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Southwest Airlines eyes expansion at Denver airport

16.08.2019 - 14:19 UTC
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Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) could add up to 100 daily departures out of Denver Int'l if it obtains all gates it hopes for during the airport's ongoing expansion, Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson told The Denver Post.

The Coloradoan hub is currently adding 39 new gates as part of a USD1.5 billion investment project. Southwest Airlines hopes to obtain all 16 new gates at Concourse C, where it already has 24 gates.

Using the existing infrastructure, Southwest Airlines already...

Iran's Taban Air tightens pax guidelines after Turkish finesch-aviation PRO exclusive

16.08.2019 - 13:13 UTC
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Canada's EIC amends articles re foreign investment

16.08.2019 - 12:08 UTC
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Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) has become the latest Canadian conglomerate with interests in the aviation and aerospace fields to announce potential plans to take on board significant foreign investment.

Last year, the Canadian government increased foreign ownership caps on local carrier holdings from 25% to 49% (although no single foreign entity may hold more than a 25% stake). Since then, virtually all of Canada's Tier I carriers have signalled their intention to open up their respective shareholdings to foreign investment....

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Vietnam Airlines takes delivery of inaugural B787-10

16.08.2019 - 11:02 UTC
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Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi) has taken delivery of its first B787-10 following the handing over of VN-A879 (msn 60287) at Charleston, SC on Thursday, August 15.

The Boeing widebody jet is one of eight the majority-state-owned carrier is taking on lease from Air Lease Corporation. They feature General Electric GEnx-1B76A/P2 powerplants and seat 367 passengers in a two-class configuration; 24 in business class and 343 in economy class.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Vietnam...

Brazilian CAA finalises São Paulo Congonhas slot allocationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

16.08.2019 - 09:57 UTC
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Canadian competition regulator okays Onex/WestJet buyout

16.08.2019 - 08:51 UTC
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The Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB) has given Onex Corp. the greenlight to proceed with its takeover of WestJet (WS, Calgary) thus moving the transaction closer to finalisation.

In May, the Toronto-based private equity firm proposed acquiring the carrier for CAD31 Canadian dollars (USD23.6) per share or around CAD3.5 billion Canadian dollars (USD2.7 billion) in total. The offer was approved by 92.5% of WestJet shareholders during a special meeting on July 23, 2019.

Earlier this week, the CCB also...

flydubai to return to South-East Asia in 4Q19

16.08.2019 - 07:46 UTC
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flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int'l) has announced in a press release that it will launch a new service to Yangon and Krabi on December 10, 2019. The route will be the carrier's first South-East Asian service since the suspension of a route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi in March 2018.

Flights will operate daily from Dubai Int'l via Yangon to the Thai beach resort.

The carrier said that its new services to Myanmar and Thailand will complement the existing Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) network in the area. According to the...

Japan's Peach Aviation takes over first Vanilla Air A320ch-aviation PRO exclusive

16.08.2019 - 06:10 UTC
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Russia's Pobeda to grow domestic ops or be sold - gov'tch-aviation PRO exclusive

16.08.2019 - 00:39 UTC
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Tajik Air resumes scheduled flightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 23:45 UTC
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Air Corsica to launch A320neo ops in late 4Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 22:52 UTC
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Thai Airways adopts new strategy; criticises open skies

15.08.2019 - 21:59 UTC
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Thai Airways International (TG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) has adopted a new turnaround strategy aiming not only to increase revenue and costcuts but also to boost the environmental sustainability of the business and expand partnerships with non-aviation firms.

In a half-yearly financial report, the Thai flag carrier said that the "2019 TG's Fighting Strategy" includes a project dubbed SaveTG Co-Creation, wherein the carrier's management will seek input from customers, staff, and analysts to find ways of reducing costs without adversely...

China's Juneyao Air to establish Huizhou basech-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 15:46 UTC
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Boeing's July 2019 order book changes revealedch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 14:43 UTC
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Iran's Kish Air inaugurates Tehran Khomeini domestic opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 13:41 UTC
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Egypt's CIAF Leasing to add E195s, grow widebody fleetch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 12:38 UTC
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Maldives' Flyme to resume ATR72-600 ops

15.08.2019 - 11:36 UTC
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FlyMe (Maldives) (VP, Malé) is set to resume ATR72-600 operations, managing director Abdulla Nashid has confirmed.

In an emailed statement to ch-aviation, Nashid said the incoming turboprop is msn 1588 and is slated to arrive in the Indian Ocean archipelago in October. There, it will join the rest of the Maldivian carrier's fleet of one ATR42-500 (leased from Montrose Global) and two ATR72-500s (leased from Nordic Aviation Capital) used on scheduled flights connecting Malé with Dharavandhoo and...

China's Shandong to end Taiwan charters two months early

15.08.2019 - 10:33 UTC
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Shandong Airlines (SC, Jinan) will suspend its Jinan-Hualien service from August 24, a decision that comes in the wake of the Chinese government's move to stop issuing individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan that came into force on August 1, local media reported.

Shandong Airlines' statement is a fresh blow to the east Asian state, and also to tourism in Hualien in the east of the island, which has seen arrivals declining in recent years.

The weekly charter flights had been scheduled...

Air Canada to debut A220-300 ops in 2Q20

15.08.2019 - 09:30 UTC
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Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) expects to take delivery of its first A220-300 by the end of the year ahead of the type's commercial debut in 2020.

The carrier said in a statement it will deploy its A220s on flights from its Montréal Trudeau and Toronto Pearson hubs to Canadian cities such as Ottawa Int'l, Winnipeg Int'l, Calgary, and Edmonton Int'l as well as New York La Guardia in the United States.

The first scheduled A220 services will launch on May 4, 2020 with daily return flights from Montreal to...

Saudia eyes late 1Q20 launch of B787-10 ops

15.08.2019 - 08:28 UTC
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Saudia (SV, Jeddah) has filed schedules for the launch of B787-10 operations on March 29, 2020, Routes Online has reported.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the Saudi flag carrier tentatively plans to start operating the type 2x daily on the service between Jeddah and Kuala Lumpur Int'l. No other routes are currently scheduled to operate with the B787-10.

Saudia does not have any disclosed orders for the B787-10 from Boeing. The carrier said earlier this year that it planned to take ten such...

Allegiant Air to resume Fort Collins, CO, ops in mid-4Q19

15.08.2019 - 07:25 UTC
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Allegiant Air (G4, Las Vegas McCarran) has announced in a press release that it will resume services to Fort Collins on November 21, 2019, seven years after it terminated flights to the airport in Colorado.

The LCC will operate to Fort Collins year-round from Las Vegas McCarran (4x weekly) and Phoenix Williams Gateway (2x weekly) using A319-100s.

Allegiant Air's routes will become Fort Collins' only scheduled services.

Allegiant used to serve the Coloradoan airport until October 2012. After the...

Vietnam's Vinpearl Air targets early 3Q20 launchch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 03:29 UTC
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Iceland to subsidise domestic air travel from 2020ch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 02:43 UTC
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Small Planet demise impacted GetJet business model - CEOch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 01:56 UTC
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Lithuania's GetJet eyes Maltese AOC, more widebodiesch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.08.2019 - 01:10 UTC
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