Jet Airways’ Chief commercial officer Subodh Karnik resigns – Business Standard

Business Standard

Jet Airways' Chief commercial officer Subodh Karnik resigns
Business Standard
In the latest senior level exit at Jet Airways, chief commercial officer (designate) Subodh Karnik has quit the company. Karnik's departure is the eighth such in the last few months and since Etihad Airlines acquired a 24% stake in the embattled ...

Senegal Airlines becomes a new Bombardier Q400 operator

Senegal DHC-8-400 (11)(Flt)(Bombardier)(LRW)

Senegal Airlines (Dakar) yesterday (October 23) started service with a Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner wet-leased from Falcon Aviation Services LLC of Abu Dhabi. The aircraft is one of two that were ordered under a firm purchase agreement between Bombardier and Falcon announced in February 2014.

As announced in July 2014, Falcon and Bombardier have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which they will jointly address the need in Africa for several modern, high-quality aircraft solutions which meet international standards. The entry-into-service of the Q400 NextGen aircraft with Senegal Airlines is the first example of the collaboration arranged under the MOU.

Image: Bombardier.

Senegal Airlines logo

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British Airways Boeing 737 lands at Cranfield University – BBC News

BBC News

British Airways Boeing 737 lands at Cranfield University
BBC News
A Boeing 737 passenger jet has landed at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire where it will used by students as a research and training tool. The B737-400 airliner has been donated to the university by British Airways following its retirement from service.

SriLankan to debut A330-300 operations in November

SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l) will deploy its first A330-300 into scheduled revenue service on November 15 ch-aviation has learned. Having made its first flight on September 4, 4R-ALL (cn 1564) will see its first commercial flight as UL422 from Colombo Int'l to Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok via ...

UPS’ pilots issue this statement regarding its unresolved contract and the upcoming holiday rush

UPS Airlines’ (United Parcel Service) (Atlanta and Louisville) pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association, have issued this statement:

“Will United Parcel Service deliver this Christmas? That’s the question that manufactures, shippers, retailers and consumers have been asking. While we can’t speak to all aspects of UPS’s operations we can say that despite UPS not finalizing our contract we remain committed to delivering this Christmas season,” said Independent Pilots Association spokesperson Brian Gaudet.

Gaudet went on to say, “UPS has done a lot to avoid a repeat of last year’s holiday delivery troubles: it developed and funded a $175 million Peak Plan; finalized its labor contract with the Teamsters; increased its seasonal hires by seventy-three percent. But UPS didn’t do everything it needed to; UPS neglected its air operations by not finalizing the contract with its pilots. We are now in our fourth-year of contract talks with UPS. In spite of this drawn out negotiation, the IPA remains committed to delivering this holiday season. But we encourage UPS, for the benefit of its customers, to close out this critical unfinished business.”

To help make this point the IPA has taken out full-page ads in the Asian, European and Eastern U.S. editions of the October 24 issue of the Wall Street Journal (below).

The Independent Pilots Association represents the professional pilots flying for United Parcel Service.

Top Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/ Airbus A300F4-622R N164UP (msn 853) completes its final approach to the runway at Toronto (Pearson).

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UPS IPA ad in the WSJ (LR)


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Turkish Airlines to resume Misurata, Libya services

Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) will resume services to the western Libyan coastal town of Misurata with a daily flight set to commence on October 27. The announcement was made following consultative talks between Turkish envoy, Emrullah İşler, and Libyan officials in control of the city, ...

Viral video chart: Fox News, runners in Hackney and Blah airlines – The Guardian

Viral video chart: Fox News, runners in Hackney and Blah airlines
The Guardian
BLAH airlines is a fictional mediocre airline, with a website (“Free cup with every decaffeinated coffee order”) and a twitter handle (@BLAHAirlines, “We are passionate about clear aisles.”) A five hour 46 minute long video, starring plastic dummies ...

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Q3 Net Profit Surges 22.6% – Gulf Business News

Gulf Business News

Kuwait's Jazeera Airways Q3 Net Profit Surges 22.6%
Gulf Business News
“Despite the continued political unrest in several areas of our network, the company managed to deliver the best earnings in the history of our nine-year old airline,” said Marwan Boodai, Jazeera Airways Group chairman. “That's not to say that Jazeera ...
Jazeera Airways profits soar by 23% in third quarterThe National
Jazeera Airways 3Q net profit up nearly 23%ATWOnline
Jazeera Airways earns KD 13 mln in 9 monthsArab Times Kuwait English Daily
AME Info (press release) (blog)
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South African Airways Stake Sale Favored in Quest for Profit – Bloomberg


South African Airways Stake Sale Favored in Quest for Profit
South Africa disposed of 20 percent of SAA, as the airline is known, to Swissair in 1999 and bought the shares back in 2002 after the Swiss carrier went bankrupt. The government will raise at least 20 billion rand ($1.8 billion) by selling shares in ...
South African Airways gets two new board

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flynas W14 Network Changes

Update at 0820GMT 24OCT14

flynas from late-October 2014 is gradually ending a number of mid-haul and long-haul service, according to schedule listing in the GDS, and its website. Majority of these routes will end on 25OCT14, including:

Jeddah – Islamabad (last flight on 07NOV14)
Jeddah – Jakarta
Jeddah – Karachi (last flight 08NOV14)
Jeddah – Lahore (last flight 08NOV14)
Jeddah – London Gatwick
Jeddah – Peshawar (last flight 31OCT14)
Riyadh – London Gatwick

Jeddah – Kuala Lumpur service, currently listed as to be resumed from 03DEC14, is not available for reservation on the airline’s website (listed as “sold out”).

