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North Carolina's 21 Air to add a B767-300(F)

15.08.2019 - 00:23 UTC
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21 Air (2I, Greensboro) has begun the process of adding a B767-300(F) to its fleet. The North Carolinian cargo specialist said in a statement that it plans to deploy the type onto various charter and wet-lease services during the fourth quarter of 2019, after securing all necessary approvals.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, 21 Air currently operates two B767-200(F)s, both of which are currently undergoing maintenance.

21 Air was certificated by the US Department of Transportation...

Copa Airlines delays Panamanian LCC debut to 2Q20

14.08.2019 - 23:37 UTC
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Copa Airlines (CM, Panamá City Tocumen Int'l) has deferred the launch of its nascent Panamanian LCC, La Nueva Aerolínea, S.A. t/a Wingo (Panama), to the second quarter of 2020, CEO Pedro Heilbron said during a quarterly earnings call.

"Wingo's sister airline, which will be based in Panama and was originally scheduled for late 2019, has now been postponed to Q2 2020 due to the MAX grounding," he said.

Panama-based Copa owns production carrier Copa Airlines Colombia which its LCC brand Wingo...

Russian gov't tells UTair to slow down growthch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 22:51 UTC
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Riohacha, Colombia to see maiden int'l ops in mid-3Q19

14.08.2019 - 22:04 UTC
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Aruba Airlines (AG, Aruba) will launch a new route to Riohacha on August 23, 2019, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed. It will be the first international service for the northern Colombian airport.

Flights will operate 3x weekly using a CRJ200 wet-leased from Voyageur Airways (VAL, North Bay).

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, thus far Riohacha has been served by Avianca Airlines (AV, Bogotá) and Viva Air Colombia (VH, Medellín José Maria Córdova) from Bogotá only.

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Norwegian to end TATL ops from Dublin in late 3Q19

14.08.2019 - 20:22 UTC
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Norwegian Group said in a press release that it will end all transatlantic services from Ireland effective September 15, 2019.

"We have conducted a comprehensive review of our transatlantic operations between Ireland and North America and considering the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we have concluded that these routes are no longer commercially viable," Senior Vice-President (Long-Haul Commercial) Matthew Wood said.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Norwegian Air...

Gulfstream Aerospace delivers first G600

14.08.2019 - 19:37 UTC
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Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF, Savannah Int'l) has delivered the world's first G600, its newest long-haul business jet, to an unnamed customer in the United States, the manufacturer said in a press release.

The first delivery took place at the manufacturer's headquarters at Savannah Int'l airport on August 8, 2019.

The new type received both FAA type and production certificates on June 28, 2019. It is a replacement for the G550 type and is a larger version of the G500, which is in operation since September 2018....

GoJet Airlines takes first CRJ550 for United Express ops

14.08.2019 - 18:52 UTC
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GoJet Airlines (G7, St. Louis Lambert Int'l) has taken delivery of the first CRJ550, a converted version of the CRJ700, on August 7, 2019, and has already begun crew familiarisation flights ahead of the launch of operations for United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare), ch-aviation research has revealed.

N504GJ (msn 10022) was ferried from Montréal Trudeau to Chicago O'Hare on August 7 under GoJet's code. On August 9, the airline operated its first technical flight to St. Louis Lambert Int'l,...

Moldova's Fly One must pay $576,000 after appeal rejectedch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 18:07 UTC
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TAME Ecuador eyes full jet fleet renewalch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 17:22 UTC
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Brazil's Azul now set to add A321neo in 2020ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 16:37 UTC
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Brazil's Azul to expand São Paulo Congonhas ops in late 3Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 15:21 UTC
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Nepal's Shree Airlines adds first Dash 8-400, int'l routes

14.08.2019 - 14:31 UTC
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Shree Airlines (N9, Kathmandu) has taken delivery of its first Dash 8-400. Skyliner Aviation reports that 9N-ANE (msn 4145) was ferried from Tucson Int'l to Toronto Pearson on August 7.

