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China United Airlines sets up Tianjin branch

20APR2018

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Russia mulls consolidating Far Eastern airlines

20APR2018

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easyJet boosts Palma ops, mulls year-round base

20APR2018

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EU court orders TUI fly to compensate pax for wildcat strike

20APR2018
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on April 17 that wildcat strikes resulting from a carrier's decision to restructure are not an "extraordinary circumstance" and as such do not exempt the carrier from its obligation to compensate all passengers for delays and cancellations caused by such a strike.

Ruling in joined cases C‑195/17, C‑197/17 to C‑203/17, C‑226/17, C‑228/17, C‑254/17, C‑274/17, C‑275/17, C‑278/17 to C‑286/17, and C‑290/17 to C‑292/17, each of them concerning one or two ...

Russia extends overflights rights for US airlines

19APR2018
The Russian Ministry of Transport extended overflights rights for United States-based carriers for six months on April 18, just hours before the previous agreement was due to expire, Reuters has reported.

The new agreement covers three passenger routes out of the US, although they were not named in the report. The permit is valid through October 28, 2018.

Russia also extended approvals for US-Asia cargo overflights but only through April 20. Talks are ongoing regarding operations past ...

Poland's Enter Air to issue shares to finance MAXes

19APR2018

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Thomas Cook Airlines UK to add an A320 in Summer 2018

19APR2018

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Sweden's Sveaflyg outlines fleet, network plans

19APR2018

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Iran's Tehran Airlines outlines early A319 deployment plans

19APR2018

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Bahrain's Gulf Air secures longterm A321 ACMI capacity

19APR2018

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Egypt's AlMasria Universal Airlines to begin A330 ops

19APR2018

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Brazil's Modern Logistics to add first B737-300 freighters

19APR2018
Modern Logistics (WD, São Paulo Guarulhos) is set to acquire its maiden B737-300(F)s with PP-YBD (msn 24463) already having been acquired and currently being prepared for delivery to the Brazilian logistics specialist in Budapest and a second aircraft, a 29-year-old aircraft, N421AU, that recently was converted from Quick Change (QC) to a dedicated freighter by Coopesa in Costa Rica and has been leased from Automatic Leasing.

Modern Logistics operates two B737-400(F)s on scheduled and ad-hoc ...

Canada uplifts ban on EgyptAir bellyhold cargo

19APR2018
EgyptAir (MS, Cairo Int'l) Egypt's Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that Canada has removed restrictions which had barred the haulage of bellyhold cargo on direct commercial flights between the two countries.

Canada implemented the ban shortly after the bombing of a MetroJet (Russia) A321 over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015 which killed all 224 onboard.

In a statement, Minister Tarek Kabil said Ottawa's decision to uplift the ban came after it had thoroughly inspected EgyptAir's ...

Air Algérie secures gov't approval for debt rescheduling

19APR2018

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Royal Jordanian may consider LCC acquisition - Pichler

19APR2018

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EgyptAir preparing to order yet more aircraft

19APR2018

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Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine to close for repairs in late 2Q18

19APR2018

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Two more start-ups apply for Ghanaian ASLs

19APR2018
The Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has confirmed that two more start-up carriers have applied for Air Service Licences (ASL).

Simon Allotey told JoyBusiness in an interview this week that Ashante Airlines (Accra) and Gold Coast Airlines (Accra) are seeking to operate both domestic and regional flights. He did not specify the market segment i.e. passenger or cargo, schedule or charter, being sought.

Concerning other start-up's that have already been granted ...

China's Apex Air, Easternjet ink capacity-sharing JV

19APR2018

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Grupo SATA shortlists Loftleidir for 49% of Azores Airlines

19APR2018

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Chile's LAW eyes restart and wet-lease ops for Cubana

19APR2018

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IAG hires JPMorgan to secure funding for Norwegian buyout

19APR2018

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US, UAE near agreement on subsidies spat

19APR2018
The governments of the United States and the United Arab Emirates are nearing an agreement which would end the protracted spat over alleged subsidies to Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) and Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l), the Associated Press has reported. Under the terms of the deal, both Emirati carriers would open their books to scrutiny and suspend fifth-freedom plans for the US market.

In January, Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) reached a similar deal with the US. The carrier has ...

Singapore's Temasek Holdings eyes HK Airlines stake

19APR2018
Singaporean state-owned wealth fund Temasek Holdings is eyeing a stake in Hong Kong Airlines (HX, Hong Kong Int'l) and HK Express (UO, Hong Kong Int'l) subject to an ongoing due diligence process, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the investor and HNA Group earlier in April, Reuters has reported.

The Singaporean investor would most likely only acquire a minority stake in the Hong Kong-based carriers.

Due to the opaque ownership structure of the debt-ridden HNA ...

Amazon in talks with Brazil's Azul re cargo ops - report

18APR2018
Amazon International is negotiating a commercial agreement with Brazil's Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD, Campinas Viracopos) covering transportation of e-commerce goods in the country, Reuters has reported.

The American e-commerce giant is reportedly also looking at options to build an own warehouse near São Paulo and enter into direct agreements with Brazilian vendors in a move to establish its presence in the market. Currently, Amazon only ships products to Brazil from the United ...