were intended to warn employees about the industry’s competitive environment. 
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