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France's XL Airways suspends ticket sales

XL Airways France (SE, Paris CDG) has announced on its website that it has been forced to suspend ticket sales effective immediately for flights starting September 20 due to financial difficulties.

The French long-haul low-cost carrier said that some of its future flights might be cancelled as a result of its current financial situation, but operations are currently scheduled to continue with passengers being asked to check the carrier's flight status page....

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Thomas Cook files for bankruptcy protection in the US

Thomas Cook Group has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the Southern District Court of New York, seeking protection from US creditors as it undergoes restructuring in the United Kingdom, Bloomberg has reported.

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AJW Group signs up for ch-aviation data to facilitate their business decisions

Swiss airline intelligence provider ch-aviation today announces AJW Group as a new customer. AJW Group is the world-leading independent specialist in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial and business aircraft spare parts.

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More power for your airline searches

We are giving functionality to all ch-aviation PRO subscribers: a new type of airline search. This means you are now able to use multi-selection features which will help you identify a list of airlines by type, location, aircraft or engine.

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Air Namibia requests US$109mn from gov't or may shut down

Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek Int'l) has asked the country's government to provide NAD1.6 billion (USD109 million) in emergency financial support by the end of this month, or else it could shut down. However, the Ministry of Works and Transport has rejected the request from the board of the national carrier.

The details are revealed in a resignation letter penned at the end of August by Deidré Sauls-Deckenbrock, the airline's former board chairwoman,...

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South African Airways needs more than $375mn cash injection

South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) told members of the country's parliament in a presentation this week that an approved government cash injection of ZAR5.5 billion rand (USD375 million) for the 2019-20...

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The youngest airline fleets are still in Asia, ch-aviation analysis reveals

Swiss airline intelligence provider ch-aviation today revealed the names of the world’s youngest airline fleets, measured in average aircraft age. It is the second such ch-aviation analysis on the topic, and the company’s first report.

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Our social media channels are gaining momentum and we just hit more than 21,000 followers on Linkedin! If you aren’t following us yet, we invite you to follow us on Linkedin.

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Gov't pumps $37m into Croatia Airlines pre-recapitalisation

Croatia Airlines (OU, Zagreb) will be recapitalised, the country's government confirmed on September 19, as the cabinet greenlit a grant worth HRK250 million kuna (USD37.4 million) to stabilise the business ahead of the procedure, the Croatian news agency HINA reported.

The grant, first publicly mentioned during the carrier's 30 year anniversary event, is to be paid in two parts including at least HRK100 million (USD15 million) in 2019 and the rest in...

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Virgin Atlantic maps 84 new routes from future Heathrow

As rules on the allocation of new slots at London Heathrow are reviewed by the UK government ahead of the eventual arrival of a third runway, Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) has...

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ch-aviation wins Air Lease Corporation, Jetstream Aviation Capital and Sabena technics as launch customers

Swiss airline intelligence provider ch-aviation announces the launch of its long-awaited new module ‘ch-aviation fleets advanced.’ The new module has additional data on aircraft utilisation, aircraft orders and improved search functionality. The database contains information on more than 50,000 commercial aircraft.

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines to add Boeings, freighters

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) will add a further two unspecified Boeing aircraft, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the media during a welcome ceremony for the carrier's fourth B787-8.

"Three more Dash planes are coming soon [on firm order from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada]. But we have found out that Boeing is looking to sell two planes quickly. Someone ordered the aircraft but didn't take them. But...

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VietJetAir orders 15 A321XLR - report

VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) has bought fifteen new A321XLRs, industry sources have told Reuters. The deal was included in the Airbus order statement for August 2019, but the name of the airline was...

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ch-aviation is looking for a full-time Airline Data Researcher for its office in the center of Zagreb. Also, we are looking for a remotely-based, full-time English mother-tongue Journalist to join its growing newsroom on a long-term contractor basis.

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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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Vietravel Airlines targets mid-4Q 2020 for maiden flight

Vietravel Airlines (Hue Phu Bai Int'l) chief executive, Vu Duc Bien, has told Reuters news agency that the start-up carrier expects to launch its maiden charter flight in November 2020.

He hopes to order A321neo or B737 aircraft at the Singapore Airshow in February, for delivery by 2025. The company, owned by the country’s leading tour operator Vietravel, will start with three to four leased aircraft. It anticipates a fleet of...

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French court sentences ex-One-Two-Go CEO to 4 years in jail

A French court has sentenced the ex-chief executive officer of One-Two-Go Airlines (OG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi), Udom Tantiprasongchai, to four years in jail and handed him a EUR75,000 euro (USD82,600) fine over a 2007...

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IOSA data: A little goes a long way!

From now on, we are providing information on airlines participating in the IATA Operational Safety Audit certification (‘IOSA’). Despite being just a minor update in the quantity of data, the new information available will give you a lot of power.

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Newly developed features available on ch-aviation fleets ownership

Today we have rolled out another upgrade (of which there are many more to come!) to the ch-aviation PRO database. This most recent upgrade includes improvements to our fleets ownership module.

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