Nigeria Air now eyeing 2Q22 debut using ACMI capacity

Nigeria Air (Lagos) – of which the government will own a minority stake of 5% - is planning to take off by April 2022 after years of preparation, according to an announcement by the West African country’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika.

A 49% stake will be held by as yet unassigned strategic equity partner or partners, while the remaining 46% will be owned by Nigerian entrepreneurs, placing at least 51%...

Southern Africa hit with travel embargo over Covid Omicron

Following the emergence of a new Covid variant (Omicron B.1.1.529) in Botswana and South Africa last week, Southern Africa's air connectivity has been decimated after various countries around the world restricted access to travellers arriving...

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Monthly Development Update - October 2021

We are ready to share with you News by Other Publishers. This update significantly enhances our news coverage, offering even more industry-relevant information. In addition, we have also deployed a few small fixes on the website.

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US-Bangla Airlines to add A330s in late 2Q22

US-Bangla Airlines (BS, Dhaka) is planning to induct at least one A330 in the middle of next year to launch Saudi Arabian operations.

In a statement marking the delivery of its latest pair of B737-800s - msn 39428 and 39430 - the Bangladeshi carrier said only that jet, now confirmed to be an A330-300, would arrive in June next year and would be used to connect Dhaka with...

Delta considering stake in Italy's ITA - report

Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) is evaluating the possibility of buying a stake in Italy's reborn state-owned flag carrier ITA Airways (AZ, Milan Linate) as a strategic move to...

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After a prolonged growth trend, the world's active airline fleets have decreased slightly.

After a prolonged growth trend, October 2021 saw a decrease in numbers with even 9% more grounded aircraft than in September 2021. We can also notice a 2% drop in the active worldwide fleet.

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Aurigny, Blue Islands, Loganair ink tripartite p'ship

A new partnership between Scotland's Loganair, Guernsey's Aurigny Air Services, and Jersey's Blue Islands will boost UK regional connectivity in 2022, offering more travel connections across their networks, coordinated frequent flyer benefits, and stronger collective buying power.

Existing partnerships between Blue Islands and Aurigny, and Loganair and Blue Islands, will be strengthened, while a new partnership will be introduced that will see Loganair and Aurigny link their route networks, the airlines...

Oman okays two start-ups for seaplane ops

The Oman Civil Aviation Authority (OCAA) has given its initial approval to Musandam Airlines and Consolidated Energy to complete all the procedures needed to establish and operate amphibious aircraft.

The announcement comes...

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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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September brought an increase in worldwide aircraft deliveries

Following declining numbers during the summer, aircraft deliveries have again increased in September 2021. 100 aircraft were delivered in the last month, representing a 39% growth compared to September 2020.

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Tonga's Fly Niu set to acquire Lulutai - report

The Tongan government has given its initial consent to sell state-owned Lulutai Airlines (L8, Tongatapu) to the privately owned, albeit dormant carrier, Fly Niu Airlines (Tongatapu).

According to Kaniva News, the finalisation of the agreement will depend on its review by a newly installed government. If all goes according to plan, the two parties could complete the transaction in early 2022.

However, Matangi Tonga said Interim Prime Minister...

US's Western Aircraft Inc. eyes scheduled commuter ops

Western Aircraft (Boise) - the air taxi that operates for Lanai Air (Lanai City) - has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for permission to operate...

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As of the beginning of October, worldwide capacity numbers are gradually decreasing

The overall global capacity has been experiencing a modest yet steady decline. with 81.1 million scheduled seats per week at the end of October. Compared to the same week in October 2020, we notice an increase of 42%.

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Have a look at the top 25 lessors with the highest percentage of active aircraft

We have analysed Lessors managing more than 50 aircraft. The top 25 lessors with the highest percentage of active aircraft are listed here.

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St. Helena to resume scheduled pax ops in late 1Q22

Airlink (South Africa) (4Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) is to resume scheduled flights from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to St. Helena at the end of March 2022, more than two years after the service was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of the British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean announced.

The date for the commencement of the service will be revealed in early December,...

Norse Atlantic may have to settle for London Stansted

Norse Atlantic Airways (Oslo Gardermoen) has so far focused on launching its transatlantic routes from London Gatwick when it starts operations next spring, but for now, it has only been...

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Valour Consultancy IFEC tracker explainer

Take a look at the explanatory video Valour Consultancy created for their IFEC tracker to offer you a better understanding of their quarterly in-flight entertainment and connectivity trackers.

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Look into the future with our new Aircraft Order, Aircraft Delivery, and Aircraft Retirement Data

With our new Aircraft Order, Aircraft Delivery and Aircraft Retirement Data, you are now ahead of the game by predicting market trends and detecting future market demands earlier than your competitors.

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