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Israel's El Al confirms talks to merge Sun d'Or with Israir

El Al Israel Airlines (LY, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion) has confirmed it is in early talks to merge its Sun d'Or International Airlines (2U, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion) subsidiary into that of the IDB Development Corporation Ltd., Israir (6H, Tel Aviv Sde Dov).

The Israeli flag carrier said in a filing with the Tel Aviv bourse that, depending on a market valuation of the two carriers, it would receive an undisclosed number of Israir shares in return for Sun D'Or's absorption into Israir.

In order for ...

Air Djibouti selects Cardiff Aviation as strategic partner

The government of Djibouti has selected Welsh-based aircraft services and MRO provider, Cardiff Aviation, to partner its planned new national carrier, Air Djibouti (Djibouti). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed last week between the two parties with chairman Aboubaker Omar Hadi acting on Air Djibouti's behalf and chairman Bruce Dickinson, acting on Cardiff Aviation's behalf.

Under the agreement, Cardiff Aviation will secure and manage a European-level Air Operators Certificate ...

Avia Solutions Group favourite for Adria Airways Tehnika

Lithuanian aircraft management and MRO firm, Avia Solutions Group, has been shortlisted as a strong favourite in the race to acquire Adria Airways Tehnika. But, according to the Slovenian daily Dnevnik, while a favourite, the firm was forced to revise its initial offer which was rejected by Adria Airways Tehnika's shareholders Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport and government-backed financial house PDP, as insufficient.

Other bidders that submitted proposals include German firm ...

Delta applies for Orlando-São Paulo, Brazil traffic rights

Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for regulatory permission to operate a direct 4x weekly Orlando Int'l-São Paulo Guarulhos, Brazil service with effect from December 19 of this year. Operations would be on-board B767-300(ER) equipment.

Should the route authority be granted, it would mark Delta's first longhaul international flight out of the Floridian tech and entertainment hub.

According to the ch-aviation route ...

Russia's Red Wings in talks to lease five more SuperJets

Red Wings (Russia) (WZ, Moscow Vnukovo) is in the process of finalizing a lease agreement for five more SSJ 100-95s with local lessor Ilyushin Finance.

Chief Commercial Officer Evgeny Klyucharev told the RIA Novosti news agency that the jets would likely be delivered by the end of next year by which time the airline's fleet of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Moscow Zhukovsky) aircraft would number ten.

Red Wings currently operates three ex-Moskovia Airlines (3R, Moscow Zhukovsky) Sukhoi Super Jets ...

Yemenia resumes limited operations

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euroAtlantic US FACP amended to include scheduled services

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Portuguese ACMI/charter specialist euroAtlantic Airways (YU, Lisbon) an amended Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) thereby allowing it to offer scheduled as well as charter flights involving the carriage of persons, property, and mail between the European Common Aviation Area (ECA) and the United States.

Until now, euroAtlantic had only been allowed to operate charter flights between the US and the ECA.

The only scheduled services ...

Havana Air inks B737 charter deal with Eastern Air Lines

Havana Air (Miami Int'l) has announced that ACMI/charter start-up Eastern Air Lines (EAL, Miami Int'l) will provide it will capacity on flights between the United States and Cuba. HavanaAir already has similar arrangements with Vision Airlines (USA) (V2, Las Vegas McCarran) and Insel Air Aruba (8I, Aruba) chartering a B737-400 and an MD-82 respectively.

Under the terms of their agreement, Eastern will operate 65 flights per month for HavanaAir including a twice daily service from Miami Int'l ...

Florida's Choice Aire commences operations

Choice Aire (Miami Int'l) commenced operations on Thursday, May 21 with the launch of flights from Atlantic City to its Miami Int'l hub. Operations are on-board a B737-300, N529AU (msn 24411), chartered from Swift Air (USA) (Q7, Phoenix Sky Harbor).

