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Brazilian court upholds BH Pampulha regional ops ban

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Rossiya in argument with Cancun airport over parking fee

21JAN2018

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Spain's Evelop to add A350 in 2019, A330neo in 2020

21JAN2018

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SpiceJet delays maiden Adampur ops over row with Delhi

20JAN2018
SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) has indefinitely postponed the launch of a maiden scheduled passenger service to Adampur as the airline is locked in an argument with the operator of Delhi Int'l airport over forced terminal reallocation, The Tribune has reported.

The capital airport ordered the airline to operate the new route to Adampur, as well as around a third of its current network from Delhi, from Terminal 2 due to the congestion of the main domestic Terminal 1. SpiceJet has defied this ...

IndiGo fights Delhi terminal relocation order in court

20JAN2018
IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l) appealed last week against the Delhi High Court ruling which confirmed that the Delhi Int'l airport was at liberty to order the airline to partially relocate to another terminal due to congestion, The Hindustan Times reported.

Delhi's airport operator ordered IndiGo in October 2017 to relocate its flights out of the Indian capital to Mumbai Int'l, Bangalore Int'l, and Kolkata Int'l from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 due to the congestion of the former. The ...

Russia to set stricter rules for indebted airlines

20JAN2018

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Frontier, Volaris to establish world's first LCC code-share

20JAN2018
Frontier Airlines (F9, Denver Int'l) and Volaris (Y4, Toluca) have signed a code-share agreement which, subject to regulatory approval, will lead to the two LCCs establishing a cross-border partnership between the United States and Mexico.

The airlines plan to launch sales of tickets under the code-share deal in Spring 2018. The deal will cover the full network of each of the airlines.

"We estimate that our partnership will add around 20 new destinations to our network and 80 new routes ...

HNA Group admits to liquidity issues, talks to banks

20JAN2018
HNA Group is experiencing liquidity issues due to its recent global acquisition spree, but hopes to resolve the matter shortly during talks with Chinese banks and financial institutions, the conglomerate's chairman Chen Feng told Reuters.

The conglomerate, which owns shares in hundreds of companies globally ranging from airlines and hospitality chains, through finance, to property developers, is expected to outline a major restructuring in the coming days. Pending this announcement, the ...

Interjet, Sukhoi deny cannibalisation of SSJ100s for parts

19JAN2018
Interjet (4O, Toluca) and manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Zhukovsky) have independently issued statements denying an earlier report that the airline has grounded four of its twenty-two SSJ 100/955s and that it would cannibalise them for parts to keep the other eighteen jets flying, RBC.ru reported.

"We are extremely surprised that the journalist did not mention in her article that the program of large-scale maintenance of aircraft will soon be completed and they will resume flights ...

Aeroflot to consolidate its London ops at Heathrow

19JAN2018

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Pakistan's Air Falcon eyes ATR72s, B737s

19JAN2018

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Ural Airlines to add Sheremetyevo as second Moscow airport

19JAN2018

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SpiceJet mulls own seaplane production

19JAN2018
SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) is mulling establishing a seaplane manufacturing plant in the Indian state of West Bengal in order to produce aircraft which would then be deployed on thinner domestic routes, The Times of India has reported.

"We would like to fly these seaplanes in the state to boost tourism as well to explore the possibility of manufacturing them in the state," company's chairman Ajay Singh said during the Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 earlier this week.

In mid-December, ...

Embraer's 4Q17 order book changes revealed

19JAN2018

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Azores Airlines sale attracts investors, but no deal yet

19JAN2018

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Nepal's BB Airways plans to resume ops in late-2Q18

19JAN2018
BB Airways (BBW, Kathmandu) is planning to restart operations within four to five months after the company will have finalised maintenance of its recently acquired ex-Nepal Airlines B757-200, Aviation Nepal has reported.

The dormant privately-owned carrier signed a contract for the purchase of 9N-ACA (msn 23850) for NPR145 million (USD1.41 million) in October 2017, but the transaction has only been finalised recently.

BB Airways expects that all necessary repairs to the 30-year-old ...

Niki's liquidators in Austria and Germany to cooperate

19JAN2018

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Qantas criticised for listing Taiwan, Hong Kong as countries

19JAN2018
Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) has been reprimanded by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for listing Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries on its website. The Chinese authority had earlier criticised Delta Air Lines for listing Taiwan and Tibet in such a way.

The Australian flag carrier has immediately offered apologies and set out to correct the listing as directed by the CAAC.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, Qantas currently operates 29 weekly flights to ...

Germany's Azur Air to add maiden B737s in 1Q18

19JAN2018

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China's Air Guilin eyes widebodies by 2020

19JAN2018

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Kalaleh, Iran resumes commercial pax ops in 1Q18

19JAN2018
Iran Air (IR, Tehran Mehrabad) is set to resume commercial passenger flights to Kalaleh marking the northeastern Iranian city's first such services in four years.

According to the official IRNA news agency, service to Tehran Mehrabad will start on Thursday, January 18, and will operate on-board ATR72-600 equipment.

The airfield has suffered repeated closures over the year primarily due to low passenger loads.

Guyana's Domestic Airways gains AOC, to offer commercial ops

19JAN2018
Domestic Airways (Georgetown Ogle) has secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GyCAA) following a two year scrutinization process.

With the AOC's issuance, Domestic Airways is now capable of offering commercial charter and scheduled services having previously operated on a non-commercial basis since its founding in 2015.

“We have been using our aeroplanes for private purposes, not for public or monetary gain or for charters," Captain Orlando ...

Bolivia's BoA to develop Viru Viru connecting hub

18JAN2018

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Kazakhstan's SCAT to add first B737 MAX in 1Q18

18JAN2018

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LAM Mozambique adds CRJ-100 capacity on an interim basis

18JAN2018

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