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Russia's IrAero suspends Chinese B777-200(ER) debutch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 13:42 UTC
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Ex-CEO blasts Malaysia Airlines restructuring plan

26.09.2018 - 11:35 UTC
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Former CEO of Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman has strongly criticised the current restructuring plan, pointing out that despite MYR6 billion (USD1.45 billion) capital injections since 2014, the flag carrier has so far failed to post a profit.

"From 2015 to 2017, [the airlines] had failed. The fourth year - we don't know yet. We have to look at the end of this year to see the results. If it shows remarkable improvements than last year, then there is hope. But if they do just as bad in 2018, then the government...

Air Austral, Air Madagascar eye fleet growthch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 10:15 UTC
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Navoi, Uzbekistan, eyes Cargolux to strengthen cargo hubch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 08:55 UTC
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Taxmen find bloated expenses in Jet Airways' books

26.09.2018 - 07:35 UTC
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The Indian Income Tax Department (IT) has found examples of bloated expenses during the extraordinary audit of Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) financial records, the ANI newswire has reported.

"We had found evidence of very high inflated expenditure bills during the survey. Jet Airways had shown too much expenditure while filling their returns to reduce the profitability of the company," a source privy to the investigation said.

The IT launched an audit on September 19, after weeks of reports about Jet...

Pakistan's Shaheen Air temporarily resumes flightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 05:58 UTC
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Mozambique's LAM to lease B737-300 from South Africach-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 03:46 UTC
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British Columbia's Iskwew Air to launch in 1Q19

26.09.2018 - 02:58 UTC
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Iskwew Air (Vancouver Int'l) has announced plans to launch operations on March 8, 2019. It intends to offer scheduled and charter services in cooperation with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, using a single ex-Orca Airways (ORK, Vancouver Int'l) Piper (twin piston) PA-31-350 G-GPAK (msn 31-8052070).

It will operate out of Vancouver Int'l South Terminal with plans to serve "remote communities across the province in the future".

Led by Teara Fraser, the airline is calling itself a 100%...

Malta's Comlux Aviation adds first Challenger 605

26.09.2018 - 02:10 UTC
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Comlux Aviation Malta (MLM, Malta Int'l) has announced it had added a nine-seat Bombardier Challenger 605 to its Madrid Barajas-based fleet of business jets. The aircraft is being marketed for charter services through Comlux's OneAbove charter sales division.

Based on ch-aviation research, the aircraft in question is 9H-OWL (msn 593), previously operated by TAG Aviation (Malta) (TEU, Malta Int'l) until August 8, according to Radarbox24 ADS-B data. It first flew from Munich to Strasbourg for Comlux...

Slovenia's Adria Airways commences Saab 2000 operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 01:22 UTC
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Turkey's Corendon to open second African base in winter 2018ch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 00:34 UTC
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EgyptAir Cargo picks Cologne/Bonn as initial A330 route

25.09.2018 - 23:46 UTC
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EgyptAir Cargo (MSX, Cairo Int'l) commenced A330-200(F) operations on September 23 with the world's first P2F converted A330-200 SU-GCE (msn 600). The Airbus freighter converted by EFW in Germany will be used by the EgyptAir Holding cargo operator on its 3x weekly Cairo-Cologne/Bonn service. As of October, the frequency will increase to 5x weekly.

According to a press release by the German airport, EgyptAir Cargo also plans to serve Johannesburg O.R. Tambo with the aircraft from October onwards....

China Express Airlines to raise $115 from corporate bondsch-aviation PRO exclusive

25.09.2018 - 22:58 UTC
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UK to grant EU traffic rights after no deal Brexit

25.09.2018 - 22:10 UTC
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The government of the United Kingdom said that it planned to grant all necessary traffic rights to European airlines so that they can continue operating to and from the UK without disruption even in the case of a "no deal Brexit".

"If there is 'no deal' with the EU, airlines wishing to operate flights between the UK and the EU would have to seek individual permissions to operate from the respective states (be that the UK or an EU country). In this scenario, the UK would envisage granting permission to EU airlines to continue to operate. We would...

Air France partners with Voom for Mexico city heli shuttle

25.09.2018 - 21:22 UTC
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Air France (AF, Paris CDG) has inked an agreement with Voom (Mexico) (Toluca), a virtual helicopter carrier owned by Airbus Helicopters (ECF, Marseilles), covering shuttle services for its passengers travelling to and from México City Int'l.

