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Condor to decide on widebody fleet renewal by YE18

8 hours ago
Condor (DE, Frankfurt Int'l) will take a decision regarding the renewal of its ageing widebody fleet by the end of 2018, Chief Airlines Officer at parent Thomas Cook Group Christoph Debus has said.

According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the renewal would cover the entire widebody fleet of the German leisure specialist, which currently includes sixteen B767-300(ER)s. The average age of this subfleet is 22.7 years, the ch-aviation fleets module shows.

The carrier is evaluating both Airbus ...

US, Russia escalate cargo overflights spat

10 hours ago
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has ordered Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo), AirBridge Cargo (RU, Ulyanovsk Vostochny), and Yakutia Airlines (R3, Yakutsk) to file the schedules of their full-cargo and mixed-cargo operations overflying the United States. The move comes in retaliation to a recent decision by the Russian government which imposed operational restrictions on overflights by American cargo operators.

The DOT has said in a filing that it will evaluate whether the ...

Air New Zealand sues BP, Z Energy over fuel pipe rupture

12 hours ago
Air New Zealand (NZ, Auckland Int'l) has filed a lawsuit against BP and Z Energy, two fuel distributors, over a fuel pipeline rupture in 2017 which caused major disruption to the carrier as fuel deliveries to Auckland Int'l were interrupted, The New Zealand Herald has reported.

While the total amount of the compensation sought by Air New Zealand has not been revealed, Z Energy has disclosed it has been sued for NZD4 million dollars (USD2.8 million). The total losses to Refining NZ, the owner ...
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US-Brazil Open Skies paves way for AA-LATAM joint-venture

14 hours ago
The United States-Brazil Open Skies agreement, which entered into force on May 21, 2018, will pave the way to the completion of the joint-venture between American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) and LATAM Airlines (LA, Santiago de Chile Int'l), the American carrier has said.

"We applaud the U.S. Departments of State and Transportation and the Brazilian Ministry of Transport for taking this important step to enhance the U.S.-Brazil aviation relationship," AA’s Senior Vice President ...

Mykolaiv, Ukraine reopens to cargo traffic alone

16 hours ago

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BA to split its Moscow ops between airports in early 4Q18

18 hours ago
British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) has announced it will replace one of its daily frequencies out of London Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo with a new flight to Moscow Sheremetyevo, which it currently does not serve, effective October 28, 2018.

The new route will be operated with an A321 and will be a direct competition against Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo), which connects Sheremetyevo with Heathrow 35x weekly. According to the ch-aviation capacity module, BA currently operates to ...

Alaska Airlines to keep Dallas Love Field slots

23 hours ago
Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int'l) has no plans to give up its slots at Dallas Love Field despite the recently announced deal to lease a total of 20 slots at New York La Guardia and Washington National, which it used among others for Dallas services, to Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field), Air Transport World has reported.

The leasing of twelve slots at La Guardia and eight at Washington National is set to commence in October 2018.

Southwest Airlines is already the ...

LaudaMotion in talks over A320 leases, outlines Winter plans


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Russia's Pobeda mulls African debut with Egypt flights


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KrasAvia to pay compensation to Ufa, adds Yartsevo flights


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Samoa Airways seeks landing fees waiver at Apia

Samoa Airways (OL, Apia Fagali'i) has submitted a request to the Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) asking it to waive the landing fees at Apia Faleolo airport, the Samoa Observer has reported. While the government, which has the final say on the matter, is unlikely to agree to a full waiver, the carrier may receive reduced rates.

"The Samoa Airport Authority’s biggest revenue is the landing fees and if this request is considered, it is a smart move to reduce rather than waive," the Minister of ...

Japan's Skymark Airlines to go international with Saipan ops

Skymark Airlines (BC, Tokyo Haneda) is set to launch direct flights from Japan to Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the Winter season 2018/19 following a memorandum signed between the carrier and the local authorities, the Marianas Variety has reported.

"I am pleased to announce that Skymark Airlines will be launching flights between Japan and Saipan later this year. This marks a monumental breakthrough for the Japan tourism market for several reasons. Importantly, this marks ...

Azerbaijan's Buta Airways set to end EMB-170 ops

Buta Airways (J2, Baku) is planning to end EMB-170 operations with its only remaining aircraft of the type - the 16-year-old 4K-AZ52 (msn 17000002) - to be removed from service shortly. According to ch-aviation analysis of FlightRadar24 ADS-B data, the aircraft has last been active on May 19.

