Alitalia relaunches with new execs, new name, new routes

Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) was officially relaunched as a newco on June 29, with new management, a new company name, and, to mark the occasion, a 20% discount on the domestic and European routes it is now resuming.

The Italian government hopes it has ended years of financial turmoil at the newly nationalised flag carrier, which will receive a budget of EUR3 billion euros (USD3.4 billion) and a fleet of 100 aircraft,...

Latvia's SmartLynx Airlines resumes leisure charters

SmartLynx Airlines (6Y, Riga) resumed leisure charters on July 1, operating its first summer charter of 2020 from Tallinn Lennart Meri to Heraklion with A320-200 YL-LCU (msn 1762).

The...

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ch-aviation fleets ownership data now includes aircraft valuations

Our ch-aviation Fleet Ownership now literally brings more value to your business. ch-aviation has teamed up with Collateral Verifications to introduce aircraft valuation data for ch-aviation PRO subscribers.

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The news you need - your way

We just launched a new News search and filtering tool to enable you to stay ahead of the competition with the latest industry updates. In times like these, it’s all about the news.

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El Al suspends all flights until further notice - report

El Al Israel Airlines (LY, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion) suspended all of its flights on July 1 until further notice as CEO Gonen Usishkin ordered all aircraft, including those on cargo operations, to return to Israel, sources at the carrier told the business newspaper Globes.

The decision was made after the company's pilots' union announced late on June 30 that pilots would no longer work for the company. Earlier that day, El...

Icelandair restructuring delayed pending lessor support

Icelandair Group's planned share offering and government-backed loan facility have been delayed by ongoing restructuring talks with lessors, a credit card acquiring bank, and Boeing, it outlined in a statement on June 29.

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Contacts now available for download

You are able to filter contacts by airline type, airline location, airlines fleet details or even engine details! Last, but not least, we included the option to search by personal details like name or job title.

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Gov't to buy Neeleman's stake in TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal (TP, Lisbon) and the Portuguese government have concluded a final deal to save the ailing flag carrier, with the state set to buy a 22.5% stake from minority shareholder David Neeleman and thus take majority ownership of the carrier, ministers confirmed at a news conference late on July 2.

Following prolonged talks with the airline’s minority shareholders, including Neeleman's and Humberto Pedrosa's consortium Atlantic Gateway, the government will raise...

Miami Air International eyes restart with new owner

Miami Air International (LL, Miami Int'l) is looking to restart under the same brand and a similar strategy after being acquired by Tomas Romero, the owner of Caribbean Sun Airlines, Inc. d/b/a World...

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Aircraft have lost 11% of their value on average

We see that the average aircraft monitored by Collateral Verifications saw an 11% value reduction since the beginning of 2020. This is a significant drop in aircraft values during this unprecedented crisis for the industry.

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Aruba Airlines restarts regional flights

Aruba Airlines (AG, Aruba) restarted regional flights from Aruba to Curacao on July 1, after 3.5 months of forced inactivity due to airspace closures in the Caribbean.

The carrier reactivated one of its CRJ200s, PK-CRA (msn 7796), to operate the route. The airline's other two aircraft of the type remain in maintenance, one each at of Jacksonville Int'l, FL and Cochabamba airports.

Aruba Airlines also operates...

São Tome & Príncipe's STP Airways restarts

STP Airways (8F, São Tome) resumed operations on July 3, initially only on its trunk route between São Tome and Lisbon.

The airline is using a B767-300(ER) wet-leased from...

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Our social media channels are gaining momentum and we just hit more than 25,000 followers on Linkedin! If you aren’t following us yet, we invite you to follow us on Linkedin.

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Airline data is now available for download

We follow more than 10,000 organizations worldwide which are recognised as “an airline”. These are scheduled airlines, divisions, charter companies, virtual carriers, cargo airlines, business airlines, government companies or manufacturers and key suppliers operating aircraft for testing, production and other functions.

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Indonesia's Jhonlin Air Transport retires sole ATR

Jhonlin Air Transport (JLB, Banjarmasin) has retired its only Avions de Transport Régional aircraft, ATR42-600 PK-JBA (msn 1004), Skyliner Magazine has reported. The 7.4-year-old turboprop is stored at Singapore Seletar for the time being.

The Indonesian charter specialist retired the turboprop from revenue service as of early January 2020, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. It was then ferried from Butte to Seletar on January 13, 2020.

The aircraft...

Nicaragua's La Costeña resumes ops

La Costeña (NIS, Managua) resumed scheduled operations on five routes in Nicaragua on June 26, it said via Facebook.

The carrier is currently operating from Managua to Siuna and Bonanza...

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ch-aviation will speed up fleet data development in 2020

Seeing growing demand for airline data intelligence in these times of unprecedented changes in the industry, ch-aviation is speeding up our planned fleet data developments to deliver more data for our customers.

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We should call it recovery: 19 new aircraft delivered in May

New aircraft deliveries almost dried up in April, when we saw just 15 aircraft delivered by all manufacturers. In May, there was a small sign of recovery – 19 brand-new aircraft were delivered globally.

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