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CemAir Receives Maiden Dash 8-400/Q400 

Johannesburg-based CemAir has taken delivery of its maiden Dash 8-400/Q400, which arrived at the South African carrier hub from Toronto Pearson via Gander, Santa Maria, Tenerife Sur, and Accra. The aircraft was previously operated by Flybe.  The airline has also announced that it has turned a Letter of Intent for two Q400s signed with Bombardier during the 2017 Paris [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Air Canada Adds Several Non-Stop Flights to North America  

On November 29, Air Canada announced that it is expanding its network by adding several non-stop flights to cities in North America. The year-round services from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, and Vancouver will be launched in spring 2018, and tickets are already available for purchase.   Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada, said that the carrier is constantly expanding [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

GOAL Leases Airbus A321 to VietJet Air 

German Operating Aircraft Leasing (GOAL) announced that it has arranged a long-term lease of one Airbus A321 to VietJet Air.   The aircraft is placed in KGAL's Aircraft Portfolio Fund 1 (APF1) for German institutional investors.  Credit Agricole acted as coordinator, facility agent, and security trustee for the financing of the narrowbody. The French lender and Korea Development Bank acted as mandated lead [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

ATR 72-500 Receives Airworthiness Certification from Transport Canada  

ATR announced on November 28 that the ATR 72-500 aircraft has just received its certification from Transport Canada, the Canadian airworthiness authority. This means that the aircraft can now be operated by Canadian airlines for both passenger and cargo transportation.  “Obtaining this certification will allow us to expand the operational scope of our family of aircraft”, stated Alessandro [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Emirates are the First to Resume Iraq Overflights 

International airlines have resumed overflights of Iraq as the airspace reopens. The first carrier to fly over the country was Emirates that flew through the Baghdad FIR on Monday, November 27.  After a three-year suspension, the carrier resumes flights transiting Iraqi airspace. Emirates has estimated that nearly 150 flights a day will now take the shorter route over Iraq rather than flying longer [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Air New Zealand to Operate Its 787-9 to Adelaide Year-Round 

Air New Zealand announced that it is going to use its Boeing 787-9 to fly year-round between Adelaide and Auckland since the widebody was successfully introduced on the route last month.  The initial plans of the airline were to use the Boeing aircraft between October 2017 and March 2018 for flights along the route three times [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Start-up Airline PowdAir Seeks Financial Support 

Ireland-based start-up airline, PowdAir, announced on Monday, November 27, that it is urgently seeking for new investors to back up its scheduled December launch. The move was necessitated by the fact that the main financial backer of the new virtual carrier withdrew its support due to personal reasons.  The statement issued by the company urges [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Albania to Launch Its Own Carrier Next Year  

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that the country will have its own carrier as of next year. Air Albania is expected to start operation in spring of 2018 and serve routes from Tirana mainly to former Yugoslav countries.  The Prime Minister posted a visualization of a Boeing 737-400 in Air Albania's livery on his Facebook and [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Surf Air Expands Route Network by Adding First PC-12NG and Changing Hubs 

European members-only airline, Surf Air, announced that it is moving from London Luton to London City airport in December 2017, expanding its route network and has plans to add a Pilatus PC-12NG single-engine turboprop to its fleet.   Simon Talling-Smith, Chief Executive of Surf Air, explained that the move of the airline hub is based on the feedback received from a large number of [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

IAG Wins Most of Monarch’s Gatwick Slots 

IAG International Airlines Group has won the majority of London Gatwick slots that belonged to insolvent Monarch Airlines. The precise number was not given. There were various operators that made claims for the slots, including Thomas Cook Group.  Other airlines that showed interest towards Monarch's slots were Norwegian UK, easyJet, and Wizz Air.   Monarch Airlines, which went [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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