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Azul Linhas Aéreas may acquire Passaredo, bank suggests

20.07.2019 - 13:29 UTC
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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD, Sao Paulo Viracopos) may acquire Passaredo Linhas Aéreas (2Z, Ribeirão Preto) as the jostling over slots at congested São Paulo Congonhas intensifies, Bradesco BBI, the investment wing of Banco Bradesco, suggested in a report published on July 15. Along with Passaredo's fleet of six ATR72-500s, Azul could obtain up to ten slots at Congonhas, Brazil’s most important domestic airport.

Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) will, according to Bradesco BBI, consider...

Royal Air Maroc plans flights to China starting 1Q20

20.07.2019 - 11:46 UTC
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As Chinese interest in Morocco increases both as an investment and a tourist destination, Royal Air Maroc (AT, Casablanca Int'l) is planning to launch services to the capital's new Beijing Daxing Int'l after it opens later this year, most likely starting in early 2020.

The flag carrier is also eyeing Guangzhou and Shanghai Pudong as possible destinations in the coming years as it looks for alternatives to the increasingly competitive routes between Morocco and Europe, CAPA reported. It is also keen to diversify its network as...

Manhattan-JFK Uber Copter service launched with HeliFlite

20.07.2019 - 10:03 UTC
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Uber is branching out into New York City helicopter travel, helping passengers avoid gridlocked roads by offering eight-minute rides from a lower Manhattan heliport to New York JFK, starting this month.

Booked via the ride-sharing firm's app up to five days in advance, Uber Copter is limited to the top two tiers of Uber’s loyalty programme, platinum and diamond, and will cost upwards of USD200 one-way depending on demand pricing, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two-pilot helicopters are owned and operated by...

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Zimbabwean ground handler sues FastJet over $149,000 debt

20.07.2019 - 08:20 UTC
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Adding to the woes facing Fastjet Airline Ltd (Tanzania) t/a Fastjet (FN, Dar es Salaam), Harare-based ground handler National Handling Services (NHS) has sought the High Court of Zimbabwe’s permission to serve summons against it in Tanzania.

NHS has issued a USD149,000 claim against the troubled carrier, accusing it of reneging on the obligations of a contract signed between the two parties in August 2014, New Zimbabwe reported.

Invoices for the ground handling services were to have been paid in US currency...

Wallis & Futuna's WF Aviation looks to break monopolych-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 21:22 UTC
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Eastern Air Logistics to expand China Cargo Airlines fleet

19.07.2019 - 19:58 UTC
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Eastern Air Logistics, the cargo wing of state-owned China Eastern Airlines (MU, Shanghai Hongqiao), has filed a draft report for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in which it plots an expansion of the fleet of its subsidiary China Cargo Airlines. The IPO is the final step in a two-year restructuring to diversify the company's ownership.

The prospectus said that despite the risks associated with the current trade tensions with the United States, the positive prospects of a rapidly growing market meant it could renew the...

Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air initiates cutbacks following lossch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 18:33 UTC
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Air Greenland set to finalise fleet renewal plan in 4Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 17:08 UTC
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Wizz Air trims Kiev network due to delivery delays

19.07.2019 - 14:50 UTC
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Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has announced in a press release that it will temporarily reduce the frequencies on 16 routes out of Kiev Igor Sikorsky due to aircraft delivery delays.

The Hungarian LCC has cut two weekly flights to Warsaw Chopin, Budapest, Memmingen, Cologne/Bonn, Berlin Schönefeld, Frankfurt Int'l, and Vienna, as well as one weekly flight to Billund, Bremen Hans Koschnick, Copenhagen Kastrup, Hamburg Helmut Schmidt, Dortmund, Riga, Hanover, Larnaca, Kraków, and Bratislava. The altered...

Vietnam Airlines to lease two A320neo from ALC

19.07.2019 - 13:34 UTC
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Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi) has secured two A320-200neo from Air Lease Corporation on longterm contracts. A press release said the jets will deliver from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) in the autumn of 2020.

