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Indonesia's Citilink to add first Australia route

20.08.2019 - 00:02 UTC
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Citilink (QG, Surabaya) is planning to add its first Australian route, connecting Denpasar and Perth Int'l as of late October 2019, Routes Online has reported.

The Indonesian ULCC will operate the route daily using A320-200s.

According to the ch-aviation capacities module, Citilink's international network currently includes services from Denpasar to Dili, Kunming Changshui, and Wenzhou, from Banyuwangi to Kuala Lumpur Int'l, from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Phnom Penh,...

Russia's Pobeda to continue Armenia ops after fuel disputech-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 23:23 UTC
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Enugu, Nigeria to close for runway works from 3Q19

19.08.2019 - 22:44 UTC
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The runway at Enugu's Akanu Ibiam International Airport will close "for major repairs and works on the airfield" from August 24, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said in a statement dated August 17. A date has not been set for reopening.

"This move is aimed at resolving the existing safety and security concerns for flight operations. A date to reopen the runway will be communicated in due course," the statement said.

Currently, only two airlines serve the southern Nigerian city....

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Sabha, Libya resumes commercial flight operations

19.08.2019 - 22:06 UTC
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Sebha International Airport, in the southwest of Libya, resumed commercial passenger flight operations on August 16. The airfield, which has suffered from security problems for years, had been closed since January 2014, local media reported.

A commercial flight landed in the oasis town from the northeastern city of Benghazi. The ch-aviation capacities module shows that state-owned Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli Mitiga) now has a 1x weekly frequency from Benghazi with an A320 Family aircraft.

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Norwegian sells shares in Bank Norwegian for $245mn

19.08.2019 - 21:27 UTC
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Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has announced in a stock market filing that it has sold its entire 17.5% stake in Norwegian Finans Holding (NOFI), the owner of Bank Norwegian, for a total sum of NOK2.22 billion kroner (USD245 million).

"The sale of the NOFI shares is part of Norwegian's strategy to strengthen our core airline operations and focusing on the transition from growth to profitability. The cooperation between the airline and the bank has been a great success in the Nordic region for many years and will continue without the airline...

Jordan Aviation secures ETOPS clearance for A330

19.08.2019 - 17:12 UTC
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Jordan Aviation (R5, Amman Queen Alia) has deployed its A330-200 JY-JVA (msn 409) on transatlantic flights after it recently secured ETOPS certification, a first for the company.

Airline chairman Mohammad Al-Khashman said in a statement the 18-year-old jet was recently used by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service to ferry El Salvadorean UN peacekeepers from Bamako, Mali to San Salvador Int'l, El Salvador over the course of August 9-12.

Jordan Aviation operates both ACMI/charter flights as well as...

Portugal's Azores Airlines secures wet-leased A320 capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 16:19 UTC
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Air Sénégal eyes US flights from 2Q20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 15:26 UTC
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Mozambique social security boss arrested over CR Aviationch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 14:32 UTC
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Togo government considers setting up new carrierch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 13:39 UTC
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China's Uni-Top Airlines plots US flights in 4Q19

19.08.2019 - 12:46 UTC
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Uni-Top Airlines (UW, Wuhan) has announced plans to start cargo flights to the United States during the final quarter of this year.

According to its application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for Exemption Authority and a Foreign Air Carrier Permit, Uni-top intends to operate a 3x weekly Wuhan-Anchorage Ted Stevens-Chicago O'Hare and v.v service using B747-400(F) equipment. Launch of the service is contingent on the carrier securing the requisite permits in time.

A division of...

Power struggles emerge at South Korea's Aero Kch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 11:52 UTC
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Thailand's Wisdom Airways aims for ATRs in longterm

19.08.2019 - 10:59 UTC
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Wisdom Airways (GBJ, Chiang Mai) has no immediate plans to add larger aircraft to its fleet but may eventually acquire Avions de Transport Régional turboprops in the longterm, chief executive Picharn Kwangchuchai has told Smart Aviation APAC.

He did not specify any timeframes.

The Thai virtual carrier operated regular passenger flights from its Chiang Mai base to Pai, Mae Hong Son, Nan Nakhon and Mae Sot until April 29 of this year since when it has temporarily suspended operations are onboard two...

