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Greece's Olympus Airways set to add maiden A320

Olympus Airways (OLY, Athens Int'l) will shortly add a maiden A320-200 to its fleet Flying Ireland has reported.

The twinjet in question is A320-200 EC-LQJ (msn 1279) which was recently in service for Vueling Airlines (VY, Barcelona El Prat) until its return to AerCap earlier this month. It is currently at Madrid Barajas undergoing pre-delivery maintenance work.

For its part, the Greek ACMI/charter specialist operates two A319-100s (one in service for Dart Airlines and one for ...

UAE's GI Aviation commences operations

GI Aviation (Abu Dhabi Bateen) has formally commenced operations just over six weeks after it secured its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in December 2016.

Marios Belidis, the business charter specialist's general manager, said in a statement to the Gulf News that initial flights from its Abu Dhabi Bateen hub would focus on destinations in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region.

“We are limited to the GCC region, but we could do ...
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Canada's Summit Air to add a maiden ARJ-100

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Identity of Syrianair's maiden A340 revealed

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Norfolk Island Airlines to launch Auckland route

Norfolk Island Airlines (Norfolk Island) has announced that it will be launching a Brisbane Int'lNorfolk IslandAuckland Int'l service, following the decision by Air New Zealand (NZ, Auckland Int'l) to abandon the Auckland – Norfolk route.

Gregg Prechelt, Director of Norfolk Island Airlines, confirmed on his LinkedIn page that the start-up will commence a once weekly passenger service from May 27, 2017 using a B737-300 wet-leased from Nauru Airlines (ON, Nauru). Depending on demand, a ...

Russia's Pobeda approved for flights to India

Pobeda (DP, Moscow Vnukovo) has been approved by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to commence scheduled flights from Ekaterinburg and Astrakhan to Goa, India. Each route is limited to once per week. The agency announced the decision in late December.

The airline has not set a start date for flights nor announced on what equipment they will run. Pobeda (Russian for "Victory") is the low cost arm of Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) and runs services using a fleet of twelve ...

Waves aimsfor "Uber-style" flights from Channel Islands

Guernsey start up carrier Waves (Guernsey) is hoping to launch a hybrid scheduled and air taxi service within the Channel Islands and to the British mainland in summer 2017, reports The Bailiwick Express.

If the company successfully attains its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC), it intends to start offering scheduled services which customers can book through a smartphone app. Flights would run using a leased 14-seat Cessna (single turboprop) 208B Grand Caravan EX.

Founder and CEO Nick ...

Japan Air Commuter takes delivery of maiden ATR42

Japan Air Commuter (JC, Kagoshima) has taken delivery of its first of eight ATR42-600s on firm order from Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac).

JA01JC (msn 1215) is in the process of being ferried to Japan where it is expected to arrive later this week.

According to a statement issued by parent firm JAL - Japan Airlines (JL, Tokyo Haneda), JAC will deploy the type into service in late-April on flights from Kagoshima to Fukuoka and Matsuyama as well as the outer Japanese islands ...

Hainan Airlines set to establish Chengdu base

Hainan Airlines (HU, Haikou) is set to establish a base at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport the Shuangliu District government has announced.

Following exploratory talks with local Communist Party boss Zhou Xianyi and other party members last week, airline president Sun Jianfeng signed an initial agreement wherein the two sides agreed to implement various aviation-related projects. Among the proposals is the establishment of a base, and the strengthening of the airfield's MRO, air ...

Mitsubishi to delay MRJ90 deliveries by another two years

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Nagoya Chubu) parent, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has confirmed reports in the Japanese media that deliveries of its first MRJ90s are to be postponed by another two years.

According to Japanese national public broadcaster NHK, ANA - All Nippon Airways (NH, Tokyo Haneda), the type's launch operator, is scheduled to only take delivery of its maiden aircraft of the type in mid-2020. Last year, the firm had indicated the first aircraft would be delivered in ...

Japan's Ibex Airlines to end CRJ-200 operations in 2017

Ibex Airlines (FW, Sendai) has confirmed it will phase out the CRJ-200 from commercial service during the course of this year.

Outlining its proposed 2017 summer season schedule, the carrier said the move would allow it to streamline its operations around the CRJ-700 of which it currently operates eight.

According to the ch-aviation aircraft database, Ibex Air's CRJ-200 fleet is down to one aircraft - JA03RJ (msn 7624). Sistership JA04RJ (msn 7798) was withdrawn from service late last ...

