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Hong Kong Airlines secures funding; licences upheld

08.12.2019 - 10:19 UTC

Hong Kong Airlines (HX, Hong Kong Int'l) has been allowed to continue operating, at least for the meantime, after Hong Kong regulator's accepted the struggling carrier's latest financing plan, submitted ahead of a December 7 deadline.

In separate statements issued on Saturday, Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department (CAD), the Transport and Housing Bureau (THB), and the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) all conceded that Hong Kong Airlines had met their respective technical and financial benchmarks to warrant its continued...

Russia's IrAero to end widebody opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 23:16 UTC

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Poland's Enter Air inks $125mn tour operator dealsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 21:46 UTC

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Sriwijaya Air shuts down 10 branch offices - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 20:16 UTC

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Sweden's BRA accused of employee “contract dumping”ch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 18:46 UTC

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UK's Air Alderney secures AOC, eyes mid-1Q20 launch

06.12.2019 - 17:16 UTC

Air Alderney (Alderney) has secured an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and is currently in discussions with The States of Alderney regarding route licences, which the regional carrier aims to conclude later this month, allowing it to start flights in February 2020.

According to its website, the proposed routes include Alderney to Jersey (both passenger and freight), Lee-on-Solent, Cherbourg, and Guernsey. Schedules and frequencies on these routes are unclear at this stage.

Speaking about the...

Greece's Sky Express assumes two ex-Astra Airlines routes

06.12.2019 - 15:46 UTC

Following the suspension of flights by Astra Airlines (A2, Thessaloniki) last month, Sky Express (Greece) (GQ, Heraklion) has added two further domestic routes to its portfolio, seizing the opportunity left behind by its former competitor's absence.

From December 1, Sky Express will link Athens Int'l to Kastoria and Kozani, both with a 3x weekly ATR42-500 service. The route to Kastoria will be flown direct on Thursdays, whereas on Tuesdays and Saturdays it will operate via Kozani. The sector to Kozani is the reverse, with direct...

China's Lucky Air opens Xishuangbanna basech-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 14:16 UTC

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Flexport, Western Global Airlines agree to private mediation

06.12.2019 - 12:46 UTC

Western Global Airlines (KD, Fort Myers Southwest Florida) and Flexport have agreed to address their dispute through private mediation, with a session tabled in San Francisco for December 12, according to the freight and logistics magazine The Loadstar.

The dispute dates back to July when, as previously reported, Flexport filed a lawsuit against Western Global Airlines (WGA) accusing it of failing to provide proper transportation and switched its aircraft provider to Atlas Air (5Y, New York JFK...

Wizz Air, Lufthansa to start Orly ops on ex-Aigle Azur slots

06.12.2019 - 11:16 UTC

French airport slot coordinator COHOR has reallocated slots at Paris Orly vacated by bankrupt Aigle Azur (ZI, Paris Orly), granting rights to, among others, Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l).

Lufthansa will use the slots for 2x daily flights from Munich, while Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) will operate daily from each Budapest and Sofia. Neither of the carriers currently operates from Orly - Lufthansa serves the French capital via Paris CDG and Wizz Air via Paris Beauvais.


Smuggled Harley costs Garuda CEO job; Citilink takes A330neo

06.12.2019 - 09:46 UTC

Citilink (QG, Surabaya) has taken delivery of its first widebody aircraft, an A330-900, Flightradar24 ADS-B data indicates.

PK-GYC (msn 1887) was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac directly to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta over the course of December 3-4, 2019. The aircraft is dry-leased from Avolon and was originally destined for WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) but never taken up due to the Icelandic carrier's bankruptcy. It will be repainted at Jakarta airport before the entry into service.


Korea's Air Premia makes pilots shareholders, gains $2.1mnch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 07:57 UTC

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Japan's Oriental Air Bridge eyes younger Dash 8-200sch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 07:02 UTC

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Germany's DC Aviation adds first A320neo Prestige

06.12.2019 - 06:07 UTC

DC Aviation (DCS, Stuttgart Manfred Rommel) has taken delivery of its first A320-200neo Prestige business jet. Skyliner Aviation reported that D-ALFU (msn 9237) was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac to Stuttgart Manfred Rommel on December 2, 2019.

The German business specialist currently operates one narrowbody jet, an A319-100(CJ), as well as a fleet of smaller VIP-configured aircraft which includes two Embraer Legacy 650s, a Bombardier Global 5000, a Cessna Citation XLS+, a Gulfstream V, and a...

Russia's Azimuth eyes narrowbody jets, EU opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 05:11 UTC

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Cathay Pacific cuts 2020 capacity plans on Hong Kong unrest

06.12.2019 - 04:16 UTC

Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Int'l) is planning to cut passenger flight capacity by 1.4% next year, reversing earlier projections that had called for a boost of 3.1%, Reuters has reported citing an internal staff memo.

"Given the immediate commercial challenges and the fact that our position has deteriorated in recent weeks, we must take swift action to adjust our budget operating plan for 2020 downwards again. Put another way, rather than growing our airlines in 2020, for the first time in a long time, our airlines will reduce in size," Chief...

Russia's 2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation adds Let 410sch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 03:20 UTC

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Latvia's airBaltic ends B737-500 operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 02:25 UTC

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Hanoi closer to approving Vietnam Airlines' A320neo plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 01:30 UTC

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French Guiana's Guyane Aéro Transport commences flight opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 00:34 UTC

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Angola's Sonair ends B737 ops, retains Beech 1900Dsch-aviation PRO exclusive

05.12.2019 - 23:39 UTC

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Ryanair to shut Nuremberg, Skavsta bases; blames MAX delays

05.12.2019 - 22:44 UTC

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has taken the decision to close two of its bases, at Nuremberg and Stockholm Skavsta airports, which, it said in a statement, is as a result of delays in the delivery of its B737-8-200s. In addition, the ultra-low-cost carrier's (ULCC) plans to reduce capacity on some of its routes over the Summer 2020 season.

Ryanair has again revised next summer's schedule based on receiving just ten B737 MAX 8s rather than the 20 as previously planned. As a result, expected traffic growth for FY2021 (year ending...

UK's Loganair to close Norwich base in 1Q20

05.12.2019 - 21:48 UTC

Loganair (LM, Glasgow Int'l) announced on December 3 that it is to close its Norwich base, with formal discussions commencing with the regional airline's 44-strong group of pilots, cabin crew and engineers at the airport.

The airline's managing director, Jonathan Hinkles, said that a major reason for the base closure had been poor loads on its Manchester Int'l route following the introduction of E135s earlier this year, and that the sector was no longer viable. The domestic city pair is due to be suspended from...

EASA extends Egyptian Sinai Peninsula overfly guidance

05.12.2019 - 20:53 UTC

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended the validity period of its Conflict Zone Information Bulletin (CZIB) on airspace in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula following Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) earlier in the year.

As per the bulletin issued on November 26 by EASA, the revised CZIB will remain valid until its review on March 30, 2020. The agency continues to advise that flying over the peninsula should be at an altitude of...

Belarus's Belavia ordered to develop charter proceduresch-aviation PRO exclusive

05.12.2019 - 19:57 UTC

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