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Iranian carriers agree to resume Najaf, Iraq flights

14JUL2017

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China's Spring Airlines to establish Beijing base

14JUL2017

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Air Zimbabwe slashes workforce by half

14JUL2017
Air Zimbabwe (UM, Harare Int'l) has announced that it has retrenched 200 of its 424 staff as it struggles to keep the airline in business. This is the fourth round of retrenchments in eight years, reports Reuters.

"We were overstaffed by a lot and we are also trying to weed out people without the right qualifications," said the carrier's Chairwoman, Chipo Dyanda. "The retrenchment is meant to give space to the airline so that we can redeploy the money saved back into the ...
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Virgin Australia applies for Samoa routes

14JUL2017
Virgin Australia (VA, Brisbane Int'l) has applied to the Australian International Air Services Commission for authority to commence operations to Samoa. The move comes six weeks after the Samoan government announced that Virgin Samoa (PBL, Apia Faleolo) would be ending its joint venture with Virgin Australia effective December 5, citing diminished profitability.

Virgin Australia intends to operate a 5x weekly service using B737-800 aircraft for a total capacity of 880 seats per week, starting ...

Tajik Air resumes Khorog route with An-28 aircraft

13JUL2017
Tajik Air (7J, Dushanbe) has resumed flights from Dushanbe to Khorog, following the return to service of its two An-28 aircraft. The route has been served by helicopter over the past few months, but this has proved an unreliable option due to challenging weather conditions. The route is generally known as one of the most difficult in the world.

Tajik News reports that flights recommenced on July 7 and are currently operating 1x daily. The airline will increase frequency to 3x daily should ...

Horizon Air Group acquires World Class Jet

13JUL2017
US charter brokerage and sales firm Horizon Air Group has acquired World Class Jet, known as Starbase Aviation (SBE, Houston Ellington), including the latter's Part 135 certification. The air carrier certificate will be rebranded as Horizon Jet Management.

According to a press statement, the acquisition allows Horizon to immediately offer FAA-licensed aircraft operation alongside its sales and charter services.

Texas-based World Class Jet, which does business as Starbase Jets, is owned by ...

EgyptAir & Royal Air Maroc exempted from US electronics ban

13JUL2017
EgyptAir (MS, Cairo Int'l) and Royal Air Maroc (AT, Casablanca Int'l) have announced that they will be exempted from the US ban on large electronic items in cabins, effective July 12 and July 13 respectively.

"The ban on bringing laptops and other electronic devices into flight cabins on EgyptAir flights to New York will be lifted as of tomorrow and will remain in place for a year or until another emergency amendment is introduced," said EgyptAir Chairman Safwat Musallam. He added that the ...

Russia's Yakutia reaches debt agreement for Sukhoi leases

13JUL2017

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Comoros set to offer foreign carriers cabotage rights

13JUL2017

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JAL to build high-capacity widebody fleet around A350s

13JUL2017

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Syrianair readying for longhaul ops

13JUL2017

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Latacunga, Ecuador to continue commercial services

13JUL2017

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Dniproavia boss denies reports of impending shutdown

13JUL2017

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Ukraine to attempt to restart Ryanair talks

13JUL2017

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Alitalia declines, Blue Air pitches for Sardinia PSO routes

13JUL2017

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Azerbaijan shuts down AZALJET budget brand

13JUL2017

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Kuwait's Wataniya Airways resumes operations

13JUL2017
Following a six-year hiatus, Wataniya Airways (Q9, Kuwait) has resumed operations as of Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

As previously reported, the boutique carrier's inaugural service was between Kuwait and Tbilisi, Georgia, conducted with A320-200 9K-EAH (msn 6080). Other destinations to follow in the coming days include a 2x weekly service to Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 12 and a 2x weekly return service to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, from July 13.

Other additional routes set to roll out in ...

Canada's Air Transat to replace A310s with A321neo(LR)s

13JUL2017
Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) has announced it has signed longterm commitments with AerCap for the delivery of ten A321neo(Long Range) jets. The tentative deal was first disclosed by the carrier's unions in January this year.

On twelve-year terms, the aircraft will deliver between spring 2019 and autumn 2020, and will replace the Canadian leisure specialist's fleet of nine A310-300s, which will be gradually retired.

"The A321neo LRs will perfectly complete our fleet of A330s and ...

Cameroon's Camair-Co to cut wages, reduce staff

12JUL2017

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San Mateo County objects to Encompass as front for Surf Air

12JUL2017
San Mateo County has lodged an objection against the application by Encompass Aviation (Hawthorne) for a commuter air carrier authorisation, saying that it is a device for virtual carrier Surf Air (URF, Palo Alto) to operate without the proper authorisations.

Surf Air is a California-based subscription operator which until recently operated under its own Part 135 certificate. However, San Mateo claims that as a result of switching to interstate operations, Surf Air has changed its business ...

SriLankan incurs $700,000 penalty for late return of A320

12JUL2017
SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l) has incurred penalties of USD700,000 for the late return of an A320-200 to sub-lessor IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l).

According to company sources who spoke to the News 1st online news portal, 4R-ABK (msn 2584) was due to have been returned to the Indian LCC on May 8 but has been retained for unspecified maintenance reasons.

Analysis of FlightRadar24 ADS-B data shows the aircraft was withdrawn from regular commercial service on December 31, 2016. ...

Vueling fined €1m for pax rights violations; will appeal

12JUL2017
Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling Airlines (VY, Barcelona El Prat) has been fined EUR1 million (USD1.1 million) by the Italian competition authority (AGCM) for misleading customers. The AGCM found that Vueling had violated the Consumer Code by engaging in three unfair trade practices.

In the first instance, Vueling misled customers over the cost of its online check-in, which it widely advertised as being free but which in certain instances carried a EUR15 (USD17) fee. The airline also failed ...

GLO to suspend operations; seek new capacity provider

12JUL2017
GLO (VTE, New Orleans Int'l) has confirmed it will suspend all operations with effect from July 15 as it prepares to part ways with current capacity provider Corporate Flight Management (LF, Smyrna).

The Louisiana-based virtual carrier said in a statement issued to The New Orleans Advocate on Tuesday, July 11, that it had taken the decision after experiencing “an excessive number of flight cancellations due to the inability and unwillingness of Corporate Flight Management to properly staff ...

Twin Jet appeals against Lannion-Paris PSO decision

12JUL2017

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Bulgaria and Onur Air cover cancelled VIM Avia charter ops

12JUL2017

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