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New Alitalia plan to marry 2,500 redundancies with Lufthansach-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 12:52 UTC
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Tunisair to add first A320neo in 1Q21ch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 12:01 UTC
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ALAFCO demands $34.5mn debt from Hong Kong Airlinesch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 10:40 UTC
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Local gov't mulls creating all-Sardinian airlinech-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 09:54 UTC
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Ryanair to keep Girona base; confirms Canary Islands closure

11.12.2019 - 07:30 UTC
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Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) will maintain its Girona base, after coming to an agreement with employees at the Spanish airport which sees a modification to their contracts from permanent fixed to discontinuous fixed ones. The new contracts come into force on January 1, 2020.

The decision was explained to Europa Press by Unió Sindical Obrera de Catalunya (USOC) spokeswoman Lidia Arasanz. "There was a meeting at the end of November and the workers were told that if the base was to be maintained, most employees had to sign this contract...

UPS plans $110mn Anchorage expansion from mid-2Q20

11.12.2019 - 06:41 UTC
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UPS Airlines (5X, Louisville Int'l) has confirmed that it is planning a USD110 million dollar expansion at Anchorage Ted Stevens, as the cargo carrier is looking to lease an additional 1.35 million square feet (‪125,419.1‬ square meters) of land.

The new building will, in part, support the airline's growing fleet of B747-8(F)s company spokesman Mike Mangeot told the Anchorage Daily News. UPS uses the airport as a gateway to Asia and is a vital hub in its global network. According to the...

Bidder for Adria Airways concerned with delaych-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 05:51 UTC
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Norwegian to wet-lease three A320sch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 05:01 UTC
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Envoy Air ends CRJ700 operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 04:12 UTC
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IAA threatened to ground 162 Ryanair aircraft in 2018

11.12.2019 - 03:22 UTC
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Further details are emerging from the Irish High Court case between ex-Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Peter Bellew and his former employer, with the country's aviation regulator, the Irish Aviation Authority, suggesting that it nearly grounded 162 of the ultra-low-cost carrier's (ULCC) aircraft in 2018.

Ryanair is taking legal action to prevent the COO, who is leaving the airline, from joining easyJet (U2, London Luton) in January 2020 under a non-compete clause which Ryanair...

Nema, Mauritania sees resumption of scheduled flightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 02:32 UTC
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Tunisia's Jasmin Airways to commence ops in late 4Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 01:43 UTC
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Airbus's November 2019 order book changes revealedch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 00:53 UTC
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Russia's UTair-Helicopter Services declared bankruptch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.12.2019 - 00:03 UTC
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B737 MAX storage space not an issue for Boeing

10.12.2019 - 23:14 UTC
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Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) does not expect to suspend the production of B737 MAX aircraft due to a lack of storage space but could be forced to do so by additional regulatory requirements, the manufacturer said in a response to a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) letter.

Responding to the SEC's request for clarification on a number of statements included in the manufacturer's half-yearly report for 2019, Boeing said that its "management does not expect 737 MAX order cancellations due to the grounding to have a material...

Chile's SKY Airline orders ten A321neo(XLR)s

10.12.2019 - 22:24 UTC
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SKY Airline (Chile) (H2, Santiago de Chile Int'l) has signed a firm order for ten A321-200neo(XLR)s which it plans to use to expand its international network from Santiago de Chile Int'l, Airbus said in a press release.

"This new aircraft fleet will allow us to expand our offer of international and wide-ranging routes, always under our successful low-cost model and its extremely convenient ticket prices," Chief Executive Holger Paulmann said.

"The A321XLR will allow SKY to offer its customers new...

St Petersburg refuses to sell 25% stake in Rossiyach-aviation PRO exclusive

10.12.2019 - 21:34 UTC
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Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan airport

10.12.2019 - 20:45 UTC
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Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) has signed an agreement with the government of Rwanda to take a 60% stake in the Central African state's Bugesera International Airport, currently under construction.

"The partnership features three agreements to build, own, and operate the state-of-the-art facility," the Rwanda Development Bureau said in a statement. "The agreements signed today mark a key milestone in the development of Rwanda’s vibrant aviation sector, in the context of the excellent bilateral relationship between Qatar and Rwanda."...

Flinders Island, Australia to undergo runway work in 1Q20

10.12.2019 - 18:40 UTC
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During February 2020, Flinders Island airport, with cooperation from the airport's primary user Sharp Airlines (SH, Hamilton, VI), will undertake essential runway work to ensure that the facility is safe and compliant for the coming years, according to a press statement on the Australian regional carrier's website.

Over the last four years, the airport's main runway 14/32, which is 1,720 metres long (5,643 feet), has undergone repairs but now requires a substantial overhaul. The AUD3.6 million dollar (USD 2.5 million) project...

Australia's Air Frontier opens Tiwi Island base

10.12.2019 - 17:50 UTC
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Air Frontier, an Australian air charter operator focussing on the country's Northern Territory, announced on its official Facebook account that it has created a base at Nguiu, also known as Bathurst Island Airport, in the Tiwi Islands. The airport, which is 41 nautical miles or 77 kilometres from Darwin, is located at Wurrumiyanga, on the south-east coast of Bathurst Island.

As of December 1, Air Frontier which has a fleet of more than 40 light aircraft, will station a Cessna (single piston) 210...

Nepal Airlines switches Japan ops to Tokyo Narita in 1Q20

10.12.2019 - 17:00 UTC
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Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) has finally gained access to Tokyo Narita, which it will begin flying to in January, according to the carrier's official Twitter account. In February 2020, the airline will remove its flights to its existing Japanese destination - Osaka Kansai. It had previously suggested that its Tokyo route would not start until March 2020, along with other delayed route launches to Riyadh and Guangzhou.

The Kansai operation only began in August this year and is currently flown 2x weekly with...

Austrian Airlines, Eurowings Europe to grow wet-lease deal

10.12.2019 - 16:11 UTC
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Already wet-leasing a mix of four A319-100/A320-200s from Eurowings Europe (E2, Vienna) from January 1, 2020, Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna) is in discussion with the low-cost carrier to expand the deal, according to statements made by Eurowings Europe's managing director to Air Transport World.

According to ch-aviation analysis of Austrian schedule data, one 150-seat A319-100 will predominantly be deployed between Vienna and Rome Fiumicino operating up to 15x weekly on the route starting January 1. Three...

Russia's S7 Airlines completes Globus absorptionch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.12.2019 - 15:21 UTC
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Argentina’s president-elect hints at pro-Aerolineas stancech-aviation PRO exclusive

10.12.2019 - 14:31 UTC
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Yibin Wuliangye, China opens to commercial trafficch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.12.2019 - 13:42 UTC
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