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Korean gov't to relax restrictive wording governing licencesch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 06:51 UTC

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Korean Air mulls new widebody jets; eyes DPRK transit rights

22.10.2018 - 05:58 UTC

Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) is looking to consolidate the number of types it operates as it looks to finalize its widebody fleet renewal plan.

According to Reuters, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Walter Cho told a media gathering in Jeju last week that the A350 Family from Airbus and the B787, B777X, and NMA (new Midmarket Aircraft) from Boeing were possible contenders to replace its fleet of older fourteen B777-200(ER)s and four B777-300s.

“We have too many fleet types now. Consolidating in one large...

Brussels Airlines to add CRJ capacity in Winter 2018/19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 05:04 UTC

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Turkey's Pegasus Airlines to debut A321neo ops in early 2Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2018 - 05:00 UTC

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Gol, LATAM see their margins drop amid tough marketch-aviation airside exclusive

21.10.2018 - 13:55 UTC

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Alitalia reborn for the fourth time but with uncertaintych-aviation airside exclusive

21.10.2018 - 03:50 UTC

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LCC Pobeda turns out to be a cash cow for Aeroflot Groupch-aviation airside exclusive

20.10.2018 - 17:46 UTC

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Wizz Air sees TATL operations as long-term planch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.10.2018 - 14:42 UTC

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Mexico's Global Air fined $90,000 for violationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.10.2018 - 13:22 UTC

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Bahamasair, interCaribbean eye joining Caribsky alliance

20.10.2018 - 12:02 UTC

Bahamasair (UP, Nassau Int'l) is interested in joining the regional Caribsky alliance in order to improve connectivity between the Caribbean islands and reduce the dependence on funnelling traffic through Miami Int'l, the Bahamas Tribune has reported.

"Bahamasair is not a part of Caribsky yet, but we are speaking with the associated airlines to see how we can tie ourselves into it. It doesn't mean that Bahamasair will have to provide any further flights into the Caribbean, but we want to tie ourselves into this to make it work. We want to connect...

UK competition watchdog probes CityJet-Aer Lingus ACMI deal

20.10.2018 - 10:42 UTC

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the proposed long-term wet-lease agreement between CityJet (WX, Dublin Int'l) and Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l), suspecting that it might, for practical reasons, amount to a merger of the companies.

"The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reasonable grounds for suspecting that it is or may be the case that arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in Aer Lingus Limited (Aer Lingus), its parent...

Ryanair to swap German bases with LaudaMotion

20.10.2018 - 09:22 UTC

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has announced it will take over the Berlin Tegel base from its subsidiary LaudaMotion (OE, Vienna) as of April 2019. Meanwhile, the Austrian leisure specialist will take over the Düsseldorf Int'l base currently operated by its Irish parent.

Ryanair will base four B737-800s out of the main gateway in Germany's capital. The base will utilise the slots taken over from the bankrupt Niki (HG, Vienna) by LaudaMotion. Currently, the Austrian unit also bases four Boeing...

Southwest, jetBlue oppose US-Cuba gateway relaxation

20.10.2018 - 08:02 UTC

Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) and jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) have expressed their opposition to an American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) motion seeking to relax the rules governing the allocation of US-Cuba traffic rights.

"In essence, American’s Motion would substitute its own self-interest for the Department’s public interest decisions. The Motion should be denied," Southwest wrote in a US Department of Transportation (DOT) filing on October 10.

The LCC also argued that...

Surinam Airways struggles to cut losses, renew fleetch-aviation airside exclusive

20.10.2018 - 07:41 UTC

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Air Belgium inks Henan partnership, denies financial woes

20.10.2018 - 06:42 UTC

Air Belgium (KF, Brussels Charleroi) signed a strategic agreement with China's Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Co. (HNCA) on October 17 as it eyes to recover from the termination of its only scheduled route to Hong Kong Int'l at the end of September.

CEO Niky Terzakis posted photos of the signing ceremony on his personal Twitter account, without disclosing any details as to the content of the agreement.

Public TV station RTBF quoted the spokesperson as saying that a press release with the...

New CEO aims to better integrate Air France and KLM - reportch-aviation airside exclusive

19.10.2018 - 21:36 UTC

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Iceland's WOW air cuts at least three US routes

19.10.2018 - 20:57 UTC

WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) will drop its service from Reykjavik Keflavik to St. Louis Lambert Int'l as of January 7, 2019, and will also not resume its summer-only seasonal services to Cincinnati Int'l and Cleveland Hopkins for Summer 2019, USA Today has reported.

The last flights to the latter two cities are scheduled for October 26 and October 25, 2018, respectively. The ch-aviation schedules module shows that the routes to St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Cleveland operate onboard A321-200s....

Nigeria's Air Peace considering Asaba base

19.10.2018 - 20:00 UTC

Air Peace (P4, Lagos) is considering establishing an MRO facility in Asaba, the capital of southern Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state.

According to Leadership, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, told local legislators this week that Air Peace's management had indicated its interest in making "Asaba Airport its operational hub, where it can quickly build its maintenance hangers.”

The carrier recently resumed daily flights to Asaba from its Lagos primary base.

“We have made considerable progress in our...

Tajik Air to sell off mothballed fleet, eyes privatizationch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.10.2018 - 19:02 UTC

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Ethiopian to resume 5th Freedom ops out of Asmara in 4Q18

19.10.2018 - 18:05 UTC

Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) will resume 5th Freedom international flights out of Asmara, Eritrea in December following a 20-year-long hiatus.

According to RoutesOnline, the Ethiopian national carrier will start 3x weekly flights from the Eritrean capital to London Heathrow, United Kingdom from December 1 (operated onboard A350-900 equipment) while a 3x weekly service to Milan Malpensa via Rome Fiumicino, Italy will start on December 11 (operated onboard B777-200(LR)/B787-8 equipment).


Wizz Air again denied subsidies for Ohrid ops

19.10.2018 - 17:07 UTC

The government of (the Former Yugoslav Republic of) Macedonia again denied Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) subsidies for flights from Ohrid after the airline had not fulfilled the tender criteria, SEEbiz has reported.

According to the criteria in the tender, the subsidised airline would have to launch at least two new routes out of Ohrid prior to January 2019 and a further two within a year of signing the contract. The Hungarian LCC agreed to launch four new routes, but wanted to inaugurate them only during the Summer 2019 season, skipping the first January...

Tata mulls investing in Jet Airways

19.10.2018 - 16:09 UTC

Tata Sons is reportedly mulling investment in cash-strapped Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l), although the process is at a very early stage, Business Standard has written.

The Indian conglomerate already owns 51% of another full-service carrier Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l), as well as 49% in a low-cost carrier AirAsia India (I5, Chennai).

Neither of the parties confirmed the talks.

Separately, Jet Airways extended an offer to its cabin crew members, allowing them to take 50 days of unpaid leave between November 1 and...

Libya's Rahila Air completes certification, preps for launchch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.10.2018 - 15:12 UTC

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China's Tianjin Airlines to undergo shareholding revisionch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.10.2018 - 14:14 UTC

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Garuda Indonesia to add first P2F freighters in 4Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.10.2018 - 13:17 UTC

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