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Jazeera Airways rejects claims of Kuwait MOD lawsuit

11.04.2019 - 00:32 UTC
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Jazeera Airways (J9, Kuwait) has flatly denied claims that the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense has filed a lawsuit against the airline over a 2017 incident involving a Jazeera Airways aircraft and a military balloon.

The incident in question took place on August 27, 2017 and involved A320-200 9K-CAK (msn 4162). The jet was on final approach into Kuwait from Riyadh when it struck a tethered balloon that, according to the Kuna news agency, contained radar equipment.

In a statement issued on Wednesday,...

South Korea's Air Premia secures three B787s from ALC

10.04.2019 - 23:20 UTC
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Air Premia (Seoul Incheon) has signed longterm lease agreements with Air Lease Corporation covering three B787-9s with deliveries to take place in July, September, and November of 2020.

In January, Air Premia said it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with lessors for a total of five B787-9s. According to an airline press release, the aim is to induct a total of ten B787-9s by 2024.

The start-up recently secured its international air transport licence from the South Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and...

Court denies PrivatBank's $56mn claim to Dniproaviach-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 22:08 UTC
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Local govt's to create a new airline in northern Russiach-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 20:56 UTC
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Funds, carriers scout Jet Airways but no commitments yet

10.04.2019 - 19:44 UTC
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Private equity funds KKR, Blackstone, and TPG Capital, as well as Lufthansa, Swiss, and Singapore Airlines are in talks with consultancy firms to conduct due diligence of Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l), BloombergQuint has reported.

All companies have reportedly also held preliminary talks with State Bank of India, which leads the consortium of lenders to the debt-ridden airline.

The deadline for the Expressions of Interest (EOI) for new investors is on April 10. A potential bidder would have to take at least a 31.2%...

Slovenia's Adria Airways extends hunt for strategic investor

10.04.2019 - 18:32 UTC
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Adria Airways (JP, Ljubljana) continues its search for a strategic investor after a deal with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Zhukovsky) fell through, CEO Holger Kowarsch told STA newswire.

Under the previous plan, the Russian manufacturer would have injected EUR10 million euros (USD11.3 million) into the Slovenian carrier as a part of a transaction for a long-term dry-lease of fifteen SSJ 100/95s.

Kowarsch said that Adria quit the deal after Sukhoi failed to meet the end of February deadline for the injection of the funds....

German gov't to buy three A350-900s for VIP transportch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 17:20 UTC
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South Korea's Hi Air to add ATR72s for regional opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 15:08 UTC
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Chile's SKY Airline ramps up its share capitalch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 13:56 UTC
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Airbus's March 2019 order book changes revealedch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 12:44 UTC
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Korean private equity firm eyes Asiana Airlines - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 11:32 UTC
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China Eastern files claims against Boeing over MAX debaclech-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 10:20 UTC
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Malaysia Airlines owes $1.3bn to the gov't for A380s, A330s

10.04.2019 - 09:08 UTC
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Malaysia Aviation Group, the parent of Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), owes the Malaysian government MYR5.3 billion ringgits (USD1.3 billion) for the purchase of eight widebody aircraft in 2012, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Farid Md Rafik revealed.

As reported by the Malaysian Reserve, the debt relates to the acquisition of six A380-800s, delivered to the carrier between May 2012 and March 2013, as well as two A330-300s.

The debt is formally held by MAB...

Columbia, MO, closes for urgent runway works

10.04.2019 - 07:56 UTC
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Columbia, MO closed for urgent runway repairs until April 16, 2019, after regional carriers serving the airport raised safety concerns and suspended operations to the city.

According to the airport NOTAM, runway 13/31 will be closed through April 16, 2019, 1200L (1700Z). The longer runway 02/20 has been closed for extension works since April 1 and is due to reopen in mid-June.

The airport said in a Facebook post that SkyWest Airlines (United States of America) (OO, Salt Lake City), Mesa...

Spain's LUSAT to take control of West Atlantic Group

10.04.2019 - 06:44 UTC
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LUSAT is set to become the majority shareholder in West Atlantic Group (WAG) after its offer was accepted. The Spanish holding firm, which owns Swiftair and Aviation Leasing Spain, entered into talks with the Sweden-based cargo specialist and certain of its major bondholders in March over a refinancing effort.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, April 9, LUSAT has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WAG and its bondholders and, under the terms of the deal, WAG will issue an unspecified number of new ordinary shares...

Post creditors meet, lessors sue to repo Avianca Brasil jetsch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 04:46 UTC
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Rivals scoop Jet Airways' slots as investors think

10.04.2019 - 03:48 UTC
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IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l), Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l), SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l), and AirAsia India (I5, Chennai) have all announced new routes from Mumbai Int'l after they secured slots vacated by crisis-hit Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l), The Economic Times has reported.

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) started redistributing Jet Airways' slots for flights between April 16 and July 15 in early April. The authority has already temporarily reallocated around 40 slot pairs at Mumbai, of which IndiGo...

Tripoli Mitiga ops restricted to nighttime amid LNA attacksch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 02:51 UTC
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Fiji Airways wet-leasing a Floridian B737NG

10.04.2019 - 01:53 UTC
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Fiji Airways (FJ, Nadi) has wet-leased a B737-800 from Miami Air International (LL, Miami Int'l) to cover the absence of its two B737-8s. The carrier said in a statement that subject to regulatory approval, the Boeing narrowbody would be deployed on Fiji Airways' flights from Nadi to each of Auckland Int'l, Apia Faleolo, Christchurch, and Brisbane Int'l.

The jet will feature 166 Economy Class seats in a single cabin configuration. As such, all Business Class passengers booked onto Miami Air-operated flights will be...

Russia, Ukraine argue over airspace restrictionsch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.04.2019 - 00:56 UTC
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United, Air Astana suspend Delhi ops due to Pak airspace

09.04.2019 - 23:58 UTC
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United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) has suspended its New York Newark-Delhi Int'l route through at least April 19, 2019, due to the combination of strong seasonal winds and the closure of Pakistan airspace extending the duration of the flights.

The carrier was operating its daily service from Newark to Delhi using B777-200(ER) aircraft. After Pakistan had closed its airspace to overflights on February 27 amid growing tensions with India over the disputed boundary in Kashmir, United was operating the flight with a refuelling...

Interjet to keep SSJs but ask Sukhoi to pay for repairsch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.04.2019 - 23:00 UTC
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Rosaviatsia tightens scrutiny of foreign-registered aircraftch-aviation PRO exclusive

09.04.2019 - 22:03 UTC
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Trinidad's Caribbean Airlines eyes Kingston for regional hub

09.04.2019 - 21:05 UTC
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Caribbean Airlines (BW, Port of Spain) is planning to add new turboprop aircraft later this year and base them out of Kingston Norman Manley to serve regional destinations in the Caribbean, the carrier's chief executive officer Garvin Madera told the Jamaica Observer.

"The regional hub in Kingston is coming. That is our clear vision for the airline, where Jamaica is our first point of expansion in the Caribbean," Madera said.

The airline already bases five aircraft in Kingston and is the second-largest...

Local gov't seeks carrier for Amderma, Russiach-aviation PRO exclusive

09.04.2019 - 20:08 UTC
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