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    New CEO named for Gulf Air

    Gulf Air, has named Krešimir Kučko as the new chief executive for the airline with immediate effect The former Croatia Airlines president and CEO has been inviolved in the industry for 25 years and is a member of several highly-ranked associations; such as the Croatian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, as well as SKAL Club Zurich, BAR […]

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    Regent Airways seeks investment for growth

    Regent Airways (RX, Dhaka) has announced plans to pursue USD40 million in growth capital financing as it seeks to expand its current operations – on the international front in particular. To that end, the Bangladeshi carrier has enlisted California-based investment banking specialist DelMorgan & Co. to advise on strategic alternatives. “With the infusion of USD40 […]

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    United Airlines ends B747 operations; Delta to follow

    United Airlines (UA, Chicago O’Hare) has concluded all B747 operations following its B747-400 fleet’s final service on Tuesday, November 7. Having concluded scheduled flight operations on Sunday, October 29 with flight UA892 Seoul Incheon-San Francisco, CA, the carrier conducted a farewell service – UA747 San Francisco, CA-Honolulu – on Tuesday, November 7 using N118UA (msn […]

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    Oman’s Al Sharqiya Aviation to enter helicopter market

    Al Sharqiya Aviation (Muscat) has modified its business model with the start-up now looking to introduce Oman’s first commercial helicopter services. In a statement issued via social media, Al Sharqiya said services would be launched “soon”. Al Sharqiya Aviation, along with Salalah Air (Salalah), were awarded No Objection Certificates (NOC) by Oman’s Public Authority for […]

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    Air Canada extends Sky Regional CPA deal

    Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) and Sky Regional Airlines (RS, Montréal Trudeau) have announced they have concluded a ten-year extension to their existing capacity purchase agreement (CPA), effective April 1, 2017. “This 10-year extension to the existing capacity purchase agreement with Sky Regional Airlines underscores our confidence in our Air Canada Express partner to provide […]

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    Meridiana considering rebranding as Air Italy

    Meridiana fly (IG, Olbia) is considering rebranding itself as Air Italy (I9, Milan Malpensa) with no firm decision having yet been taken an airline spokeswoman has told ch-aviation. “Meridiana clarifies that the issue is still under analysis,” Loredana de Filippo said in an e-mailed statement. “In any case, it regards the brand and not the […]

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    Lion Air Group inks partnership with West Java Int’l Airport

    Indonesia’s Lion Air Group has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with PT West Java International Airport (BIJB) following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week by PT BIJB President Director, Virda Dimas Ekaputra, and Lion Air Group President Director, Edward Sirait. Located on the northeast coast of West Java, […]

  • British Airways Boeing 747 takes off above the tailfins of other BA aircraft at London Heathrow, UK on 27 July 2009
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

    British Airways to spend £4.5b on product upgrades thru 2021

    British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) will invest a total of GBP4.5 billion (USD5.9 billion) into a revamp programme which will cover the purchase of new aircraft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alex Cruz has revealed. Speaking at the World Travel Market in London this week, Cruz said that over the coming five years, the IAG International […]

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    West Atlantic Group may seek equity investors

    West Atlantic Group is considering seeking equity investors to increase the company’s liquidity, the Sweden-based freight specialist has said in a statement. The firm said it needs a capital injection after posting a SEK81.8 million (USD9.7 million) net loss in 2016 and a further SEK53.2 million net loss (USD6.3 million) in 1H2017. While the earnings […]

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    American Airlines to retire its MD-80s in 2019

    American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) is poised to retire its remaining forty-five McDonnell Douglas MD-80s by the end of 2019, the carrier has announced. The airline plans to retire nineteen MD-80s by the end of 2018 and the remaining twenty-six in 2019. As previously reported, in tandem to the model’s retirement, American Airlines will close […]

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