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euroAtlantic boss plays hardball over STP Airwaysch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 20:53 UTC

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Air Zimbabwe seeks gov't nod for fleet disposal

13.06.2019 - 19:57 UTC

Air Zimbabwe (UM, Harare Int'l) has sought government approval to dispose of an unspecified number of its mothballed fleet.

State broadcaster ZBC said earlier this week that the ailing carrier had written to the Ministry of Finance to seek the requisite permission needed to effect the sale. The airline is, at present, mired under a USD380 million debt burden worsened by a lack of serviceable aircraft.

Air Zimbabwe's administrator, Reginald Saruchera, called on the government to help recapitalize the...

Puerto Rico's Vieques Air Link eyes int'l ops in 4Q19

13.06.2019 - 17:31 UTC

Vieques Air Link (V4, Vieques) has acquired a pair of Cessna (twin piston) 402s in preparation for its venture into the international market later this year. The Puerto Rican carrier currently runs regular flights throughout Puerto Rico connecting Ceiba, Culebra, San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin, San Juan Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci, and Vieques.

President Carlos Rodríguez recently told San Juan's 11Q 1140 AM radio that the two Cessna Aircraft Company twinprops - N870VL (msn 402C-0616) and N871VL (msn...

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Chinese airlines mull order for 100 B777-9s

13.06.2019 - 16:19 UTC

Despite headwinds related to the trade war between the United States and China, as well as the ongoing B737 MAX grounding, Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) is in talks with unspecified Chinese airlines for a widebody order which could include 100 aircraft, Bloomberg has reported.

According to the news agency's sources, talks are ongoing but no order announcement is imminent. The focus of the negotiations is on the B777-9 type, although the smaller B777-8 is also of interest to the airlines. The carriers are...

Three foreign airlines in Brazil talks over domestic ops

13.06.2019 - 15:07 UTC

Three more foreign airlines are in talks with the Brazilian government to launch domestic operations, Brazil’s infrastructure minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas has said at a press conference without naming them.

“These companies are publicly traded, there are competition issues between them. We cannot announce them yet,” he said, according to Reuters.

The first foreign carrier to be granted preliminary authorisation to set up a domestic subsidiary in the lucrative Brazilian market was Spain’s...

Vueling, British Airways don't discount B737 MAX - Walshch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 13:55 UTC

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Kenya Airways willing to operate under state-run entity

13.06.2019 - 12:43 UTC

Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) Chairman Michael Joseph has told Bloomberg that the majority privately-owned carrier is willing to operate under a state-owned holding company.

Kenya's parliament is expected to issue alternative proposals for the loss-making airline, including partial nationalisation, after it rejected a proposal by the airline to operate Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta together with the state-owned Kenya Airports Authority last month, Joseph said.

The airline has proposed a model...

Nepal Airlines puts last B757 up for sale

13.06.2019 - 11:31 UTC

Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) has put its last remaining B757-200(M), 9N-ACB (msn 23863), up for sale after the state-owned carrier's board approved the motion.

The 31-year-old twinjet, which features 16 seats in business class and 174 in economy, is powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4s. It is currently stored in Kathmandu. Nepal Airlines had intended to have the aircraft undergo a C Check earlier this year, only to abandon the plan citing costs. It will therefore be sold as is.

According to...

American Airlines mulls A321neo(XLR) to replace B757s

13.06.2019 - 10:19 UTC

American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) is in talks with Airbus about the proposed and tentative extra long-range version of the A321-200neo. Bloomberg has reported that the US carrier mulls the type as a replacement for its B757-200s.

The talks are reportedly at an early stage and no announcement is expected imminently.

ch-aviation understands from industry sources that Airbus may formally announce the launch of the A321neo(XLR) during the upcoming 2019 Paris Air Show in the second half of June. The type could offer...

