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Brazil's MAP to resume full-scale Amazonas ops in late-4Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

05.12.2019 - 04:36 UTC

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Japan Airlines eyes Bamboo Airways strategic cooperationch-aviation PRO exclusive

05.12.2019 - 03:41 UTC

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FlyBosnia settles debt repayment with Sarajevo airportch-aviation PRO exclusive

05.12.2019 - 02:46 UTC

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Aeroméxico adds B737-800 on winter lease

05.12.2019 - 01:50 UTC

Aeroméxico (AM, México City Int'l) has wet-leased two B737-800s from Transavia France (TO, Paris Orly) for the remainder of the Winter 2019/20 season, Skyliner Aviation has reported.

F-GZHI (msn 36120) was ferried from Paris Orly via Reykjavik Keflavik and Bangor to México City Int'l over the course of November 28-29, 2019, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. The unit is wet-leased to airlines in North America every year, having spent the last four winters at Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau). A...

Italy's Aeropa looks to launch B737 ops by YE20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

05.12.2019 - 00:55 UTC

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Israel's Israir tweaks network on worsening resultsch-aviation PRO exclusive

05.12.2019 - 00:00 UTC

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Bamboo Airways expects profits in 1Q20; adds Hainan B787sch-aviation PRO exclusive

04.12.2019 - 23:04 UTC

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South Korea's Fly Gangwon to start int'l flights by year-endch-aviation PRO exclusive

04.12.2019 - 20:19 UTC

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Norwegian sells Argentine unit to Indigo Partner's JetSMART

04.12.2019 - 19:23 UTC

Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) says it has reached an agreement over the sale of its Norwegian Air Argentina (DN, Buenos Aires Aeroparque) subsidiary to the Indigo Partners' South American ULCC operator JetSMART (JA, Santiago de Chile Int'l).

In an Oslo stock exchange disclosure, Norwegian said that in order to minimise the impact on passengers, its Argentine operations will be merged into JetSMART Argentina (WJ, Buenos Aires El Palomar) effective immediately.

"JetSMART will continue to operate...

Tunisair to lose some of its Heathrow and Gatwick slotsch-aviation PRO exclusive

04.12.2019 - 19:03 UTC

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Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air retires its B737-300s

04.12.2019 - 18:10 UTC

Sriwijaya Air (SJ, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) retired all of its remaining B737-300s during the Northern Summer 2019 season, ch-aviation research has revealed.

The last of the -300s, PK-CKI (msn 25187), operated its final flight on September 8, 2019, Flightradar24 ADS-B data indicates. Currently, six -300s are stored at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta and a further two at Surabaya, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows. The Indonesian airline has already removed the type from the fleet listing on its website....

Mexican gov't ready to help Interjet in dispute - president

04.12.2019 - 17:17 UTC

Interjet (4O, Toluca) will have the support of the Mexican government, if needed, in a dispute with the mass media company Televisa, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador said in a press conference on November 28.

The government was ready to mediate in the dispute, local media reported López Obrador as saying when asked about the carrier's financial problems. He assured that everything would be done so that national companies “do not fail”.

“We have information that it is a company that is...

Grand China Air pledges $35.4mn loan guaranteech-aviation PRO exclusive

04.12.2019 - 16:23 UTC

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BVIAA agrees to meet VI Airlink over hangar dispute

04.12.2019 - 15:30 UTC

The British Virgin Islands Airport Authority (BVIAA) has agreed to meet with disgruntled local operator VI Airlink (V6, Beef Island) to find a solution to the ongoing hangar dispute at Beef Island Airport which would be in the interests of both parties.

The authority said that it values VI Airlink as a member of the local aeronautical ecosystem and will work to address the airline’s concerns, according to reports from BVI News and Virgin Islands News Online.

“As a BVI-branded, BVI-owned and...

Russia's UTair refuses to sell Surgut Airport stake - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

04.12.2019 - 14:37 UTC

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Germany's Condor completely abandons Thomas Cook brand

04.12.2019 - 12:28 UTC

Condor (DE, Frankfurt Int'l) has repainted the first aircraft, B767-300(ER) D-ABUF (msn 26985), into a slightly modified livery which lacks any references to its former parent, Thomas Cook Group.

