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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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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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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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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 crash at Phuket airport, AFP newswire has reported.

Tantiprasongchai never showed up in the court and was not arrested, despite an international arrest warrant issued. As such, he was tried and sentenced in absentia.

The 2007 crash...

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Caribbean Airlines may extend leases of its twelve B737-800s

Colm Imbert, Trinidad and Tobago’s acting prime minister, has refused to say whether Caribbean Airlines (BW, Port of Spain) would cancel a lease arrangement for twelve B737-8s. But he said that arrangements...

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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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Join ch-aviation and boost your career in aviation

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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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 financial year would arrive by the end of the month but that it still needs more money, Reuters has reported.

Shouldering a debt of around ZAR12.7 billion (USD865 million), consisting of ZAR9.2 billion (USD627 million) of legacy debt and...

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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,...

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In-depth tour of the new ch-aviation fleets advanced module. Showing all utilization tools, hours & cycles, aircraft orders etc.

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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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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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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Air Malta's N America routes may be operated by Malta MedAir

Air Malta (KM, Malta Int'l) may not operate planned routes to New York and Toronto Pearson if its relations with its pilots turn sour, Konrad Mizzi, the country's minister for tourism, has...

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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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Follow ch-aviation on Linkedin

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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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 unveiled plans for 84 new destinations from the hub when the runway opens, which is expected by 2026.

The huge expansion of its network depends on how many additional slots it obtains, but chief executive Shai Weiss claimed in...

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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.

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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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