• Pakistan gov’t hopes to privatize PIA in 1H18

    The Pakistani government is looking to privatise PIA – Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Karachi Int’l) before the parliamentary elections set to take place in summer 2018, privatization minister Daniyal Aziz told Reuters this week. In order to make the heavily indebted and loss-making airline more attractive to prospective buyers, the government plans to first hive […]

  • New Zealand’s Sunair to resume ops in late-1Q18

    Sunair Aviation (Tauranga) is planning to resume operations “shortly”, the carrier announced on its website last week. Citing sources familiar with the airline’s operations, the 3rd Level New Zealand blog said the air-taxi and charter specialist may relaunch within eight weeks. Sunair Aviation has been inactive since September 8, 2017, when the Civil Aviation Authority […]

  • Three Asian carriers settle antitrust suit for $29.4mn

    Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int’l), Air New Zealand (NZ, Auckland Int’l), and China Airlines (CI, Taipei Taoyuan) have agreed to settle a price-fixing case related to transpacific flights to the United States, for a total of USD29.4 million Law360 has reported. The Taiwanese carrier will pay a total of USD19.75 million, including notice […]

  • São José dos Campos, Brazil in talks for scheduled pax ops

    São José dos Campos in southern Brazil, home of the Embraer assembly plant, is in talks with airlines regarding the launch of scheduled operations, Agoravale has reported. The airport, which is also used by the military, does not currently see any scheduled traffic but could handle up to 3.2 million passengers per year, airport manager […]

  • US court allows Allegiant to continue Trenton, NJ ops

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has dismissed a suit filed by a group of activists seeking to overrule the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to allow Allegiant Air (G4, Las Vegas McCarran) to operate out of Trenton, NJ. The petitioners, who mostly reside in neighbouring Pennsylvania rather than in New […]

  • DOT gives Centurion until end 1Q18 to prove fitness

    Centurion Air Cargo (WE, Miami Int’l) has been granted a three-month extension (i.e. until March 30, 2018) to submit adequate supporting documentation in its bid to retain its operating authority and thus, resume commercial flight operations. The Floridian freight specialist had applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a three-month extension of the […]

  • ‘SriLankan Airlines to add more flights’ on Dhaka route

    SriLankan Airlines has been operating direct flight for more than a year to Colombo as a full-fledged carrier from Bangladesh and the airlines is now looking forward to increasing the number of flights to Colombo from Bangladesh. SriLankan Airlines Bangladesh Country Manager Shermal Perera said the information while talking to the Daily Sun recently at […]

  • Embraer reaches 2017 delivery outlook

    Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In […]

  • DXB and ITP Media Group launch Time Out DXB

    Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group have joined forces to launch Time Out DXB, a new media brand with the opportunity to engage with the 90 million passengers that pass through the world’s leading international airport every year. From February 2018, passengers passing through all terminals at Dubai International will have real-time access to the […]

  • Oman Air makes history with the first Omani License issued through MPL

    Oman Air has taken the initiative to embrace the Multi-Crew Pilot License Programme (MPL) in close coordination with the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) to issue the first Omani Pilot License. The programme is designed and customized for Oman Air training in accordance with PACA rules and regulations pertaining to the approved Pilot Training. […]

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