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Cabo Verde's Binter CV changes name to TICVch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.08.2019 - 09:03 UTC
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SunExpress to continue wet-leases to mitigate seasonalitych-aviation PRO exclusive

21.08.2019 - 06:54 UTC
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Anisec to operate an A321 under Vueling codech-aviation PRO exclusive

21.08.2019 - 06:35 UTC
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Spain's CanaryFly wet-leases ATR72 from Aeronovach-aviation PRO exclusive

21.08.2019 - 06:14 UTC
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Avianca puts down brand as collateral in new notes offeringch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.08.2019 - 02:13 UTC
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Bolivia's Amaszonas picks up Chimoré route from BOA

21.08.2019 - 01:29 UTC
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Privately owned Amaszonas (Z8, La Paz El Alto) launched flights to Chimoré's Soberanía Airport, set amid Bolivia's Cochabamba tropical parks, on August 16, a route that was abandoned at the end of July by state-owned carrier BoA - Boliviana de Aviación (OB, La Paz El Alto).

“We are going to do all we can for prices to this destination to remain economical, so that people can come here to do tourism, sports, there are so many things that can be done here that we are really proud to start developing this destination touristically,” Sergio de...

Idaho's Stout Flying Service to launch in late 3Q19

21.08.2019 - 00:46 UTC
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Stout Flying Service has announced via its Facebook page that it will launch 2x weekly scheduled flights between Lewiston and Boise using a Turbo Commander 690A twin turboprop.

The flights are due to launch on September 2, 2019, and are scheduled to operate on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons.

Stout Flying Service is a Fixed Base Operator at Lewiston and has not, until now, operated any flights.

Lewiston lost connection to Boise, the state capital, after Horizon Air (QX, Seattle Tacoma Int'l...

São Paulo, Brazil to develop air network with small aircraftch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.08.2019 - 00:02 UTC
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royalair philippines eyes expansion to China, Cambodiach-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2019 - 23:18 UTC
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Khazanah injects extra $72mn into Malaysia Airlines

20.08.2019 - 22:35 UTC
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Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has received an additional MYR300 million ringgit (USD71.7 million) injection from its owner, Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, The Edge Financial Daily has reported.

Khazanah would not confirm the sum but said in a statement that its holding company Malaysia Aviation Group would continue "to provide funding to operate on a business-as-usual basis".

The fund injected MYR500 million ringgits (USD120 million) into the loss-making flag carrier...

Bulgaria's Cargo Air defers B737-800 freighters to 2023

20.08.2019 - 21:51 UTC
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Cargo Air (CGF, Sofia) has agreed with Boeing to defer the deliveries of two B737-800 converted freighters by two years to 2023 given continuing high demand for passenger-configured B737-800s, Cargo Facts has reported.

The carrier will also continue to operate its sole passenger-configured aircraft, a B737-400, for at least one more summer season and make it available mainly to leisure carriers on an ACMI basis. Cargo Air said that the spike in demand was at least partially due to the grounding of the B737 MAX and coincides with a slump in...

AirAsia to start Belitung int'l ops, eyes US-Philippines

20.08.2019 - 16:33 UTC
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Indonesia AirAsia (QZ, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) has announced in a press release that it will launch a new service from Tanjung Pandan to Kuala Lumpur Int'l, the first international route for the former airport.

Flights from the airport on Belitung island, located between Sumatra and Borneo, will launch on October 27, 2019, and will operate 4x weekly using A320-200 equipment. The LCC will simultaneously launch daily services from Tanjung Pandan to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta.

Currently, Tanjung Pandan...

Israel's CHIM-NIR goes into liquidationch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2019 - 15:42 UTC
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Qantas to lease one A321 freighter from Vallair

20.08.2019 - 14:50 UTC
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Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Vallair for the lease of one P2F-converted A321-200 freighter.

In a statement, the Luxembourg-based lessor said it would place A321-200(F) msn 835, formerly TC-OBJ with Onur Air (8Q, Istanbul New), with Qantas Freight (XME, Sydney Kingsford Smith) in 2020. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the 21-year-old Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac)!-o twinjet is currently undergoing conversion at Singapore Seletar...

Avianca Brasil to leave Star Alliance

20.08.2019 - 13:59 UTC
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Star Alliance has confirmed that Oceanair Linhas Aéreas S.A., which used to operate as Avianca Brasil (O6, São Paulo Congonhas), will leave its fold with effect from September 1, 2019.

The airline grouping said in a statement on August 19 that the move follows the Brazilian carrier's protracted period of inactivity given the withdrawal of its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in May this year.

"Initially joining Star Alliance in 2015, Avianca Brasil made important contributions to our customer proposition in the...

Air Botswana set to effect job-cuts

20.08.2019 - 13:08 UTC
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Air Botswana (BP, Gaborone) is set to undertake job cuts as its owner, the Botswanan government, looks to improve the airline's bottom line ahead of a renewed privatisation drive.

Company sources told Botswana's Weekend Post newspaper that a consultancy report pointed to overstaffing in Air Botswana's engineering and technical departments. During a meeting called on Wednesday, August 14, the airline's maintenance director informed staff to prepare for looming retrenchments.

“For sure we are going to...

Korean Air, Asiana to suspend some domestic cargo ops

20.08.2019 - 12:16 UTC
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Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon) and Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) said they would suspend some domestic cargo services in October. The news came after the two carriers swung to operating losses for the April-to-June quarter, hit by challenges such as the US-China trade war slowing cargo demand, intensifying competition from LCCs, and a spat with Japan that is hurting travel.

Korean Air will cease the sales, transportation, and operation of its terminals at Cheong Ju, Daegu, and Gwangju on...

Hoskins, PNG sees traffic resume, but Buka closes

20.08.2019 - 11:25 UTC
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Air Niugini (PX, Port Moresby) has resumed services to and from Hoskins in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain province, following a second suspension of operations due to the eruption of Mt Ulawun on August 4.

An initial closure lasted from June 26 until July 5. The eruption deposited volcanic ash across a significant area including the airfield. However, the flag carrier said in a social media post that it was now operating its full schedule.

“We acknowledge the National Airports Corporation and the...

Japan's ANA Wings to end B737 Classic ops in 1H20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2019 - 10:33 UTC
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Kalitta Air faces end of Amsterdam ops due to slot issues

20.08.2019 - 09:42 UTC
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Kalitta Air (K4, Detroit Willow Run) said it faces the imminent end of its Amsterdam Schiphol operations and has asked the US Department of Transportation to order Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines, and Virgin Atlantic to make more slots at the airport available to other carriers before they can obtain full antitrust immunity for their joint ventures.

The US cargo specialist said that due to the increasingly difficult access to slots at the Dutch gateway, it currently faces a high risk of not being able to continue its direct...

Mandatory bond exchange at Sweden's West Atlantic completedch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2019 - 08:50 UTC
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Gov't ready to sell a 95% stake in Air India - report

20.08.2019 - 07:59 UTC
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The Indian government has agreed in principle to increase the stake in Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) available for privatisation to 95%, The Business Standard has reported.

A committee led by Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha will present its report paving the way for a new privatisation attempt by the end of August 2019. Subject to approval by the appropriate ministerial commissions, the government will seek to almost fully divest from Air India.

The report foresees a call for Expressions of Interest in...

Russia's Royal Flight launches B777-300(ER) opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2019 - 07:08 UTC
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Norway's Widerøe threatens to close 37 routes over VAT hikech-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2019 - 02:38 UTC
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Russia's Aviatsiya Kolymy to add 2 TVS-2MSsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.08.2019 - 01:59 UTC
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