Jet Airways denied old slots, new owner eyes Uzbek start-up

A revived Jet Airways (JAI, Mumbai Int'l) will not have recourse to airport slots it had held before its April 2019 collapse and will therefore have to apply for them afresh as would any new market entrant, lawyers representing the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

The decision could have significant repercussions for the airline's new investors, a...

South Sudan Supreme Airlines grounded after fatal crash

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has ordered the grounding of South Sudan Supreme Airlines (Juba) after the fatal crash of a Let 410 turboprop on March 2, 2021.

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Airline capacity is shrinking in February 2021

At the beginning of February, capacity numbers keep dropping, and at the moment, the Industry’s global size counts 51.5 million seats per week. Click here for the full update.

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Bulgaria's GullivAir gets the go-ahead for US plans

Bulgarian start-up GullivAir (G2, Sofia) has been awarded a Foreign Air Carrier Permit and Exemption Authority for a two-year period by the US Department of Transportation, which will enable it to proceed with its plans to launch three weekly scheduled return flights between Sofia and New York JFK.

In a regulatory notice, the DOT confirmed the FACP was valid from March 2, 2021.

It covers foreign schedules and charters...

Saudi Arabia clears B737 MAX to resume operations

Saudi Arabia became the second country in the Gulf region to permit B737 MAX operations after the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) cleared the type on February 28, 2021.

The decision does not...

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

We have also analysed the top 25 lessors (counting more than 50 aircraft in their fleet), with the most active aircraft in their portfolio at the beginning of February 2021. Full update available in our new blog post.

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ch-aviation provides access to the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science

ch-aviation announces cooperation with Haaga-Helia University, a strong, business-oriented university of applied sciences, providing access to more than one hundred Aviation Business Administration students.

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New Caledonian CAA briefly attaches Air Vanuatu B737

Air Vanuatu (NF, Port Vila) has reached an agreement with the New Caledonian civil aviation authority (Direction de l'Aviation Civile - DAC-NC) over outstanding ground handling bills stretching back more than two years, according to the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Atu Finau. He declined to disclose the amount involved.

This follows after the regulator on March 3 attached Air Vanuatu's only B737-800 at Nouméa La Tontouta over the unpaid...

Delta Air Lines to cut more than half its focus cities

Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) will reduce the number of its focus cities from five to just two, Austin Bergstrom Int'l and Raleigh/Durham, in the post-pandemic recovery period,...

ch-aviation fuels newly-founded Institute of Aviation & Tourism (IAT)

We’re proud to announce a partnership with the Institute for Aviation & Tourism (IAT) of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

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The worldwide active fleet is decreasing in February

At the beginning of February, the total global fleet size numbers 27,512 aircraft, out of which 7,679 aircraft remain grounded, and 19,833 aircraft are active at this moment. Full update available here.

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India’s GoAir takes $110mn bank credit line - report

GoAir (G8, Mumbai Int'l) has received an INR8 billion rupee (USD110 million) credit line from banks, designed to help it cope with the ongoing aviation crisis, finance industry sources have told the Business Standard newspaper.

According to the sources, the airline applied for debt restructuring under the Reserve Bank of India’s “one-time loan restructuring scheme” for companies under Covid-related stress. The scheme, announced in August 2020, allows banks to restructure borrowers'...

Thailand's Nok Air eyes acquisitions, fleet growth

Although it first has to finalise negotiations with its creditors, Nok Air (DD, Bangkok Don Mueang) is evaluating options to become a stronger carrier in the post-COVID era among which include growth through acquisitions...

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Introducing the historical dimension: ch-aviation fleets history module available now

We're really excited to let you know that we've just launched the largest data release since we started ch-aviation PRO in 2012 - ch-aviation fleets history module.

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Hungary's Wizz Air to open Palermo base in 2Q21

Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has announced the opening on June 1 of a new base in Palermo, Sicily, where it will base two A321s to serve seven new destinations, including 3x weekly flights to London Luton and 2x weekly services to Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, CH.

Five new Italian domestic destinations to be served from Palermo will include: Bologna (daily), Verona (3x weekly), Pisa (daily), Turin (4x...

US' Via Airlines gets tentative nod of approval

The US Department of Transportation has found Via Airlines Inc. t/a Sterling Airways (Jacksonville Craig, FL) to be “fit, willing, and able” to resume commuter air services, inviting interested parties to...

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