Formerly N419QX, the 13-year-old De Havilland Aircraft of Canada turboprop is the first of two ex-Horizon Air aircraft heading to the Nepali carrier, the other being 9N-ANF (msn 4147), formerly N420QX.

Shree Airlines currently operates two CRJ200s (of which one is active) and two CRJ700s on domestic Nepali flights...

Air France wet-leases B747(F) from Cargoluxch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 13:27 UTC
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Aden, Yemen reopens to commercial trafficch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 12:29 UTC
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Brazil's GOL to lease five B737-800s in 4Q19-1Q20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 11:41 UTC
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American Airlines removes 2 CRJs from Mesa Airlines' CPA

14.08.2019 - 10:53 UTC
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American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) removed two further CRJ900s from its Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Mesa Airlines (YV, Phoenix Sky Harbor) citing the poor operational performance of the regional carrier, Mesa Airlines revealed during the quarterly earnings call.

"When combining the impact of the damaged aircraft, the extended C-checks, the unprecedented weather, and widely reported GPS outage, we did not meet the performance criteria and American elected to remove two aircraft effective November 2, 2019," COO Brad...

Thailand's NewGen Airways temporarily suspends flight opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 10:03 UTC
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Xiamen Airlines adds five wet-leased B737-800sch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 07:11 UTC
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Future of Australia's Airnorth uncertain as Rex eyes NT ops

14.08.2019 - 03:07 UTC
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The future both of Airnorth (Australia) (TL, Alice Springs) and of connectivity in the Northern Territory (NT) is in doubt, as its competitor Rex - Regional Express (ZL, Wagga Wagga) said it had postponed a decision on making a formal offer to buy it, Australia's ABC News reported on August 13.

Uncertainty over the future of Airnorth has continued since its parent Bristow Group, a Houston-based industrial aviation services provider, sought bankruptcy protection of its United States and Cayman Islands entities in May....

Austrian Airlines foresees end of domestic opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 02:25 UTC
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Canada's Swoop delays San Diego launch due to MAX grounding

14.08.2019 - 01:43 UTC
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Swoop (WO, Hamilton, ON) has deferred the launch of two routes from Canada to San Diego Int'l due to the grounding of the B737 MAX affecting its parent WestJet (WS, Calgary), The Points Guy has reported.

A Swoop spokesperson confirmed to the blog that routes from Abbotsford and Edmonton Int'l, originally scheduled to launch in early October 2019, will be pushed back to 2020.

While Swoop neither operated nor planned to operate any B737 MAX this year, its parent WestJet has been hit by the grounding. The Canadian...

Pakistan's PIA to fix int'l fares in USD due to weak rupee

14.08.2019 - 01:00 UTC
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PIA - Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Karachi Int'l) has started setting its international fares in US dollars due to the weakness of the Pakistani rupee, the UAE-based Khaleej Times newspaper has reported.

The change covers all fares for tickets sold outside of Pakistan.

"All ex-Pakistan fares will be approved and filed in the US dollar, but will be reflected on the ticket in local currency by converting at the system exchange rate. Whenever there's any fluctuation in the currency, the fares in Pakistan rupee will automatically...

Air Astana suspends plans for cargo subsidiarych-aviation PRO exclusive

14.08.2019 - 00:18 UTC
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France's Aigle Azur to sell Orly-Portugal ops to Vuelingch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.08.2019 - 23:36 UTC
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Mexico's Interjet challenges tax debt demands

13.08.2019 - 22:53 UTC
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Months of litigation over tax debts allegedly owed by Interjet (4O, Toluca), said to have accumulated between 2013 and 2017, have reached a climax. Interjet said in a statement on August 12 that a judge had ruled in its favour suspending an order for the airline to pay off the sum, Reuters reported.

The airline added that it was also challenging Mexico's tax administration service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria - SAT) in its assessment of what it owes.

“Interjet is clearing up differences...

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