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Air Europa to furlough 60% of staff, IAG deal in jeopardy

With the Spanish government’s ERTE job retention scheme set to expire in its present form on September 30, Air Europa (UX, Palma de Mallorca) parent Globalia has said it will try to forge an alternative furlough deal with its unions if the scheme is not renewed for a sixth time, sources at the tourism group told the newspaper El Confidencial.

The government has proposed a further extension of ERTE until January...

India’s SpiceJet “wipes out most debts” with cargo sale

SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) shareholders have approved the transfer of its cargo and logistics business, SpiceXpress and Logistics Private Ltd, to a subsidiary on a “slump sale basis” - without considering its...

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After the summer peak in mid-July, worldwide capacity is again decreasing

After reaching a peak in the second part of July, overall worldwide capacity has slightly dropped and now stands at 83.3 million scheduled seats per week. When compared to the same week in August 2020, capacity increased by 38% in August 2021.

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Monthly development update - July 2021

Here are the updates our development team has been working on during July 2021. This time it’s all about the airlines.

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Afghan carriers resume flights; foreign operators cautious

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has given Kam Air (RQ, Kabul) the greenlight to start commercial flights to Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l in Pakistan, local media have reported citing a PCAA document.

Following a letter from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Transport in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the PCAA decided to award the privately-owned Afghan carrier 3x weekly rights to the Pakistani capital gateway. Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows that...

Dominican Republic's flycana to rebrand as Arajet, add MAX

flycana (DW, Santo Domingo Las Américas) will rebrand as Arajet (DW, Santo Domingo Las Américas), the Dominican Republic's civil aviation regulator (Junta de Aviación Civil - JAC) has revealed.

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Under new ownership, US's 21 Air plots cargo sector growth

Following a change in overall ownership, 21 Air (2I, Greensboro) has asked the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to lift its fleet-size restrictions and allow the North Carolina-based cargo carrier to grow.

In its heavily redacted application lodged last week, 21 Air said it is now wholly-owned by Avia Acquisitions, LLC which is itself wholly-owned by Avia Investments, LLC - a 75/25 joint venture between James Crane (now 21 Air's chairman) and...

Philippines' Cebu Pacific vows to keep full fleet

Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) is not planning to retire any of the 73 aircraft operated by the mainline or its regional subsidiary Cebgo, is mum on its...

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The world's active airline fleets continue to increase steadily

The total global fleet size currently counts 28,064 aircraft, of which 21,957 are active and 6,107 are grounded. Compared to August 2020, the active aircraft fleet increased by 21%.

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Oman Air to seek Oneworld membership

Oman Air (WY, Muscat) has announced plans to join the Oneworld alliance and has approached Qatar Airways to sponsor its application, Reuters has reported.

"As the industry recovers from COVID, airline alliances are going to be more important than ever. This will provide us with excellent global connectivity, a seamless travel experience and more valuable loyalty offerings for our guests," the Omani state-owned carrier said.

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La Palma, Spain partially reopens amid volcanic eruption

Santa Cruz de La Palma Airport has partially reopened to traffic amid the ongoing eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano which has spewn jets of lava and ash into the air across the island....

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Worldwide aircraft deliveries skyrocket to levels higher than Pre-Covid

Following a drop in April and May, worldwide aircraft deliveries increased significantly in June 2021, with 139 aircraft delivered. Compared to the same month last year, aircraft deliveries have increased by 157%, outpacing pre-covid 2019 figures as well by 3%.

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FedEx Express expands partnerships with FedEx, DHL Express

FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) has entered into a long-term agreement with Atlas Air (5Y, New York JFK) to wet-lease two B747-400 freighters in addition to the five aircraft it wet-leases annually for the peak year-end festive season.

"We are pleased to grow our long-term relationship with FedEx. This agreement reflects the continued strong demand for airfreight capacity, particularly in the express and e-commerce markets," said President and...

Israeli airlines plead for end to gov’t travel restrictions

In a joint letter to Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett, El Al Israel Airlines, Arkia Israeli Airlines, and Israir have appealed again for financial and regulatory support, arguing that if the country’s...

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Take a look at the top 25 lessors with the most active aircraft in their fleet-July 2021

If we look at the Aircraft Lessors with more than 50 aircraft in their portfolio, the following 25 have the highest percentage of active aircraft:

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Uganda Airlines wins the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021"

We are excited to announce that Uganda Airlines is the Winner of the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021" and officially operates the youngest aircraft fleet in Africa and worldwide.

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