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South Korea's regional carriers battle through tough timesch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 18:37 UTC
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Brazil's Gol raises $345mn from exchangeable notes

22.04.2019 - 17:29 UTC
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Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3, São Paulo Congonhas) has raised USD345 million from investors through a new issue of exchangeable senior notes due by 2024.

The Brazilian carrier initially issued USD300 million worth of notes at the end of March 2019. Subsequently, on April 17, the carrier notified in a stock market filing that the initial purchasers of the notes exercised their options to purchase an additional USD45 million worth of notes in full.

The notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.75% per...

UK's Gama Aviation eyes Macau as alternative to HK

22.04.2019 - 16:20 UTC
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Gama Aviation (GMA, Farnborough) is eyeing growth at Macau Int'l as an alternative to congested Hong Kong Int'l and is hopeful towards the government-led creation of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) economic zone, AINonline has reported.

The British business charter specialist currently has a base at Hong Kong Int'l but faces significant capacity constraints at the airport.

"Three years ago there were no parking slots; and then there was parking, but no landing slots! It’s easier for us now, but it’s still not like normal...

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Mokulele Airlines to start using Southern Airways' codech-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 15:11 UTC
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Romania's Fly Compass changes name to Buzz Aeroch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 14:48 UTC
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Usak, Turkey, to lose scheduled services in early 2Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 14:45 UTC
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Nigeria's Dana Air revises fleet renewal plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 14:42 UTC
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Gov't relaxes rules for re-using Jet Airways aircraft

22.04.2019 - 14:12 UTC
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The Indian Ministry of Finance has waived customs rules for aircraft previously operated by Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) to facilitate the takeover of the aircraft by other airlines, the Business Today has reported.

The Indian customs law, in general, would require all aircraft previously dry-leased by Jet Airways to be flown to the country of registration of the lessors and then imported again to India for a new customer. However, as Air India and SpiceJet have already expressed interest in taking...

South Korea's Air Premia revises leadership rolesch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 13:12 UTC
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Avianca Brasil to lose 18 more aircraftch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 12:12 UTC
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PenAir to start operating under Ravn Alaska flight numbersch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 11:12 UTC
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Caribbean Airlines wet-leases in DAT ATR72 for the summer

22.04.2019 - 10:12 UTC
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Caribbean Airlines (BW, Port of Spain) has wet-leased ATR72-500 SE-MDA (msn 894) from DAT - Danish Air Transport (DX, Kolding) subsidiary DOT LT (R6, Kaunas) for the summer season. The aircraft flew from Copenhagen Kastrup to Port of Spain between April 15 and 18.

Until September 8, the aircraft will operate up to 6x daily shuttling between Port of Spain and Tobago. The 25-minute flights between the two islands are the key route for Caribbean Airlines with almost 30% of its overall seat capacity deployed on the island...

Eurowings picks Düsseldorf routes for A321-200 debutch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 09:12 UTC
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Air Malta adds wet-leased A320-200 capacity in 2Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 08:12 UTC
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Washington takes aim at India over ASA inconsistencies

22.04.2019 - 07:12 UTC
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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has taken aim at the Indian government over its perceived failure to adhere to the terms of the US-India Open Skies air services agreement (ASA) that entered into effect in June 2005.

In a pair of orders issued on Friday, April 19, the DOT accused the Indian government of failing to allow US carriers to carry out their own ground handling at Indian airports as permitted under the terms of the bilateral agreement. At present, FedEx Express (FX, Memphis...

Air Italy, Alitalia conflict over Olbia routes continuesch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 06:12 UTC
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Air France picks Abidjan, Bamako as maiden A350 routech-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 05:12 UTC
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Egypt's AlMasria Airlines adds first B737-400sch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.04.2019 - 05:00 UTC
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Air Mauritius adds first A330-900neo, ends KLM joint venture

21.04.2019 - 19:56 UTC
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Air Mauritius (MK, Mauritius) took delivery of its first A330-900neo on April 18. The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-72 powered aircraft is equipped with 260 seats in Economy and 28 seats in Business Class. It is the first of two units the Mauritian national carrier will lease from Air Lease Corporation.

Following TAP Air Portugal (TP, Lisbon) and Air Sénégal (HC, Dakar Blaise Diagne Int'l) (whose A330neo is operated by Hi Fly Malta (HFM, Malta Int'l)), Air Mauritius is the third operator of the type worldwide....

Bristow Group warns it might have to file for Chapter 11

21.04.2019 - 19:06 UTC
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Bristow Group has warned that it may "not be successful in complying with the covenants contained in our debt instruments and lease agreements".

In a stock market filing, the firm said it had entered into waiver letters with its secured equipment financing lenders waiving "certain events of default (...) until June 19, 2019, subject to the delivery of the December 31, 2018 financial statements by such date and certain other conditions". The waivers allow Bristow to defer interest payments on secured and convertible notes due in 2023....

Wings of Lebanon to use Egyptian Airbus capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

21.04.2019 - 18:17 UTC
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Iraq's Fly Erbil resumes operations using B737-300ch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.04.2019 - 17:27 UTC
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Atran pick Xi'An as maiden Chinese destination

21.04.2019 - 16:37 UTC
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Atran (V8, Moscow Vnukovo) has launched a new route linking Xi'an Xianyang with Moscow Sheremetyevo with the first flight taking place on April 14 using B737-400(F) VQ-BVF (msn 29001) and operating via Novosibirsk.

In a press release, the parent holding Volga-Dnepr Group announced that the flights would soon switch to the larger B737-800(F) WIN., of which Atran currently operates a single unit.

The new service predominantly caters to cross-border e-commerce demand and is provided in partnership with the postal...

Vietnam Airlines issues regional jet lease RfP

21.04.2019 - 15:48 UTC
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Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi) has issued a request for proposals for the dry-lease of five regional jets to be delivered in 2020.

The request is for five new either E175Plus or CRJ-900 aircraft. The tentative delivery schedule foresees two aircraft to be delivered in the first and three aircraft in the second quarter of 2020.

Prior to issuing this current RfP, Vietnam Airlines was looking for two aircraft of either type for six-month wet-lease contracts last year, although the Vietnamese national carrier did not actually end...

World Sonic Air secures Aruban AOC, to fly B787(BBJ)

20.04.2019 - 01:49 UTC
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World Sonic Air (Aruba) has secured an Air Operator's Certificate in Aruba and is planning to operate a single VIP-configured B787-8(BBJ), AINonline has reported.

The carrier is a wholly-owned subsidiary of business charter specialist Hongkong Jet (Hong Kong Int'l).

Hongkong Jet itself does not currently operate B787-8s. However, its sister airline BAS Guernsey (Guernsey) operates a single unit of the type, 2-DEER (msn 35309). The Boeing widebody is owned by Deer Jet Beijing (BDJ, Beijing...

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