The German carrier said via Twitter that "the Thomas Cook name and the heart-shaped logo must be completely removed for trademark reasons". As such, its returned to its old stylized-condor logo which it last used 16 years ago. The colour scheme remains grey and golden.

Condor is one of two main units...

Colombia's Wingo adds first B737-800ch-aviation PRO exclusive

04.12.2019 - 11:22 UTC

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Canada's Cargojet secures wet-leased B767 freighter capacity

04.12.2019 - 10:17 UTC

The Canadian Transport Authority (CTA) has approved a request from Cargojet Airways (W8, Hamilton, ON) to wet-lease a B767-200(F) from 21 Air (2I, Greensboro) for the peak season covering December 1 through December 24, 2019.

The CTA said in its decision that the application met all legal requirements but explicitly prohibited any revenue-sharing, including any form of a payment contingent on the volume of cargo, between the two carriers. Cargojet will manage the commercial side of the business with 21 Air remaining in control of the...

United Airlines orders 50 A321neo(XLR)s, defers A350s

04.12.2019 - 09:11 UTC

United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) has announced a firm order with Airbus for fifty A321-200neo(XLR)s with deliveries starting in 2024. The twinjets will act as a replacement for the carrier's ageing B757-200s.

"The new Airbus A321neo(XLR) aircraft is an ideal one-for-one replacement for the older, less-efficient aircraft currently operating between some of the most vital cities in our intercontinental network. In addition to strengthening our ability to fly more efficiently, the A321neo(XLR)'s range capabilities open potential new...

AerCaribe Perú gains FACP for US charter flights

04.12.2019 - 07:33 UTC

Aerolineas del Caribe Perú SAC d/b/a AerCaribe Perú (EF, Lima Int'l) has secured its Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) for cargo charter flights from any point in the United States.

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) said in its order that the FACP became effective on November 25, 2019. The Peruvian carrier was authorised to engage in "charter foreign air transportation of property and mail between any point or points in the United States and any other point or points."

AerCaribe plans to...

Hong Kong authorities suspend "use it or lose it" slot rule

04.12.2019 - 06:41 UTC

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has suspended the "use it or lose it" rule for slot allocations at Hong Kong Int'l for the Winter 2019/20 season to allow airlines to cut capacity during the ongoing crisis in the region.

"To provide airline operators with greater flexibility in aircraft deployments to meet the challenge, it was agreed at the meeting that the use-it-or-lose-it rule be temporarily suspended for the winter 2019 season," CAD said in a statement to FlightGlobal.


Switzerland's flyBAIR exceeds crowdfunding goal

04.12.2019 - 05:50 UTC

flyBAIR (Berne) has raised over CHF1.1 million francs (USD1.1 million) in its crowdfunding campaign, exceeding its goal by over CHF100,000.

The Swiss start-up virtual carrier announced via its Facebook website that it reached the goal of CHF1 million (USD1 million) in raised capital on November 29, two days before the deadline. It later said on its website that the total amount raised by the end of November increased to over CHF1.1 million (USD1.1 million). The crowdfunded amount includes CHF250,000 (USD250,000) contributed by the operator of...

Air Corsica takes delivery of first A320neo

04.12.2019 - 04:58 UTC

Air Corsica (XK, Ajaccio) took delivery of its first A320-200neo on December 2, 2019, becoming the first French operator of the type.

F-HXKJ (msn 9392) was handed over to the carrier in a ceremony at Toulouse Blagnac airport but has yet to fly to Corsica, according to ADS-B data. However, the ch-aviation schedules module shows Air Corsica plans to start A320neo revenue operations on January 1, 2020, initially deploying the two units from Ajaccio and Bastia to Paris Orly and Marseilles.


Ukraine's Motor Sich Airlines to step in for UIA in Minskch-aviation PRO exclusive

04.12.2019 - 04:07 UTC

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Garuda Indonesia looking to dispose of CRJ1000s - report

04.12.2019 - 03:15 UTC

Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) is planning to phase-out its fleet of CRJ1000ERs and is currently scouting the market for a potential buyer.

An airline executive told the Smart Aviation Asia-Pacific news website on condition of anonymity that the Indonesian flag carrier considers the CRJ ill-suited to its South-East Asian regional network.

Garuda Indonesia started adding CRJ1000s in 2012 and currently has eighteen in its fleet. The carrier owns six Bombardier Aerospace jets and leases...