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Air India adds maiden A320neo

Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) has taken delivery of its maiden A320neo following the arrival of VT-EXF (msn 7459) at Delhi Int'l from Toulouse Blagnac on Thursday, February 16. Delivery of the aircraft was to have taken place last month but was delayed owing to unspecified issues with its CFM International LEAP-1A26 powerplants.

The twinjet is one of fourteen the state-owned carrier will lease from Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO. The remainder are to be delivered between now and March 2018.

Thailand's Siam Air ends B737 Next Gen operations

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Alaska's Ryan Air adds maiden Saab340 freighter

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Haiti's Sunrise Airways switches A320 lessors

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Indian DGCA okays AirAsia India brand agreement

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has rejected a plea by the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) to cancel the Air Operator's Permit (AOP) of AirAsia India (I5, Chennai), finding it had not violated foreign ownership and control criteria, according to DGCA documents seen by ch-aviation.

The FIA is a member body comprised of legacy Indian carriers Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l), GoAir (G8, Mumbai Int'l), IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l) and SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l). ...

American Samoa's Tausani Airlines set to resume AOC process

American Samoan start-up Tausani Airlines (Pago Pago) is set to begin its certification process, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) due to inspect its aircraft in the summer, reports Samoa News. The airline has been waiting since at least July 2016 for the FAA to examine its refurbished American Samoan Government Britten-Norman Islander N684AS (msn 897).

This is not the first attempt to start up an airline on the islands using the government-owned aircraft. Previously, ...

Vietnam Airlines to lease six A321neo from ACG

Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi) has signed an agreement with the Aviation Capital Group for the longterm lease of six A321neo sourced from the US lessor's Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) order book.

In a statement, the firm said the aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019.

The Vietnamese carrier now has a total of eighteen A321neo on order from various sources although it has stated in the past it is seeking twenty. In October last year, it agreed to lease twelve A321neo ...

American seeks one-year extension on LAX-Beijing launch

American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for an extension of the date of commencement of flights between Los Angeles Int'l and Beijing Capital.

The DOT awarded American seven weekly frequencies for service between the United States and points in China's Zone 1 and 2 back in December 2016 and was to have used them to launch a daily (i.e. 7x weekly) return service between Los Angeles Int'l and Beijing Capital using B777-200(ER) ...

Sweden's NextJet secures Pori, Finland contract

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AMCON seizes control of Odengene Air Shuttle Services

Not less than a week after it seized control of Arik Air (W3, Lagos), the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has now moved on Odengene Air Shuttle Services (OHS, Lagos).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said in a report that the carrier is one of the many that secured bailout funding from government during the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Images on social media indicate AMCON moved on the helicopter operator on Wednesday, February 15, after it secured a court ...

IAG said to sign A321neo(LR) deal for Aer Lingus

IAG International Airlines Group has signed an agreement with an unspecified third party - believed to be a lessor - for the delivery of seven A321neo (Long Range) twinjets to its Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l) unit Bloomberg has reported quoting informed sources.

According to the report, the transaction may be officially confirmed later this month, when fellow IAG sister carrier British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) reports its full-year results.

The aircraft will likely arrive from ...

Portugal's White takes delivery of maiden ATR72-500

White (WI, Lisbon) has taken delivery of its maiden ATR72-500 following the delivery of msn 723 formerly OY-JZU with Jet Time (JO, Copenhagen Kastrup) on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital.

The Portuguese ACMI/charter specialist is an existing operator of Avions de Transport Régional equipment employing eight ATR72-600s for TAP Portugal (TP, Lisbon) under its TAP Express banner.

Wizz Air to open London Luton base in late 2Q17

Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has announced it will open its maiden base in the United Kingdom (UK) at London Luton during the upcoming summer season.

The Hungarian LCC said in a statement that effective June 18, 2017, it will use a single A320-200 to develop new destinations including Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, Israel, Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, and Kutaisi in Georgia. In addition, select flights on existing Romanian routes ex-London Luton will see an increase in their frequencies with Suceava to ...

Comair awarded $85mn+ in anti-competition case against SAA

A South Gauteng High Court has awarded Comair (South Africa) (MN, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) over ZAR1.1 billion (USD84.8 million) in damages plus interest after it ruled against state-owned South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) in a long-running anticompetition case.

The case dates back to 2003 and targetted SAA's travel agent incentive schemes wherein between 1999 and 2005, the carrier paid commissions to agents thus diverting passengers away from rival airlines. South Africa's ...

Afghanistan's Ariana leasing a Chadian B737

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Biman Bangladesh seeks debt-to-equity swap with govt

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) is looking to convert a government loan into equity shares, reports The Financial Express of Bangladesh. The debt of BDT4.19 billion (USD52.3 million) stems from a voluntary redundancy scheme (VRS) initiated in 2007.

Biman underwent a restructure ten years ago to turn it into a public limited company. As part of that restructure, more than 1,800 employees were laid off under the VRS, at a cost of around BDT2.97 billion (USD37.5 million) paid by a loan ...

Kalikot, Nepal gets first flight 30 years after construction

Nepal's Suntharali airport at Kotwada, Kalikot has welcomed its first flight, thirty-one years after construction began, reports My Republica. The Tara Air (Kathmandu) flight aboard DHC-6-300 9N-ABM (msn 455) successfully landed on February 11 carrying fourteen passengers.

Construction of the tiny airport began in 1986 but was forced to stop due to political unrest. In 2002, 35 labourers were killed at the construction site during conflicts in the area. Residents have also blamed the Civil ...

Surf Air delays European "all you can fly" to 2Q17

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Argentine CAA set to award 135 route authorities

Argentina's civil aviation authority (Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil - ANAC) is set to grant 135 route authorities to five local operators including established carriers Andes Líneas Aéreas and American Jet (Argentina) as well as start-ups Alas del Sur, Flybondi, and Avian Líneas Aéreas (also known as Avianca Argentina).

In an official opinion published Monday, February 13, ANAC's route determination board (Junta Asesora del Transporte Aéreo - JATA) recommended the following ...

Russia's IrAero begins Buryatia flights

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Air India Express defers Tehran flight launch

Air India Express (IX, Mumbai Int'l) will postpone its plan to commence flights to Tehran Imam Khomeini blaming uncertainty under Trump's administration, reports the Press Trust of India, citing a 'highly placed' source.

The low cost subsidiary of Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) had considered launching 3x weekly direct flights from Delhi Int'l to the Iranian capital after sanctions were relaxed in late 2016. However, Donald Trump's administration has already begun imposing new economic ...

Cyprus's Cobalt studying Paphos hub

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