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AirAsia, AirAsia X pay $10mn in overdue passenger fees

21.09.2019 - 05:15 UTC

AirAsia Group has paid RM41.55 million ringgits (USD9.95 million) in overdue passenger charges to Malaysia Airports, the operator of Kuala Lumpur Int'l, obeying a ruling by the Kuala Lumpur High Court from July 18 that sided with the airport operator in three civil suits filed against AirAsia and AirAsia X.

The group said in a stock market filing that it had paid the sum on September 18, specifically RM27.39 million (USD6.56 million) from AirAsia X and RM14.16 million (USD3.39 million) from AirAsia....

Air Berlin liquidator completes EUR150mn loan repaymentch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 04:22 UTC

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Romania's Tarom eyes US flights under ACMI contractch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 03:29 UTC

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UK's Loganair to take East Midlands-Scotland routesch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 02:35 UTC

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Denmark's Nordic Seaplanes partners electric manufacturerch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 01:42 UTC

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FedEx to retire A310s, MD-10-10s by mid-2021

21.09.2019 - 00:49 UTC

FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) is planning to retire all DC-10-10(F) and A310-300(F) freighters within the next two years in response to the global market slowdown, Chairman Fred Smith said during the quarterly earnings call.

"We will retire twenty MD-10-10 aircraft over the current and next fiscal year [i.e. by the end of May 2021], which will eliminate that fleet type from our air operations. We are highly likely to also retire the remaining 10 A310 aircraft this year, which will also lead to the elimination of that fleet type. In addition, we are...

Spain's Volotea to launch Lyon base in late 1Q20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 23:55 UTC

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines to add Boeings, freighters

20.09.2019 - 23:02 UTC

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) will add a further two unspecified Boeing aircraft, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the media during a welcome ceremony for the carrier's fourth B787-8.

"Three more Dash planes are coming soon [on firm order from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada]. But we have found out that Boeing is looking to sell two planes quickly. Someone ordered the aircraft but didn't take them. But we will take them instead," Sheikh Hasina said.

According to the...

Ryanair keeps Faro base open but cuts B737s there to two

20.09.2019 - 22:09 UTC

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has reached an agreement with the Portuguese airport authority (Aeroportos de Portugal - ANA) to hold onto its base at Faro airport after employees agreed to new seasonal contracts.

In August, the LCC announced the likely closure of the base in 2020, which prompted panic among the region's tourism authorities to ensure the airport maintained the routes operated by the airline.

Ryanair currently links Faro with 30 airports in the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland,...

Yamal Airlines to secure ₽30mn gov't transport contractch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 21:15 UTC

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Air France, easyJet withdraw Aigle Azur bids

20.09.2019 - 20:22 UTC

Air France-KLM and easyJet have withdrawn their offers to acquire parts of Aigle Azur (ZI, Paris Orly) after missing a court deadline to improve their bids, dealing a major blow to a government-backed plan to sell off parts of the business and increasing the likelihood of liquidation, La Tribune has reported.

An Air France spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that it had decided not to submit a joint offer with long-haul carrier Air Caraibes Atlantique because “our conditions for doing so weren’t met”....

Saudi Arabia's flynas to debut Sub-Saharan opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 15:37 UTC

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Air Albania to wet-lease from Turkish Airlines for EU opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 14:34 UTC

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Lauda changes Venice airport on Stuttgart routech-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 13:32 UTC

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Virgin Atlantic maps 84 new routes from future Heathrow

20.09.2019 - 12:29 UTC

As rules on the allocation of new slots at London Heathrow are reviewed by the UK government ahead of the eventual arrival of a third runway, Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) has unveiled plans for 84 new destinations from the hub when the runway opens, which is expected by 2026.

The huge expansion of its network depends on how many additional slots it obtains, but chief executive Shai Weiss claimed in a statement that the airport had been dominated by British Airways (BA, London Heathrow)...

Gov't pumps $37m into Croatia Airlines pre-recapitalisation

20.09.2019 - 11:26 UTC

Croatia Airlines (OU, Zagreb) will be recapitalised, the country's government confirmed on September 19, as the cabinet greenlit a grant worth HRK250 million kuna (USD37.4 million) to stabilise the business ahead of the procedure, the Croatian news agency HINA reported.

The grant, first publicly mentioned during the carrier's 30 year anniversary event, is to be paid in two parts including at least HRK100 million (USD15 million) in 2019 and the rest in 2020. It would stabilise the airline and prevent any damage from a number of negative...

VietJetAir orders 15 A321XLR - report

20.09.2019 - 10:24 UTC

VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) has bought fifteen new A321XLRs, industry sources have told Reuters. The deal was included in the Airbus order statement for August 2019, but the name of the airline was withheld and referred to as "an undisclosed customer".

Airbus and VietJet declined to comment to the news agency about the order.

Demand from Asia-Pacific has been fuelling sales of the newest "extra-long-range" version of the manufacturer’s narrowbody range, the total orders for which now stand at nearly 300....

Sweden's BRA to lease four new ATR72-600sch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 09:21 UTC

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Air Namibia requests US$109mn from gov't or may shut down

20.09.2019 - 08:18 UTC

Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek Int'l) has asked the country's government to provide NAD1.6 billion (USD109 million) in emergency financial support by the end of this month, or else it could shut down. However, the Ministry of Works and Transport has rejected the request from the board of the national carrier.

The details are revealed in a resignation letter penned at the end of August by Deidré Sauls-Deckenbrock, the airline's former board chairwoman, and seen by The Namibian. The sum was intended as a short-term fix while the mid-term...

Slovenia's Adria operations impacted by CRJ repossessionsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 07:16 UTC

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South African Airways needs more than $375mn cash injection

20.09.2019 - 07:10 UTC

South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) told members of the country's parliament in a presentation this week that an approved government cash injection of ZAR5.5 billion rand (USD375 million) for the 2019-20 financial year would arrive by the end of the month but that it still needs more money, Reuters has reported.

Shouldering a debt of around ZAR12.7 billion (USD865 million), consisting of ZAR9.2 billion (USD627 million) of legacy debt and ZAR3.5 billion (USD238 million) in working capital financing provided...

Kazan, Russia, to see North American services with Azur Airch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 06:12 UTC

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Cambodia Airways adds first A320ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 05:46 UTC

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France's XL Airways suspends ticket sales

19.09.2019 - 20:57 UTC

XL Airways France (SE, Paris CDG) has announced on its website that it has been forced to suspend ticket sales effective immediately for flights starting September 20 due to financial difficulties.

The French long-haul low-cost carrier said that some of its future flights might be cancelled as a result of its current financial situation, but operations are currently scheduled to continue with passengers being asked to check the carrier's flight status page. According to French news agency AFP, XL said in a press statement that after having tried to...

Amazon shifts two B767(F)s from Atlas Air to ATIch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.09.2019 - 18:25 UTC

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