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Austria's GlobeAir to sell individual seats on air taxi ops

02JAN2018
Austrian business charter specialist GlobeAir (GAC, Linz) intends to launch individual seat sales on its air taxi services in addition to whole-aircraft charters, Flightglobal has reported.

Founder and CEO Bernhard Fragner has said he sees an increased demand for such a service, even though the majority of the company's clients still prefer to charter the whole aircraft. In order to expand into per-seat operations, the company is now developing a mobile booking tool which is expected to be ...

YTO Express to open Central China hub in 4Q19; adds B757s

02JAN2018

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USTRANSCOM awards 14 carriers $228mn freight contracts

02JAN2018

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AirAsia completes acquisition of PT Indonesia AirAsia

02JAN2018
AirAsia Group has confirmed that its publically-listed vehicle, PT AirAsia Indonesia Tbk (AAID), formerly known as PT Rimau Multi Putra Pratama Tbk, has completed the acquisition of shares in the group's PT Indonesia AirAsia (IAA) unit.

The Southeast Asian carrier group said in a Bursa Malaysia disclosure that as part of the transaction, AAID acquired a 57.25% shareholding in IAA after completing a rights issue of shares as well as the divestment of its coal trading and transportation ...

Royal Air Maroc orders B737 MAX

02JAN2018

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China's Tianjin Airlines to add A330, A350 capacity in 2018

02JAN2018

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Japan's RAC to end Q300 ops in mid-1Q18

02JAN2018

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Usak, Turkey to resume scheduled pax ops in early 1Q18

02JAN2018

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China's Suparna Airlines inks JVs ahead of growth spurt

02JAN2018

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FlyVolare boss arrested in Italy over fraud allegations

02JAN2018

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Biman Bangladesh issues Hajj 2018 widebody ACMI RFP

02JAN2018
Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the wet-lease of four widebody aircraft to operate commercial flights over the period July 11 to September 24, 2018.

Tender documents indicate eligible aircraft must not be more than 20 years old as in July 2018. They must also be configured with 300+ 10% seats in a two-class layout.

Successful bidders will, in turn, be guaranteed a minimum of 700 Block Hours (BH) per aircraft for the duration of the ...

Thai AirAsia to add ten A321neo in 2019

02JAN2018
Thai AirAsia (FD, Bangkok Don Mueang) will begin to phase in more than ten A321neo into its fleet in 2019, chief executive Tassapon Bijleveld has said.

Speaking to The Bangkok Post, Tassapon said the 240-seater jets will be deployed on flights to slot-constrained airports.

"We can deploy these A321neos in busy airports that have no slots, such as Bangkok Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok," he said.

The aircraft will be sourced from parent firm AirAsia's order ...

Curaçao gov't confirms InselAir, Synergy Aerospace deal off

02JAN2018

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China Eastern to develop Yinchuan regional hub

01JAN2018

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Air Djibouti secures leased Kenyan pax, cargo capacity

01JAN2018

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Austrian Airlines ends all Fokker operations

01JAN2018
Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna) has ended all commercial Fokker Aircraft (Woensdrecht) operations after its last remaining Fokker 100, OE-LVE (msn 11499), conducted its last revenue service - OS 778 Pristina-Vienna - on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, the last remaining commercial operators of the Fokker 100 in Europe include Avanti Air, Carpatair, Helvetic Airways, MJet, Montenegro Airlines, Trade Air, and Tus Airways.

Ryanair modifies Belfast-London ahead of late 1Q18 launch

01JAN2018

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Taiwan's China Airlines to lease in E190 capacity from 1Q18

01JAN2018

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Condor to add leased Spanish A320 capacity from late 1Q18

01JAN2018

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Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP for 100+ seater ACMI deal

01JAN2018
Ariana Afghan Airlines (FG, Kabul) has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to all eligible parties for the wet-lease of a single 100-180 seater aircraft to be used on the Afghan carrier's scheduled network.

According to the RFP's terms, the contract is for 12 months and is for a guaranteed minimum of 200 block hours although this is subject to change.

The deadline for the submission of bids is Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Ariana Afghan Airlines currently operates two A310-300s and two ...

Russia's Alrosa to serve Hainan from ten cities in 1Q18

30DEC2017

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Undisclosed customer orders 6+6 CRJ-900s

30DEC2017
Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) has announced an undisclosed customer has placed an order for a total of twelve CRJ-900 regional jets.

In a statement, the Canadian manufacturer said the twelve entailed six firm order aircraft and six options. No further details were disclosed.

Including this latest order, Bombardier said it has recorded firm orders for 1,918 CRJ Series aircraft.

Russia's Meridian mulls adding a used A320

30DEC2017

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Airbus ready to phase-out A380 if no Emirates deal - report

30DEC2017
Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) is working on a backup plan to phase-out A380-800 production if the manufacturer fails to secure a new order with Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l), Reuters reported citing inside sources.

"If there is no Emirates deal, Airbus will start the process of ending A380 production," one of the newswire's sources said.

The European manufacturer and the Dubai-based carrier have been in talks regarding a new order for the aircraft for some time now. Negotiations covering ...

Criminal case over VIM AIrlines' debts to employees launched

30DEC2017

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