LOT set to exit Estonia's Xfly in late 4Q20

Estonia’s state-owned flag carrier Nordica (EE, Tallinn Lennart Meri) will “terminate” LOT Polish Airlines’ 49% ownership in its ACMI/charter subsidiary Xfly (EE, Tallinn Lennart Meri) by the end of November, chief executive Erki Urva has told Estonian broadcaster ERR.

Nordica had to bring the external shareholding to an end in order to qualify for EUR30 million euros (USD35.5 million) in state aid. As previously reported, the Estonian government agreed...

EASA targets early 1Q21 for B737 MAX recertification

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is targeting January 2021 for the recertification of B737 MAX aircraft, the agency's head Patrick Ky told La Tribune during the Paris Air Forum.

"All these studies...

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Indonesia’s Lion Air dodges two bankruptcy lawsuits

The District Court of Central Jakarta dismissed on November 20 two bankruptcy lawsuits against Lion Air Group filed by two individuals, Budi Santoso and Rolas Budiman Sitinjak, regarding alleged “overdue payment of debt obligations” (a procedure known in Indonesia as Penundaan Kewajiban Pembayaran Utang - PKPU).

“The court has rejected the PKPU request in its entirety. We welcome the court’s decision,” declared Danang Mandala Prihantoro, the Lion Air (JT, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta)...

Malaysia Airlines seeks $500mn, creditor talks drag - report

Malaysia Aviation Group has asked its parent, the sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, for a USD500 million bailout as debt restructuring talks with creditors remain inconclusive, unnamed sources told Malaysia’s The Edge Weekly.

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After growing numbers in August, worldwide capacity is again slowly dropping.

August has shown an increasing number of seats within all continents, while the first half of September shows slowly dropping or stagnating numbers. The industry now counts 57.6 million seats.

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Texas's Judah 1 eyes larger planes for missionary flights

US non-profit start-up Judah 1 (Sherman) plans to debut as a non-scheduled religious airline out of Shreveport Regional in Louisiana in 2021 to transport Christian missionaries worldwide.

Chief Executive Officer Everett Aaron told The Christian Post the carrier had already carried small groups of missionaries to disaster areas and mission fields in its capacity as a private airline.

However, starting next year, it will gauge up, applying for US...

Pakistan's PIA to lay-off 33% of its staff

The Pakistan government has approved PKR12.87 billion rupees (USD81.46 million) in funding to support a planned voluntary redundancy scheme at PIA - Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l), by which the carrier...

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ch-aviation will speed up fleet data development in 2020

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Air Mauritius postpones watershed meeting

The administrators of Air Mauritius (MK, Mauritius) have obtained permission from the country’s Supreme Court to postpone the watershed meeting of the airline from December 2020 up to June 30, 2021, saying they could not present a “viable long-term plan at this point” due to the impact of COVID-19.

The company has also obtained approval from the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) for an extension up to June 30, 2021, for the...

Malaysia's Love2Fly returns only aircraft

Malaysian start-up Love2Fly (WW) has returned its only B737-800 to its lessor, casting doubt over the airline's planned launch in the post-COVID phase.

9M-LOV (msn 29658) was ferried from Kuala Lumpur Int'l...

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The worldwide capacity numbers have been stagnating for the last two months.

Asia still leads in the top seat with 31.2 million seats scheduled, followed by North America with 13.8 million seats, and Europe with 12.5 million.

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Ukraine International Airlines to add second London route

Ukraine International Airlines (PS, Kyiv Boryspil) has announced the start of services to London Heathrow on December 17, 2020, complimenting its existing flights to London Gatwick.

Flights from Kyiv Boryspil to Heathrow will operate 3x weekly using E190s, the ch-aviation schedules module shows. UIA will be the only carrier operating between the Ukrainian capital and Britain's main gateway. The airline flies to Gatwick 5x weekly using...

Aer Lingus obtains slots for long-haul ops from Manchester

Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l) has obtained slots at Manchester Int'l for unspecified long-haul routes and plans to base one A330 and three A321-200NX(LR)s out of the English airport, according...

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Aircraft delivery numbers unstable, from growth in June and July to a fall in August

After the lowest point this year, in April, when airlines were accepting only 15 deliveries, in August manufacturers have delivered only 39 new aircraft to airlines globally.

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ch-aviation fleets ownership data now includes aircraft valuations

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