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Italy's Neos schedules B787 debut for late 4Q17

Neos (NO, Milan Malpensa) is planning to commence B787 operations during the final quarter of the year, ch-aviation analysis of schedule data has revealed.

The Italian carrier will lease three B787-9s from AerCap, the first of which is due to arrive from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) in December of this year. The remaining two are due in June and October of next year.

As it stands, the first B787 will enter revenue service on Christmas Day (December 25) with a weekly flight from ...

Italy's Neos to lease two B737 MAX from AerCap

Neos (NO, Milan Malpensa) has agreed to lease two B737 MAX 8s from AerCap with deliveries scheduled for 2019 onwards.

Neos currently operates six B737-800s, four of which are leased from GECAS, alongside three B767-300(ER)s. The latter will be gradually replaced with a trio of B787-9s the first of which is due from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) in December this year.

A unit of Alpitour World, Neos specializes in leisure flights from various points in Italy to destinations across Africa, ...

Iceland's WOW air adds maiden A321neo

WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) has taken delivery of its first A321neo following the handing over of TF-SKY (msn 7694) during the 2017 Paris Air Show at Paris Le Bourget. The aircraft is leased from Air Lease Corporation and will be joined by a second of the type during the first quarter of next year.

WOW air currently operates ten A321ceo alongside two A320-200s, one A320neo, and three A330-300s.
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Portugal's Hi Fly orders two A330-200s

Hi Fly (5K, Lisbon) has signed a firm order agreement with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for two A330-200s. The aircraft are part of the Portuguese ACMI/charter specialist's fleet renewal programme and will feature eighteen seats in business and 256 seats in economy class.

“This acquisition is part of our strategy to renew our fleet and progressively own all the aircraft we operate," Paulo Mirpuri, Chairman and CEO of Hi Fly, said. "As a loyal Airbus operator we are very much looking forward ...

SAS chooses Malaga for Spanish base

SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup) has announced it has chosen the southern Mediterranean coastal city of Malaga as the location for its Spanish base.

The Scandinavian carrier will deploy its nascent SAS Scandinavian Airlines Ireland (London Heathrow) unit, currently undergoing certification with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), to run flights out of the Spanish leisure haven alongside a yet-to-be-named airport in London.

"The work is progressing as planned and we ...

Libya's Golden Wing eyes CRJ equipment for oil contracts


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Barbados' TIA 2000 commences operations

TIA 2000 (Bridgetown) commenced commercial operations last week with the launch of scheduled and chartered flights to Bridgetown, St. Lucia Vigie, Grenada, St. Vincent Argyle Int'l, and Dominica Cane Field.

Operations are on-board Beech C99s and Beech (twin turboprop) King Airs with plans to add a DHC-6 at some point in the future.

The airline was founded in 1982 as Trans Island Air (TRD, Bridgetown) by Barbadian businessman Bernie Weatherhead. Weatherhead then sold the carrier's assets to ...

Mexico's Interjet in talks to add more SuperJets


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Nigeria's Air Peace to add ERJ-145s

Over the coming weeks, Air Peace (P4, Lagos) will add an undisclosed number of ERJ-145s to its current fleet of four B737-300s, five B737-500s, and one Do328-300 as it seeks to expand its market focus.

Air Peace chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Allen Onyema, told ThisDay the Embraer Regional Jets would be used to expand the carrier's domestic network coverage beyond the current Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Benin City, Calabar, Owerri, Port Harcourt Omagwa, and Enugu.

On the regional and ...

Ireland's Aer Southeast to launch with Waterford ops in 3Q17

Aer Southeast (Waterford) is an Irish virtual carrier set to commence operations out of the southeastern town of Waterford later next month.

Using a Saab 340, wet-leased from Slovenian regional operator Lipican Aer (LIP, Portoroz) and based out of Waterford, Aer Southeast will offer 6x weekly flights to London Luton, 3x weekly flights to Manchester Int'l, and a 3x weekly service to Birmingham Int'l from July 24 onwards.

The carrier is run by SkyTruckers Ltd., a firm which claims to have ...

Qatar Airways considers India, Italy plans

Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) is in talks with Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) concerning the possible use of CSeries jets for the Qatari carrier's proposed Indian venture, CEO Akbar al Baker has said.

"Instead of ATRs [from Avions de Transport Régional] or Q400s [from Bombardier], I could use the CSeries on short-runway destinations in India," he told Reuters during the 2017 Paris Airshow.

In March this year, al Baker revealed plans to take advantage of India's proposed ...

Gorakhpur, India to see maiden int'l flights?

A new terminal at India's Gorakhpur airport was opened this week, with the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announcing that air services to Mumbai Int'l and Kathmandu, Nepal will start "soon". The minister, quoted in the Hindustan Times, did not elaborate on when the services would start, or who would run them.

