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Syria's Cham Wings eyes Russia flights

33 minutes ago

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SilkAir to be merged into parent Singapore Airlines

3 hours ago
Singapore Airlines Group has announced it will integrate its regional unit SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) into its mainline carrier Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi), although the merger is not expected to be finalised until well into the 2020s.

The group said in a statement it will first invest over SGD100 million Singapore dollars (USD74.5 million) into cabin upgrades for Silkair's all-narrowbody fleet, including the installation of lie-flat business class seats as well as ...

Air Canada under fire in Taiwan for listing it as China

5 hours ago
The Foreign Ministry of Taiwan has complained about the recent change on the Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) website which now lists Taipei Taoyuan as an airport in China and is expecting a "speedy correction", Reuters has reported.

"Our representative office in Canada has already protested to Air Canada and expressed our government’s solemn concern and has demanded a speedy correction", the ministry has said in a statement.

The Canadian flag carrier had recently discontinued listing ...
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Russia's Aeroservis takes maiden TVS-2MS

7 hours ago

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Italy's PeopleFly set to launch in late 2Q18

9 hours ago

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Aeroflot mulls new US routes as visa problems wane

22 hours ago

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Saratov Airlines resumes ticket sales as MOT meeting looms

19MAY2018

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Air China grounds select B787s due to Trent issues

19MAY2018
Air China (CA, Beijing Capital) has grounded several of its fourteen B787-9s for maintenance due to vulcanization and fatigue cracks in the blades of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines' intermediate pressure (IP) compressor, Air Transport World has reported.

According to Flightradar24 ADS-B data, B-7899 (msn 34311) has been grounded at Beijing Capital since April 14, 2018, B-7879 (msn 34307) since April 15 and B-7878 (msn 34306) since April 20. Additionally, B-7877 (msn 34305) has been ...

Thailand's Nok Air denies equity sale plans

19MAY2018

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Russia's Aeroservis blocked from China due to Let 410 specs

19MAY2018

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Cargolux to boost B747-400 freighter fleet in 2019

19MAY2018
Cargolux (CV, Luxembourg) is planning to add two second-hand B747-400(F)s to its fleet in 2019, CEO Richard Forson has told Air Cargo News. The carrier is also considering taking back an aircraft currently on lease to Emirates SkyCargo and redeploying it on its own network.

"The flexibility I have [when the first aircraft returns from lease and the others are delivered] is that I can either use them to replace aircraft that are going back at the end of their lease, or if the market continues ...

Turkey's Corendon Airlines adds maiden B737 MAX 8

19MAY2018
Corendon Airlines (XC, Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen) has taken delivery of its first B737 MAX 8 with TC-MKS (msn 64936) having been positioned to Antalya from Seattle Boeing Field via Amsterdam Schiphol on May 17. The aircraft is leased from BOC Aviation.

The Turkish leisure carrier currently operates an in-house fleet of ten B737-800s (of which one is wet-leased to SpiceJet) while its Corendon Airlines Europe (XR, Malta) unit operates one and Corendon Dutch Airlines (CD, Amsterdam Schiphol) ...

Ryanair mulls Tallinn base

19MAY2018
Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) is considering opening a base at Tallinn Lennart Meri and developing the Estonian gateway into a local hub from around the region, CEO Michael O'Leary has told ERR.ee.

The Irish LCC sees large potential in Tallinn due to a good working relationship with the local authorities, booming economy, and a favourable geography.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, Ryanair currently operates a limited network out of Tallinn with a total of 18 weekly departures ...

Austrian defers widebody fleet renewal due to weak balance

18MAY2018
Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna) will not renew its wide-body fleet in the near future as the carrier's financial situation does not allow for such an investment, the CEO of parent Lufthansa Group Carsten Spohr has told Air Transport World.

"10% of our [Lufthansa Group] aircraft are based in Austria, but only 4% of the group’s profit is generated there. The refinancing for a new intercontinental fleet for Austrian is unaffordable right now," Spohr has said, adding that the Vienna-based unit is ...

Qantas drops plans to expand Air Niugini codeshare

18MAY2018
Australia’s International Air Services Commission (IASC) has confirmed Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) has withdrawn its application for increased capacity allocation on the Papua New Guinea route via an expanded codesharing with Air Niugini (PX, Port Moresby).

The regulator said in a statement the application was withdrawn on May 15.

Qantas had intended to continue to codeshare on Air Niugini flights to Port Moresby from Brisbane Int'l and Sydney Kingsford Smith from July 1, 2018, ...

New Italian gov't to halt sale of Alitalia - Borghi

18MAY2018
The incoming Italian populist government has confirmed it intends to halt the sale of Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) as part of its own economic plan for the Mediterranean's largest economy.

According to a draft proposal seen by Reuters, the new coalition says Alitalia needs to be relaunched for Italy to maintain a "competitive national carrier".

The far-right Lega Nord's economics chief Claudio Borghi has since confirmed that the coalition, which also includes the 5-Star Movement, intends ...

China's Ruili Airlines expands B737 MAX lease portfolio

18MAY2018

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Ex-Aveos staff okayed for class action lawsuit vs Air Canada

18MAY2018
The Quebec Superior Court has authorised class action lawsuit filed by the former employees of Aveos, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider which went bankrupt in 2012, against Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau), The Toronto Star has reported.

If found guilty of violating the law and acting in bad faith by leading to the bankruptcy of Aveos, its one-time subsidiary, Air Canada could be liable to pay more than CAD100 million dollars (USD78 million) in compensation and punitive ...

Ugandan gov't orders CRJs, A330s for new national carrier

18MAY2018
The Government of Uganda has pushed ahead with its plans to establish a new national carrier.

According to The Monitor newspaper, Minister for Works and Transport, Monica Azuba-Ntege, told a media gathering in Kampala this week that government has made an initial cash deposit of approximately UGX4.43 billion Ugandan shillings (USD1.2 million) for the purchase of six aircraft.

Of the funds, Azuba-Ntege said UGX1.5 billion (USD403,133) had been put down for four CRJ-900s from ...

Arctic Airlink suspends ops in wake of NextJet collapse

18MAY2018

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Chilean CAA revokes LAW's AOC

18MAY2018

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TUI Group took €20mn hit from Niki bankruptcy

18MAY2018
TUI Group wrote off EUR20 million euro (USD23.6 million) in the first quarter of 2018 due to the impact of Niki's bankruptcy, the leisure group revealed in its half-yearly financial statement.

"We still had open account receivables with them and they didn't pay them. That's a one-off effect," Group CEO Friedrich Joussen said during an investor's call.

The group, through its German unit TUI fly (Germany), had been wet-leasing fourteen Boeing B737 aircraft to Air Berlin since 2009. The ...

United mulls B787-10 base at Newark

18MAY2018
United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) is considering basing its incoming B787-10 aircraft at Newark in 2019 and has started negotiations with the Air Line Pilots Association regarding such plans.

According to FlightGlobal, an internal company memo sent by United's Managing Director (Crew Resources), Paul Carlson, said the B787-10s could be deployed on transatlantic routes to Europe, although none in particular were named.

The carrier has firm orders for fourteen units of the type directly ...

Austria's People's Viennaline rebrands as People's

18MAY2018

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Alaska Airlines set to close JFK pilot base in late-3Q18

18MAY2018
Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int'l) is planning to close its pilot base at New York JFK in September 2018 and is asking the staff currently stationed there to relocate to its bases in California, CNBC has reported.

The carrier plans to continue serving the New York metro area but without stationing pilots out of the city.

"This was a difficult decision - but a necessary one - based on the need to match our pilot staffing with the geographic areas on the West Coast where we deploy ...