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Split, Croatia to see maiden inc'l ops with Air Transat

02.10.2018 - 11:10 UTC
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Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) has announced it would launch a new route from Toronto Pearson to Split, becoming the maiden carrier to offer intercontinental service from the Croatian airport.

The Canadian leisure specialist will operate a weekly service on the route between June 20 and September 12 of next year.

Air Transat will also continue to operate its seasonal summer 2x weekly service between Toronto and Zagreb. As of 2019, it will operate both flights directly, dropping the stop in...

Qatar Airways rejigs A350 order book, bumps -1000s

02.10.2018 - 10:17 UTC
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Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) has revised its A350 XWB order book converting five A350-900 order slots to larger A350-1000s.

According to Airbus, the revision now brings the Qatari carrier's A350-1000 order backlog to forty-two aircraft with three having thus far been delivered. Qatar Airways has thirty-four A350-900s on order of which twenty-nine have so far been deployed into service.

“Qatar Airways is delighted to have upgraded five of its previously ordered A350-900 to the more recently launched...

Indian broker JetSetGo launches scheduled executive ops

02.10.2018 - 09:23 UTC
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Indian business charter broker and aircraft management company JetSetGo (Delhi Int'l) has started selling scheduled flights under its virtual brand SkyShuttle by JetSetGo (Delhi Int'l), the Economic Times has reported. The flights are operated by third-party airlines as JetSetGo does not hold an own Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).

The company's initial route connects Mumbai Int'l with Bangalore HAL and is served daily. SkyShuttle also sells scheduled helicopter services out of Mumbai Juhu to...

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Salzburg, Austria, to close for 5 weeks in 2Q19

02.10.2018 - 08:30 UTC
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Salzburg airport in western Austria will close for traffic between April 24 and May 28, 2019, due to runway reconstruction works, Air Transport World has reported.

"Our complete air traffic will be held for this period. Runway 15/33 needs a general renovation. The whole project, which began in 2015 with the planning phase, will last through 2021/2022,"the airport spokesperson said.

The entire investment, including drainage and other works, would cost around EUR60 million euros (USD69.5 million), of which...

Angolan gov't draws up TAAG privatization plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.10.2018 - 07:37 UTC
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Iraq's Fly Erbil suspends flight operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.10.2018 - 06:42 UTC
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Athens, Skopje set to see scheduled traffic as tension easesch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.10.2018 - 06:04 UTC
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Air Greenland cuts frequencies due to tech limitations

02.10.2018 - 00:19 UTC
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Air Greenland (GL, Nuuk) has announced it would temporarily adjust its schedule by reducing the number of flights to/from Kangerlussuaq as of October 1, 2018, due to technical problems with the local radio equipment.

"There is an hourly limitation on flights to and from Kangerlussuaq. This means we must change our flight schedule for the whole day as the limitations accumulate. This means that more of our passengers will regrettably experience late flight cancellation," customer service manager Helle Pedersen said....

HK Bellawings Jet firms LOI for six Global 6500s/7500s

01.10.2018 - 23:33 UTC
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HK Bellawings Jet (BWJ, Hong Kong Int'l) has firmed its order for six Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) Global business jets, including four Global 6500 and two Global 7500. The order was previously announced as a Letter of Intent during this year's EBACE in Geneva.

The Hong Kong-based business charter specialist also announced it would maintain twelve further options for Global jets.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, HK Bellawings Jet's fleet of large aircraft includes two B737-700...

Ex-Jat Airways employees to sue Serbian statech-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 22:47 UTC
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ExpressJet to operate EMB-175s for United as of 2019

01.10.2018 - 22:00 UTC
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ExpressJet Airlines (EV, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) pilots have ratified a new labour contract which, alongside pay rises, ensures that the regional specialist, a wholly-owned unit of SkyWest Airlines (USA) (OO, Salt Lake City), will operate at least twenty EMB-175s on behalf of United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare), Air Line Pilots Association has said in a press release.

"Everything in this contract was negotiated with a written contingency that guarantees that we will immediately return to negotiations if...

Norwegian suspends Spanish Fort Lauderdale opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 21:14 UTC
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GainJet Ireland adds maiden B737(BBJ)ch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 20:27 UTC
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Tchadia Airlines commences flight operations

01.10.2018 - 19:41 UTC
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Tchadia Airlines (N'Djamena) has commenced operations using a single Dash 8-400 chartered from technical partner and 49% shareholder Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa).

ET-AQE (msn 4428) arrived in N'Djamena on Saturday, September 29, and was deployed into service, as expected on Monday, October 1 plying routes from Ndjamena to each of Abéché (via Faya-Largeau) and Sarh (via Moundou). Flights to Douala (Cameroon), Bangui (Central African Republic) and Niamey (Niger) will roll out over the coming days...

Venezuela's Laser Airlines adds first MD-83ch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 18:54 UTC
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Air Congo resumes flight ops; eyes int'l growthch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 18:08 UTC
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Primera Air to cease ops, enter administration

01.10.2018 - 17:21 UTC
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Primera Air Scandinavia (PF, Billund) and its Latvian sister carrier Primera Air Nordic (6F, Riga) will cease all operations as of midnight, October 2, 2018, and enter into bankruptcy administration after parent firm Primera Travel Group failed to raise the funding needed for the airlines to continue flights.

"The company has been working relentlessly during the last months to secure the long-term financing of the airline. Not being able to reach an agreement with our bank for a bridge financing, we had no other choice than filing...

Albanian antitrust regulator okays Air Albania projectch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 16:36 UTC
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Canadian North, First Air concretize merger plans

01.10.2018 - 15:43 UTC
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Plans to merge First Air (7F, Carp) and Canadian North (5T, Yellowknife) have taken yet another step forward following the signing of a definitive agreement between the two carriers' respective owners, Makivik Corporation and the Inuvialuit Corporate Group (ICG).

A statement issued on Friday, September 28 said that following the receipt of all requisite government regulatory approvals, Makivik and ICG will proceed with the merger's completion, expected to take place by the end of 2018.

Once done,...

Bangladesh's Hello Airlines mulls widebody freighter opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 14:49 UTC
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Zambia's Mahogany Air adds maiden Beech 1900Dch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 13:56 UTC
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Syrianair working to acquire six more planesch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 13:03 UTC
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Cabo Verde gov't defers fare cap decision on Binter threatch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 11:44 UTC
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Spring Airlines secures equity foothold in China Southern

01.10.2018 - 10:48 UTC
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Spring Airlines (9C, Shanghai Hongqiao) has become the latest privately-owned Chinese carrier to gain an equity stake in majority state-owned airline following its acquisition of a 1.63% stake in China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou).

According to a Shanghai stock exchange announcement, Spring Airlines subscribed to 140,531,561 A Shares in China Southern for CNY846 million yuan (USD123 million) during a recent A share issuance drive. Overall, the sale saw a total of 1,578,073,089 ordinary shares being sold for around CNY9.5 billion...

Canada's Air Transat to wet-lease two A320s this winterch-aviation PRO exclusive

01.10.2018 - 09:36 UTC
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