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Canada's West Wind Aviation concludes Transwest acquisition

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West Wind Aviation (WEW, Saskatoon) has completed its acquisition of Transwest Air (Prince Albert) with the latter now a de-facto wholly-owned subsidiary of the former. The value of the transaction, first announced in May this year, was not disclosed.

"Transwest Air and West Wind Aviation will continue to operate as separate airlines," a statement said adding that the two had now entered into a codeshare agreement on their northern Canada scheduled routes.

As it stands, both airlines are ...

Russia doles out Ramenskoye rights to three carriers

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Taiwan's V Air starts layoffs ahead of dissolution

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Indigenous tribes rally against Canada's Jetlines

South Beach Capital Partners (SBCP), the investment vehicle backed by seven of Manitoba's First Nations indigenous tribes, has said it will lobby against start-up Jetlines (Vancouver Int'l) and its bid to be exempted from Canada's foreign ownership laws.

Earlier this year, Jetlines started lobbying the Canadian Ministry of Transport to allow it to offer foreign investors up to 49% of its total voting rights, a 24% jump from the currently gazetted maximum of 25% foreign ownership. It claims ...

Cypriot DCA to scrutinize Cobalt's ops over recent incidents

The Cypriot Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) says it will conduct an investigation into Cobalt (CO, Larnaca) following a series of incidents that have affected its operations in recent days.

The announcement came at the behest of the country's Ministry of Transport which is now seeking clarification over whether or not to take "additional measures" against the airline.

In recent weeks, the start-up has suffered a series of operational mishaps involving its in-house as well as leased ...

Finland's Air100 to resume ops next month

True to form, Air100 (Pori) has confirmed plans to resume scheduled passenger flights between Pori and Helsinki Vantaa this autumn.

According to its website, the Finnish virtual carrier will resume the multiple-daily (weekday only) return service on September 5 using Saab 340A aircraft chartered from Estonia's Airest (AEG, Tallinn Lennart Meri).

Air100 suspended operations in Spring this year citing insufficient passenger loads.

Modesto, CA in talks to resume commercial flight services

The central Californian town of Modesto has opened talks with Great Lakes Airlines (ZK, Cheyenne) over a possible resumption of scheduled commercial services.

The Modesto Bee newspaper reports the negotiations are still in their early stages and, should they be successful, they could lead to a possible launch of flights to Los Angeles Int'l sometime in 2017.

The airport last saw scheduled commercial service back in June 2014 when SkyWest Airlines (USA) (OO, Salt Lake City) plied daily ...

France's OpenSkies adds maiden widebody jet

OpenSkies (EC, Paris Orly) has added a maiden widebody jet to its fleet in the form of B767-300(ER) F-HILU (msn 24341), formerly G-BNWI with parent British Airways (BA, London Heathrow).

Skyliner Aviation reports the twinjet was delivered to Paris Orly from Cambridge on Friday, August 18. In all, Open Skies is expecting four ex-British Airways B767s to operate alongside its current fleet of three B757-200s.

Specializing in transatlantic operations, Open Skies is scheduled to deploy the ...

Östersund, Sweden to see regular int'l flights this winter

The central Swedish city of Östersund will see regular international flights this winter following an announcement by easyJet (U2, London Luton) that it will launch a Sundays-only flight from London Gatwick.

The weekly service will run from December 11 through to the end of the winter season. Given Östersund's proximity to nearby world-class ski slopes, the route is expected to be especially popular with skiers and snowboarders.

At present Östersund is connected to Angelholm/Helsingborg, ...

East Midlands, United Kingdom to see temporary closure in 4Q

East Midlands Airport will partially close to all traffic on weekends between November 5 and December 19 to allow for runway upgrade works.

In a statement, the airfield said the refurbishment would be carried out over seven consecutive weekends with the closures to begin at 20h00L each Saturday and end at 20h00L each Monday, except for the closure on the final weekend, which will end at 13h00L.

"After an in-depth consultation with our airlines and cargo operators, we came to the decision ...

easyJet mum on purported takeover offer

easyJet (U2, London Luton) has declined to comment on rumours a take-over offer has been made for the low-cost carrier.

Financial news outlets such as the Financial Times last week reported lessor AerCap and easyJet founder Stelios Hajji-Ioannou had teamed up to submit an offer of GBP6.4 billion (USD8.4 billion) for the UK-based airline.

If indeed true, it would be the first time AerCap has ventured directly into the airline market leading to doubt among financial analysts as to the ...

Croatia's ECA to resume ops on August 25

European Coastal Airlines (WL, Split) has announced it will resume revenue operations on Thursday, August 25 following a near two week-long suspension.

In a statement, the seaplane operator said it has now resumed the sale of tickets in anticipation of the relaunch.

Given the announcement, it is presumed the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (CCAA) has reinstated the carrier's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) given a recent audit of its safety oversight protocols as well as operational ...

Libya's Afriqiyah to enter freight market

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Kyrgyzstan's Avia Traffic Co. leasing a Moldovan A320

Avia Traffic Company (YK, Bishkek) has wet-leased an A320-200 from Moldova's SkyPrimAir (KPM, Chisinau) Skyliner Aviation has revealed. ER-AXS (cn 368) was ferried from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen to Bishkek via Chisinau this past week.

Using a trio of B737-300s, Kyrgyzstan-based Avia Traffic Co. offers regular passenger flights to Osh domestically as well as to various other destinations in Russia and Tajikistan.

Scoot, Tigerair parent mulls AOC, brand consolidation

Lee Lik Hsin, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Budget Aviation Holdings (BAH), says a potential merger between its Scoot (TZ, Singapore Changi) and Tigerair (TR, Singapore Changi) units may be considered in the long run.

Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) established BAH in May this year to streamline the two carriers' cost structures through improved operational synergies. But, even though they share some common organizational structures such as sales and marketing, IT, planning ...

LATAM shareholders okay Qatar Airways buy-in

LATAM Airlines Group shareholders have voted in favour of a USD613.16 million share capital increase thereby paving the way for Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) to acquire a 10% stake in the Latin American aviation consortium.

According to a statement, the vote was unanimous and will result in the issuance of 61,316,424 new ordinary shares before September 2. In order to facilitate the transaction the Cueto, Amaro, Eblen, and Bethia Groups, which collectively own 49.72% of LATAM Airlines ...

South Africa's Comair abandons takeover talks for now

Comair (South Africa) (MN, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) says talks to acquire an undisclosed company have been terminated for the moment. The move was announced in a Johannesburg Stock Exchange filing earlier this year with the identity of the target firm never revealed.

Founded in 1943, Comair is South Africa's oldest private carrier. Aside from domestic and regional operations it plies as a British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) franchisee, it also has a LCC wing - ...