BAS experiencing difficulties over delayed Gulf Air paymentsch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 09:07 UTC

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Hainan Airlines Holdings & Co. to sell off fleet assetsch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 07:05 UTC

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Seaborne Airlines' non-seaplane ops to switch to Silver codech-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 05:30 UTC

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Air Vanuatu mulls more ATRs, domestic fleet replacementch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 03:57 UTC

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Air Vanuatu reveals A220 plans, mulls A321neo(XLR) or NMAch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 03:05 UTC

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Cabo Verde Airlines may take on ATRs to improve connectivitych-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 02:14 UTC

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Russia's Yamal Airlines selects EY to draw up 10-year planch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.06.2019 - 01:22 UTC

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Australian senate report proposes Darwin cabotage trial

13.06.2019 - 00:31 UTC

A senate committee that spent more than 18 months investigating air services across Australia's regions has released its final report, finding no evidence of carriers deliberately charging overly high fares, which it put down to market forces and economies of scale. But it did suggest a trial that lifts cabotage on routes from Darwin.

The trial would allow international airlines to carry domestic passengers to and from Darwin, the country's closest international airport to Asia, a move that could lower ticket prices for the...

Air Canada signs sales, marketing deal with drone innovator

12.06.2019 - 23:40 UTC

Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) and Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) have forged an agreement in which Air Canada Cargo will market and sell DDC's drone delivery services in Canada using the marketing and sales platforms and resources of the flag carrier's cargo unit.

According to a news release dated June 4, effective May 29, DDC said it would build and operate up to 150,000 drone delivery routes in Canada. The routes will include timetables, flight schedules, payload capacities, types of drones to be deployed, and payment terms....

Russia moves to scrap VAT on domestic non-Moscow flights

12.06.2019 - 22:48 UTC

The Russian parliament has approved a draft bill which, once signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, will abolish Value-Added Tax (VAT) on all domestic flights bypassing Moscow, Russian Aviation Insider has reported.

The measure is promoted as a way to boost direct connectivity between the country's regions, an idea which has been repeatedly supported by Putin and other high-ranking politicians. Currently, the bulk of Russian domestic air traffic is routed through Moscow which is not conveniently located to serve as a domestic hub....

Switzerland's Germania Flug rebrands as Chair Airlines

12.06.2019 - 21:57 UTC

Germania Flug (GM, Zurich) has rebranded as Chair Airlines (GM, Zurich) and will also change its legal name from Germania Flug AG to Chair Airlines AG effective July 1, 2019.

The Swiss leisure carrier said that its new name "represents the seats in the aircraft, which we ultimately sell as an airline. The name also contains the letters "ch", which establish a link to Switzerland, together with the word "air", which represents the airline."

The first of Chair Airlines' three A319-100s has already...

Ryanair to secure Maltese AOC through Malta Air purchase

12.06.2019 - 21:05 UTC

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) is set to acquire Malta Air (Malta Int'l) amid plans to initially transfer the six B737-800s it has based out of the southern Mediterranean island to the start-up carrier.

The Irish LCC has pledged to grow Malta Air to ten aircraft within a year. It will fly under its own brand from Summer 2020 and will operate all services out of its homebase on the island. Malta Air's staff will be employed under local contracts. The completion of the transaction is planned for the end of June 2019....

Lauda retiring A321ceo; considering A321neo, new basesch-aviation PRO exclusive

12.06.2019 - 20:14 UTC

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Namibia's Westair Aviation unveils FlyWestair brand

12.06.2019 - 17:55 UTC

Westair Aviation (WV, Windhoek Eros) has announced it will operate its upcoming scheduled flight services under the “FlyWestair” brand.

The Namibian Part 121 and 135-certificated carrier said in a press release that the move had been made possible after it was granted Designated Carrier status by the Namibian Transport Commission.

FlyWestair's inaugural scheduled routes - the 3x weekly Windhoek Eros-Oranjemund - is slated to launch on June 24.

The carrier has been allocated rights to connect Eros with...

Boeing's May 2019 order book changes revealedch-aviation PRO exclusive

12.06.2019 - 16:55 UTC

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Ecuador's Aeroregional set to enter scheduled pax ops marketch-aviation PRO exclusive

12.06.2019 - 15:55 UTC

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