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Italian gov't renews plans to gain foothold in new Alitaliach-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 11:20 UTC
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Etihad restructures Airbus, Boeing order books

15.02.2019 - 10:17 UTC
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Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) says it has reached agreements with each of Airbus and Boeing to restructure its order backlog with either manufacturer.

As of January 31, 2019, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier had twenty-six A321neo, twenty-two A350-1000s, and forty A350-900s due from the Europeans while from the Americans, it was expecting eight B777-8s, seventeen B777-9s, twenty-five B787-10s, and eighteen B787-9s.

However, in a statement issued on Thursday, February 14, Etihad said that “following a...

Romania's Aviro Air returns only aircraft, seeks new fleetch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 07:59 UTC
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China's Suparna Airlines to debut B787 ops in 1Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 07:57 UTC
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Proflight Zambia revises Q300 deployment plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 07:55 UTC
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Creditors of Russia's UTair agree to defer interest paymentsch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 07:00 UTC
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Myanmar's Asian Wings Airways suspended operations

15.02.2019 - 06:07 UTC
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Asian Wings Airways (YJ, Yangon) suspended all operations on January 1, 2019, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed. CAPA has reported that the carrier still retains its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).

The airline suspended its last route from Yangon to Kyaukpyu on January 1, 2019. A day earlier, it terminated services to Nyaung-u via Heho.

Prior to the suspension of the flights, Asian Wings Airways had operated two 20-year-old ATR72-500s, XY-AIS (msn 626) and XY-AIU (msn 557). The airline owns both aircraft....

Ryanair, Air Europa sales partnership endsch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 05:13 UTC
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Germany's SundAir to open a base at Bremen in mid-3Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 04:20 UTC
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Nok Air raises $73mn but Thai Airways dillutes its stake

15.02.2019 - 03:27 UTC
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Nok Air (DD, Bangkok Don Mueang) has raised THB2.3 billion bahts (USD73.3 million) from existing shareholders, short of its intended goal of THB2.5 billion bahts (USD79.7 million) as Thai Airways International (TG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) did not participate in the capital increase.

The Thai LCC said in a stock market filing that it allocated 836.5 million new shares to existing stakeholders at a price of THB2.75 bahts (USD0.09) per share. It originally planned to allocate 908.8 million new shares....

Qatar Airways to retire A380s from 2024

15.02.2019 - 02:33 UTC
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Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) plans to retire its A380-800s on the "tenth anniversary" of their flying for the carrier, which falls in 2024, Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker told the Aviation Analyst.

"For the A380s, on the tenth anniversary, we will retire them. Once we have paid our financial obligations, they will go. We don’t see any secondary market opportunity," Al Baker said.

The Qatari carrier currently operates ten owned A380-800s. The airline took delivery of the first...

Turkey's Corendon Airlines to base B737 at Munsterch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 01:40 UTC
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Gov't adopts restructuring plan for Tajik Airch-aviation PRO exclusive

15.02.2019 - 00:47 UTC
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Air France sells its stake in Heathrow Cargo Handling

14.02.2019 - 23:53 UTC
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Air France (AF, Paris CDG) has sold its 50% stake in Heathrow Cargo Handling, a cargo handler at London Heathrow, to Swissport, which has thus assumed full ownership of the firm.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The completion of the share acquisition by Swissport is subject to Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approval and is expected in the first half of 2019.

HCH was established as a joint venture between Air France and Swissport in 1995.

Myanmar Airways Int'l eyes larger narrowbodies in 2019

14.02.2019 - 23:00 UTC
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MAI - Myanmar Airways International (8M, Yangon) is planning to add three narrowbodies in 2019 and is eyeing two 170-seat aircraft and one 200-seater, CAPA has reported.

The carrier currently operates three active A319-100s whose leases from AerCap, Calliope, and Global Finance & Leasing are due to expire between mid-2019 and early 2020. They are 18.1 years old on average. It also has one A320-200, although the aircraft has been stored at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta since December 4, 2018, RadarBox24...

Malaysia Airlines unveils new Hajj/Umrah charter unit, Amal

14.02.2019 - 22:07 UTC
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Malaysia Aviation Group has formally launched its Umrah and Hajj specialist carrier unit, Amal by Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l).

A company statement said Amal by Malaysia Airlines commenced operations in October 2018 and operates up to three daily flights from Kuala Lumpur Int'l to Jeddah and Madinah onboard A380-800 aircraft.

"Amal is the first carrier in the world to offer a dedicated pilgrim-centric airline service," Malaysia Aviation Group Chief Executive Officer, Izham Ismail, said. "We see big potential...

South Korea's Air Philip suspends int'l flightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.02.2019 - 21:13 UTC
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Brazil's MAP Linhas AĆ©reas set to start int'l opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.02.2019 - 20:20 UTC
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Latvia's SmartLynx denies ties to Syria's East West Airlinesch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.02.2019 - 18:56 UTC
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Camair-Co seeks funds for engine MX, leased capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

14.02.2019 - 14:52 UTC
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LaudaMotion, Ryanair, Eurowings battle for ex-Germania slotsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.02.2019 - 13:55 UTC
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Ireland's ASL Aviation Holdings sold to private equity firm

14.02.2019 - 12:57 UTC
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ASL Aviation Holdings has announced it has been sold to European fund manager STAR Capital Partnership LLP for an undisclosed sum.

The Irish aviation holding firm said in a statement that STAR Capital had reached an agreement with ASL Holdings shareholders, Compagnie Maritime Belge (51%) and 3P Air Freighters (49%), to acquire 100% of its shareholding. Closure of the deal is subject to customary approvals.

Hugh Flynn, ASL's Chief Executive, said the investment would provide the foundation for the group's...

Ex-CEO of Bangkok Airways agrees to pay for share fixing

14.02.2019 - 11:59 UTC
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Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, founder, former CEO, and Vice-Chairman of Bangkok Airways (PG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi), has agreed to pay a fine imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SET) in Thailand for share price fixing at the turn of 2015 and 2016, Reuters has reported.

In mid-January, the SET fined Prasarttong-Osoth and his daughter Poramaporn, as well as Executive Secretary Narumon Chainaknan THB499.5 million bahts (USD14.2 million) in total for repetitive trading between themselves, which artificially pumped up...

Khabarovsk gov't eyes buying aircraft for local opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.02.2019 - 11:02 UTC
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PNG's Air Niugini again halts Kieta ops due to theft

14.02.2019 - 10:04 UTC
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Air Niugini (PX, Port Moresby) has suspended its services to Kieta in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville just over a month after they were resumed, Post-Courier has reported. The airline cited safety concerns after solar panels powering the airport's Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) system has been stolen.

The flights were suspended until further notice effective February 12, 2019.

Air Niugini resumed Kieta operations on January 9, 2019, following the installation of a new PAPI system. The flights had...

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