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Andes Líneas Aéreas secures B737 int'l charter contract

3 hours ago

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Saudi LCC Flyadeal aiming for late 3Q17 launch

4 hours ago

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Sudan Airways to offer Nigerian Hajj services

7 hours ago

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Filipino carriers axe Gulf ops; blame capacity dumping

7 hours ago
Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) has blamed capacity dumping by rival carriers for its decision to cut all but one of its Middle Eastern services.

The Filipino carrier said in a statement this week that it will suspend services from Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l to each of Kuwait, Doha Hamad Int'l, and Riyadh on June 14, and July 1 and 3 respectively. Service to Dubai Int'l will be retained, however.

"The entry of Cebu Pacific into these markets benefitted passengers with ...

Cape Verde to restructure TACV; acquire stake in Binter CV

8 hours ago

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Iran cools on MRJ-90s over delayed EIS date

9 hours ago
Iran's Deputy Transport Minister, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, has confirmed that the country will not be purchasing any MRJ90s from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, reports Iran's Press TV. National carrier Iran Air (IR, Tehran Mehrabad) had been considering the Japanese manufacturer for a possible order of eighty MRJs.

Kashan said that "there is no chance of reaching an agreement with this company [Mitsubishi] at present and the purchase of aircraft from it is out of question."

Japan's ...

Angola's Air 26 working to resume operations

10 hours ago

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SAA seeks Zuma intervention to release blocked African funds

11 hours ago
A South African parliamentary committee will consider asking President Jacob Zuma to engage with his counterparts in Angola, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe concerning South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) cash which is trapped in those countries, reports Jacaranda FM.

The airline reportedly has about ZAR1 billion (USD77 million) worth of unrepatriated ticket remittances stuck in bank accounts across Africa. It is, however, unable to access the funds given the chronic foreign ...

Air Seoul awarded FACP ahead of Guam debut

12 hours ago
Air Seoul (RS, Seoul Incheon) has been awarded a Foreign Air Carrier Permit from the US Department of Transportation (DOT), allowing it to commence scheduled operations from Seoul Incheon to Guam Int'l.

The Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon) subsidiary intends to launch the flights on September 17, utilising A321-200 aircraft with 195 seats in an all-economy-class configuration. The flights will operate under Asiana's designation.

Guam has seen an increase in visitors from Korea ...

Canada's Chrono Aviation applies for updated FACP

13 hours ago
Chrono Aviation (NDL, Québec) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) to conduct charter transportation of persons, property and mail between Canada and the United States. Chrono currently operates as a Canadian Air Taxi Operator (CATO) which restricts it to the use of aircraft of fewer than 30 seats.

The Canadian charter operator recently added a Falcon 50EX to its fleet, and needs the updated authority to deploy the new aircraft on ...

New operator planning to launch in Greece?

13 hours ago

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Nasiriyah, Iraq sees maiden int'l commercial flights

14 hours ago

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AA withdraws Air China objection citing PEK slots progress

15 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted Air China (CA, Beijing Capital) exemption authority to launch its Shenzhen-Los Angeles Int'l service a week after American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) withdrew an objection to the application.

American Airlines had objected to the application in February citing unfair treatment by Chinese authorities in the allocation of commercially viable slots at Chinese airports to US carriers on a reciprocal basis. AA was, and is still, ...

Frontier mulls rejigging Airbus order book

16 hours ago

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Air Belgium delays launch until 4Q17

17 hours ago

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India's SpiceJet to lease in B787s for longhaul debut

18 hours ago
SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) has confirmed previous speculative reports pointing to its anticipated venture into the longhaul low-cost market.

The Indian budget carrier's chairman Ajay Singh told The Times of India in an interview last week that SpiceJet would lease two B787s, said to be B787-8s, for use in serving cities in Europe among other destinations.

"We are looking at starting the service by this winter," he said. "Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be leased and we may fly to cities in ...

Krivyi Rih, Ukraine to again see commercial summer flights

22 hours ago
The airport serving the southwestern Ukrainian city of Krivyi Rih will again see commercial passenger flights after Anda Air (SSV, Kiev Zhuliany) announced the launch of a weekly return service to Batumi, Georgia.

Georgia's Agenda newspaper reports the route will operate onboard the Ukrainian charter specialist's MD-83 aircraft, a second and third of which are due later this year. The flights will run from June 21 until August 30.

Fellow charter operator ...

China's YTO Airlines in talks to acquire B757s

23 hours ago
YTO Express Airlines (YG, Hangzhou) is shopping for B757 passenger jets for use in converting to freighters, CargoFacts has reported quoting informed sources familiar with the situation.

According to the report, the Chinese logistics specialist is in talks with an unspecified third party over the proposed acquisition of nine B757s. The carrier is believed to have also reached a deal with China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) to acquire five of its outgoing B757s. The report also dispelled ...

Avianca Argentina outlines plans for early 3Q17 launch

24MAY2017

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Qantas Freight inks US mail contract with China's Sai Cheng

24MAY2017
Qantas Freight (XME, Sydney Kingsford Smith) has announced it has entered into a one-year agreement with Sai Cheng Logistics International (Sai Cheng) to fly airmail out of China to the United States on a weekly basis.

Sai Cheng is a joint venture company between Australia Post and China Post, which provides an integrated logistics solution for Chinese customers to overseas markets including Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the US, Europe, and South America.

Under this contract, Qantas ...

Kazakhstan's Bek Air aircraft detained at Astana airport

24MAY2017
An aircraft operated by Bek Air (Z9, Almaty) was detained at Astana airport for fifteen hours last week, due to safety and technical reasons, the carrier has disclosed. It is preparing to sue local authorities over the matter.

The Fokker 100 UP-F1009 operating as scheduled flight Z9-2013 on the route Almaty-Astana-Aktobe returned to Astana following a failure to lock the landing gear after takeoff. The carrier performed a safety check and decided to ferry the aircraft back to its base at ...

Air Greenland CEO resigns with immediate effect

24MAY2017

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Nigeria accuses Ethiopian Airlines of charging illegal fees

24MAY2017
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has criticised Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) for forcing Nigerian passengers bound for South Africa to pay a 'deportation fee'.

General Manager of Public Relations for the NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said that the authority had cautioned the Ethiopian carrier to stop the collection of a fee of USD75 from passengers before allowing them to board flights from Lagos to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo via Addis Ababa. The fee goes up to USD150 for layovers ...

Islamabad considers PIA Pakistan's future prospects

24MAY2017
The government of Pakistan is weighing up its options as it considers how to save ailing PIA - Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Karachi Int'l) – with some even calling for the national carrier to be shut down altogether, reports local news site Dawn.

A Senate Special Committee on the Performance of PIA convened this week to discuss the future of the airline. The Prime Minister's Advisor on Aviation, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, said that there were three options: carry on operating at a loss, ...

Colombia's Pacifica de Aviación begins Let 410 ops

24MAY2017

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