Having ended A320ceo operations back in 2013, Vietnam Airlines' mainline narrowbody fleet currently consists of fifty-three A321ceo and eleven A321neo.

As previously reported, it is currently in the process of finalising its investment plan for up to 100 more narrowbody aircraft for delivery in 2021-2025....

China's Spring Airlines opens Shenzhen branchch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 12:19 UTC
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Airlines reopen routes after Pakistan ended airspace closure

19.07.2019 - 11:03 UTC
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Numerous airlines including Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l), United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare), Malindo Air (OD, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), and Air Astana (KC, Nur-Sultan) have announced changes to their schedules following the full reopening of the Pakistani airspace to overflights.

The Press Trust of India has reported that Air India will relaunch its Delhi Int'l-Amritsar-Birmingham Int'l route on August 15. Flights will operate 3x weekly with the same frequency as before the closure in February 2019. It is unclear whether...

Viva Air Perú halts fleet growth plan due to tax issuesch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 09:47 UTC
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Air Transat schedules last A310 ops for early 2Q20

19.07.2019 - 08:31 UTC
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Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) has scheduled the last A310-300 flights for April 27, 2020, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed.

As first reported by Airways Magazine, the Canadian carrier plans to operate the type for the last time on a scheduled charter flight from Roatán to Montréal Trudeau and on a regular service from Paris CDG to Québec.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Air Transat currently operates six A310-300s, which are 29 years old on average. The airline owns all six...

Short Brothers' intellectual property rights sold to Vikingch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 07:15 UTC
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Aruba Airlines to reopen Venezuela and Miami routesch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 03:04 UTC
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Gaborone, Botswana to resume inc'l pax ops in 4Q19

19.07.2019 - 02:04 UTC
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Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) has announced it will launch new flights from Doha Hamad Int'l to Gaborone in Botswana on October 27, 2019.

The carrier said in a press release that it will operate the route 3x weekly as an add-on sector to its 14x weekly Doha Hamad Int'l-Johannesburg O.R. Tambo flight using an A350-900. Qatar Airways has no 5th Freedom rights on the Johannesburg-Gaborone and v.v sectors.

The announcement marks the first time that the Botswanan capital has seen intercontinental passenger...

UTair agrees on $211mn bondholder debt restructuringch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.07.2019 - 01:04 UTC
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Nepal's BB Airways sells off only B757 for part-out

19.07.2019 - 00:04 UTC
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BB Airways (BBW, Kathmandu) has sold its only aircraft, B757-200 9N-ACA (msn 23850), to Aventure Aviation for part-out and scrap.

The 32-year-old jet was sold by Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) to the start-up carrier in October 2017 for NPR145 million Nepalese rupees (USD1.41 million at the time). It had planned to operate the aircraft on regional routes but owing to a lack of permits, was never able to ferry it out of Kathmandu resulting in it languishing at the airfield ever since.

"The former...

Chile's Aerovias DAP retires all B737-200sch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.07.2019 - 23:04 UTC
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UK's Titan Airways to add A321P2F by YE20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.07.2019 - 22:04 UTC
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Spain's Swiftair to add 3 B757-200(F)sch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.07.2019 - 19:19 UTC
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EgyptAir confirms plans to take Air Cairo in-housech-aviation PRO exclusive

18.07.2019 - 18:07 UTC
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GOL to expand TwoFlex partnership in southern Brazil

18.07.2019 - 16:55 UTC
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The government of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil's southernmost state, has announced that GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3, São Paulo Congonhas) plans to launch six routes from its capital Porto Alegre. One of the prospective routes is to Rivera just over the border in Uruguay, which serves the 'bi-national' divided city of Rivera/Santana do Livramento.

The airline confirmed the announcement at a news conference at Santana do Livramento City Council on July 12, elaborating that the first of the six routes, connecting Porto...

Uzbekistan Airways to reduce fleet complexity; boost leasesch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.07.2019 - 15:43 UTC
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