Eastern Airways expands services from France

Eastern Airways (T3, Humberside) has announced that it will be expanding its route offerings from Rodez in southern France. The British carrier will add a seasonal service to Milan Malpensa and Southampton and a year-round service to Lyon St. Exupéry.

Previously, Eastern's only French service connected Rodez to Paris Orly, which it commenced in January 2016 after winning a four-year concession. As part of its Rodez expansion, the airline will base a second aircraft at the airport.

In a ...

El Salvador's VECA Airlines suspends operations

VECA Airlines (VU, San Salvador Int'l) chief advisor Jose Luis Merino has confirmed the El Salvadorean LCC has suspended operations for a period of three months.

In a statement to the El Diario de Hoy newssite, Merino said the downtime would allow for a restructuring of the carrier.

"More competition has arrived in the sector and, in addition, there are financial problems that we must solve. That is why a plane [N1821V (msn 2383)] has already been returned [to AerCap] and the same will be ...

Tigerair Australia eyes mid-1Q17 resumption of Bali flights

Tigerair Australia (TT, Melbourne Tullamarine) says it is in the process of resolving its impasse with the Indonesian regulatory authorities and now expects to resume flights to Denpasar early next month.

The budget carrier said in a statement that it has now secured what it termed "a key approval" from the Indonesian government to operate scheduled flights to and from Bali using its A320 aircraft. Previous flights operated onboard B737-800 equipment leased from parent ...

SAS - no decision on EU base as yet

SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup) has not yet taken any definitive decision concerning the location of a foreign operational base Mariam Skovfoged has said.

The Head of SAS's Media Relations (Denmark) department made the remarks to the Ritzau Finans newspaper about a report in the Berlingske Business magazine this week which claimed the carrier had settled on Ireland for its first base outside of Scandinavia.

"We, at SAS, have struggled for many years with the blanket EU ...

Philippine Airlines mulls re-IPO for capital raise

PAL Holdings, the owner of Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l), is considering a re-IPO in a bid to increase liquidity, according to news site The Philippine Star.

PAL Holdings entered the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in 2007 using a 'backdoor' route through a share exchange with Baguio Gold. Releasing shares through the re-IPO could allow the national carrier to continue its fleet expansion as it aims to reach five-star full service carrier status.

In 4Q16, PAL ...

India sees strong initial response to RCS programme tender

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has called for counterbids to be submitted for the forty-five initial proposals sent in by eleven bidders during the first round of considerations for the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

A statement said the proposals cover sixty-five designated airports, of which fifty-two are unserved while thirteen are underserved facilities. Counterproposals should be submitted by February 1, 2017. The routes or networks will be awarded to the bidders who quote ...

Ryanair may abandon UK domestic market on Brexit

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) could abandon the UK domestic market following Brexit the Irish LCC's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Neil Sorahan, has told Bloomberg.

Speaking a day after Prime Minister Teresa May confirmed the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Single Market, and by extension the European Single Aviation Market, Sorahan said the anticipated need for a UK AOC would be considered in light of the UK domestic market's role in the carrier's overall operations.

At present, ...

Nigeria's Maple Aviation Logistics eyes domestic pax ops

Maple Aviation Logistics (Lagos) has announced plans to venture into the scheduled domestic Nigerian passenger services market.

Chief Executive Officer, Folarin Adesemowo, said in a press release the carrier, which has thus far operated in the business charter niche, would lease an ERJ-135 from an unspecified local operator of the type for use on flights from Lagos to each of Abuja and Port Harcourt Omagwa.

“The current economic downturn in the country has forced many company executives to ...

South Africa's Airlink confirms plans for E170s, 190s

Airlink (South Africa) (4Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has acquired three EMB-170s and two EMB-190s, from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned unit of Embraer (São José dos Campos). As previously reported, the first of the aircraft, EMB-190 N177HQ (msn 19000481), is due for delivery during the first half of this year.

"This is the beginning of the implementation of a well-planned growth and modernization strategy for Airlink that includes replacing our current fleet of ARJ-85s over the next three ...

SAS mulls older B737NextGen replacement options

SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup) is looking at both the A320neo from Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and the B737 MAX from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) as potential replacements for the older B737NextGen aircraft in its fleet.

According to TDN Finans, Chief Financial Officer Göran Jansson said that with retirements, the Scandinavian carrier would not have adequate capacity beyond 2019. As such, options being considered include wet-leases as well as the taking over ...