Gorakhpur, located in India's north, approximately 100 kilometres from the border of Nepal, is currently served by SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l), flying to Delhi Int'l and Kolkata Int'l, ...

Kenya Airways debt-to-equity restructure stalls

A Kenyan government plan to convert Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) debt to equity has stalled with the Kenyan National Assembly's Finance, Trade and Planning committee unable to authorise a parliamentary guarantee of KES77.3 billion (USD747 million). The Star reports that the Committee needs to determine the legality of using aircraft as collateral before approving the guarantee.

Under the restructuring deal, the Kenyan Treasury, which owns 29.8% of the airline, would exchange its ...

Aruba Airlines reaches settlement with founder and CEO

Aruba Airlines (AG, Aruba) has announced that its founder and CEO, Onno de Swart, has agreed to leave the company. As previously reported, de Swart has been engaged in a dispute with fellow shareholder Esteban Valles, and the two were suspended from management duties in February 2016. A court of justice then appointed Valles as interim director and de Swart was shut out.

Several court cases were held during 2016 in which de Swart attempted to recoup monies he had paid into the company as ...

Spain's Globalia in €17mn loss for 2016 over Venezuela funds


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India's Vayujet to launch charter, scheduled ops in 3Q17


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India's Alliance Air to launch northern RCS flights

Alliance Air (India) (9I, Mumbai Int'l) is set to launch flights connecting Delhi Int'l with each of Ludhiana and Pathankot in July under India's RCS scheme known as UDAN, reports the Times of India. It will be the first commercial operations for both regional airports.

Ludhiana, located in northern India, briefly saw charter operations in 2016, when Jetsmart India (Bangalore Int'l) connected the city to Delhi using a single Beech (twin turboprop) King Air 200C, VT-SRC (cn BL-139). The ...

China Southern to develop Kashi regional hub


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SriLankan nears deal with Airbus over unwanted A350s

SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Suren Ratwatte says Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) has shown some flexibility concerning the fate of four unwanted A350-900s still on the carrier's orderbook.

Speaking to Reuters, Ratwatte said the European manufacturer had shown a willingness to change the terms of the contract for a different variant of aircraft.

"We are in consultation with shareholders as to how best we can deal with this," he said.

SriLankan ...

Ethiopian bumps B777F, B737 MAX, and Q400 order books

Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has signed a commitment with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the purchase of two B777-Fs, a statement issued during the 2017 Paris Air Show has said. Ethiopian currently operates six of the type alongside two B757-200(PF)s.

In the same statement, Ethiopian confirmed it has now firmed up the ten B737 MAX 8 options included in its original MAX order placed back in 2014. As it stands, the carrier has firm orders for thirty B737 MAX 8s.

Separately, ...

Air Senegal orders two ATR72-600s; eyes widebodies

Air Sénégal (Dakar) has ordered two ATR72-600s from Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac) as it prepares to commence operations later this year.

The Senegalese Minister for Tourism and Air Transport, Maimouna Ndoye Seck, said in a statement during the 2017 Paris Airshow the aircraft would arrive in November in time for Air Senegal's inaugural flight, slated for December 7.

As previously reported, the date will coincide with the opening of Dakar's new Blaise Diagne International ...

Ethiopian Airlines orders ten more A350-900s

Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has placed a firm order with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for ten additional A350-900s. The order adds to the twelve that Ethiopian has on order from the Europeans of which two have thus far been delivered.

Ethiopian currently operates four of the type with three leased from AerCap and one leased from Ping An Aircraft Leasing.

"We will deploy the additional aircraft on our long haul routes connecting Addis Ababa with destinations in Africa, Europe, ...

CALC cancels LongJiang Air A321 lease agreements

The China Aircraft Leasing Group - CALC - has announced it has canceled agreements with LongJiang Airlines (LT, Harbin) involving the lease of two A321-200s - B-8578 (msn 4648) and B-8289 (msn 4611).

CALC said in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that Longjiang Airlines had failed to fulfil certain terms and conditions as specified under the contract's provisions signed in May of last year. As such, it served two termination notices to Longjiang Airlines on June 16.

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Delta orders ten more A321s

Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has announced it has ordered ten more A321 Family aircraft from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac), bringing its overall order backlog for the type to 122.

This order, announced during the ongoing 2017 Paris Air Show, adds to an already expanded order for thirty incremental A321ceo announced last month.

Like previous Delta orders for the A321, the ten aircraft will be powered by CFM International CFM56 engines.

The US carrier already has ...

United Airlines orders 100 B737 MAX 10s, four more B777s

United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) has signed an agreement with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) to convert 100 of its 161 existing B737 MAX order slots into B737 MAX 10s.

United's Senior Vice President (Finance & Procurement) and Treasurer, Gerry Laderman, said during a press conference that the airline expects to begin taking delivery of its first ten B737 MAX 10s in 2020. The aircraft will be reserved for the US domestic market and will not replace its transatlantic B757s or its ...