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Alitalia cleared to repurchase MilleMiglia from Etihadch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.01.2019 - 02:30 UTC
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Berlin Tegel might be needed after BER opens - Spohrch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.01.2019 - 01:06 UTC
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Samoa Airways to lease one B737 MAX 9 from ALC

18.01.2019 - 23:41 UTC
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Samoa Airways (OL, Apia Fagali'i) has signed a five-year contract with Air Lease Corporation for the dry-lease of a single B737-9.

The agreement was signed in Samoa earlier this week and marks the state-owned airline's transition to operating its own aircraft.

According to the Samoa Observer, Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, said the current B737-800, which is wet-leased from Neos via Icelandair, will be returned when the new B737 MAX 9 arrives.

The new aircraft will be configured with 16...

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Luxi, China, to see maiden int'l ops with Ruili Airlines

18.01.2019 - 22:16 UTC
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Ruili Airlines (DR, Kunming Changshui) will launch a new service from Luxi to Mandalay Int'l on January 31, 2019, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed. The service will become Luxi's maiden international connection.

Flights from the airport in southern China near the border with Myanmar will operate 3x weekly with B737-800 equipment.

According to ch-aviation capacity module, Ruili Airlines is already the largest airline present at Luxi with 56 weekly departures and a 33.1% market share by capacity. It operates from...

Switzerland's Helvetic Airways to accelerate F100 phase-outch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 20:52 UTC
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UK's Acropolis Aviation adds maiden ACJ320neo

18.01.2019 - 19:27 UTC
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Acropolis Aviation (CRV, Farnborough) has taken delivery of its first, and the world's first, ACJ320neo following the arrival of G-KELT (msn 8403) at Basle/Mulhouse/Freiburg, CH on Wednesday, January 16.

The business jet will now undergo cabin completion with AMAC Aerospace and will replace Acropolis's existing ACJ319, G-NOAH (msn 3826).

“This is an historic day for Acropolis Aviation, and we are very much looking forward to presenting the aircraft to our clients at the end of the year,” the UK charter specialist's CEO...

Norwegian to close multiple B737 bases in 2019

18.01.2019 - 18:02 UTC
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Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has announced the closure of multiple bases across its network as part of its Focus2019 plan that aims to generate savings of at least NOK2 billion kroner (USD229 million) in 2019.

An internal airline communique to staff seen by ch-aviation said that as part of Focus2019, it had conducted a review of its B737-800 and B737-8 network operations with the goal of improving profitability, reducing the commercial impact of seasonality, while consequently increasing revenue and cutting...

Mexico's Eurus Aviation to launch in mid-1Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 16:36 UTC
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Venezuela's Rutaca Airlines eyes Airbus equipmentch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 15:36 UTC
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Angolan president okays TAAG fleet renewal talksch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 14:36 UTC
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Somon Air to add more routes to cover for Tajik Airch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 13:36 UTC
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Taiwan's Starlux Airlines open to private investmentch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 12:36 UTC
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Alitalia awarded Sardinian routes, ousts Air Italych-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 11:36 UTC
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Air Djibouti to resume domestic flights in 1Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 10:36 UTC
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Russia's Yamal Airlines sues GTLK to end leasesch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 09:36 UTC
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Russia's Azur Air, Nordwind ordered to cut charter schedulech-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 08:36 UTC
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Thai set to dispose of A340s as fleet renewal plan pushes onch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.01.2019 - 07:36 UTC
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Austrian Airlines to add A320s, accelerate Q400 phase-out

17.01.2019 - 21:18 UTC
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Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna) has announced its new multi-year strategy, #DriveTo25, which will see growth in its fleet of narrowbody jets at the expense of its Dash 8-400 turboprops whose phase-out will now be accelerated.

"We will invest more than EUR200 million euros (USD228 million) in the expansion of our continental fleet and thus be able to significantly strengthen our position in Vienna," newly appointed chief executive Alexis von Hoensbroech said in a statement.

The carrier plans to grow...

InselAir's future once again in limboch-aviation PRO exclusive

17.01.2019 - 20:06 UTC
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ATLA asks Hong Kong Airlines for further financial details

17.01.2019 - 18:54 UTC
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Hong Kong's Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) has asked Hong Kong Airlines (HX, Hong Kong Int'l) for further clarification of its financial situation after a review of the information already provided by the carrier, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) has reported.

"ATLA requested that Hong Kong Airlines provide further clarifications and provide supplementary information," the regulator said.

The request came just a few hours after the regulator met with the airline, signalling that the information...

Jet Airways defers B737 MAX deliveries

17.01.2019 - 17:42 UTC
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Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) has deferred the deliveries of B737-8s under sale and leaseback deals with unnamed lessors, The Economic Times has reported.

The financially struggling Indian carrier so far took delivery of five B737 MAX 8s. It planned to add six more by March 2019, including three that were due to arrive in December 2018. The deliveries of these six units were pushed back due to the airline's current financial situation.

The three aircraft due for delivery in December were, however,...

Mbuji Mayi, DRC loses scheduled int'l connectivitych-aviation PRO exclusive

17.01.2019 - 14:42 UTC
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United orders four B777s, 24 B737 MAX

17.01.2019 - 13:12 UTC
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United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) has announced it ordered four B777-300(ER)s and twenty-four B737 MAX aircraft during the month of December 2018. The disclosure was made in United Continental Holdings's 4Q18 SEC filing.

United currently operates a fleet of eighteen B777-300(ER)s alongside nine B737-9s.

Prior to these two new orders, it had orders with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for 100 B737-10s and twenty-six B737-9s.

Pakistan's K2 Airways eyes 2Q19 launch

17.01.2019 - 11:42 UTC
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K2 Airways (KTA, Karachi Int'l) has announced plans to commence revenue operations in May of this year, a company statement has said.

Based out of Karachi Int'l, the start-up will offer commuter passenger services around Pakistan using unspecified turboprops but potentially Dash 8-400s.

Having secured its Operator's Licence (OL) from the Pakistani government last year, K2 Airways is believed to be in the process of securing its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).

K2 Airways has previously highlighted...

Kazakhstan's AZee Air eyes B747 freightersch-aviation PRO exclusive

17.01.2019 - 10:12 UTC
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