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Malaysia seeks to repossess Global 5000 jet in 1MDB case

16.08.2018 - 08:50 UTC

The Malaysian government is trying to repossess a Global Express 5000 business jet bought by financier Low Taek Jho, allegedly using funds defrauded from the state investment fund 1MDB, Reuters has reported.

The aircraft is currently parked at Singapore Seletar at the Jet Aviation MRO centre.

The fund said it was working closely with the authorities. The police in Singapore added that so far no formal request to repatriate the aircraft to Malaysia has been filed.

Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low,...

Hisar, India sees inaugural commercial traffic

16.08.2018 - 07:38 UTC

Pinnacle Air (Delhi Int'l) has launched services from Hisar following the opening of the first commercial airport in the northern Indian state of Haryana.

According to The Pioneer, flights started on August 15 and operate to Delhi Int'l and Chandigarh, each of them 6x weekly using a Cessna (single turboprop) 208B Grand Caravan. The traffic rights were awarded to Pinnacle Air under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS or UDAN).

The investment in the new airport amounted to INR123.6 million (USD1.8...

easyJet owner accuses Latin American airlines of brand theft

16.08.2018 - 06:26 UTC

easyGroup Holdings founder and owner Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has secured an order from the British High Court directing Honduran passenger charter specialist EasySky (EKY, Tegucigalpa) and its parent Global Air (DMJ, México City) to stop using the "easy" prefix as it could be considered brand theft, The Times of London has reported.

The court ordered the Latin American group to change EasySky's branding to one that does not begin with "easy". The airlines also have to change their website domain, Facebook name, and aircraft...

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Banks reluctant to grant fresh loans to India's Jet Airways

16.08.2018 - 05:14 UTC

Indian banks are unwilling to provide fresh loans to debt-ridden Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) and would rather the carrier raise much-needed capital through a share sale instead.

The Indian carrier has been seeking USD300-400 million in new capital and has reportedly approached banks, global private equity firms, and other airlines, such as Delta Air Lines. Etihad Airways, which controls a 24% stake in Jet Airways, is reportedly unwilling to inject more capital into the airline.

According to...

Estonia's Regional Jet secures northern Sweden PSO contract

16.08.2018 - 04:02 UTC

Regional Jet (EE, Tallinn Lennart Meri) has won the Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract in Sweden for the Stockholm Arlanda-Arvidsjaur-Gällivare route, previously operated by the now-bankrupt NextJet (2N, Stockholm Arlanda). The carrier said it will launch the services on September 15.

The contract is valid through October 2019 and is Regional Jet's maiden domestic service in Sweden. All flights will be operated with CRJ-900 equipment, a significant boost in capacity in comparison to NextJet's...

KLM to start wet-leasing B737s from Transavia in late 3Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

16.08.2018 - 02:50 UTC

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Poland's Enter Air seeks $12mn through share issuancech-aviation PRO exclusive

16.08.2018 - 01:38 UTC

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Brega, Libya resumes civilian pax flightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

16.08.2018 - 00:26 UTC

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British Airways to switch Saab 2000 operators in late 3Q18

15.08.2018 - 23:14 UTC

British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) will switch Saab 2000 wet-lease operators on the expiration of an existing contract with Eastern Airways (T3, Humberside) later this month.

According to an airline statement, effective September 1, British Airways will begin wet-leasing a Saab 2000 from Loganair (LM, Glasgow Int'l) for use in running the IAG International Airlines Group unit's 18x weekly London City-Isle of Man route.

"We’re delighted to enter into a partnership with Loganair, the two companies have had...

Armenia's Atlantis European Airways sets up domestic carrierch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 21:06 UTC

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AirAsia sells remaining stake in AAE Travel to Expedia

15.08.2018 - 19:51 UTC

AirAsia Group has sold its remaining 25% stake in AAE Travel Pte Ltd to its joint-venture partner Expedia for USD60 million, the group has announced in a Bursa Malaysia stock market disclosure.

Following the transaction, Expedia will take full ownership of the joint venture established in 2011. AAE Travel was initially a 50/50 undertaking, although Expedia increased its stake to 75% in 2015.

The joint venture runs an online travel agency under three brands: AirAsiaGo, GoRooms, and Expedia. AirAsia Group will...

