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Nigeria's Air Peace eyes Boeing widebodies for inc'l ops

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Air Peace (P4, Lagos) is planning to induct Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) widebody aircraft into its fleet as it prepares to begin intercontinental operations.

Airline Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Allen Onyema, told ThisDay newspaper that Air Peace would use B777 equipment to operate longhaul routes to Guangzhou (China), Dubai Int'l (United Arab Emirates), Mumbai Int'l (India), Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson (United States), and London (United Kingdom) among other destinations. The ...

Sri Lanka's Fly Southern secures AOC, eyes cargo niche

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Rouen, France to see limited scheduled pax ops this summer

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UK LCC start-up Saif Air eyes South Asian routes

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Florida West Int'l Airways formally shut down

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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWH) has completely closed down its Florida West International Airways (RF, Miami Int'l) unit after the thirty-three-year-old cargo carrier's certificates of authority were all formally cancelled this week.

According to a US Department of Transportation (DOT) disclosure, FWIA surrendered its Air Carrier Certificate and Operation Specifications to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) earlier this month before applying to the DOT to have its certificates of ...

Vitebsk, Belarus to see maiden scheduled ops from late 2Q17

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Ixtepec, Mexico to open to commercial traffic in 2Q17

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Afghanistan's Safi Airways leasing in Fokker jet capacity

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Philippines' Pan Pacific Airlines leasing an A320

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China's Longhao Airlines secures AOC, launches

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Avianca Holdings soap opera continues with new counter suit

17 hours ago
Avianca Holdings has announced it has filed a countersuit against Kingsland Holdings as the war amongst its shareholders escalates.

In a statement, the Panama-based aviation conglomerate said a New York lawsuit filed this week seeks to halt Kingsland and its board member Roberto Kriete's "improper actions" which it says are aimed at blocking Avianca’s progress. It has also filed a motion to dismiss all of Kingsland’s claims made in a lawsuit and has also opposed its motion for an injunction ...

Austria's Niki begins B737 fleet induction

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Condor to remain part of Thomas Cook Group - CEO

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Hungary's Fleet Air adds maiden ATR turboprop

20 hours ago
Fleet Air International (FRF, Budapest) has added a maiden Avions de Transport Régional turboprop to its fleet following the recent acquisition of ATR42-320 msn 66, formerly G-ZEBS with the Channel Islands-based Blue Islands (SI, Jersey).

According to the deal's facilitator, SkyWorld Aviation, the turboprop will shortly undergo P2F conversion into a freighter before joining the rest of Fleet Air's fleet of three Saab 340(F)s and one Saab 340A(QC).

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group ink partnership agreement

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Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) has signed a cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Group wherein the two sides will partner each other on codesharing and frequent flyer programme exchanges.

Under the terms of the agreement signed this week, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Austrian Airlines will place their respective flight-codes on Cathay Pacific-operated services from Hong Kong to Cairns, Melbourne Tullamarine, and Sydney Kingsford Smith in Australia and Auckland Int'l in New Zealand from ...

Air Canada leasing two B787-9s from ALC

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Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) has signed long term lease agreements with Air Lease Corporation for two new General Electric-powered B787-9 aircraft.

The US-based lessor's President and Chief Executive Officer, John Plueger, said in a statement on Monday, March 27, that of the Boeing widebody jets, the first was allocated to Blackbird Capital and acquired in January 2017 while the second was delivered on March 24, 2017, and leased from ALC.

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SAS sells off two Heathrow slots for $75mn

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VietJetAir still considering longhaul LCC niche

28MAR2017
VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) Deputy Director (Commercial, Strategy, and Planning), Jay L Lingeswara, says the Vietnamese LCC is still considering entering the longhaul budget market although plans to do so are currently on the back burner.

Talk of acquiring a small fleet of widebody jets capable of non-stop service to Europe and North America first surfaced in early 2014 when Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh said widebody offerings from each of Airbus and Boeing were both being looked at. Plans at ...

Air Botswana seeks to settle $500k CAAB fee dispute

28MAR2017
Air Botswana (BP, Gaborone) is looking to settle a dispute with the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) over what it claims are excessive charges for landing fees and passenger service levies.

The state-owned carrier's Marketing Manager, Thapelo Moribame, told Business Weekly magazine this month that they have asked CAAB to justify the BWP5.1 million pula (USD500,556) being claimed for 2014.

The carrier argues CAAB had computed the fees based on load sheets and the numbers of ...

Israel's El Al wet-leasing an A320 for Summer 2017

28MAR2017

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Swazi Airways drops South African B737 lease plans

28MAR2017

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Indonesia AirAsia X to make East Asian debut in mid-2Q17

28MAR2017
Indonesia AirAsia X (XT, Denpasar) has announced it will venture into the East Asian market with flights to Tokyo Narita, Japan, due to commence later on in the second quarter of this year.

According to a press release, 4x weekly flights from Denpasar to the Tokyo gateway will commence on May 24 using A330-300 widebody aircraft.

The announcement came after the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) unit secured regulatory approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation and Japan's ...

American Airlines to acquire 2.68% stake in China Southern

28MAR2017
American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) is set to acquire a 2.68% stake in China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) for a gross consideration of HKD1.55328 billion Hong Kong dollars (USD199.962 million) the Chinese carrier has announced.

In a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) on Tuesday, March 28, China Southern said the US carrier had agreed to subscribe to 270,606,272 Subscription Shares valued at HKD5.74 (USD0.74) per Share. In return, American will be allowed to appoint a ...

Norwegian adds leased B737 for Spanish ops this summer

28MAR2017

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Eurowings Europe set to begin A319 operations

28MAR2017

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