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TAP execs, Sonair linked to €25mn money laundering scheme

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Frontier Airlines delays IPO following United criticism

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Frontier Airlines (F9, Denver Int'l) has reportedly delayed its initial public offering (IPO) until at least September, reports Bloomberg, citing sources close to the matter. The Colorado-based airline lodged papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in March, but had not set an offering date.

Last week, Frontier announced a dramatic route expansion, adding twenty-one new cities to its network. "Customers will benefit not only from the broad new selection of nonstop routes, ...

Govt considers asset sale to pay South African Airways debt

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The South African government is investigating which of its state assets it can sell off as it comes to the aid of South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) with a ZAR2.2 billion (USD166.5 million) loan, reports Business Day. The government made the decision to bail out the airline in early July, afraid that a default would trigger a call on the National Revenue Fund guarantee.

"The government's decision to settle a debt owed by the airline to Standard Chartered Plc mustn't affect ...
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Russia's Red Wings to replace Tu-204s with A320s?

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Samoa Airways, Fiji Airways outline terms of MOU

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Samoa Airways (OL, Apia Fagali'i) and Fiji Airways (FJ, Nadi) have formally announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the joint exploration of commercial opportunities and partnerships.

The carriers said in a statement that under the proposed partnership, Fiji Airways will provide initial support to Samoa Airways to help launch its international services to and from Apia Faleolo to Auckland Int'l and Sydney Kingsford Smith through the use of its established ...

Indonesia's Batik Air confirms widebody, longhaul plans

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Sipalay, Philippines set for maiden commercial service

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Sipalay airport (San Jose airstrip) will see its first scheduled operations with Air Juan Aviation (AO, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) set to launch 2x weekly flights to Cebu and Iloilo on August 2, the airline has informed ch-aviation. Flights will be aboard Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan EX aircraft, and connecting flights will be available onwards to Siargao and Palanan.

"This is a very welcome development as this would definitely boost the tourism industry of Sipalay City and the ...

US private equity firms suss out Air India

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US-based private equity firms KKR & Co. and Warburg Pincus have expressed an interest in acquiring parts of Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) which is currently slated for privatization.

India's LiveMint newspaper quotes sources familiar with the situation as saying the two firms have separately sought details on the privatization process. However, talks are currently at a very early stage with no firm commitments having yet been made.

Other firms that have already expressed an interest ...

SriLankan devises restructuring plan while courting airlines

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Sri Lanka's Minister for Public Enterprise Development, Kabir Hashim, has confirmed government is in talks with three undisclosed airlines concerning a strategic management partnership for SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l).

The Sri Lankan government appointed a three-man interministerial committee composed of Minister of Public Enterprise Development, Kabir Hashim, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama, and Minister for Special Assignments, ...

Ukrainian gov't outlines early plans for own LCC due in 2018

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Iran orders 'several' SuperJets

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Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Ramenskoye) has signed a contract with an unspecified Iranian entity for the sale of 'several' SSJ 100-95s the Fars news agency has reported.

According to the report, the transaction was concluded during the recently ended 2017 MAKS Air Show at Ramenskoye.

Earlier this year, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak said Iran would buy twelve SuperJets.

IAG firms up three A330 options for LEVEL

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IAG International Airlines Group has announced it has firmed up three A330-200s options with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for its recently launched low-cost, longhaul venture, LEVEL (Barcelona El Prat).

In a statement, IAG said the aircraft would arrive in September 2018.

LEVEL currently operates as a virtual carrier chartering two A330-200s from sister carrier Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas). LEVEL will eventually transition into a full certificated carrier IAG CEO WIlly Walsh confirmed ...

Yemeni regulator forces Queen Bilqis Airways to scrub launch

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Japan's Mitsui eyes Greek seaplane market entry

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Moldova's Terra Avia adds maiden B747

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Terra Avia (TVR, Chisinau) has added a maiden B747-400 to its fleet Skyliner Aviation has reported. Formerly 9M-ACM with Malaysia's Eaglexpress Air Charter (9A, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), ER-BAC (msn 25628) was recently tracked in service for flynas (XY, Riyadh) on a Hajj charter contract.

The Moldovan ACMI/charter specialist previously operated a single A320-200 currently undergoing parked in Varna following return to the lessor.

Canada's WestJet outlines early B737 MAX 8 deployment plans

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WestJet (WS, Calgary) has outlined its proposed B737 MAX 8 operational timetable with its maiden flight with the type scheduled for November 9.

According to schedule data at hand, the type's first scheduled passenger services will entail flights from Calgary to Vancouver Int'l and Toronto Pearson. Thereafter, with the arrival of additional aircraft, so the MAX 8 will be deployed on flights from Toronto to Las Vegas McCarran (from March 9, 2018), from Calgary to Palm Springs Int'l (from April ...

Pamplona, Spain to see regular int'l flights from 4Q17

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Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) has announced it will start 4x weekly return flights from its Frankfurt Int'l hub to Pamplona, Spain, from November 6 onwards using A319-100s.

The service marks the northern Spanish city's first scheduled international service as, at present, it is only connected to each of Barcelona El Prat, Madrid Barajas, Menorca, Palma Son Sant Joan, and Tenerife Norte by Air Nostrum (YW, Valencia Manises) (operating for Iberia).

The German carrier has announced Pamplona ...

Spain's Plus Ultra leasing in B777 capacity

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Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas (PU, Madrid Barajas) has wet-leased B777-200(ER) from fellow Spanish operator Privilege Style (P6, Palma Son Sant Joan) Skyliner Aviation has reported. EC-MIA (msn 28685) has been tracked in service for Plus Ultra on select South American flights since July 16.

It is recalled that Plus Ultra has wet-leased one of its three A340-300s - EC-MFB (msn 215) - to BoA - Boliviana de Aviación (OB, La Paz El Alto) to cover the Bolivian carrier's planned widebody deficit over ...

Germany's SundAir adds maiden A320

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SundAir (SDR, Berlin Schönefeld) has taken delivery of its maiden A320-200 following the arrival of PR-MYO (msn 4974) at Berlin Schönefeld from Abu Dhabi Int'l last week. Skyliner Aviation reports the twinjet, which will be followed by msn 4953 later this quarter, has been added to the German register as D-ASEF.

Though active since early April, the German leisure operator has been plying its services as a virtual carrier chartering in capacity from a variety of third-party carriers.

As ...

UAE's Rotana Jet resumes partial operations

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Rotana Jet Aviation (RG, Abu Dhabi Bateen) has resumed commercial flight services Skyliner Aviation has reported.

The Abu Dhabi-based carrier's VIP-configured ACJ319-100 A6-RRJ (msn 5277) has been deployed on several commercial flights from Abu Dhabi Bateen to Riyadh and onwards to Paris Le Bourget since July 17.

Its fleet of three ERJ-145s, used for scheduled passenger flights until late last month, is currently inactive.

Last month, Rotana Jet canceled all scheduled flights citing ...

France's HOP! to lease in ARJ capacity from mid-3Q17

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Alaska Airlines to lease in CRJ capacity from late 3Q17

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Indonesia's Garuda adds leased A330 capacity from mid-3Q17

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Fly Africa Zimbabwe leasing a South African B737

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Royal Air Maroc leasing Qatari A320s

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