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    Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order – report

    Swift Air (USA) (WQ, Phoenix Sky Harbor) is likely to cancel an order for up to forty MRJ90s placed by Eastern Air Lines (EAL, Miami Int’l), the Floridian passenger charter specialist it acquired earlier this year, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported citing sources close to developments. “Maintaining the orders will be difficult,” an insider […]

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    jetBlue seeks to strip Delta of two Havana frequencies

    jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) has filed a motion with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking to initiate the reallocation of traffic rights for two of the seven weekly Havana Int’l flights currently held by Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson). jetBlue argued in its filing that Delta triggered the dormancy clause […]

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    Jersey’s Blue Islands takes action against Waves, regulator

    Blue Islands (SI, Jersey) has started legal proceedings against the Guernsey Transport Licensing Authority (GTLA) over the activities of Waves (Guernsey), a local start-up, the Jersey Evening Post has reported. Blue Islands argues that Waves, formally an air taxi company and thus subject to less stringent licensing laws, is, in reality, a scheduled operator and […]

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    Chile’s Sky Airline adds seasonal damp-leased A320 capacity

    Sky Airline (Chile) (H2, Santiago de Chile Int’l) has damp-leased a pair of A320-200s from Latvian ACMI/charter specialist, Avion Express (X9, Vilnius). In a statement, deal facilitator Air Exchange said LY-VEF (msn 828) and LY-VEI (msn 902) had been deployed to South America on a seasonal contract. A low-cost carrier, Sky Airline operates thirteen A319-100s […]

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    Qatar Airways orders fifty A321neo

    Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int’l) has converted an existing 2011 order with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for fifty A320neo Family aircraft to fifty A321neo. Signed during French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Qatar on Thursday, December 7, the revised purchase includes options for an additional thirty aircraft of the type. In a statement, […]

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    Estonia’s Airest to add four CRJ-200(SF)s

    Airest (AEG, Tallinn Lennart Meri) is set to acquire four CRJ-200(F)s with the first to deliver during the second quarter of next year. Passenger-to-freighter conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) said in a statement it would shortly induct msn 7452, formerly JA201J with J-Air (JLJ, Nagoya Komaki), into its conversion facility in Florida in time […]

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    Germany’s FAI Rent-A-Jet to build fleet around Learjet 60s

    FAI Rent-A-Jet (IFA, Nuremberg) has announced it is on course to replace all of its existing Learjets variants with Learjet 60s by mid-2018. In a statement, it confirmed it has now retired a penultimate Bombardier Learjet 55, D-CAAE (msn 55-095), from its fleet and replaced it with an eleventh Learjet 60, D-CFAL (msn 60-203). Earlier […]

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    Macedonia to offer $2mn in support to airlines in 2018

    The Ministry of Transport and Communications of Macedonia has announced it will earmark MKD104 million Macedonian Denar (USD1.99 million) in direct funding to support airlines serving the country in 2018. “Considering that the agreement with the current company that receives financial support from the government expires in 2018, we plan to announce a new public […]

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    Rzeszow, Poland to resume inc’l ops in 2Q18

    LOT Polish Airlines (LO, Warsaw Chopin) has announced it will resume transatlantic services from Rzeszow following a ten-year hiatus. LOT said in a statement it will launch weekly, year-round flights from the south-eastern Polish city to Newark from April 29, 2018. It will be the sole long-haul service from this airport. The carrier hopes to […]

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    CityJet ‘likely’ to conclude ARJ ops by 2019 – Byrne

    CityJet (WX, Dublin Int’l) will retire its thirteen remaining ARJ-85s by 2019, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Patrick Byrne has revealed. In an interview with CAPA, Byrne said the Irish regional specialist plans to retire three of the type by year-end followed by three more in 2018 with the remainder to go by either 2019 or […]

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