The virtual carrier has announced additional plans to serve Nashville Int'l, Orlando Int'l, and Baltimore Thurgood Marshall domestically as well as Havana Int'l and Santa Clara de Cuba in Cuba and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Flights are ...

Russia's Transaero on track for maiden A380 this summer

Transaero Airlines (UN, Moscow Domodedovo) will indeed take delivery of two A380-800s later this summer the governor of Primorsky Krai in Russia's Far East, Vladimir Miklushevskiy, has disclosed. The carrier has four of the type on order from Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac).

"Currently, services to the region are operated using different equipment. In summer 2015, services will also be operated using the largest aircraft in the world, the A380, and our runway can accommodate this," ...

European carriers scramble to carve up Air Lituanica carcass

Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) says it will assist any passengers left stranded by the recent collapse of Air Lituanica (LT, Vilnius) through its recently launched Rescue Fare which applies to flights between Vilnius and Paris Beauvais and Eindhoven.

The Hungarian LCC said in a statement that Air Lituanica passengers who have booked to travel between Vilnius and Paris CDG and Amsterdam from now until June 30 will be able to book new Wizz Air flights for a nominal fee of EUR19.99.

Latvian carrier ...

Titan Airways begins Hassi Messaoud, Algeria flights

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Wizz Air announces maiden lease deal with ALC for one A320

Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has signed its maiden lease agreement with the Air Lease Corporation (ALC) involving one A320-200 to be delivered in July. Once in service, the twinjet will be the Hungarian LCC's sixty-third A320.

Alaska's Grant Aviation in bid to clean up tarnished image

Grant Aviation (GV, Bethel) management has embarked on an image-revitalization campaign aimed at improving the carrier's poor reputation among Alaska's more remote and inaccessible communities.

The forty-four year old carrier's woes began in 2012 when it assumed twenty scheduled routes to settlements along the Aleutian chain and in the Bristol Bay region which PenAir (KS, Anchorage Ted Stevens) had given up in order to focus on larger services. The sudden increase in workload coupled with the ...

Philippines' Skyjet Air resumes flights following court case

Skyjet Air (M8, Manila) has successfully secured a court ruling allowing it to temporarily resume scheduled operations to Basco, Busuanga, and Caticlan as of Sunday, May 24. Last week, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) unilaterally suspended the Air Operators Certificates (AOC) of both Skyjet Air and SEAir International (XO, Clark) citing safety concerns highlighted by a European Union delegation during a recent audit of the country's airline industry.

However, Skyjet ...

Spicejet seeks to raise up to $47mn; eyes 50-strong fleet

Spicejet (SG, Delhi Int'l) is looking to raise up to INR3 billion (USD47.2 million) in additional capital as it moves ahead with plans to grow its fleet to 45-50 aircraft by March 2016. The budget carrier currently operates nineteen B737-800s, one B737-900, and fourteen Dash 8-400s.

According to a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange, Spicejet's board of directors held a meeting in Chennai last week during which it appointed new majority shareholder Ajay Singh and his wife Shiwani Singh as ...

Dutch move to curb ME3 Amsterdam slot allocation

The on-going row that has pitted European and US carriers against the ME3 (Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l), Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l), and Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l)) carriers has taken a new turn with reports the Dutch government has now placed a moratorium on the latter gaining any more landing and take off slots at Amsterdam.

Dutch financial daily Financieele Dagblad says Dutch State Secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, Wilma Mansveld, told a local news ...

Lisbon selects two bids for TAP stake; rejects local's offer

As the quest to privatize TAP Portugal (TP, Lisbon) moves ahead, the Portuguese Council of Ministers says it has accepted bids from the two South American-backed consortia while excluding another from local entrepreneur Miguel Pais do Amaral’s Quifel Holdings.

Portuguese Transport Secretary Sergio Monteiro said in a statement that the tender committee had accepted proposals for a 61% stake in the national airline from Gateway, a joint-venture between jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) and ...

Small Planet Airlines sets up German subsidiary

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