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Zambia Airways' launch slips to early 2019

21.08.2018 - 07:36 UTC
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The Zambian Government has formalized its relationship with Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) following the signing of a shareholders agreement for the Zambia Airways (Lusaka) project.

Under the terms of the deal, the Zambian state will control a 55% stake in the nascent carrier through its Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) with Ethiopian controlling the remaining 45%. Initial capitalisation has been put at USD30 million.

According to an IDC statement, Zambia Airways is now only expected to...

India's Jet Airways gets reprieve from creditors, partners

21.08.2018 - 02:37 UTC
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Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) has agreed with its commercial partners on terms intended to reduce the liquidity crunch the airline is currently facing, the Business Standard has reported.

According to the newspaper's sources, Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) agreed to temporarily release and return a portion of the pre-delivery deposits paid towards the 125 B737-8s ordered by the Indian carrier. Jet Airways will have to repay the money to the manufacturer before taking delivery of the aircraft.

It...

Mokulele Airlines to continue Hilo ops as funding secured

21.08.2018 - 01:28 UTC
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Mokulele Airlines (MW, Kona) will continue to operate the Essential Air Service (EAS) flights at Hilo on the Hawaii Island after the local county government raised enough funds to cover its mandatory 5% contribution to the annual subsidy.

The Hawaii County government will pay USD19,873 to the airline annually, while the US Department of Transportation will cover the remaining 95% of the subsidy amounting to USD377,584.

The local government raised the means to cover its share through a contingency fund and by...

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easyJet to open base in Nantes, France - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.08.2018 - 00:20 UTC
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Vietnam Airlines eyes stock market listing by YE18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 23:11 UTC
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Romania's Tarom to add five second-hand Boeings by YE18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 22:03 UTC
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Russia's GTLK sues Yakutia for overdue lease paymentsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 20:54 UTC
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Swiss CAA okays JU-Air flight resumption but under termsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 19:45 UTC
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Southern Airways Express to replace Regional Sky at Scranton

20.08.2018 - 18:37 UTC
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Southern Airways Express (9X, Memphis Int'l) will launch 12x weekly service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA, and Pittsburgh Int'l on Wednesday, September 5, after Regional Sky (4P, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) will withdraw from the route, Times Leader has reported.

Regional Sky, a virtual subsidiary of PublicCharters (4P, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton), said that it could no longer sustain Wilkes-Barre/Scranton operations given its business model based on corporate charters. The carrier launched Wilkes-Barre/Scranton service in...

Japan Air Self-Defence Force adds maiden B777ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 17:28 UTC
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Turkish Airlines outlines early B787-9 deployment plans

20.08.2018 - 16:20 UTC
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Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has outlined its early B787-9 deployment plans ahead of the arrival of its first of 25 aircraft of the type in 2019.

According to schedule data, the Star Alliance member plans to use the Dreamliners to offer a 2x weekly service to Denpasar, Indonesia starting July 17, 2019, growing to a 3x weekly service from August 8. On that same day, the B787s will also be deployed on a 3x weekly service to Washington Dulles.

Further revisions to this schedule remain...

Noril'sk, Russia to get international status by 2020ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 15:11 UTC
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China's JuneYao Group in partnership talks with HNAch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 14:03 UTC
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Thailand's NokScoot set for share capital increasech-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 12:54 UTC
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Mexican court authorises raid on Global Air HQch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 11:45 UTC
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TAP Air Portugal puts kibosh on free travel for bureaucratsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 10:37 UTC
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Kyrgyzstan's Sky KG Airlines outlines pax ops due in 4Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 09:06 UTC
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Russia's Meridian Air to add maiden ACJ320ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 09:01 UTC
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Alliance Air, Jet okayed for INS Garuda ops as Kochi closes

20.08.2018 - 07:49 UTC
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Alliance Air (India) (9I, Mumbai Int'l) has been given the go-ahead to start regular flights out of INS Garuda, an Indian naval air station located in Cochin, as part of efforts to evacuate passengers stranded at Kochi Int'l. The airport has been closed until the end of the week given severe state-wide flooding in Kerala.

“The flight operations between [Bangalore Int'l] and Cochin Naval airbase will be starting from August 20 morning," Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said via social media....

South African Express set to resume commercial flight ops

20.08.2018 - 06:29 UTC
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South African Express (XZ, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has announced it will resume commercial flight operations later this week.

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Siza Mzimela, said in a communique that, aside from the reinstatement of its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC), SA Express had now secured Certificates of Airworthiness for "most" of its 11 initial aircraft, with the remaining ten expected to be given the green light soon.

“We are delighted that we have now satisfied the concerns that the regulator had...

Biman Bangladesh adds maiden B787-8

20.08.2018 - 05:39 UTC
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) has taken delivery of its first of four B787-8s on order from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare). Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows S2-AJS (msn 40126) was delivered direct from Everett to Dhaka on Saturday, August 18.

The remaining three aircraft are due to arrive in November this year, followed by October and November 2019.

The Bangladeshi state-owned carrier has since confirmed it will start B787 operations on September 1 with crew training flights to Kuala Lumpur...

Gulf Air adds maiden A320neo

20.08.2018 - 04:50 UTC
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Gulf Air (GF, Bahrain Int'l) has begun scheduled A320neo operations following the delivery of its first of the type on Saturday, August 18.

According to an airline statement, A9C-TA (msn 8323) entered into service on Sunday, August 19, and will be used to run select rotations from Bahrain Int'l to each of Dubai Int'l, Larnaca, Athens Int'l, Kuwait, and Beirut.

The Bahrain-based carrier has twelve CFM International LEAP-1A-powered A320neo due from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac). Under delivery...

Five EU airlines scoop €5.2mn in subsidies for Sardinia opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 04:00 UTC
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California Pacific Airlines to open Carlsbad base in 4Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 03:10 UTC
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Portugal's Azores Airlines to wet-lease an A320 in 4Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2018 - 01:31 UTC
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