Air India grounds up to 19 aircraft due to a lack of spares

15.08.2018 - 18:35 UTC

Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) has grounded a total of 19 aircraft, including both narrowbodies and widebodies, due to a lack of spares, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association's (ICPA) has alleged.

"Almost 23% of the Air India fleet is grounded for lack of spares. Additionally, a significant number of flights are getting cancelled or rescheduled on a daily basis. There are also aircraft fleet swaps which result in last minute change of inventory resulting in non-optimal revenue management and utilisation. All of this is having a significant impact on...

Canadian North adds first Q300

15.08.2018 - 17:19 UTC

Canadian North (5T, Yellowknife) has added a maiden Dash 8-300 to its fleet, ch-aviation analysis has revealed. Formerly V2-LET (msn 416) with LIAT (LI, Antigua), the 22-year-old turboprop was added to Canadian North's books as C-GJCN in early July.

It has since been deployed into service alongside the carrier's other fleet which includes two Dash 8-100s, two B737-200(M)s, eight B737-300s, and two B737-300(QC)s.

Canadian North runs regular flights to 18 towns across Canada's northern regions from bases in...

Indonesia's Rimbun Air adds first Twin Otter-400s

15.08.2018 - 16:03 UTC

Rimbun Air has taken delivery of two DHC-6-400s from Viking Air (VKN, Victoria Int'l). Research shows the first of the aircraft, msn 950, was ferried to Indonesia from Canada late last month and has been followed by sistership msn 951 which arrived this week. Both aircraft are leased from Longview Aviation Capital.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that other operators of the Twin Otter-400 in Indonesia include Air Born (one) and Airfast Indonesia (four).

Switzerland's Belair files for insolvency

15.08.2018 - 14:48 UTC

Belair Airlines (4T, Zurich) has declared insolvency as of Wednesday, August 15, after talks with a prospective investor collapsed.

Under the new ownership of German investment firm SBC, the former airberlin group unit had, earlier this year, planned to secure a new Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in time to commence ACMI and charter flights during the current summer season.

To do so, the board had sought to raise the necessary capital via a charter...

Rosaviatsia suspends Komiaviatrans's int'l rightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 14:17 UTC

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Air Belgium outlines mainland China plans due from 4Q18

15.08.2018 - 13:25 UTC

Air Belgium (KF, Brussels Charleroi) chief executive Niky Terzakis has outlined the carrier's planned Chinese network operations, tentatively due to launch during the final quarter of the year.

In an interview with Le Soir, Terzakis said that in addition to its current 3x weekly Brussels Charleroi-Hong Kong Int'l flights, Air Belgium would target Zhengzhou from late September followed by Wuhan in October, and finally Taiyuan in November.

Also in October, Air Belgium hopes to begin interline operations...

Pskov, Russia to regain scheduled ops with Azimuth in 4Q18ch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 12:34 UTC

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Russia's Ilyushin seeks contractors to modify An-124sch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 11:43 UTC

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Air Tanzania eyes Europe flights by 2022

15.08.2018 - 10:51 UTC

Air Tanzania (TC, Dar-es-Salaam) is looking to start flights to Europe by 2022, the carrier's chief executive, Ladislaus Matindi, has revealed.

Speaking to The Citizen newspaper earlier this week, Matindi said the launch would be made possible by the arrival of the carrier's second B787-8, due in early 2020.

“We are making these potential routes a priority due to low competition, but we are aware of the potential of European destinations. We hope to introduce flights to London by 2022,” he said....

Rosaviatsia withdraws 30+ route authorities from Pegas Flych-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 10:00 UTC

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Nigeria's Air Peace to open local, int'l bases

15.08.2018 - 09:08 UTC

Air Peace (P4, Lagos) is looking at the development of smaller bases across Nigeria and West Africa as part of plans to decentralize its network away from its primary base in Lagos.

The move has been made possible through the introduction of six ERJ-145s at its Air Peace Hopper (APL, Lagos) unit which will allow the carrier to target thinner point-to-point domestic and regional routes where its B737s would otherwise prove uneconomical.

“Our plan," Chief Executive Officer Allen Onyema said in a statement,...

China's Shenzhen Airlines inks deal to expand Quanzhou opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 08:17 UTC

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Taiwan's EVA Air to consolidate MRO, aircraft parts unitsch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 07:25 UTC

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Russia's Alrosa to co-finance Polyarnyj runway worksch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2018 - 06:34 UTC

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