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Egypt's AlMasria gears up for fleet expansion, bizav opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.12.2018 - 06:59 UTC
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Dominican Republic seeks extradition of PAWA owner

07.12.2018 - 23:43 UTC
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The Dominican Republic's Civil Aviation Board (Junta de Aviación Civil - JAC) has requested Interpol and the national Attorney General to arrest and extradite Venezuelan businessman Simeon Garcia, the owner of the Grupo Condor whose assets have included PAWA Dominicana as well as Aserca Airlines, SBA Airlines, and LTA - Linea Turistica Aereotuy in Venezuela.

Garcia is accused of incurring a USD3 million debt in the Dominican Republic as an owner of PAWA and subsequently escaping abroad to avoid repayment....

Gov't eyes strategic partners for Nepal Airlines stakech-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 22:45 UTC
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France's La Compagnie to launch Nice-Newark routech-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 21:47 UTC
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Aeroflot delays A350 deliveries to 2020ch-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 20:50 UTC
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Brazilian court puts Embraer-Boeing tie-up on hold

07.12.2018 - 19:52 UTC
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A judge in the 24th Federal Civil Court of São Paulo has issued an injunction blocking the proposed creation of a joint venture between the civilian part of Embraer (EMB, São José dos Campos) and Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) pending the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Local media reported that Judge Victorio Giuzio Neto said that in light of the new government taking power on January 1, including both the President and the Congress, it would be advisable to wait for the political situation to pan out rather than decide on...

Corendon Dutch Airlines to add first B737 MAX 9 in 2Q19

07.12.2018 - 11:32 UTC
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Corendon Airlines (XC, Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen) has announced it will take delivery of its first B737-9 in May 2019. In a statement, the Turkish leisure specialist said the jet would, in fact, be placed with its Corendon Dutch Airlines (CD, Amsterdam Schiphol) unit for use during the Summer 2019 season.

In August this year, Corendon said it would add three more B737-8s to its current fleet of one in May and June 2019 with the third and final one due in May 2020.

Corendon Dutch Airlines currently...

AirAsia Group reaffirms Vietnam subsidiary plans

07.12.2018 - 10:34 UTC
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AirAsia Group has reaffirmed its plans to establish a subsidiary in Vietnam following the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on Thursday, December 6.

A Bursa Malaysia announcement said the low-cost carrier group still intends to partner Thien Minh Travel Joint Stock Company (TMG) and Hai Au Aviation Joint Stock Company (HAA) in the launch of AirAsia Vietnam (Hanoi) despite delays in the regulatory approval process.

Under an existing shareholders agreement, AirAsia Group would gain a 30% stake in Hai Au...

China's JoyAir Holdings to exit EFILch-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 09:36 UTC
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Ryanair sued by UK CAA over passenger compensation claims

07.12.2018 - 08:39 UTC
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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says it has started legal action against Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) for refusing to pay compensation to passengers affected by a wave of strikes at the LCC during the Summer 2018 season.

According to European Union regulation EC261/2004, an airline can refuse the payment of fixed compensation ranging from EUR250 to EUR600 euros (USD285-680) if the delay or cancellation was caused by factors outside of the airline's control. In contrast to the CAA, Ryanair has long argued that strikes constitute an...

Germany bans FlyEgypt, Air Cairo over catering concernsch-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 07:41 UTC
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Lessors move to seize assets from Avianca Brasilch-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 06:44 UTC
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Kyrgyzstan's TezJet to dispose of ARJ fleetch-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 03:39 UTC
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France's HOP! to lease seven more E190s

07.12.2018 - 02:54 UTC
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HOP! (A5, Paris Orly) has signed an agreement with Nordic Aviation Capital for the lease of seven new E190s. According to the Scandinavian lessor, the first of the jets, which are sourced directly from its Embraer order book, will take place later this month.

A unit of Air France (AF, Paris CDG), HOP! operates a fleet of 82 aircraft of which thirteen are E145s, fifteen are E170s, and ten are E190s. Other types include seven ATR42-500s, two ATR72-500s, six ATR72-600s, fourteen CRJ-1000s, and nine...

Russia's Alrosa suspends international ops through 1Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 02:09 UTC
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Indigo Partners starts WOW air due diligencech-aviation PRO exclusive

07.12.2018 - 01:24 UTC
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Brazil's antitrust watchdog approves Azul-Correios JV

07.12.2018 - 00:39 UTC
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The Brazilian competition watchdog (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica - CADE) has approved a joint venture between Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD, Campinas Viracopos) and Correios, the national postal operator.

The approval came around a year after the parties signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December 2017. They subsequently applied for CADE's approval in early September 2018.

"The report from the General Superintendence approves, without restriction, the creation of a...

Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service takes maiden PC-24s

06.12.2018 - 23:54 UTC
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Royal Flying Doctor Service (Sydney Kingsford Smith) took delivery of its first PC-24 in the form of VH-VWO (msn 105) during a handover ceremony at the Pilatus Aircraft (PCH, Buochs) factory on November 26, 2018.

The Australian medevac operator simultaneously took another unit of the type. The aircraft will be based out of Broome and Perth Jandakot and will commence operations in early 2019. In February 2019, RFDS expects to take delivery of the third aircraft, which will be based out of...

US Senators raise concerns re Qatar Airways/Air Italy ties

06.12.2018 - 23:09 UTC
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Eleven US Senators have raised concerns with the Trump administration about Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) and the nature of its relationship with Air Italy (IG, Milan Malpensa).

According to US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a letter has been sent to the US Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross raising concerns that the Qatari government may be violating its Open Skies agreement with the United States. The letter was signed by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Hoeven...

Air Macau to lease two A321neo from ALC

06.12.2018 - 22:24 UTC
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Air Macau (NX, Macau Int'l) has expanded its A320neo Family order book with the signing of a long-term lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation for two new A321neo.

The US lessor said in a statement the aircraft are sourced from its Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) order book and would deliver in November 2019 and the first quarter of 2020. Both will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G motors.

The Air China subsidiary has already committed to leasing three A320neo from BOC Aviation with...

Air France-KLM denies plans to close Joon

06.12.2018 - 21:39 UTC
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Air France-KLM has denied reports in the French press that had claimed the group was looking to close its new semi-low-cost brand Joon (JN, Paris CDG).

"Air France-KLM denies the information that it was decided to stop the activity of the company Joon. No decision of this kind was taken," the holding said in a statement published by Agefi/Dow Jones.

The group added that as of now, Joon continues to operate normally.

Earlier, Le Figaro had reported that the new CEO of the holding, Ben Smith, had seen little...

Morocco's YallaFly Airways eyes African bizjet nichech-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2018 - 20:54 UTC
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Kyrgyzstan seeks to enable fifth freedom operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2018 - 20:09 UTC
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EU court invalidates EU-Morocco open skies in Western Saharach-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2018 - 19:24 UTC
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China's Fuzhou Airlines adds first B737 MAX 8ch-aviation PRO exclusive

06.12.2018 - 18:39 UTC
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