Australia’s airly. to launch in late 3Q; eyes jet ops

airly. (Melbourne Essendon) has confirmed plans to include jet operations during the roll out of its initial flights later this year. The Australian subscription-based carrier said in a statement that effective September it will deploy a Learjet 45 into service to operate longer range routes ...

Air Algérie takes delivery of first B737-700(C)

Air Algérie (AH, Algier) has taken delivery of its maiden B737-700(C) following the arrival of 7T-VKS (msn 61340) in Algier on May 26. The aircraft has since been deployed into revenue service on flights to Constantine locally and Madrid Barajas and Paris CDG regionally. The Algerian national ...


Malta’s Air X eyes own set-up for UK-Greece leisure flights

Air X Charter (AXY, Malta) has announced plans of its own to develop seasonal leisure flights between the United Kingdom and Greece a week after a tentative summer contract with LoloFlights.com (Bournemouth) fell through. The chairman of the Maltese charter operator, John Matthews, told Travel ...

LATAM Airlines joins Venezuela airline exodus – Daily Mail


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LATAM Airlines joins Venezuela airline exodus
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The government is holding about $3.8 billion in airline funds belonging to 24 carriers, according to the International Air Transport Association industry group. Many airlines now require passengers to pay fares in hard currency, but a deep recession ...
Latin America's largest airline halts flights to Venezuela over economic crisisFRANCE 24
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Airlines Suspend Flights to Venezuela as Economic Crisis Worsens – Bloomberg


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Airlines Suspend Flights to Venezuela as Economic Crisis Worsens
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The German airline's spokesman, Andreas Bartels, pointed to the challenge of repatriating revenue from Venezuela and a sharp dropoff in ticket demand -- especially among business travelers -- with the nation mired in its third year of a deep recession.

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HNA eyes stake in Air France’s Servair

Chinese groups aims to create world’s biggest airline catering company after tie-up with Gategroup

Kokshetau, Kazakhstan ordered closed until June

The airport of the northern Kazakh city of Kokshetau has been ordered closed to all traffic for a period of ten days following a directive from the Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Committee (KzCAC). Central Asian Aero News reports a KzCAC audit of the airfield last year found numerous violations of ...

Air Malta will ‘never be a feeder airline': Zammit Lewis – Times of Malta


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Air Malta will 'never be a feeder airline': Zammit Lewis
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“Everyone can rest assured, Air Malta will never become a feeder airline,” Dr Zammit Lewis said, indirectly referencing a Times of Malta story published last week. The story cited top airline executives as saying they were concerned that the airline ...
Airline Engineers Association 'informed of no plans to hive off Air Malta's engineering'Malta Independent Online

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Romania’s Cobrex Trans to start B737 charters in early 3Q

Iata warns of slowdown in air travel

Trade body’s outgoing director-general says ‘we may be shifting down a gear’

LATAM Airlines to suspend Venezuela flights – Daily Mail


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LATAM Airlines to suspend Venezuela flights
Daily Mail
SANTIAGO, May 30 (Reuters) - Latin America's largest airline, Chile-based LATAM Airlines, said on Monday it would suspend its flights to Venezuela due to the "economic scenario", following a similar decision by Lufthansa over the weekend. "Owing to the ...
LATAM Airlines to Suspend Flights to VenezuelaABC News
Lufthansa Is Latest Airline to Suspend All Flights to VenezuelaSkift
Big airline LATAM suspends flights to VenezuelaJamaica Observer
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Curaçao’s Insel Air to start Guyana-Brazil flights

Curaçaon carrier Insel Air (7I, Curacao) says it will commence regular flights between Georgetown Cheddi Jagan, Guyana and Boa Vista, RR, Brazil with effect from July 4. The 3x weekly return service will operate on-board Fokker 70 equipment and is the first such route between the two countries ...

What Is The State Of The Airline Industry? – WBUR


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What Is The State Of The Airline Industry?
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As travelers head home this Memorial Day, airline executives are gearing up for an International Air Transport Association meeting in Dublin later this week to look at the state of the industry. Airlines have benefited from low fuel prices, and last ...

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Russia’s VIM Airlines to add B767-200 metal

VIM Airlines (NN, Moscow Domodedovo) has announced it will add a maiden B767-200 to its growing widebody fleet at some point during the year. The Russian leisure operator has since confirmed that it will induct its maiden B767-300(ER) - VP-BFI (msn 27619) - into service at Moscow Domodedovo at the ...

Airbus Has No Plans To Raise A320 Production Beyond Rate 60

“Rate 60 is enough for what we see today,” Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams said on Monday. “There is no real serious work going into anything beyond this.”

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Nigeria: British Airways Denies Plan to Leave Nigeria – AllAfrica.com


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Nigeria: British Airways Denies Plan to Leave Nigeria
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But the airline clarified in a statement that it has a long history in Nigeria, having begun operations in the country 80 years ago as Imperial Airways. It stated that Nigeria remains a strategic market for the airline, adding that its operations ...
British Airways, Delta to reap from United Airline's exitTODAY.ng
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Volare Aviation secures Guernsey AOC

UK-based business aviation specialist Volare Aviation (United Kingdom) (Oxford Kidlington) has announced that its Volare Aviation (Guernsey) (VLZ, Guernsey) subsidiary has become the first operator to secure an AOC from the Guernsey Director of Civil Aviation (DCA). Thus far, two aircraft have ...

Somalia sentences two to life in prison for February airline blast – Reuters


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Somalia sentences two to life in prison for February airline blast
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In the incident, a suspected suicide bomber was sucked out of the Daallo Airlines plane through a one-meter (one-yard) wide hole when a blast ripped open the pressurized cabin in flight, officials said. The plane made an emergency landing in the Somali ...
Daallo Airlines blast: Somalia sentences two to life in prisonBBC News
Two jailed for life over Somali airline blasteuronews
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Airbus Launches Initiatives Addressing A350 Delays, Supplier Issues

The Airbus A350 program was “in a big crisis” at the beginning of the year because of serious delays in the supply chain, Airbus head of programs Didier Evrard concedes, but he believes that “delivery targets for the year remain absolutely achievable.”

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Airbus Sees Loss Of Commonality For 737 MAX With Leap-1A Engine

Using the CFM International Leap-1A engine on a stretched version of the Boeing 737 MAX would lead to a “full loss of commonality” within the family, Airbus A320 program chief Klaus Roewe believes.

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