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Hong Kong Airlines perp bonds suspended, may not be redeemedch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 14:32 UTC
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Investment fund earns $42mn divesting VietJetAir sharesch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 12:42 UTC
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Ukraine's SkyUp Airlines to add more B737 MAX 8sch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 11:37 UTC
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Rabat targets Royal Air Maroc restructuringch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 10:31 UTC
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Sudan's Badr Airlines outlines priorities post US sanctionsch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 09:26 UTC
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SAA appoints business rescue practitioner

09.12.2019 - 08:55 UTC
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South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has formally entered into business rescue following the appointment of Les Matuson from Matuson Associates as its practitioner.

The bankrupt carrier said a notice of commencement of business rescue proceedings had been filed with South Africa's Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) on December 5 in which Matuson's appointment was approved. Matuson is now the sole entity responsible for running SAA given its board and sole shareholder, the state, have now been divorced from its...

Ex-Biman Bangladesh Airlines staff arrested in cargo scam

09.12.2019 - 07:09 UTC
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Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested two Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) employees and is suing 16 of the airline's staff on charges of corruption and abuse of power for offences allegedly carried out in the airline's cargo handling department.

The ACC filed the case against the 16 ex-employees with the anti-graft watchdog's Integrated District Office 1 in Dhaka on December 3, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told the Dhaka Tribune newspaper.

It is claimed that...

Armenian parliament debates abolishing “air tax”ch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 06:01 UTC
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Transavia units reveal Montpellier, Brussels routes

09.12.2019 - 04:31 UTC
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Following on from their service announcements last month, sister companies Transavia France (TO, Paris Orly) and Transavia Airlines (HV, Amsterdam Schiphol) have revealed the majority of the Summer 2020 routes that they intend to operate from Montpellier and Brussels National, with flights due to commence from the end of March.

The low-cost carrier (LCC) Transavia France unveiled its first 14 destinations to be served from Montpellier at its new two-aircraft base. In its initial base announcement, the carrier stated that its...

SunExpress to end Eurowings' long-haul ops in 2021 - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 03:36 UTC
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Syria's Cham Wings teams up with Wings of Lebanon to Berlinch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 02:40 UTC
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Ukraine's Windrose Airlines to add ATR72-600sch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 01:45 UTC
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Palmsville buys $2.5mn stake in Korea's Fly Gangwonch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.12.2019 - 00:49 UTC
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Air Namibia sets restructuring plan for proposed interim CEO

08.12.2019 - 23:54 UTC
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The board of Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek Int'l) has submitted a recommendation to John Mutorwa, the country's minister of works and transport, to appoint Jerry Muadinohamba as its new interim chief executive for the next 12 months and has set a 21-point turnaround plan for him to accomplish, The Namibian reported on December 5.

Escher Luanda, who took up the position of chairman of the board of the indebted flag carrier on September 9, wrote to Mutorwa saying that Muadinohamba must be appointed as a matter of urgency. If appointed,...

Hong Kong Airlines secures funding; licences upheld

08.12.2019 - 10:19 UTC
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Hong Kong Airlines (HX, Hong Kong Int'l) has been allowed to continue operating, at least for the meantime, after Hong Kong regulator's accepted the struggling carrier's latest financing plan, submitted ahead of a December 7 deadline.

In separate statements issued on Saturday, Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department (CAD), the Transport and Housing Bureau (THB), and the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) all conceded that Hong Kong Airlines had met their respective technical and financial benchmarks to warrant its continued...

Russia's IrAero to end widebody opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 23:16 UTC
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Poland's Enter Air inks $125mn tour operator dealsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 21:46 UTC
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Sriwijaya Air shuts down 10 branch offices - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 20:16 UTC
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Sweden's BRA accused of employee “contract dumping”ch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 18:46 UTC
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UK's Air Alderney secures AOC, eyes mid-1Q20 launch

06.12.2019 - 17:16 UTC
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Air Alderney (Alderney) has secured an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and is currently in discussions with The States of Alderney regarding route licences, which the regional carrier aims to conclude later this month, allowing it to start flights in February 2020.

According to its website, the proposed routes include Alderney to Jersey (both passenger and freight), Lee-on-Solent, Cherbourg, and Guernsey. Schedules and frequencies on these routes are unclear at this stage.

Speaking about the...

Greece's Sky Express assumes two ex-Astra Airlines routes

06.12.2019 - 15:46 UTC
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Following the suspension of flights by Astra Airlines (A2, Thessaloniki) last month, Sky Express (Greece) (GQ, Heraklion) has added two further domestic routes to its portfolio, seizing the opportunity left behind by its former competitor's absence.

From December 1, Sky Express will link Athens Int'l to Kastoria and Kozani, both with a 3x weekly ATR42-500 service. The route to Kastoria will be flown direct on Thursdays, whereas on Tuesdays and Saturdays it will operate via Kozani. The sector to Kozani is the reverse, with direct...

China's Lucky Air opens Xishuangbanna basech-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2019 - 14:16 UTC
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Flexport, Western Global Airlines agree to private mediation

06.12.2019 - 12:46 UTC
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Western Global Airlines (KD, Fort Myers Southwest Florida) and Flexport have agreed to address their dispute through private mediation, with a session tabled in San Francisco for December 12, according to the freight and logistics magazine The Loadstar.

The dispute dates back to July when, as previously reported, Flexport filed a lawsuit against Western Global Airlines (WGA) accusing it of failing to provide proper transportation and switched its aircraft provider to Atlas Air (5Y, New York JFK...

Wizz Air, Lufthansa to start Orly ops on ex-Aigle Azur slots

06.12.2019 - 11:16 UTC
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French airport slot coordinator COHOR has reallocated slots at Paris Orly vacated by bankrupt Aigle Azur (ZI, Paris Orly), granting rights to, among others, Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l).

Lufthansa will use the slots for 2x daily flights from Munich, while Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) will operate daily from each Budapest and Sofia. Neither of the carriers currently operates from Orly - Lufthansa serves the French capital via Paris CDG and Wizz Air via Paris Beauvais.

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Smuggled Harley costs Garuda CEO job; Citilink takes A330neo

06.12.2019 - 09:46 UTC
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Citilink (QG, Surabaya) has taken delivery of its first widebody aircraft, an A330-900, Flightradar24 ADS-B data indicates.

PK-GYC (msn 1887) was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac directly to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta over the course of December 3-4, 2019. The aircraft is dry-leased from Avolon and was originally destined for WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) but never taken up due to the Icelandic carrier's bankruptcy. It will be repainted at Jakarta airport before the entry into service.

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