An airline statement to the Trend news agency said the outgoing jet would be replaced with a seventh EMB-190 followed by an eighth in mid-2019.

A unit of AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines (J2, Baku), Buta ...

Qatar Airways Cargo to scale back A330 freighter ops

Qatar Airways' Acting Chief Cargo Officer, Guillaume Halleux, says the Gulf-based carrier is planning to whittle down its A330-200(F) fleet given changing market dynamics.

In an interview with CargoFacts, Halleux said Qatar Airways would not renew leases on three A330 freighters when they expire in 2019. On their departure from the fleet, they will be replaced with larger B777-Fs of which are expected later this year.

According to Halleux, the A330s are ideal for testing a new route or ...

Delta to resume US-India flights in 2019

Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has announced it will resume nonstop flights between the United States and India, next year. The US carrier's last such service to India - Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson-Mumbai Int'l - operated in 2009.

In a statement, Delta said the move follows the recent agreements between the US and the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to address the issue of alleged government subsidies provided to Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and ...

Ryanair denies Norwegian equity interest

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has denied ever having approached Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) over the acquisition of equity in its Scandinavian low-cost rival.

According to Reuters, a source familiar with developments said the Irish LCC approached Norwegian last year over the acquisition of around a 20% stake. CEO Bjorn Kjos is said to have had contact with Ryanair and even raised the issue with Norwegian's board.

However, Ryanair has since told Reuters that it made no such approach to ...

Tianjin Air Cargo's launch slips into 2H18


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Kertajati, Indonesia opens to commercial traffic

The new Majalengka airport, in Indonesia's West Java, opened to traffic on May 24 with two inaugural ad-hoc flights from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta and Bandung operated by Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta), The Jakarta Post has reported. For the time being, however, the airport will not see any scheduled services.

The airport, located some 70 kilometres from Bandung and some 150 kilometres from Jakarta, is intended to serve as a primary international gateway in the region with a ...

Yakutia, IrAero suspend Lensk ops as rain destroys runway


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Canadian Flyers takes over Aurora Gold Mine ops in Guyana

Canadian Flyers International (Toronto City Centre) has replaced domestic Guyanese carriers on charter flights serving the Aurora Gold Mine in the region of Mazaruni in the western part of the country, Kaieteur News has reported.

The mine, one of the world's largest, is owned and operated by Canadian company Guyana Goldfields.

The domestic charter flights serving the mine were previously operated by Air Services (Guyana), Trans Guyana Airways, and Roraima Airways. Guyana Goldfields has ...

VivaAirColombia mulls return to Panama with Colón ops

VivaAirColombia (VH, Medellín José Maria Córdova) has said it is mulling launching services to Colón in Panama as a replacement for its terminated services out of Bogotá and Medellín José Maria Córdova to Balboa (Panamá Pacifico) but the final decision would depend on a favourable agreement with the airport, Flightglobal has reported.

The Colombian LCC has pulled out from Balboa after the airport more than doubled its airport charges from USD15 per passenger three years ago to USD34 now. ...

Boutique Air to change Massena, NY network

Boutique Air (4B, San Francisco, CA) will terminate its Essential Air Service (EAS) flights out of Massena, NY, to each of Albany, NY and Baltimore Thurgood Marshall on May 31, 2018, replacing them with a new service to Boston, The Journal has reported.

The change has already been approved by the US Department of Transportation as the currently operated flights have a poor load factor and do not provide much connectivity to passengers.

The new service will be operated 21x weekly, ...

Argentina's Flybondi mulls Mendoza base


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Allegiant SVP to head Canada's Jetlines, invest in equity

Jetlines (Vancouver Int'l) has appointed Lukas Johnson, who has recently resigned as Allegiant Air (G4, Las Vegas McCarran) Senior Vice-President (Commercial), as the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier's new CEO. Johnson will also acquire a 5% stake in the carrier's subsidiary, Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd., for CAD700,000 (USD544,000), the airline has announced.

Johnson's tenure as Jetlines CEO will officially commence on June 18, 2018, until when the current CEO Stan Gadek will continue to ...

Spain's Plus Ultra eyes Caracas transatlantic hub ops


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