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Centurion Air Cargo urges DOT mercy amid investor talks

02APR2018
Centurion Air Cargo (WE, Miami Int'l) has petitioned the US Department of Transportation (DOT) not to revoke its economic authority despite the passing of a three-month deadline for it to comply with fitness requirements.

The regulator had earlier given the dormant Florida-based cargo operator until March 31 to provide evidence to demonstrate it still meets the Department's fitness criteria or that it is taking necessary steps to return its US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-issued ...

Kenyan firm acquires Swedish BAe ATPs

02APR2018

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Venezuela's Turpial Airlines eyes B737NextGen equipment

02APR2018

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Virgin Australia seeks closer ties with HNA Group

31MAR2018

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RusLine to launch 6 routes from Crimea as new terminal opens

31MAR2018

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Russia's S7 Airlines mulls SSJ 75 to replace Embraers

31MAR2018

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Jersey's Blue Islands to cut routes as Waves launches

31MAR2018
Blue Islands (SI, Jersey) is planning to terminate some of its flights connecting Jersey and Guernsey following the granting of an air transport licence to a local competitor, Waves (Guernsey), Guernsey Press has reported.

"We remain of the view there was already ample competition on the route between Blue Islands and flybe. The oversupply into the market was already vast, with Blue Islands’ services running, on average, half full," Blue Islands CEO Rob Veron has said.

The carrier has ...

Ruoqiang, China opens to commercial traffic in late 1Q18

31MAR2018

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Nepal regulator seeks to delay BB Airways' relaunch

31MAR2018
BB Airways (BBW, Kathmandu) could face a protracted recertification procedure after the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) recently requested the country's government to delay issuing BB Airways an Operator's Licence until expansion works at Siddharthanagar Gautam Buddha Airport have been completed.

The Kathmandu Post reports the regulator has expressed concern about growing congestion, both in Nepal's skies as well as at its airports - Kathmandu in particular, given the increasing ...

Kazakhstan's SCAT adds maiden B737 MAX 8

30MAR2018
SCAT Airlines (DV, Shimkent) has taken delivery of its first B737 MAX 8 following the handing over of UP-B3720 (msn 61737) on Wednesday, March 28.

The twinjet is the first of six the Kazakh carrier has on order from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) along with five more options.

Inclusive of its Sunday Airlines (Shimkent) unit, SCAT currently operates three B737-300s, three B737-500s, one B737-700, four B757-200s, one B767-300(ER), seven CRJ-200s, and several An-24s.

France's Aigle Azur outlines longhaul growth plans

30MAR2018
Aigle Azur (ZI, Paris Orly) President Frantz Yvelin has mapped out the company's growth plan following US aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman's accession to the carrier's shareholding late last year.

France's second-largest carrier currently operates one A319-100 (wet-leased to TAP Air Portugal) and nine A320-200s (of which one is wet-leased to TAP) on scheduled flights from cities across France to 10 countries including Algeria, Mali, Germany, Russia, Portugal, Lebanon, and ...

Niger Airlines denies acquiring a Tunisian ATR72

30MAR2018
Niger Airlines (NIN, Niamey) has denied acquiring an ATR72-200 TS-LBC (msn 281) from Tunisair Express (UG, Tunis).

Tunisair chief executive Ilyes Mnakbi told Arabian Aerospace last month the acquisition has been agreed as part of a wider-ranging renewal of its Express fleet's two ATR72-500s and a CRJ-900.

However, the Nigerien carrier's chief executive, Abdul Aziz Larabou, has since denied Mnakbi's claims stating that while there was an attempt to acquire the aircraft back in 2015, those ...

Canary Islands' gov't warns Binter re Western Sahara ops

30MAR2018

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Blue Air's Czech subsidiary dropped

30MAR2018

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MOLIT gives conditional nod to Korean Air, Delta JV

30MAR2018
Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) and Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) have confirmed their proposed trans-Pacific joint venture has garnered conditional approval from the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) following a lengthy scrutinization process.

In a statement, MOLIT said it had approved the partnership on the condition that the two carriers do not reduce the current seating capacity provided on the five routes between the US and Korea that they ...

South Korea's Jeju Air to add B737 MAX in 2H19

30MAR2018

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Latvia expels Aeroflot's country manager over spying charges

30MAR2018

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Rosaviatsia selects 55 routes as trunk World Cup services

30MAR2018

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South Korean LCCs resume China growth as relations thaw

30MAR2018

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Bangkok Jets, VIP Jets secure renewed Thai AOCs

30MAR2018

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Israir mulls options if El Al merger appeal defeated

30MAR2018

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Poland's Enter Air to launch own MRO unit

30MAR2018

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Air Seychelles to lay off 150+ staff

30MAR2018
Air Seychelles (HM, Mahé) is planning to fire 174 employees, including nearly 100 cabin crew, as a part of the restructuring drive in the wake of turbulence within the Etihad Aviation Group, the Seychellois airline's largest shareholder, following the demise of Air Berlin, financial troubles at Alitalia, and growing international competition, the Seychelles News Agency has reported.

The new redundancies plan was announced at the National Assembly by Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, ...

Spirit to consider CSeries, E-Jet-E2s in fleet renewal plans

29MAR2018
Spirit Airlines (NK, Fort Lauderdale Int'l) President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Fornaro says the Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier is considering both the CSeries and E-Jet E2s as part of its longterm refleeting options.

Spirit is currently an all-Airbus operator employing thirty-one A319-100s, fifty-two A320-200s, five A320neo, and twenty-nine A321-200s on flights to 65 destinations across 18 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Speaking to The Points Guy blog, the ...

Russia's S7 Holdings unlikely to set up an LCC unit - CEO

29MAR2018

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