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Fly Africa Zimbabwe's launch drags on amid new court case

18SEP2017
Fly Africa Zimbabwe (ZC, Harare Int'l) may be forced to further delay its full operational launch following the initiation of a lawsuit by the former majority shareholders of the carrier's predecessor, Nu-Aero (Pvt) Ltd, trading as Zimbabwe flyafrica.

It is recalled that Nu-Aero (Pvt) Ltd was a 49/51 joint-venture between flyafrica Ltd, a Mauritius-based investment vehicle, and Nu.com (Pvt) Ltd, a Zimbabwean company owned by the politically-connected Chakanyuka Karase. The partnership ended ...

Eurasian Economic Union eyes Open Skies from 2025

18SEP2017

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Surinam Airways settles on B737 NextGen for -300 replacement

18SEP2017

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Small Planet Germany to operate up to 10 planes next summer

18SEP2017

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Russia's Azimuth launches with charter flights

18SEP2017
Azimuth (A4, Krasnodar) has begun commercial operations following the completion of its first passenger charter flights last week.

In a statement, the start-up said its first commercial flight was Rostov-Krasnodar-Ufa-Krasnodar on September 9/10 in support of a local football team. Operations are on-board SSJ 100/95 RA-89079 (msn 95128).

As previously reported, scheduled passenger flights from Rostov to Moscow Vnukovo will start on September 21. Thereafter, regular service to ...

Swift Air completes Eastern Air Lines' fleet transfer

18SEP2017

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Malaysia Airlines still keen on A330 despite B787 order

18SEP2017
Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is still in talks with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) about its widebody requirements despite last week's placement of an order with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for nine B787-9s.

Speaking to Bloomberg, airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Bellew said negotiations with the Europeans will continue this week with focus on the A330neo. If ordered, the aircraft would then be operated alongside the B787s as part of the carrier's fleet renewal ...

Australia's Rossair Charter to resume ops, partners AusJet

18SEP2017
Rossair Charter (RFS, Adelaide) has announced it will shortly resume operations following a near four-month suspension of services brought on by the crash of one of its Cessna (twin turboprop) 441 Conquest IIs near Renmark, South Australia, in May.

In a statement issued last week, the passenger charter specialist announced it had entered into a joint venture with Melbourne-based AusJet Aviation which would allow it to resume flights in the South Australian market effective ...

American given okay for Sao Paulo MRO hangar

18SEP2017
American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) has been given the go-ahead by the Brazilian government to proceed with plans to construct an MRO hangar at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport.

A Brazilian Ministry of Transport gazette, issued last week, said the lease contract would be for a term of 39 (thirty-nine) years.

According to Reuters, Amercian will use the facility to carry out maintenance on its fleet of aircraft that frequently visit Sao Paulo. It will reportedly feature two bays for a total ...

Having stumbled, Cape Verde's TACV again tries to resume ops

18SEP2017

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Ryanair to axe 2,000 flights amid crew leave chaos

18SEP2017
Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) will cancel almost 2,000 flights through the end of the current summer season as part of what it says, is an effort to improve its record of on-time flights.

The Irish LCC said in a statement that the cancellations, which began last week, are aimed at improving "its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September,” a number it called "unacceptable".

"By reducing its scheduled flying programme over the next six weeks by less ...

China's HNA Group to co-establish Hubei-based carrier

18SEP2017

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TAP Air Portugal contracting in B767 metal through 1Q18

18SEP2017

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Guernsey's Aurigny to venture into ACMI market

18SEP2017

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Transat rejects easing of regs around JVs in Canada

16SEP2017
Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) has appeared before a Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to call for stricter provisions related to international joint ventures.

In its submission, Air Transat says that given the nature of joint ventures in consolidating critical business functions, they should be considered de facto mergers.

"Consequently, Transat proposed that planned international joint ventures be subjected to a review and ...

Brazilian regulator approves LATAM – American Airlines JV

16SEP2017
Brazil's antitrust watchdog (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica - CADE) has approved unreservedly the proposed Joint Business Agreement (JBA) between LATAM Airlines Group and American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth). The JBA has already been approved by regulators in Uruguay and Colombia.

"Through this agreement we’ll be able to offer customers a superior route network, with increased connectivity, lower fares and a seamless travel experience between our two airlines," said ...

Small Planet Airlines Polska secures Rainbow Tours contract

16SEP2017

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Niki Lauda partners with Thomas Cook and Condor for Niki

16SEP2017
Former owner of Niki (HG, Vienna), Niki Lauda, has revealed that he'll be making a bid for the Air Berlin subsidiary alongside partners Thomas Cook Group and Condor (DE, Frankfurt Int'l). Speaking with Austria's Kurier, Lauda said that he himself would hold a 51% share in the consortium.

In the great Air Berlin fire sale that is currently in progress, Lauda is hoping to carve out the solvent Niki and twenty-one of its A320 and A321s, as well as seventeen Air Berlin aircraft. Under the ...

India's Shillong airport to be north eastern hub

16SEP2017
India's Civil Aviation Ministry has chosen Shillong (Barapani) airport to be a regional hub in the country's north east, reports the Press Trust of India. The decision was made following a high level meeting with representatives from relevant stakeholders.

"What I have come to know in the meeting is that Shillong will be the Hub for Regional Connectivity Scheme," said North Eastern Council secretary Ram Muivah.

Currently, only Alliance Air (India) (9I, Mumbai Int'l) flies from Shillong, ...

Ukraine B767 in Kiev court case still allowed to fly

16SEP2017

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Vietnam's Hai Au Aviation to expand operational scope

16SEP2017

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American Airlines in talks with Airbus over A350 order

16SEP2017
American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) is considering all options insofar as the future of its twice deferred order for twenty-two A350-900s is concerned.

According to Bloomberg, sources have confirmed the airline is in talks with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) over the order which was placed in 2005 by US Airways (US, Phoenix Sky Harbor). Among the options American Airlines is exploring include adding to the order, downsizing to a smaller Airbus wide-body such as the A330, deferring ...

Norwegian top brass increase shareholding

16SEP2017

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Saudia aims to complete privatization drive by 2020

15SEP2017

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IndiGo lifts altitude restriction on A320neos

15SEP2017
IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l) has lifted the altitude restriction on its troubled A320neo fleet following advice from engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney that it was not necessary.

India's Business Standard has viewed a notification from airline management to pilots which says: "From September 1, planning of cruising flight levels will be as earlier on performance, environmental and other common factors irrespective of the engine type IAE, CFM or NEO up to Airbus limits as per flight ...