The top aviation news stories from the last seven days.

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Hello and welcome to our final iteration of the Simple Flying ‘Sunday Reads’ weekly digest for March 2023! Let’s end the month in style by taking a look back at some of our most notable stories from the past seven days.

Lufthansa Confirms The Airbus A380 Will Fly To JFK & Boston

Lufthansa has announced it will resume its regular flight operations with the superjumbo Airbus A380 beginning on June 1, 2023, after an interruption of three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The German carrier will deploy the popular A380 on routes to Boston and New York, and you can read more about this here.

Japan Airlines Signs Deal For 21 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reports of Japan Airlines (JAL) placing an order for Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft were doing the rounds for quite some time. And now, both have confirmed that the airline will, indeed, go ahead with this plan by placing an order for 21 MAX planes. The order is part of JAL’s fleet renewal program, and the new planes will join its fleet about three years from now. Take a closer look at the order in our article here.

Japan Airlines Boeing 737-8

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easyJet is set to provide passengers traveling to and from Northern Ireland with more choice going forward, with the addition of an extra 140,000 seats into and out of Belfast’s two main airports. Looking to fill the gap left by Flybe, the capacity will strengthen connections between the Northern Irish capital and the UK mainland.

easyJet Airbus A320

Photo: Bradley Caslin/Shutterstock

Another New Saudi Carrier: NEOM Airlines To Launch Next Year

As reported by Zawya on Thursday, NEOM Airlines, a carrier intended to serve the planned megacity of NEOM, will begin operations at the end of the fourth quarter of 2024. You can take a closer look at this concept in our article here.

airplane over desert

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Turkish Airlines has close ties with the world of football and sponsors several teams both within Turkey and further afield. This year, Istanbul will host the UEFA Champions League final, with two of Europe’s best club sides facing off at the city’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium. With this in mind, the carrier has opened a special exhibit.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 Front Profile

Photo: ta_ha/Shutterstock

Qantas Upgrades Its Food With Premium Australian Produce And Bigger Meals

Earlier this week, Australian flag carrier Qantas announced something that will put a smile on its customer’s faces, particularly those who look forward to airplane food but would like something bigger and better. Specifically, the airline is introducing new meals and, wait for it, larger portions across all cabins.

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