MH370 search: Wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines jet ‘most likely to wash … – The Independent

The Independent

MH370 search: Wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines jet 'most likely to wash ...
The Independent
Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video. The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made". Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?
MH370: Indonesia Alerted 'Floating Debris' Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane ...International Business Times
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Indonesia 'On Alert' For Plane Debris Washing Up ...The Inquisitr
Malaysian Airlines MH370 search update: Malaysian Defense Minister '99.9 ...ChristianToday

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Airline pledges $1 million for STEM program – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Airline pledges $1 million for STEM program
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — An Alaska Airlines $1 million grant, along with the Governor's Educational Bill, have made it possible for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to expand the Middle School Academy from being a summer camp to a every month ...
Alaska Airlines pledges $1 million to support STEM education in rural AlaskaMarketWatch

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Mysore, India, to lose scheduled services from October 25

Spicejet (SG, Delhi Int'l) will discontinue its Mysore services with effect from October 25 citing inadequate demand for its flights to Bangalore Int'l and Chennai. The move will leave the south-western Indian town without scheduled operations for the second time since its refurbishment and ...

Turkish Airlines W14 Astrakhan / Stavropol Operation Changes

Update at 0800GMT 24OCT14

Turkish Airlines from 26OCT14 is moving operations for flights to Astrakhan and Stavropol. Both service will be operating to/from Istanbul Ataturk, instead of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. In Winter 2014/15 season, TK operates 4 weekly flights to Astrakhan, 3 to Stavropol.

Istanbul Ataturk – Astrakhan
TK479 IST2210 – 0215+1ASF 319 x146
TK480 ASF0315 – 0540IST 319 x257

Istanbul Ataturk – Stavropol
TK483 IST0035 – 0350STW 319 257
TK484 STW0445 – 0610IST 319 257

Shenzhen Airlines Increases Bangkok Service from late-Oct 2014

Update at 0740GMT 24OCT14

Shenzhen Airlines from 26OCT14 is introducing 3rd daily Shenzhen – Bangkok service, on board Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The new flight departs Shenzhen in the morning hours, from Bangkok in mid-afternoon hours.

ZH9005 SZX1100 – 1300BKK 738 D
ZH9023 SZX1605 – 1755BKK 738 56
ZH9023 SZX1640 – 1820BKK 738 7
ZH9023 SZX1640 – 1825BKK 738 x567
ZH9003 SZX2325 – 0115+1BKK 738 D

ZH9004 BKK0415 – 0750SZX 738 D
ZH9006 BKK1405 – 1735SZX 738 D
ZH9024 BKK1930 – 2315SZX 738 567
ZH9024 BKK1955 – 2340SZX 738 x567

Shandong Airlines to Start Chongqing – Phnom Penh Service from late-Oct 2014

Update at 0720GMT 24OCT14

Shandong Airlines from 26OCT14 begins scheduled operation on Chongqing – Phnom Penh route, on board Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The carrier plans to offer this service twice a week.

SC1179 CKG1235 – 1520PNH 738 37
SC1180 PNH1615 – 2100CKG 738 37

Low-cost airline offers new routes to the US – The Local Denmark

The Local Denmark

Low-cost airline offers new routes to the US
The Local Denmark
Skúli Mogensen, the owner of Icelandic airline Wow Air, has announced that beginning in March 2015 his airline will offer flights from Copenhagen to Boston for just 699 kroner ($119) each way. In June, it will add a route from Copenhagen to Washington, DC.

Flying Under the Radar: the World’s Best Budget Airlines – Yahoo Travel

Yahoo Travel

Flying Under the Radar: the World's Best Budget Airlines
Yahoo Travel
Consider that the fare quoted on a search engine like Skyscanner or the airline's own website usually doesn't include hidden charges for paying with a credit card, choosing a seat, or checking a bag. Many budget carriers enforce strict carry-on luggage ...

China Southern Increases Shenzhen – Taipei Capacity from late-Oct 2014

Update at 0700GMT 24OCT14

China Southern Airlines is increasing capacity on Shenzhen – Taipei Taoyuan route, starting Sunday 26OCT14. The airline’s 6 weekly service sees Airbus A330-300 operation, replacing existing A321 aircraft.

CZ3087 SZX1025 – 1215TPE 333 x2
CZ3088 TPE1335 – 1500SZX 333 x2

Greek airline to start Malta-Athens flights next year – Times of Malta

Times of Malta

Greek airline to start Malta-Athens flights next year
Times of Malta
Greek private airline Aegean is to start flights to Malta in the summer next year from its Athens hub. The airline, the biggest in Greece, said it intends to initially operate to Malta on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all in the afternoon. It ...