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Nepal's Yeti Airlines to retire Jetstream 41s by YE21ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.09.2019 - 07:32 UTC

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Start-up eyes Mayotte-Réunion services with chartered B737ch-aviation PRO exclusive

14.09.2019 - 07:26 UTC

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Greece's Ellinair to focus on A320ceo, wet-leasing unlikelych-aviation PRO exclusive

14.09.2019 - 06:52 UTC

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Turkish Airlines interested in regional jetsch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 20:03 UTC

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Virgin Atlantic calls for shake-up of Heathrow slots

13.09.2019 - 19:17 UTC

A study commissioned by Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) has urged the government to change the way take-off and landing slots are allocated at London Heathrow, arguing that this would improve competition when the hub eventually expands, the Financial Times has reported.

The research, by WPI Economics, found that as many as a quarter of all passengers who use the airport only have the option to fly with carriers owned by IAG International Airlines Group. The group has operated 77 monopoly routes...

Cathay Pacific suspends hiring, cuts capacity

13.09.2019 - 18:30 UTC

Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Int'l) has suspended hiring new personnel and will slash capacity and cut costs, as it struggles with a slump in demand amid the wave of anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

According to an internal memo circulated to staff on the evening of September 11, as seen by the Reuters news agency, the new chief executive, Augustus Tang, said he had asked executives to cut costs and revealed that the carrier would stop replacing departing employees in non-flying jobs.


flybe. to close Isle of Man base

13.09.2019 - 17:44 UTC

flybe. (BE, Exeter) has told the British media that it will shut down its route from the Isle of Man to London Heathrow and close the base on the island by the beginning of the summer 2020 season.

The daily route between the UK capital and the Isle of Man was launched in April 2019 and is operated with Dash 8-400 turboprops. flybe. said that as a part of the transformation under the new owner, Connect Airways, Isle of Man operations will gradually be taken over by Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l...

Saudi Arabia's flyadeal eyes wet-leasing from Vuelingch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 16:58 UTC

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Turkey's Pegasus Airlines takes first A321neo

13.09.2019 - 16:11 UTC

Pegasus Airlines (PC, Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen) took delivery of its first A321-200neo on September 11, 2019, ch-aviation research has revealed.

TC-RBA (msn 8936) was ferried from Hamburg Finkenwerder to Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen on its delivery flight but has yet to start revenue operations, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

Pegasus Airlines plans to initially debut the A321neo on domestic routes in Turkey, operating from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen to Adana, Ankara Esenboga, Izmir, Antalya, and Trabzon....

Adria Airways submits results, has negative equity - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 15:25 UTC

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Qantas and Jetstar Asia sign mutual cargo capacity deal

13.09.2019 - 14:38 UTC

Jetstar Asia Airways (3K, Singapore Changi) has signed an agreement with Qantas Freight (XME, Sydney Kingsford Smith) to manage its cargo capacity, effective from November 20. The partnership involving one of the Asian offshoots of Jetstar Airways (JQ, Melbourne Tullamarine), Qantas' low-cost subsidiary, covers 23 airports from Singapore in 13 markets, the two carriers said in a joint statement.

Singapore Changi, Jetstar Asia’s home base, is also Qantas Group’s biggest hub beyond Australia. From...

Lufthansa to scrap 15 A320ceos; limits sales on A320neo

13.09.2019 - 13:52 UTC

Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) has inked an agreement with aircraft dismantling company Aerocircular to dispose of fifteen A320-200 aircraft coming both from the German carrier's own fleet and, potentially, purchased from other operators for spare parts.

Aerocircular said in a press release that the new agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG is a follow-up to earlier successful partnership wherein the Belgian company dismantled one of Lufthansa's A340 quadjets at Frankfurt Int'l airport.


Singapore Airlines to take over SilkAir's Busan route

13.09.2019 - 13:05 UTC

Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) has announced in a press release that it will take over the Singapore Changi-Busan route from its regional full-service subsidiary SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) as of October 28, 2019, just half a year after the route was launched.

"Demand for SilkAir's Busan flights since the launch of the route on 1 May 2019 has been very encouraging, and it has proven to be another popular gateway into South Korea, complementing SIA’s services to Seoul Incheon,"...

Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, closes for repairsch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 12:19 UTC

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jetBlue signs $125mn repurchase deal with Barclays

13.09.2019 - 11:32 UTC

jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) has signed a USD125 million accelerated share repurchase agreement with Barclays Bank. The repurchases are part of a USD750 million stock buyback programme announced in December 2017, which had USD125 million remaining as of September 6. That programme commenced on January 1, 2018, and will run until December 31, 2019.

Based on the stock closing price of September 6, at USD16.67, the repurchase would represent around 7.5 million shares, or about 2.5% of the 296.3 million shares...

Chile's JetSMART, LATAM to launch int'l ops from Concepciónch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 10:46 UTC

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S Africa feeds SA Express another $20mn, mulls SAA merger

13.09.2019 - 09:59 UTC

South African Express (XZ, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has been told by the South African government that its ZAR300 million rand (USD20.5 million) recapitalisation has been approved. The funds, which are in addition to ZAR1.2 billion (USD82 million) received in the February budget, will be used for working capital and for creditors, the newspaper Business Day reported.

Interim CEO Siza Mzimela told members of parliament on September 11 that the struggling state-owned carrier had been “advised” that the...

Poland's LOT now also wet-leasing A320 capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 09:13 UTC

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Nigeria's Arik Air adds 2 CRJs on long-term wet-leasech-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 08:27 UTC

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Scotland's Loganair to add first ATR freighterch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 07:40 UTC

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Norwegian adds two A330s on wet-leasech-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 06:42 UTC

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Japan's Hokkaido Air System ATR42 destinations revealedch-aviation PRO exclusive

13.09.2019 - 06:19 UTC

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Portugal's Sevenair to work with Timor-Leste gov'tch-aviation PRO exclusive

12.09.2019 - 21:29 UTC

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EASA plans own test flights of Boeing's 737 MAX

12.09.2019 - 20:44 UTC

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has said it will send its own pilots and engineers to test-fly Boeing’s newly modified 737 MAX, deepening a rift between it and the United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over the proposed upgrades.

The EASA also said it prefers a design that takes readings from three separate Angle of Attack sensors rather than the two sensors suggested by Boeing, the Seattle Times reported.

Aviation executives have already voiced concern that a split...

Mexico's Interjet to establish base at Cancun airport

12.09.2019 - 19:59 UTC

Interjet (4O, Toluca) has announced in a press release that it will open a base and connecting hub at Cancún with at least 378 weekly departures. It will also seek to improve connectivity via its main hub at México City Int'l.

"It was just one year ago we announced our new three-year strategic plan called Interjet 2021, Focus on the Future. As an example, for our leisure travel to Mexico, we are scheduling arrivals and departures to coincide with check-in and check-out hours at major hotels and resorts. For our business travellers, we are now...