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Air Europa's, Evelop's owners mull merger of tour operatorsch-aviation PRO exclusive

12.10.2019 - 13:58 UTC
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India's Seabird Seaplane's Kodiak 100 seized for debt

12.10.2019 - 12:52 UTC
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A Quest Aircraft Kodiak 100 seaplane owned by India's Seabird Seaplane (Kochi Int'l) was seized at Kochi Int'l airport given the stillborn carrier's debt, The Times of India has reported.

A liquidator appointed by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) K K Jose said that no resolution regarding the aircraft's fate was reached during the ongoing insolvency proceedings.

Seabird Seaplane originally acquired the aircraft in 2015 with a plan to deploy it on non-scheduled services from Kochi to the Lakshadweep...

Fiji Airways accelerates A350 induction to late 4Q19

12.10.2019 - 11:47 UTC
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Fiji Airways (FJ, Nadi) has accelerated the planned debut of A350-900 operations and will deploy the type into revenue service on December 1, 2019 already, Routes Online has reported.

Originally, Fiji Airways planned to launch A350 operations in January 2020.

According to the amended schedules, the aircraft will operate daily from Nadi to Sydney Kingsford Smith starting on December 1. According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the airline also plans to deploy the A350 to Auckland Int'l...

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Mexico's Interjet nears A220 deal to replace SSJs

12.10.2019 - 10:41 UTC
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Interjet (4O, Toluca) is nearing a deal for twelve A220s to replace its mostly grounded fleet of SSJ 100/95s, Reuters has reported citing industry sources.

Neither the carrier nor the manufacturer commented on the report but Interjet told Mexican aviation website EnElAire that a formal statement is to be expected.

With twenty-one SSJ 100/95s in its fleet, Interjet is the second-largest operator of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft regional jet globally after Aeroflot, and also one of only two operators...

Cyprus's Ela Airways eyes narrowbodies for ULCC relaunchch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 18:59 UTC
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Peruvian gov't grants ASPs to two prospective carriersch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 18:01 UTC
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Vietnamese MOT tentatively greenlights three start-upsch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 17:04 UTC
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Portugal's Hi Fly to "eventually" seek third AOC

11.10.2019 - 16:06 UTC
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Hi Fly (5K, Lisbon) is planning to "eventually" obtain a third Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) after its original one in Portugal and the second one in Malta for Hi Fly Malta, Chief Executive Paulo Mirpuri said during a panel at the AIR Convention in Vilnius moderated by ch-aviation.

"Hi Fly will eventually open up a third AOC. That's our strategic plan. It will be in another English-speaking country, so it will be either in Ireland or in the United Kingdom," Mirpuri said.

He added that the...

Colombia's Avianca secures wet-leased A330 capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 14:20 UTC
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Boeing's September 2019 order book changes revealedch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 13:29 UTC
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Airbus's September 2019 order book changes revealedch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 12:38 UTC
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easyJet sees tailwind from Thomas Cook's end but stays calmch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 11:46 UTC
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ATR announces STOL version of ATR42-600

11.10.2019 - 10:55 UTC
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Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac) has received the go-ahead from its board of directors for the industrial launch of the ATR42-600S, the ‘S’ standing for Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL), the manufacturer confirmed at a news conference during the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) general assembly in Juan-Les-Pins, France, on October 9.

The new version of the ATR42-600 will be able to tackle runways with a miniminum length of 800 metres with 40 passengers on board, as long as there are standard flight...

Malta's Freebird Airlines Europe to launch Leipzig basech-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 10:03 UTC
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Jet Airways' creditors approve settlement for ex-HQ

11.10.2019 - 09:12 UTC
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The committee of creditors of Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) overwhelmingly approved an out-of-court settlement with Luckystar Property Holdings regulating the lease of office space in Siroya Centre in Mumbai, the airline's former headquarters, The Economic Times has reported.

"The committee of creditors of Jet Airways has approved the consent terms with Luckystar Property Holding through a resolution on October 4, where overwhelming 95.5% of lenders were in favour of the settlement and the rest abstained from voting. The lenders have...

Southwest, GOL ground B737NGs due to structural cracks

11.10.2019 - 08:20 UTC
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Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) has grounded two B737NG aircraft and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3, São Paulo Congonhas) eleven units due to newly discovered structural cracks of the so-called pickle forks, a part connecting the wing to the fuselage, Reuters has reported.

The groundings resulted from inspections mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration on October 2, 2019. The authority ordered immediate inspections within seven days of all B737NG aircraft which have already accumulated at least 30,000...

Georgian Airways to sue Russia for flight ban damagesch-aviation PRO exclusive

11.10.2019 - 07:29 UTC
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Iceland's WOW air defers restart to late 4Q19

11.10.2019 - 06:38 UTC
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WOW air (WW, Reykjavik Keflavik) has deferred its relaunch from October 2019 to December 2019 and plans to open ticket sales in November, parent USAerospace Associates told Flightglobal in a statement.

"Significant market adjustments have taken place since the announcement of the re-launch of WOW air. This contraction of air carriers has provided an increase in aircraft inventory previously not available in the late summer. WOW air will take this opportunity to acquire and reconfigure our launch aircraft in the best interests of our customers and...

South Korea's T'way Air closes regional offices in cost cutsch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.10.2019 - 18:49 UTC
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South Korea's Aero K details 1Q20 launch plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.10.2019 - 17:59 UTC
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Nepal's Himalaya Airlines to add A319sch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.10.2019 - 17:10 UTC
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CEIBA Intercontinental's board dissolvedch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.10.2019 - 16:20 UTC
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Peruvian Airlines seeks to recover $1.2mn from tax officech-aviation PRO exclusive

10.10.2019 - 15:30 UTC
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Maldivian gov't denies leasing terminal to Trans Maldivian

10.10.2019 - 14:41 UTC
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The government of Maldives has denied having already decided to lease the new seaplane terminal at Malé airport to Trans Maldivian Airways (HUM, Malé) after other operators voiced their concerns, online newspaper Avas has reported.

The new terminal is still under construction and the government has yet to decide on how it will be operated. It is constructed for USD40 million by China's BUCG Company. It was originally due to open in September 2019 but is expected to launch shortly.

"No decisions...

Aeroméxico plays on technicalities in bid to thwart Emiratesch-aviation PRO exclusive

10.10.2019 - 13:51 UTC
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