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Bahrain's Gulf Air awards A330 salech-aviation PRO exclusive

23.09.2019 - 09:36 UTC
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Ukraine's SkyUp Airlines to add B737-900sch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.09.2019 - 08:36 UTC
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Portugal's Orbest to add A330neo in 1H20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.09.2019 - 08:30 UTC
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France's Corsair International accelerates fleet renewal

23.09.2019 - 06:57 UTC
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Corsair International (SS, Paris Orly) has said in a press release it will accelerate its fleet renewal and focus exclusively on A330 aircraft going forward.

The French leisure specialist said it will retire the first A330-200 in January 2020. The first B747-400 will be phased out in December 2020. The other two B747s will be retired by May 2021.

The carrier's second active A330-200, F-HCAT (msn 285), is on lease from Carlyle Aviation Partners through the end of June 2022. The carrier has not yet decided...

France's XL Airways scrambles to raise funds as clock ticksch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.09.2019 - 05:53 UTC
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UK's Thomas Cook Group plc enters liquidation

23.09.2019 - 04:44 UTC
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Thomas Cook Group plc has announced in a press release, issued in the early hours of September 23, that "despite considerable efforts, discussions to secure final terms on the recapitalisation and reorganisation, have not resulted in agreement between the company’s stakeholders and proposed new money providers."

Thomas Cook was in recapitalisation talks with Chinese shareholder Fosun, banks and creditors having already filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the United States earlier.

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Australia's JetEx retires last BAe 146-100ch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 16:02 UTC
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AirAsia, AirAsia X pay $10mn in overdue passenger fees

21.09.2019 - 05:15 UTC
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AirAsia Group has paid RM41.55 million ringgits (USD9.95 million) in overdue passenger charges to Malaysia Airports, the operator of Kuala Lumpur Int'l, obeying a ruling by the Kuala Lumpur High Court from July 18 that sided with the airport operator in three civil suits filed against AirAsia and AirAsia X.

The group said in a stock market filing that it had paid the sum on September 18, specifically RM27.39 million (USD6.56 million) from AirAsia X and RM14.16 million (USD3.39 million) from AirAsia....

Air Berlin liquidator completes EUR150mn loan repaymentch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 04:22 UTC
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Romania's Tarom eyes US flights under ACMI contractch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 03:29 UTC
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UK's Loganair to take East Midlands-Scotland routesch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 02:35 UTC
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Denmark's Nordic Seaplanes partners electric manufacturerch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.09.2019 - 01:42 UTC
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FedEx to retire A310s, MD-10-10s by mid-2021

21.09.2019 - 00:49 UTC
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FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) is planning to retire all DC-10-10(F) and A310-300(F) freighters within the next two years in response to the global market slowdown, Chairman Fred Smith said during the quarterly earnings call.

"We will retire twenty MD-10-10 aircraft over the current and next fiscal year [i.e. by the end of May 2021], which will eliminate that fleet type from our air operations. We are highly likely to also retire the remaining 10 A310 aircraft this year, which will also lead to the elimination of that fleet type. In addition, we are...

Spain's Volotea to launch Lyon base in late 1Q20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 23:55 UTC
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines to add Boeings, freighters

20.09.2019 - 23:02 UTC
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) will add a further two unspecified Boeing aircraft, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the media during a welcome ceremony for the carrier's fourth B787-8.

"Three more Dash planes are coming soon [on firm order from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada]. But we have found out that Boeing is looking to sell two planes quickly. Someone ordered the aircraft but didn't take them. But we will take them instead," Sheikh Hasina said.

According to the...

Ryanair keeps Faro base open but cuts B737s there to two

20.09.2019 - 22:09 UTC
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Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has reached an agreement with the Portuguese airport authority (Aeroportos de Portugal - ANA) to hold onto its base at Faro airport after employees agreed to new seasonal contracts.

In August, the LCC announced the likely closure of the base in 2020, which prompted panic among the region's tourism authorities to ensure the airport maintained the routes operated by the airline.

Ryanair currently links Faro with 30 airports in the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland,...

Yamal Airlines to secure ₽30mn gov't transport contractch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 21:15 UTC
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Air France, easyJet withdraw Aigle Azur bids

20.09.2019 - 20:22 UTC
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Air France-KLM and easyJet have withdrawn their offers to acquire parts of Aigle Azur (ZI, Paris Orly) after missing a court deadline to improve their bids, dealing a major blow to a government-backed plan to sell off parts of the business and increasing the likelihood of liquidation, La Tribune has reported.

An Air France spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that it had decided not to submit a joint offer with long-haul carrier Air Caraibes Atlantique because “our conditions for doing so weren’t met”....

Saudi Arabia's flynas to debut Sub-Saharan opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 15:37 UTC
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Air Albania to wet-lease from Turkish Airlines for EU opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 14:34 UTC
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Lauda changes Venice airport on Stuttgart routech-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 13:32 UTC
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Virgin Atlantic maps 84 new routes from future Heathrow

20.09.2019 - 12:29 UTC
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As rules on the allocation of new slots at London Heathrow are reviewed by the UK government ahead of the eventual arrival of a third runway, Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) has unveiled plans for 84 new destinations from the hub when the runway opens, which is expected by 2026.

The huge expansion of its network depends on how many additional slots it obtains, but chief executive Shai Weiss claimed in a statement that the airport had been dominated by British Airways (BA, London Heathrow)...

Gov't pumps $37m into Croatia Airlines pre-recapitalisation

20.09.2019 - 11:26 UTC
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Croatia Airlines (OU, Zagreb) will be recapitalised, the country's government confirmed on September 19, as the cabinet greenlit a grant worth HRK250 million kuna (USD37.4 million) to stabilise the business ahead of the procedure, the Croatian news agency HINA reported.

The grant, first publicly mentioned during the carrier's 30 year anniversary event, is to be paid in two parts including at least HRK100 million (USD15 million) in 2019 and the rest in 2020. It would stabilise the airline and prevent any damage from a number of negative...

VietJetAir orders 15 A321XLR - report

20.09.2019 - 10:24 UTC
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VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) has bought fifteen new A321XLRs, industry sources have told Reuters. The deal was included in the Airbus order statement for August 2019, but the name of the airline was withheld and referred to as "an undisclosed customer".

Airbus and VietJet declined to comment to the news agency about the order.

Demand from Asia-Pacific has been fuelling sales of the newest "extra-long-range" version of the manufacturer’s narrowbody range, the total orders for which now stand at nearly 300....

Sweden's BRA to lease four new ATR72-600sch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.09.2019 - 09:21 UTC
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