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Suriname's Fly All Ways secures wet-leased B737 capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

23.10.2018 - 12:33 UTC
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Taiwan's China Airlines mulls A350-1000 optionsch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.10.2018 - 11:49 UTC
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China's Xiamen Airlines in talks with Airbus over order

23.10.2018 - 10:44 UTC
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Xiamen Airlines (MF, Xiamen) is in talks with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) over a potential A321neo order, sources familiar with developments have told Bloomberg.

According to the report, the talks have focussed on the European manufacturer's Long Range (LR) variant of the A321neo. However, the negotiations are said to have begun in May but are said to be still in their early stages with a potential order yet to be determined.

An airline spokeswoman later denied Xiamen Airlines having any plans to order...

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British Airways launches inc'l ops from Charleston, SC

23.10.2018 - 09:38 UTC
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British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) has announced it will launch a new 2x weekly seasonal London Heathrow-Charleston, SC route on April 4, 2019. The service will mark the introduction of intercontinental operations from the South Carolinian airport.

The flights will operate with B787-8 equipment. The last flight is currently scheduled for October 24, 2019.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, Charleston currently sees 518 weekly departures exclusively on domestic routes. The largest airlines at the...

Taiwan's EVA Air sells off three B747 freightersch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.10.2018 - 08:33 UTC
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Montenegro Airlines to repay debt to ANSP, eyes investorsch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.10.2018 - 03:18 UTC
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Air Canada sells 25 EMB-190s ahead of phase-out

23.10.2018 - 02:12 UTC
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Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) sold twenty-five EMB-190s to BeauTech Power Systems in a transaction facilitated by SkyWorks Leasing ahead of the planned phase-out of the type in 2020.

"Air Canada is gradually phasing out the type and the aircraft were leased back on short-term leases. The first aircraft were redelivered in September 2018 and the last will be retired in June 2020," SkyWorks said in a statement.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Air Canada currently continues to operate...

Uzbek businessman eyes new airline focussing on Russiach-aviation PRO exclusive

23.10.2018 - 01:07 UTC
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India's GoAir drops planned A320 ACMI deal with Bamboo

23.10.2018 - 00:02 UTC
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GoAir (G8, Mumbai Int'l) has terminated negotiations with Vietnam's start-up Bamboo Airways (Qui Nhon) regarding wet-leasing of nine A320-200s after the two airlines could reportedly not agree on a price, the Financial Express has written.

The Vietnamese full-service start-up has already delayed its October launch. The carrier is due to commence operations initially with two A320s wet-leased from Small Planet Airlines (S5, Vilnius). It is also planning to dry-lease three aircraft from FTAI...

Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth ops

22.10.2018 - 22:56 UTC
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Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) wants to launch direct flights from the United Kingdom to Australia "as soon as possible", founder Richard Branson told Your Money.

The British airline is mulling launching flights from London Heathrow to Perth Int'l, entering into a direct competition with Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith). The Australian flag carrier launched the service in April 2018, becoming the first airline ever to offer non-stop flights from Australia to Europe.

Qantas deploys a...

Delhi, Mumbai seek to block turboprop ops to free slots

22.10.2018 - 21:51 UTC
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Mumbai Int'l and Delhi Int'l airport operators are considering banning turboprops in order to free slots for higher-capacity jet aircraft, the Financial Chronical has reported.

According to the initial plan, which received support from the Civil Aviation Ministry, turboprop flights to and from Delhi would be relocated to Hindon, a military airport undergoing conversion into a civil facility. Hindon is located some 30 kilometres away from Delhi Int'l.

The capital airport estimates that by banning...

Air China adds maiden A321neoch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 20:45 UTC
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Air Canada to add four ex-TAP Air Portugal A330sch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 19:40 UTC
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China's Kunming Airlines adds maiden B737 MAX 8ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 18:34 UTC
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PNG's Air Sanga adds first Twin Otter

22.10.2018 - 17:29 UTC
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Air Sanga (Port Moresby) has taken delivery of its first DHC-6-200 following the re-delivery of P2-ASL (msn 219) to Port Moresby early last month.

Locally-owned Air Sanga began operations in 2011 and operates domestic flights from its Maprik, Papua New Guinea base targetting the Gulf, Kiunga (Western), Telefomin (West Sepik) and Mount Hagen markets.

Aside from this Twin Otter, it also operates one PAC P-750 XSTOL and one Cessna (single piston) U206.

Ryanair, LaudaMotion continue to juggle basesch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 16:23 UTC
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WDL Aviation to launch scheduled cargo ops in mid-4Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 15:08 UTC
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Luxair to finalize fleet renewal decision by early 2019ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 15:07 UTC
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Norway's Wideroe to wet-lease an ARJ in 4Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 15:03 UTC
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Egypt's Air Leisure suspends flight operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 14:37 UTC
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Canada's Swoop defers US flights over FACP issues

22.10.2018 - 13:58 UTC
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Swoop (WO, Hamilton, ON) has had to defer the launch of flights to the United States after failing to secure US government approval in time.

The low-cost unit of WestJet (WS, Calgary) had applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for exemption authority and a foreign air carrier permit back in June this year. At the time, it had assumed the four-month period between the lodging of the application and its proposed launch of flights - October 11 - would prove sufficient.

However,...

LEAP completes Swedish certificationch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 13:04 UTC
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Costa Rica's Skyway begins commercial flight ops

22.10.2018 - 12:11 UTC
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Skyway CR (San José Juan Santamaría) has begun commercial passenger flight operations using a Let 410UVP-E20 Turbolet.

The Costa Rican carrier said in a statement that effective October 17, it offers charter as well as scheduled passenger flights from its San José Juan Santamaría base to Puerto Jiménez and Drake Bay in Southern Costa Rica as well as Quepos, Arenal and Liberia/Tamarindo. It also connects Arenal to Liberia and Quepos. Internationally, it also connects San José to Bocas del Toro in...

London Gatwick eyes runway reconfig to boost capacity growth

22.10.2018 - 11:18 UTC
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Having lost out to London Heathrow in the tender for the construction of an additional main runway, London Gatwick Airport is now proposing to turn its standby northern runway, 08L/26R, into a de-facto secondary track.

Under its current planning agreement, the 2,565 metre-long 08L/26R is only used when the main runway, the 3,316 metre-long 08R/26L, is closed for maintenance or emergencies. However, with the 40-year planning agreement set to end in 2019, the airport said in its draft master plan that it could potentially bring its existing standby...

Italian gov't talks up Alitalia with state-owned rail firmch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 10:24 UTC
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