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Brazil allows 100% foreign ownership of local airlinesch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.12.2018 - 12:41 UTC
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Etihad fails to deliver 4 aircraft promised to Air Serbiach-aviation PRO exclusive

19.12.2018 - 11:46 UTC
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Russia's Komiaviatrans re-registers E145s domestically

19.12.2018 - 02:31 UTC
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Komiaviatrans (KO, Syktyvkar) re-registered all five active E145LIs it operates into the Russian aircraft registry on December 6, the federal air transport regulator (Rosaviatsia) said in a statement.

All five Embraer regional jets were previously registered in Bermuda as VQ-BWL (msn 14500804), VQ-BWM (msn 14500823), VQ-BWO (msn 14500815), VQ-BWP (msn 145781), and VQ-BWU (msn 145701). All of them are leased from Gaztechleasing.

Komiaviatrans also owns a sixth E145 which is stored at Alverca and...

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Perth sues Qantas for $8.1mn in underpaid fees

19.12.2018 - 01:41 UTC
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Perth Int'l Airport has issued a writ of summons to Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) asking for AUD11.3 million dollars (USD8.1 million) in unpaid charges, The West Australian newspaper has reported.

The Western Australian airport, which Qantas uses for, among others, its non-stop services to London Heathrow, said it had been offering a new agreement to the carrier for eighteen months before July 1, 2018. If accepted, the new agreement would - according to the airport - actually lower the fees paid by the airline....

Oneworld lures China Southern Airlines

19.12.2018 - 00:51 UTC
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Oneworld has approached China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) over potential membership as it seeks a mainland China carrier, the South China Morning Post has reported.

Alliance CEO Rob Gurney confirmed that he had spoken with the carrier, but underlined that formal talks are yet to begin. He added that the last talks had taken place before China Southern announced that it would leave Skyteam.

Oneworld does not currently have any member carriers in mainland China, although Cathay Pacific (CX,...

Ukraine's Dream Wind set to offer scheduled domestic opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.12.2018 - 00:02 UTC
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SkyWest to dispose of ExpressJet unit to United

18.12.2018 - 23:12 UTC
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SkyWest Airlines (United States of America) (OO, Salt Lake City) has announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its ExpressJet Airlines (EV, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) unit to ManaAir, LLC, a United Airlines joint-venture.

According to the Utah-based capacity provider, the transaction is expected to conclude in early 2019 and includes approximately USD70 million in cash for the majority of ExpressJet's assets as well as the assumption of its liabilities, subject to a working capital adjustment....

Gulfstream Air Charter resumes Cuba ops with WOW air's A321ch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 22:23 UTC
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Poland's Enter Air boosts its contract with TUI Groupch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 21:33 UTC
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Russia's UTair to develop hubs at Ufa, Khanty-Mansiyskch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 20:43 UTC
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TUI fly to add first six B737 MAX 8s in 2019ch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 19:54 UTC
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Congo Airways revises DRC general election ACMI plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 19:02 UTC
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Beyond Airlink, Safair still keen on mergers, acquisitionsch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 18:59 UTC
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Blenheim, NZ, eyes Jetstar for first LCC ops

18.12.2018 - 12:43 UTC
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Blenheim in the northern part of New Zealand's South Island is hoping to secure its maiden low-cost carrier with Jetstar Airways (JQ, Melbourne Tullamarine) being the frontrunner, Stuff.co.nz has reported.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, the airport currently sees scheduled traffic from Air New Zealand (NZ, Auckland Int'l), operated by a regional subsidiary Air Nelson (RLK, Nelson), as well as from local carrier Sounds Air (S8, Picton).

"We are on [Jetstar's] radar. The problem is the...

XL Airways France seeks out strategic partnersch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 11:47 UTC
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Guernsey okays Aurigny's ATR72-600 purchase

18.12.2018 - 10:52 UTC
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The States of Guernsey, the local legislature on the Channel island territory, has approved the purchase of three ATR72-600s by Aurigny Air Services (GR, Guernsey).

According to voting records, after a bitter debate about the benefit of adding the three new Avions de Transport Régional turboprops, the vote carried with 23 votes in favour and 14 against.

The three ATR72s will cost around GBP46 million pounds (USD58 million) and will be equipped with the new ClearVision system. The carrier maintains that because of that, it...

Eurowings Europe to transfer Munich base to germanwingsch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 09:57 UTC
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Angolan gov't puts three VIP B707s up for salech-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 09:01 UTC
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Indigo Partners mull ploughing $75mn into WOW air

18.12.2018 - 08:06 UTC
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Indigo Partners could invest up to USD75 million in WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) following the signing of a term sheet last week.

The Icelandic low-cost carrier said in a statement that among the agreement's conditions are that certain amendments and a waiver are to be made to the terms and conditions of WOW Air's EUR100 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Bonds for 2018/2021.

Under the terms of the deal, the US low-cost investment specialist will acquire an unspecified shareholding in WOW Air. Additionally,...

Boeing, Embraer approve partnership terms

18.12.2018 - 07:10 UTC
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Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) and Embraer (EMB, São José dos Campos) have approved the terms of their proposed strategic partnership wherein the American manufacturer would acquire an 80% stake in a joint venture firm with the commercial part of Embraer for USD4.2 billion.

The partnership values the entire JV at USD5.26 billion. Embraer expects to earn, net of separation costs, some US3 billion.

Once the transaction has closed, the commercial aviation joint venture will be led by Brazil-based management,...

LOT Polish Airlines takes maiden E190sch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 01:18 UTC
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Peruvian Airlines ordered to suspend sales for two routesch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.12.2018 - 00:25 UTC
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Amazon Air to build a hub at Fort Worth Alliance

17.12.2018 - 23:31 UTC
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Amazon.com has selected Fort Worth Alliance as its new regional hub and will build a brand new sorting facility at the airport, the Dallas Business Journal has reported.

Construction of the new facility has already begun. It is expected to complete and become operational in 2019.

"We are excited to build a brand new facility from the ground up at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The new facility is the first of its kind for us, and we’re thrilled to ensure we have the capacity to continue to delight our customers," director of Amazon Air...

Romania's Tarom looks at A220, E-Jets, mulls leaving Skyteamch-aviation PRO exclusive

17.12.2018 - 22:38 UTC
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Air Malta considering resuming Libya flights in 2019

17.12.2018 - 21:45 UTC
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Air Malta (KM, Malta Int'l) is considering resuming scheduled passenger flights to Libya in 2019, Chief Commercial Officer Paul Sies has confirmed.

Last week, Maltese Minister of Tourism Konrad Mizzi told TVM in an interview that the proposed service may operate between Malta Int'l and Tripoli Mitiga.

"There is a project to resume flights, [it is] still a project however and not confirmed yet," Sies commented in an emailed statement to ch-aviation.

Given the lack of country-wide security, foreign...