Expanding Airlines -- New Aircraft Purchases
Monday, January 07, 2008
If you plan to be a pilot, you may want to find out which airlines are expanding the fastest -- and maybe hiring more pilots. Though the industry overall is rapidly growing, here's who's placing orders this month for new aircraft:
Malaysia's AirAsia ordered 25 more Airbus A320s. This order is valued at $1.8 billion USD. This new deal will raise AirAsia's total orders for A320s to 175, according to CEO Tony Fernandes. Economic growth is boosting air travel in Southeast Asia, home to more than 500 million people. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is seeking to loosen air restrictions in the region this year to spur tourism and business travel even more.
Copa Airlines took delivery of its 11th Embraer 190 aircraft. The Panama-based airline now has 37 aircraft in its fleet. Copa Airlines has one of the youngest fleets in the Americas, with an average age of three years. The airline also operates 26 Boeing 737 jets.
Aeromexico receives their first Embraer 190 jet -- three more on order. Aeromexico Connect, a subsidiary of Aeromexico will operate these new aircraft. This is part of a fleet renovation and expansion program. Aeromexico Connect now operats 27 Embraer 145 jets on regional, domestic and international markets out of Monterrey, Mexico.
As the airline industry continues to grow the opportunity for US and International pilots increases. If you want to become an airline pilot consider Phoenix East Aviation. A flight school in Daytona Beach, Florida that trains tomorrows pilots.
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