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Gulf Star Airways aims for California subscription niche

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Gulf Star Airways (Long Beach) is a California-based start-up looking to compete with Surf Air (URF, Palo Alto) in the subscription-based market niche.

Using ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 equipment, the carrier plans to connect Long Beach, Burbank, Santa Barbara, CA, San José, CA, Oakland, San Diego Int'l, and Las Vegas McCarran initially before expanding regionally. The flights are to be conducted by Gulf Star Air Charters (West Palm Beach Int'l), an FAA Part 135 certified operator. Prices start at ...

jetBlue eyes increased Cuba flights from mid-4Q17

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jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for seven additional Cuba frequencies for proposed use from November 1, 2017, onwards.

In its application submitted last week, the New York-based LCC requested an additional six weekly frequencies in order to provide increased non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale Int'l, Florida and Havana Int'l, Cuba, and to inaugurate the first ever non-stop service between Boston, Massachusetts and Havana, Cuba. ...

Western Global to enter scheduled cargo ops market

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Western Global Airlines (KD, Sarasota/Bradenton) is planning to venture into the scheduled cargo services market having specialized in ACMI/charter operations for and on behalf of other carriers since its establishment in 2013.

In its application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and exemption authority, Western Global said it seeks to conduct foreign scheduled transport of property and mail between points in the United States and China and ...
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Malta's Maleth-Aero begins B737 freighter ops

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Gambia's Mid Africa Aviation now plans regular ops for 2Q17

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Iran's Saha Airlines takes flight with B737s

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Saudi Arabia's Nesma Airlines leasing in A320 capacity

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Air Medical Group Holdings buys Air Medical Resource Group

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) has announced its acquisition of Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG), adding to its current list of six air medical companies: Air Evac Lifeteam, AirMed International (MEJ, Birmingham, AL), AirMedCare Network, Lifeguard Ambulance Service, Med-Trans Air Medical Transport, and Reach Medical Holdings.

"AMGH is delighted to add AMRG's unique and widespread rotor and fixed-wing operations and markets such as Alaska and Hawaii, enabling us to partner to provide ...

Red Wings in regional development plan with Sukhoi Superjets


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Nordavia denies claims of defaulting on debt


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AirAsia buys 50% stake in travel-planning startup Touristly

AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has announced that it is to take a 50% stake in start-up travel planning site Touristly in a deal worth MYR11.5 million (USD2.6 million). Of that, MYR5 million (USD1.1 million) will be in the form of a convertible loan to the start-up for working capital and development.

Under the deal, Touristly will have access to AirAsia's 60 million passengers through advertising space in its printed material, online, and inside aircraft cabins. For its part, AirAsia will ...

VietJet approved for foreign ownership increase

VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) has received approval from its shareholders to increase foreign ownership in the airline, reports Bloomberg.

"I just want to create more investment opportunities to those who want to invest in VietJet and create better liquidity in the market," CEO Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo is reported as saying.

The decision to increase foreign shareholding from 30 to 49% will still require the approval of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

The low-cost carrier told shareholders at ...

Cobham secures OZ Minerals FIFO contract; to start in 3Q17

Cobham Aviation Services Australia (NJS, Adelaide) has been awarded a two-year contract by Australian mining company, OZ Minerals, to provide Fly-In, Fly-Out (FIFO) services between Adelaide, Port Augusta, and its Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in northern South Australia.

The contract is currently operated by Alliance Airlines (QQ, Brisbane Int'l) although it is scheduled to end on August 11 of this year.

The charter specialist said in a press release that the OZ Minerals' contract, ...

Tepid response to Nepal Airlines management RFP

The Nepali government has confirmed that a Request For Proposals (RFP) concerning the provision of strategic management services to Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) has garnered only a single response.

Last month, the RFP was sent out to specific airlines in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia via each country's Kathmandu embassy.

However, according to the Kathmandu Post, the joint-secretary of the Nepali Ministry of Tourism, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, said ...

Norwegian UK to go longhaul from late 3Q17

Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has announced its Norwegian UK (DI, London Gatwick) unit will make its intercontinental debut during the third quarter of the year.

According to the longhaul budget specialist, the UK-based carrier unit will start 4x weekly London Gatwick-Singapore Changi flights using B787-9 equipment effective September 28.

“Our transatlantic flights have shown the huge demand for affordable long-haul travel, so we are delighted to expand into new markets and offer our ...

Bolivia's Amaszonas eyes Argentine, Brazilian units


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Sweden's Novair shifts to a wet-leased fleet

Novair (N9, Stockholm Arlanda) has transitioned its operations to an entirely wet-leased fleet. Skyliner Aviation reports the Swedish charter specialist's last dry-leased aircraft, A321-200 SE-RDO (msn 2216), was returned to lessor Macquarie AirFinance on April 19.

As it stands, Novair's fleet now consists of one A321-200 wet-leased from SmartLynx Airlines and one A320-200 damp-leased from Titan Airways. It will resume long-term dry-lease operations with the arrival of two A321neo from ...

Moldova's FlyOne leasing a Turkish A320

FlyOne (5F, Chisinau) has wet-leased an A320-200 from Turkish ACMI/charter operator Freebird Airlines (FH, Istanbul Atatürk) Skyliner Aviation has reported.

Positioned to Chisinau last week, TC-FHB (msn 3025) has since been deployed into service on flights to Moscow Domodedovo, Verona, Paris CDG, and Rome Fiumicino.

A budget carrier, FlyOne's summer fleet currently consists of one A320-200 wet-leased from Atlantis European Airways (TD, Yerevan) and one A319-100 (due shortly).

Canada's Wasaya Airways to add maiden Q100P2F in mid-2Q17

Wasaya Airways (WSG, Pickle Lake) will take delivery of the world's first Dash 8-100 P2F-converted freighter next month after it has completed all regulatory approvals with Transport Canada.

During an unveiling ceremony on April 20, the carrier confirmed C-GANF (msn 42) is one of two aircraft of the type it would be acquiring from Voyageur Aviation Corp.

“The addition of the Dash 8-100PF is an innovative game changer and an essential strategic advantage for Wasaya in our new business ...

Emirates to scale back US capacity over waning demand

Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) has announced that owing to a recent decline in demand for travel to the United States, it will be reducing frequencies to five of the twelve US cities it currently serves.

The Dubai-based carrier said in a statement issued Thursday, April 20, that recent actions taken by the US government relating to the issuance of entry visas, heightened security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins, have had a direct impact on consumer interest and ...

China Southern set to end B737 Classic operations


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Zenith Shipping to venture into aviation niche


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Bristow Nigeria adds maiden ERJ-145


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Moldova's Air Stork adds maiden Airbus capacity


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Neuquen, Tucumán to see maiden int'l flights in late 3Q17


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