AeroMéxico Cargo secures wet-leased B767 freighter capacity

19.08.2019 - 10:06 UTC
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AeroMéxico Cargo (MPX, México City Int'l) will wet-lease in B767-200(F) capacity from US-based cargo carrier 21 Air (2I, Greensboro). According to the North Carolinian carrier, it will connect Los Angeles Int'l with México City Int'l and Guadalajara, and points in Central America.

"At 21 Air, we have a successful track record in operating flight programs that demand high dispatch reliability performance, driven by a motivated team of professionals eager to deliver a quality service to AeroMéxico," 21 Air chairman, Adolfo Moreno, said...

Chinese firm eyes Turkey's Onur Air - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 09:12 UTC
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Tigerair Taiwan selects A320neo for fleet renewal

19.08.2019 - 08:19 UTC
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Tigerair Taiwan (IT, Taipei Taoyuan) has selected the A320-200neo for its fleet renewal plan with fifteen of the type to be delivered from 2021 onward.

According to stock exchange disclosures filed by parent China Airlines (CI, Taipei Taoyuan) on Friday, August 16, the low-cost carrier will lease eight A320neo and acquire a further seven from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) directly.

In May, China Airlines chose to replace its B737-800 fleet with up to thirty A321-200neo to deliver from 2021 onward....

Fiji Airways to adjust wet-leased B737 capacity in late 3Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.08.2019 - 07:05 UTC
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Southwest Airlines seeks new type clause in labour contract

17.08.2019 - 13:23 UTC
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Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) has proposed adding a new clause to its labour contract which would theoretically open the possibility of diversifying its fleet make-up, The Seattle Times has reported.

"We are flying to more destinations that vary in distance, size and seasonality. This change [i.e. the flexibility to add other aircraft types] would allow us to fly aircraft types that are better suited for some of the markets we serve," the LCC said in the proposal.

However, Southwest...

Zimex Aviation denies plans of scheduled ops from Luganoch-aviation PRO exclusive

17.08.2019 - 12:14 UTC
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PK AirFinance moves to repossess Bristow Group helicopters

17.08.2019 - 11:06 UTC
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PK AirFinance has filed a claim to repossess twenty-four helicopters from bankrupt Bristow Group, Flightglobal has reported citing court documents.

The helicopters - five AW139s, five S-76s, and fourteen S-92s - are operated by Bristow Helicopters (BHL, Aberdeen Dyce), Bristow Helicopters Nigeria (BHN, Lagos), as well as in Norway and Australia.

According to the court documents, GECAS-owned PK AirFinance registered two separate claims totalling USD232 million against Bristow Group and its Cayman Islands-based...

Lauda to grow in Vienna after deal with unionsch-aviation PRO exclusive

17.08.2019 - 09:57 UTC
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Cebu Pacific Air eyes India, China with A321neo(XLR)

17.08.2019 - 08:48 UTC
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Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) is contemplating launching services to India and Russia from Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l, as well as to Australia and secondary Chinese cities from Cebu using the A321-200neo(XLR)s it will start taking in 2024, Chief Executive Advisor Mike Szücs told CAPA TV.

"India is not right at the forefront of our mind at the minute but come 2024, I think it will be interesting for us," Szücs said, adding that Russia was a similar case.

The Philippines-India...

Kazakhstan's FlyArystan to launch Karaganda base in 2Q20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

17.08.2019 - 07:40 UTC
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Nauru Airlines eyes B737-700 as interim fleet solution

17.08.2019 - 06:31 UTC
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Nauru Airlines (ON, Nauru) is planning to add a B737-700 as an interim fleet solution to add more capacity before new narrowbody aircraft are added in two years' time, Chairman Trevor Jensen told Air Transport World.

The Pacific carrier currently operates four B737-300s and one B737-300(F) through its Australian subsidiary Nauru Airlines (Australia). The three passenger aircraft are 21 years old on average, while the freighter is 26.7 years old.

Going forward, Nauru Airlines is looking to add either...

Romania's Just Us Air seeks US market access

16.08.2019 - 15:24 UTC
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Just Us Air (JOC, Bucharest Baneasa) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for exemption authority and a foreign air carrier permit.

In its application, the Romanian ACMI/charter specialist said it was looking to conduct foreign charter and scheduled flights ferrying persons, property, and mail, between a point or points in the European Union, and a point or points in the United States and beyond.

"Just Us Air requests expedited processing of this application to allow it to begin the...

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