Air France's passengers would be able to book discounted helicopter shuttle flights to/from heliports in Montes Urales and Interlomas commercial and business centres in the Mexican capital, as well as Toluca.

The French carrier's customers would receive a 25%...

European airline interested in Montenegro Airlines - PMch-aviation PRO exclusive

25.09.2018 - 20:34 UTC
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Brazil's Azul to remarket all EMB-190s and -195s

25.09.2018 - 19:46 UTC
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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD, Campinas Viracopos) has appointed Azorra Aviation to remarket the entire fleet of EMB-190s and EMB-195s still operated by the Brazilian carrier.

Azul said it expected to accelerate its transition to a EMB-195 E2 regional jet fleet as it proceeds with the sale of the E1 generation Embraer jets.

"This advances our initiative to aggressively drive down unit costs, expand margins, and transform our fleet to the newest, most fuel efficient and modern fleet in the industry. We've worked with...

Ryanair complains to the EU about aid to Air Nostrumch-aviation PRO exclusive

25.09.2018 - 18:58 UTC
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Polish Aviation Group inks LoI for MRO base at Rzeszowch-aviation PRO exclusive

25.09.2018 - 18:10 UTC
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ENAC suspends Italy's K-Air AOCch-aviation PRO exclusive

25.09.2018 - 16:34 UTC
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Nigeria's First Nation's boss to face trial for theft

25.09.2018 - 15:40 UTC
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A Nigerian court has said that Kayode Odukoya, Chairman and CEO of First Nation Airways (FRN, Lagos), would face trial in relation to the NGN1.7 billion naira (USD4.7 million) theft charges, Omega News has reported.

Odukoya previously sought to strike out the charges due to procedural reasons as he alleged that the court had exceeded its jurisdiction.

The court, however, said that Odukoya's motion was an abuse of process of the court. The court will proceed with the trial between November 7 and November 9....

Iceland's WOW air raises $70mn in bonds ahead of IPO

25.09.2018 - 14:47 UTC
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WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) has issued EUR60 million euro (USD70.6 million) worth of bonds in the market as it looks to raise extra cash ahead of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) planned within the next 12 to 18 months, RÚV has reported.

Of the new bond issue, EUR50 million euros (USD58.8 million) has already been bought by investors. The remainder will be sold in the coming months, the carrier said. The bonds have been issued electronically in Norway and will be listed at the NASDAQ Nordic stock exchange in Stockholm....

Norwegian to drop Belfast, Edinburgh transatlantic flights

25.09.2018 - 13:54 UTC
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Norwegian Air International (D8, Dublin Int'l) will discontinue its transatlantic services out of Belfast Int'l and Edinburgh to both Newburgh and Providence on the US East Coast. The flights are currently operated with narrowbody B737-8s.

Norwegian's US director of communications Anders Lindstrom told Mid-Hudson News that the flights from the Scottish capital had been launched "with the prospect of a reduction in air passengers taxes that was unfortunately postponed by the Scottish government." The carrier plans to terminate the...

Neeleman's new US start-up eyes secondary cities

25.09.2018 - 12:44 UTC
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The new US start-up low-cost carrier promoted by David Neeleman would be targeting secondary cities and offer a mix of short- and medium-haul services onboard its A220-300s, Neeleman told Bloomberg.

Tentatively, the airline plans to avoid major hubs and is also considering international destinations. The main base has not been selected yet.

Neeleman said that the carrier, tentatively named Moxy Airways, would focus on technology to improve its product.

"jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) was a...

Japan's Nippon Cargo Airlines to resume US service

25.09.2018 - 11:51 UTC
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NCA - Nippon Cargo Airlines (KZ, Tokyo Narita) has announced in a press release that it planned to resume scheduled operations to North America on September 28 operating between Tokyo Narita and Chicago O'Hare via Anchorage Ted Stevens.

Following the temporary suspension of all operations between June 17 and July 4, 2018, over maintenance log discrepancies, NCA has so far only resumed two routes from Narita, namely to Hong Kong Int'l and Shanghai Pudong.

The cargo specialist now said that "the rest of...