Canada's WestJet suspends three transatlantic routes

WestJet (WS, Calgary) has suspended its transatlantic services between three Canadian cities and Europe for the 2023 summer schedule to cope with capacity constraints.

In a statement on January 30, the airline announced it has temporarily halted services between Halifax and Europe. The Canadian Press news agency reported that it had already stopped transatlantic services from Vancouver International and Toronto Pearson in early December 2022.

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Qatar Airways, Airbus kiss and make up

Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad International) and Airbus have settled a long-running and acrimonious legal dispute involving the A350, with both parties issuing statements in recent hours saying the legal claims are...

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Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2023

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US warns Türkiye over servicing Russian, Belarus carriers

Turkish airport ground handler Havaş has warned Russian and Belarusian airlines that it may no longer be able to serve around 180 Boeing and other aircraft due to United States sanctions, Russia’s RBK TV channel reported.

The ban would include refuelling, maintenance, and repair of any aircraft in which more than 25% of American parts and technologies have been used - a general de-minimis rule for what constitutes a US product.

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Airbus, Boeing jets in Russia “safe” until 2030 - Neradko

Western-made aircraft in the fleets of Russian airlines will “fly safely” until 2030, provided that work is kept up to maintain their airworthiness, Alexander Neradko, the head of Russia’s civil aviation regulator (Rosaviatsiya), has told...

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Ill-fated "Tail 105" returns home to Canada's Pivot Airlines

Pivot Airlines (ZX, Toronto Pearson) has welcomed back home "Tail 105", the ill-fated CRJ100ER, which was detained in the Dominican Republic for nearly a year after more than 200 kilogrammes of cocaine worth USD25 million was found inside the aircraft.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows C-FWWR (msn 7107) returned to Toronto Pearson on January 30, 2023, after it had left Canada on a routine charter on March 31, 2022.

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Norway’s Flyr files for bankruptcy

Flyr (Norway) (Oslo Gardermoen) has said it will file for bankruptcy on the morning of February 1 at Oslo City Court. It “was not successful with a new financing plan” and...

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Ukraine's SkyUp to operate summer sun charters

SkyUp Airlines (PQ, Kyiv Boryspil) is pushing into the Romanian market over the 2023 Northern Hemisphere summer with an affiliated tour company chartering B737-800s to operate flights to a series of sun destinations from four Romanian airports.

Baltic tour operator Join Up, the parent entity of SkyUp Airlines, will use an unspecified number of aircraft on a series of flights from Bucharest Baneasa, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, and Suceava...

Hong Kong's Fly Meta secures four B777-300ERSFs

Hong Kong-based cargo company Fly Meta is to lease four B777-300ERSFs from AerCap with the first two scheduled to arrive in 2H 2024 and the remaining pair in 3Q 2025.

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Surinam Airways secures another A340-300

Surinam Airways (PY, Paramaribo International) has signed an eight-month dry-lease with Dubai-based lessor V2 Aviation for an A340-300 to be deployed on its only intercontinental route - between Paramaribo International and Amsterdam Schiphol, the airline said in a statement.

The aircraft – registration details of which were not disclosed - is currently still in Jordan, where it was being prepared for delivery, the date of which...

Aloha Air Cargo looks to bolster fleet amid USPS delays

Capacity constraints imposed 15 years ago on Aloha Air Cargo (KH, Honolulu) are delaying the air transport of intra-Hawaiian mail, causing the United States Postal Service (USPS) to resort to moving mail...

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