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AirAsia, Malaysia Airports row over fees at KL heats up

14.12.2018 - 22:44 UTC
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Malaysia Airports has issued writs of summons to AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) and AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) over unpaid passenger fees at Kuala Lumpur Int'l. Malay Mail has reported that the LCC carriers vowed to battle the demands and will continue to refuse to collect higher fees from passengers.

The short-haul unit was sued for MYR9.4 million ringgits (USD2.2 million), while the long-haul airline was sued for MYR26.7 million ringgits (USD6.4 million) for passengers fees outstanding since July 1, 2018....

Lion Air plots growth amid post-crash Boeing dispute

14.12.2018 - 21:55 UTC
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Thai Lion Air (SL, Bangkok Don Mueang) is planning to launch flights to Colombo Int'l, Dubai, and prospectively London in 2019 using the new A330-900 aircraft the group will be taking shortly, founder Rusdi Kirana told Bloomberg.

Amid the dispute with Boeing over the response to the October 29 crash of Lion Air's B737-8 near Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta, Kirana said that it would not slow down the group's plans of growth.

The South-East Asian LCC group has threatened the American manufacturer saying that it might...

Court grants Avianca Brasil protection from lesssor's claimsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 21:05 UTC
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India's Alliance Air to add maiden ATR42-600s in 2H19

14.12.2018 - 20:15 UTC
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Alliance Air (India) (9I, Mumbai Int'l) will dry-lease two ATR42-600s due for delivery to the carrier in the second half of 2019, The Economic Times has reported.

The fully owned regional subsidiary of Air India would also be open to earlier deliveries if possible, a source said.

The two new Avions de Transport Régional turboprops will replace two older generation units returning to the lessor at the end of March 2019. Alliance Air currently operates two ATR42-300s owned by ABRIC Leasing and...

Ukraine's Bukovyna Airlines eyes resumption of charter opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 19:26 UTC
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Russia's KrasAvia eyes fleet renewal post-financial recoverych-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 18:36 UTC
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WOW air to retire widebodies, cut long-haul ops

14.12.2018 - 17:47 UTC
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WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) has announced it will reduce its fleet from twenty units to just eleven, retiring all widebody A330s in the process and cutting its long-haul network.

"The company is negotiating the return of several aircraft to the lessors, including all Airbus A330 widebodies. A contract is being negotiated to sell four Airbus A321 aircraft that are due to be delivered in January 2019, which will improve the company's liquidity by USD10 million," the carrier said in a statement, quoted by visir....

Peninsula Aviation okayed to acquire PenAir's certificatech-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 16:23 UTC
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VLM Airlines (Brussels) grounds only aircraft at Montpellierch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 15:43 UTC
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Lawsuit reveals further links between OneJet and Pittsburgh

14.12.2018 - 15:03 UTC
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A new lawsuit concerning defunct OneJet (J1, Pittsburgh Int'l) alleges that the chairman of Pittsburgh Int'l airport, whose operator is now suing the carrier, was once a shareholder in the airline Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 51 creditors to the defunct airline, who are collectively owed USD10.1 million. It forced the airline into involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It names the chairman of the Allegheny County Airport Authority David Minnotte and the vice-chairman Robert Lewis among the defendants,...

Florida's iAero Group to acquire Swift Air

14.12.2018 - 14:23 UTC
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iAero Group, a Miami-based integrated aviation business with ties to private equity, says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arizona-based charter specialist Swift Air (USA) (WQ, Phoenix Sky Harbor).

The transaction, whose value was not disclosed, is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2019. Once acquired, Swift Air will join iAero Group's other aviation-related assets namely engine MRO and leasing firm AeroThrust and airframe MRO AeroTech....

South Korea's Air Busan to anchor fleet renewal on A321neoch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 13:43 UTC
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Air Berlin Aviation rebrands as Thomas Cook Aviationch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 13:03 UTC
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Air China parent eyed Hainan Airlines acquisition - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 12:23 UTC
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Poland's Enter Air inks $45mn deal with Rainbow Toursch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 11:43 UTC
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Ukraine's Jonika Airlines secures Iraqi traffic rightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 11:03 UTC
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Nauru Airlines in talks with Tonga over JV

14.12.2018 - 10:23 UTC
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Nauru Airlines (ON, Nauru) is discussing a potential joint venture with Real Tonga Airlines (RLT, Tongatapu) covering a service between Brisbane Int'l and Tongatapu in Tonga, Radio New Zealand has reported.

The potential partnership was discussed during a recent meeting between the Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, Nauru Airlines chairman Trevor Jensen, and the managing director of Real Tonga, Tevita Palu.

The proposed service would serve both the significant Tongan population in Brisbane, as well as the...

Denmark's Jet Time secures charter deal with Bravo Toursch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 09:43 UTC
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Switzerland's Nomad Aviation adds maiden ACJ319ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 09:03 UTC
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Chalair replaces HOP! on Agen, France, servicesch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 08:23 UTC
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Czechia's Travel Service to rebrand as Smartwings in 1Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 07:43 UTC
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South Korea's Air Pohang revises fleeting plan, to add B737sch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 07:03 UTC
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France's Aigle Azur to resume A319 ops in late 3Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.12.2018 - 05:40 UTC
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Thailand's NokScoot to launch maiden westbound int'l route

13.12.2018 - 11:50 UTC
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NokScoot (XW, Bangkok Don Mueang) is set to launch a 4x weekly service from Bangkok Don Mueang to Delhi Int'l on December 18, 2018, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed. The route will be NokScoot's maiden westbound service.

The Thai long-haul low-cost, a joint venture between Nok Air and Singapore Airlines Group, currently focusses exclusively on serving East Asia with scheduled routes to Taipei Taoyuan, Nanjing, Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Narita, Qingdao, Tianjin, and Shenyang.

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Ukraine's SkyUp to launch domestic ops in late 2Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.12.2018 - 10:55 UTC
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